In the past week I have completed two more “Connect Fives”. This challenge has definitely become my favourite reading challenge. As I read a book, I try to find a connection that I can link to other books. Often, I do a search of a theme to see what books would work. (Goodreads is good for this – check their lists).
Then I check at the library to see if any of these books are available – and most times I am lucky. I also check through my Kindle books – and usually find some there as well.
Then I get to read these books, many of which I might not have read otherwise.
Connection 1: Books by Patricia Briggs
Her Mercy Thompson paranormal series had been recommended on many different reading/book sites. I finally decided to read at least one. Just to see what the fuss or the hype was about.
Well, I was hooked and now I have devoured 10 books and am on my eleventh. The next in the series (book 12- although not sure if it will be the last) won’t be out til next year (!)
The series highlights walker Mercy Thompson, a coyote shapeshifter raised by werewolves. Each book focuses on a myth or legend, with lots of twists and turns. Mercy sides with honour, loyalty, love, friendships, bravery and draw many to her side – from werewolves, especially the Alpha Adam. Vampires, fae and others. They fight hate, revenge, dishonour, lies, death.
Moon Called (Book 1)
(Blood Bound – BK. 2 – but am using for my next connect 5)
(Iron Kissed (Book 3 – using this for another connect 5 as well)
Bone Crossed (Book 4)
Silver Borne (Book 5)
River Marked (Book 6)
Frost Burned (Book 7)
Connection 2: Alliterative Titles
This was a fun one and it wasn’t until I had read a couple of books that I realized the connection. (The last book was Book 2 of Patricia Briggs’ series.) So this connection included: 1 classic, 3 romances and 1 paranormal
Decoy Date by Mira Lyn Kelly
Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs
Sweet Suzie Sweet by Katie Graykowski
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Deja Date by Susan Hatler
I’m working on a list with alliterative titles too. Only problem is, I keep using them for other lists. 🙂
I know- I do the same!