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Group Read-A-Thon May 2015

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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 May 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 May 2015 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 May 1 and May 31, 2015. (It doesn't matter when you started)


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

Perks Moderator | 472 comments reserved


message 3: by Deborah (new)

Deborah Sastroredjo (lievedebs) | 4 comments Sounds like fun! So whoever finishes first starts right?


message 4: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (last edited May 01, 2015 04:31AM) (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2960 comments Yep, and looks like that's me ;)

Finished
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
We Were Liars by E.Lockhart

Karen's Tally: 1

Perk's tally: 1


Ariane-Matthieue (Armatthy) | 5 comments It seems funny, but it means that you have to read as quick as possible to be sure your book will be counted lol
I'm in ;-)


message 6: by Ash (new)

Ash | 13 comments This sounds kind of scary,
lol. As much as I read
, I'm still a bit spacey, but I would SO love to give this a try. I just hope I don't get it wrong. Very cool idea.


message 7: by Ash (new)

Ash | 13 comments Just to make sure, it only has to connect to the last book in one way, right? Title, author name, color, etc?


message 8: by Nanci (new)

Nanci | 1441 comments Just finished the Uno Challenge. This challenge sounds like fun too! I'm in!
Hey Karen, I just read that book a few weeks ago! I thought it was pretty good.


message 9: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2960 comments That's right and you can be quite creative with your connections so don't worry to much if you don't finish your book super fast and end up needing to connect with another one ;)
You can check out one of our old ones to give you an idea here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 10: by Brooklynnbank (new)

Brooklynnbank I finished rising darkness this morning
conneted:blue cover
Brooke tally:1
perks group:2

is that right?


message 11: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (last edited May 01, 2015 02:29PM) (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2960 comments yep, that works Brooke!

Here is the cover of your book for those that want to find a connection with theirs: (I'm assuming this is the one?)
Rising Darkness (Rylee Adamson, #9) by Shannon Mayer
Rising Darkness by Shannon Mayer


message 12: by Brooklynnbank (new)

Brooklynnbank yep. I'll have to figure out how to do that


message 13: by Brooklynnbank (new)

Brooklynnbank I finished Rae of Hope by W.J. May connected with a character named Riley
Brooke:2
Perks:3


message 14: by RachelvlehcaR (new)

RachelvlehcaR (charminggirl) Just wondering. Would this connection work?

Brooke's Rae of Hope by W.J. May (Window on cover)

My Book: Hidden by Kosta Angelou Hidden by Kosta Angelou
Pages: 182
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Colour of cover: N/A
Same award won: N/A
Character Names: David, Natalie

Connection: Window on Covers. (If it doesn't work I can delete this.)

Rachel Tally: 1
Perks Group Tally: 4


message 15: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2960 comments Sure does. Nice one Rachel


message 16: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 1 comments This looks interesting. Count me in


message 17: by Avid Reader and Geek Girl (last edited May 03, 2015 09:50AM) (new)

Avid Reader and Geek Girl (avidreaderandgeekgirl) | 1571 comments None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio

Genre: YA & Contemporary
Author: I.W. Gregorio
Title: None of the Above
Character names: Kristen (Krissy), Vee, Faith, Derek, Sam, Aunt Claire, and many more I'm not going to list those are the biggies.
Colour of cover: mostly white
Award won: N/A
Number of pages: 352

Connection: both involve secrets being revealed and lives being turned upside down

Colleen's Tally: 1
Perks' Tally: 5


message 18: by Allison (last edited May 02, 2015 07:49AM) (new)

Allison | 252 comments Skill by Tony Monchinski Skill by Tony Monchinski

Genre: thriller?? I think?? (not sure)
Author: Tony Monchinski
Title: Skill
Character names: Stephen, Jack, Dennis, Antoine, Andre, Lindell, Kyle
Colour of cover: mostly black
Award won: N/A
Number of pages: 290

Connection: both books published in 2015. If that connection doesn't work, they're also both thrillers.

