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Group Read-A-Thon July 2016

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message 1: by Perks Moderator, Know-it-all (new)

Perks Moderator | 472 comments

IT'S A PERKS CONNECTED READ-A-THON


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As a group let's see what we can read in the month of July and have a Read-A-Thon with a twist!

How this works...


* Each book needs to "connect" to the last one posted

* "Connects" can be based on by genre, author, title, character names, colour of cover, same award won or number of pages

* As soon as you have a book that you have read in the month that can connect to the last one, post it with the reasons it "connects" and the running tally for you, and for the group for the month, and let's see how many books we can read and connect in the month!



EXAMPLE

Post 1:
Kristie posts:
Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #1) by Stephen King Mr. Mercedes
Kristie's tally - 1 book
Perks Group tally - 1 book

Post 2:
Karen Posts
The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden
Connected by: "King" (author and then title)
Karen's tally: 1 book
Perks group tally: 2 books

Post 3:
Kristie posts:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) by Stieg Larsson The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Connected by: Cover colour is yellow
Kirstie's tally: 2 books
Perks group tally: 3 books

.... hopefully you get the idea....


NOTE: You can read any book of any length, children's books and graphic novels also count. Please just remember to check the tally of the book ahead of you and add up the tally as you post

Books need to be marked as "read" between July 1 and July 31, 2016. (It doesn't matter when you started)


message 2: by Perks Moderator, Know-it-all (new)

Perks Moderator | 472 comments reserved


message 3: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 3172 comments Ok, here we go!

The Lake House by Kate Morton
The Lake House by Kate Morton

Karen's Tally: 1

Perk's Tally: 1


message 4: by Poongothai (last edited Jul 02, 2016 02:17AM) (new)

Poongothai (poongsa) | 559 comments The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

Connected by: Both are nominees for Goodreads Choice Awards

Poongothai's tally: 1 book
Perks group tally: 2 books


message 5: by Lulu (last edited Jul 03, 2016 06:42PM) (new)

Lulu (lulufritz) | 685 comments Prudence (The Custard Protocol, #1) by Gail Carriger
Prudence by Gail Carriger

Connected by: Characters have flower names - Ava Lavender and Primrose Tunstell

Lulu's tally: 1 book
Perk's group tally: 3 books


message 6: by Bebe20018 (last edited Jul 04, 2016 02:32PM) (new)

Bebe20018 | 329 comments Shades of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #7) by Lara Adrian by Lara Adrian
Shades of Midnight

Connected by: Character names - Alexandra Maguire and Prudence (Alessandra Maccon) Akeldama similar names and initials

BeBe's tally: 1 book
Perk's group: 4 books


message 7: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 3172 comments Bookmarked For Death (Booktown Mystery, #2) by Lorna Barrett by Lorna Barrett

Connection: Both are series books and both by an author with a name starting with L

Karen's Tally: 2

Perk's Tally: 5


message 8: by Poongothai (last edited Jul 04, 2016 04:29AM) (new)

Poongothai (poongsa) | 559 comments Obsession in Death (In Death #40) by J.D. Robb
Obsession in Death by J.D. Robb

Connected by: Both have 'Death' in their title

Poongothai's tally: 2 books
Perks group tally: 6 books


message 9: by Kat (last edited Jul 06, 2016 05:38PM) (new)

Kat | 119 comments Queen of Someday (Stolen Empire, #1) by Sherry D. Ficklin
Queen of Someday by Sherry D. Ficklin

Connection: Both are part of a series, same middle initial for author's name (D) and both tagged with 'romance'.

Fearless (King, #1) by Tawdra Kandle
Fearless by Tawdra Kandle

Connection: Both are young adult books and the first in a series.

Awaken (The Awakened Fate Series Book 1) by Skye Malone
Awaken by Skye Malone

Connection: Both are young adult books, first in a series and have one-word titles.

MB's Tally: 3
Perk's Tally: 9


Avid Reader and Geek Girl (avidreaderandgeekgirl) | 1571 comments Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1) by Danielle Paige
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Connection: both are YA books and first in a series

Colleen the Avid Reader's Tally: 1
Perks' Tally: 10


message 11: by Lulu (last edited Jul 08, 2016 06:27PM) (new)

Lulu (lulufritz) | 685 comments Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula by Andi Watson
Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula by Andi Watson

Connection: Character names with D - Dorothy and Princess Decomposia

Lulu's Tally: 2
Perk's Tally: 11


message 12: by Kat (new)

Kat | 119 comments The Lake (The Lake Series, Book 1) by AnnaLisa Grant
The Lake by AnnaLisa Grant

