A soon as I saw this challenge I knew I had to participate. As a teacher, I often connected books - for them, author, illustrator- for my students. I don't often purposely do this in my own reading, but I aim to do this, this year.
Let’s look at connections for books… what books link for some reason or another.
When you have five that connect in whatever way you are able to group them then link up. How might you do this?
Write and link up a blog post
Share the five books on Instagram and link up
Have a Goodreads shelf and link that up – this may be a little different but maybe use it in combination with a comment.
Or… if you belong to none of these places, share five books in a comment.
What’s the Challenge?
To look for connections between books you read. There will be many connections that just float over our awareness. Let’s see can we raise that a bit, whether its fairly surface level or something deeper.
Here are some examples that might get you thinking! It’s not hard work, you don’t need to plan it out, just see what happens.
It could be ….
Five books of the same genre
Five books by the same author
Five books with a similar theme or issue being explored for example mother/daughter relationships
Five books from the same series
Five books you bought in 2018
Five books from the depths of your TBR
Five books with fabulous covers
Five debut books
Five new to you authors
Five books that weren’t for you.
Five books that really connect to your own life in some way.
Five books with the theme of friendship
The five books connection cannot be too simple, for example five paperbacks or five ebooks or five women authors – unless of course you hardly ever read women authors. I could challenge myself and have a group though of five male authors because I hardly ever read male authors! Five USA authors would be rather simple, but it could be five USA authors from the same state.
A book can only be used once.
The books must be read in 2019.
Books can be carried over until you have five of something. It may take a few months to gather five of something.
You may have many connections of five to link up . So if you have two groups of five then you can link up twice and so on within a month.
You may just link one group of five during the year sometime or many each month.