Allison's Tally: 1
Perks' Tally: 6


message 19: by Anne (Booklady) (new)

Anne  (Booklady) Molinarolo (wwwgoodreadscomAnneMolinarolo) | 72 comments Firestorm by Nevada Barr by Nevada Barr

Connection is a character name: Stephen

Thriller > Mystery


Anne (Booklady) Talley: 1
Perk's Talley: 7



message 20: by RachelvlehcaR (new)

RachelvlehcaR (charminggirl) The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

Pages: 171
Series: Hercule Poirot #1
Genre: Mystery/Classic
Colour of cover: Purple
Setting: Essex, England (United Kingdom)
First Published: 1920
Same award won: N/A
Character Names: Hercule Poirot, Inspector Japp, Arthur Hastings, John Cavendish, Emily Inglethorp, Alfred Inglethorp, Cynthia Murdoch, Mary Cavendish, Evie Howard, Lawrence Cavendish

Connection: Mystery

Rachel's Tally: 2
Perks Group's Tally: 8



message 21: by Avid Reader and Geek Girl (last edited May 03, 2015 10:13AM) (new)

Avid Reader and Geek Girl (avidreaderandgeekgirl) | 1571 comments Essentials of Ecology by G. Tyler Miller Jr. Essentials of Ecology by G. Tyler Miller Jr.

Genre: Nonfiction/Textbook?
Author: G. Tyler Miller Jr.
Title: Essentials of Ecology
Character names: N/A
Colour of cover: green & orange/brown
Setting: Earth
First Published: 2002
Award won: N/A
Number of pages: 384

Connection: both got average ratings between 4-5 stars

Colleen's Tally: 2
Perks' Group Tally: 9


message 22: by RachelvlehcaR (last edited May 03, 2015 10:11AM) (new)

RachelvlehcaR (charminggirl) Titanic 1912 by Ken Rossignol Titanic 1912 by Ken Rossignol

Pages: 171
Series: N/A
Genre: Nonfiction
Colour of cover: Blue, yellow, grey
Setting: Ocean, UK, USA
First Published: 2012
Same award won: N/A
Character Names: N/A

Connection: Nonfiction

Rachel's Tally: 3
Perks Group's Tally: 10



message 23: by Brooklynnbank (new)

Brooklynnbank Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep
connected by Blue Cover
Brooke:3
Perks:11


message 24: by RachelvlehcaR (last edited May 03, 2015 09:53PM) (new)

RachelvlehcaR (charminggirl) The Mind Readers (Mind Readers, #1) by Lori Brighton The Mind Readers by Lori Brighton
Pages: 170
Series: Mind Readers, #1
Genre: Fantasy,Paranormal, Romance, YA
Colour of cover: Blue
First Published: Dec 07, 2010
Same award won: N/A
Character Names: Cameron Winters

Connection: Blue Cover

Rachel's Tally: 4
Perks Group's Tally: 12



message 25: by Poongothai (last edited May 03, 2015 10:25PM) (new)

Poongothai (poongsa) | 559 comments When the Duke Was Wicked (Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James, #1) by Lorraine Heath
When the Duke Was Wicked(Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James, #1) by Lorraine Heath

Connection : Both 1st in series

Poongothai's tally : 1
Perks Group's Tally: 13


message 26: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2960 comments We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

Connection: Both start with W

Karen's tally: 2
Perk's Tally: 14


message 27: by Allison (new)

Allison | 252 comments The Orchard A Memoir by Theresa Weir The Orchard: a Memoir by Theresa Weir

Pages: 240
Genre: memoir
Colour of cover: green
First published: January 1, 2011
Award won: N/A
Character names: Theresa, Adrian, Alexander, Lucia, Ruth

Connection: both have trees on the cover

Allison's Tally: 2
Perks' Tally: 15


message 28: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2960 comments Everlost (Skinjacker, #1) by Neal Shusterman
Everlost by Neal Shusterman

Connection: Green cover (and also trees!)

Karen's Tally: 3

Perk's Tally: 16


message 29: by RachelvlehcaR (new)

RachelvlehcaR (charminggirl) Irradiated (The Tunnel Trilogy, #1) by S. Elliot Brandis Irradiated by S. Elliot Brandis

Pages: 160
Series: The Tunnel Trilogy, #1
Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopia
Colour of cover: Pastel Pink
First Published: May 13, 2014
Same award won: N/A
Character Names: Jade, Pearl, Lewis, Emilia

Connection: Both first in series.