Connection: Both authors' first name starts with A

MB's Tally: 4
Perk's Tally: 12


message 13: by Avid Reader and Geek Girl (last edited Jul 10, 2016 07:01AM) (new)

Avid Reader and Geek Girl (avidreaderandgeekgirl) | 1571 comments Finger Lickin' Fifteen (Stephanie Plum, #15) by Janet Evanovich
Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich

Connection: both in the Romance genre

Colleen the Avid Reader's Tally: 2
Perks' Tally: 13


message 14: by Lulu (new)

Lulu (lulufritz) | 685 comments Charred Heart (Heart of Fire, #1) by Lizzy Ford
Charred Heart by Lizzy Ford

Connection: Character names with S - Skylar and Stephanie

Lulu's Tally: 3
Perk's Tally: 14


message 15: by Poongothai (new)

Poongothai (poongsa) | 559 comments How to Date a Nerd (How To, #1) by Cassie Mae
How to Date a Nerd by Cassie Mae

Connected by: Both #1 in their series

Poongothai's tally: 3 books
Perks group tally: 15 books


message 16: by Shirisha (new)

Shirisha | 5 comments Howl's Moving Castle
Howl's Moving castle by Jones, Diana Wynne

Connected by : Both #1 in their series

Shirisha's tally: 1 book
Perks group tally: 16 books


message 17: by Kat (new)

Kat | 119 comments Ignite (Midnight Fire, #1) by Kaitlyn Davis
Ignite by Kaitlyn Davis

Connection: Both by female authors

MB's Tally: 5
Perk's Tally: 17


message 18: by Alia (last edited Jul 13, 2016 08:22PM) (new)

Alia How to Write an Awful Romance by B.D. Trash by B.D. Trash

Connection: Rose on cover

Alia'a tally: 11 (if it's for July)
Perk's tally: 18


message 19: by Avid Reader and Geek Girl (last edited Jul 13, 2016 08:45PM) (new)

Avid Reader and Geek Girl (avidreaderandgeekgirl) | 1571 comments I.D. by Emma Ríos
I.D. by Emma Ríos

Connection: pink covers

Buffy the Vampire Slayer No Future for You (Season 8, #2) by Brian K. Vaughan
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: No Future for You by Brian K. Vaughan

Connection: graphic novels

Burned (Pretty Little Liars, #12) by Sara Shepard
Burned by Sara Shepard

Connection: both are/were tv shows

Colleen the AR's Tally: 5
Perks' Tally: 21


message 20: by Kiri Fiona (new)

Kiri Fiona (kirifiona) | 5 comments The Halfling (The Aria Fae Series, Book 1) by H.D. Gordon
The Halfling

Connection: Burned & The Halfling both have a main character called Aria.

Kiri's tally: 1
Perks' tally: 22


message 21: by Lulu (new)

Lulu (lulufritz) | 685 comments The City Baker's Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller
The City Baker's Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller

Connection : Female Authors

Lulu's Tally: 4
Perk's Tally: 23


Avid Reader and Geek Girl (avidreaderandgeekgirl) | 1571 comments Dorothy Must Die Stories (Dorothy Must Die, #0.1-0.3) by Danielle Paige
Dorothy Must Die: Stories by Danielle Paige

Connection: Published in the last 2 years

Collen the AR's Tally: 6
Perks' Tally: 24


message 23: by Kat (last edited Jul 17, 2016 04:08AM) (new)

Kat | 119 comments Branded (Fall of Angels, #1) by Keary Taylor
Branded by Keary Taylor

Connection: Both author's last names could be female first names

Six Moon Summer (Seasons of the Moon, #1) by S.M. Reine
Six Moon Summer by S.M. Reine

Connection: Both books have characters called Jessica

MB's Tally: 7
Perk's Tally: 26


Avid Reader and Geek Girl (avidreaderandgeekgirl) | 1571 comments Better Days and Other Stories (Serenity, #2) by Joss Whedon
Better Days and Other Stories by Joss Whedon

Connection: both part of a series and the actress who played one of the characters this book is based on, first name is Summer

Colleen the AR's Tally: 7
Perks' Tally: 27


message 25: by Silvia (last edited Jul 18, 2016 12:32PM) (new)

Silvia Turcios | 395 comments Stars Above (The Lunar Chronicles, #4.5) by Marissa Meyer
Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

Connection: Both a collection of stories

Silvia's Tally: 1
Perk's Tally: 28


message 26: by Kat (new)

Kat | 119 comments The Healer (The Healer, #1) by C.J. Anaya
The Healer by C.J. Anaya

Connection: Both are YA and have two-word titles

MB's Tally: 8
Perk's Tally: 29


message 27: by Poongothai (last edited Jul 24, 2016 11:29PM) (new)

Poongothai (poongsa) | 559 comments The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman

The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman

Connected by: Both begin with 'The'

Poongothai's tally: 4 books
Perks group tally: 30 books


Lisa - (Aussie Girl) | 1253 comments Beginnings and Ends (Troubleshooters, #16.1) by Suzanne Brockmann by Suzanne Brockmann
Connection: Blue the main cover colour
Lisa's Total: 1
Perks Total: 31


message 29: by Poongothai (new)

Poongothai (poongsa) | 559 comments No Limits (Ultimate, #1) by Lori Foster

No Limits by Lori Foster

Connected by: Both with one person on the cover

Poongothai's tally: 5 books
Perks group tally: 32 books


message 30: by Avid Reader and Geek Girl (last edited Jul 25, 2016 10:33AM) (new)

Avid Reader and Geek Girl (avidreaderandgeekgirl) | 1571 comments Angel After the Fall, Volume 1 by Brian Lynch

Angel: After the Fall, Volume 1 by Brian Lynch

Connection: one author's first name starts with an L and so does the other's last name

The Lightning-Struck Heart (Tales From Verania, #1) by T.J. Klune

The Lightning-Struck Heart by T.J. Klune

Connection: non-human characters

Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum, #16) by Janet Evanovich

Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich

Connection: romance genre

Colleen the AR's Tally: 10
Perks' Tally: 35 books


message 31: by Poongothai (new)

Poongothai (poongsa) | 559 comments Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber
Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber

Connected by: Number in the title

Poongothai's tally: 6 books
Perks group tally: 36 books


Avid Reader and Geek Girl (avidreaderandgeekgirl) | 1571 comments Buffy the Vampire Slayer Wolves at the Gate (Season 8, #3) by Drew Goddard

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wolves at the Gate by Drew Goddard

Connection: authors' first name starts with a D

Collen the AR's Tally: 11
Perks' Tally: 37


Lisa - (Aussie Girl) | 1253 comments Do or Die (Reluctant Heroes, #1) by Suzanne Brockmann by Suzanne Brockmann

Connection: The author, Suzanne Brockmann, is a huge Joss Whedon fan and makes a reference to him in this book - Joss being the creator of Buffy, The Vampire Slayer.

Lisa's Total; 2
Perk's Total: 38


message 34: by Kat (new)

Kat | 119 comments My True Love Gave to Me Twelve Winter Romances by Stephanie Perkins
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Winter Romances by Stephanie Perkins

Connection: Authors' first names start with S

MB's Tally: 9
Perk's Tally: 39


message 35: by Poongothai (new)

Poongothai (poongsa) | 559 comments Scandal's Bride (Cynster, #3) by Stephanie Laurens
Scandal's Bride by Stephanie Laurens


Connected by: Author's first names are same

Poongothai's tally: 7 books
Perks group tally: 40 books


message 36: by Lulu (new)

Lulu (lulufritz) | 685 comments Up in Flames (Rosemary Beach, #13) by Abbi Glines

Up in Flames by Abbi Glines

Connected by: Female Authors

Duck & Goose Colors by Tad Hills
Duck & Goose Colors by Tad Hills

Connected by: Author last names end in S

Duck & Goose, Let's Dance! (with an original song) by Tad Hills
Duck & Goose, Let's Dance! by Tad Hills

Connected by: Both childrens books

Are You Dissing Me? What Animals Really Think by Simon Winheld
Are You Dissing Me?: What Animals Really Think by Simon Winheld

Connected by: Animal characters

Lulu's Tally: 8
Perk's Tally: 44


message 37: by Kat (new)

Kat | 119 comments Unhinged (Underworld, #1) by Chani Lynn Feener
Unhinged by Chani Lynn Feener

Connection: Colour blue and animals on the cover

MB's Tally: 10
Perk's Tally: 45


Lisa - (Aussie Girl) | 1253 comments Nobody's Hero (Burned Lands, #1) by Bec McMaster by Bec McMaster

Connection: Female authors.

Lisa's Total:3
Perk's Total: 46


Avid Reader and Geek Girl (avidreaderandgeekgirl) | 1571 comments Hidden (Alex Verus, #5) by Benedict Jacka
Hidden y Benedict Jacka

Connection: both authors first names start with B

Colleen the AR's Tally: 12
Perks' Total: 47


message 40: by Silvia (new)

Silvia Turcios | 395 comments A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1) by Claudia Gray A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

Connection: Both books were originally written in English (By a British author the first one and an American the second one)

Silvia's Tally: 2
Perk's Tally: 48


message 41: by Kat (new)

Kat | 119 comments Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy, #2) by Wendy Higgins
Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins

Connection: Both YA

MB's Tally: 11
Perk's Tally: 49


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