Rachel's Tally: 5
Perks Group's Tally: 17



message 30: by Megan (last edited May 04, 2015 04:01PM) (new)

Megan (loveforbooks88) | 41 comments Shopaholic Takes Manhattan (Shopaholic, #2) by Sophie Kinsella
Shopaholic Takes Manhattan

Pages: 327
Series: Confessions of a Shopaholic Series, #2
Genre: Fiction
Colour of cover: Beige
First Published: March 2, 2004
Same award won: N/A
Character Names: Becky, Luke, Suze, Michael, Emma, Rory, Tarquin

Connection: Part of a series

Megan's Tally: 1
Perks Group's Tally: 18


message 31: by Debbie G (last edited May 04, 2015 08:24PM) (new)

Debbie G | 3 comments Pandemonium (Delirium, #2) by Lauren Oliver

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

Pages: 375
Series: Delirium Series, #2
Genre: Young Adult Fiction/Dystopian
Color of cover: N/A
First Published: February 28, 2012
Same award won: N/A
Character Names: Lena, Julian, Raven

Connection: 2nd book in a series

Debbie's Tally: 1
Perks Group's Tally: 19


message 32: by RachelvlehcaR (new)

RachelvlehcaR (charminggirl) Plagued The Midamerica Zombie Half-Breed Experiment (Plagued States of America, #1) by Better Hero Army Plagued: The Midamerica Zombie Half-Breed Experiment by Better Hero Army

Pages: 168
Series: Plagued States of America, #1
Genre: Post Apocalyptic
Colour of cover: N/A
First Published: Jul 06, 2013
Same award won: N/A
Character Names: Tom, The Old Slaver, Carrie, Rick

Connection: Girl on Cover, or Genre - Post Apocalyptic

Rachel's Tally: 6
Perks Group's Tally: 20



Avid Reader and Geek Girl (avidreaderandgeekgirl) | 1571 comments Early Classical Myths

Pgs: 137
Gene: Textbook/ Non-fiction
Color of Cover: teal
Characters name: too many to put down

Connection: deals with fantasy/mythological creatures.

Colleen's Tally: 3
Perks' Tally: 21


message 34: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melissa_stoia) | 23 comments The Hobbit
Genre: Fantasy
Color of cover: Green/yellow
Character name: Bilbo Baggins

Connection: deals with fantasy/mythological creatures

Melissa's Tally: 1
Perks' Tally : 22


message 35: by RachelvlehcaR (last edited May 06, 2015 08:58PM) (new)

RachelvlehcaR (charminggirl) Bunnicula In-a-Box (Bunnicula, #1-3) by James Howe Bunnicula In-a-Box by James Howe

Pages: 496
Series: Bunnicula, #1-3
Genre: Children's, Fantasy
Colour of cover: N/A
First Published: (2004 for this set) Bunnicula 1979
Awards won: South Carolina Book Award for Children's Book Award (1981), Nene Award (1983), Golden Sower Award for Intermediate Category (1981), Sequoyah Book Award (1982), Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (1981)
Sunshine State Young Readers Award (1983), Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award (1982), Iowa Children's Choice Award (1982), New Mexico Land of Enchantment Award (1982)
Character Names: Harold, Bunnicula, Chester, Robert Monroe, Ann Monroe, Peter Monroe, Toby Monroe, etc.

Connection: Fantasy, or Mythological creatures.

Rachel's Tally: 7
Perks Group's Tally: 23



message 36: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2960 comments Cold Days (The Dresden Files, #14) by Jim Butcher
Cold Days by Jim Butcher

Connection: Author names start with J

Karen's Tally: 4

Perk's tally: 24


message 37: by Poongothai (last edited May 07, 2015 03:17AM) (new)

Poongothai (poongsa) | 559 comments Love Only Once (Malory-Anderson Family, #1) by Johanna Lindsey
Love Only Once (Malory-Anderson Family, #1) by Johanna Lindsey

Connection : Author name starts with J

The Officer and the Bostoner (Fort Gibson Officers, #1) by Rose Gordon
The Officer and the Bostoner (Fort Gibson Officers, #1) by Rose Gordon


Connection : Both 1st in Series

The One She Was Warned About by Shoma Narayanan
The One She Was Warned About by Shoma Narayanan

Connection : Both published in 2013

One Tiny Miracle by Carol Marinelli
One Tiny Miracle by Carol Marinelli

Connection : Both has 'One' in the title

Poongothai's tally : 5
Perks Group's Tally: 28


Avid Reader and Geek Girl (avidreaderandgeekgirl) | 1571 comments Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, #6) by Jim Butcher
Blood Rites by Jim Butcher

Connection: Both have a character with a last name starting with M

Colleen's Tally: 4
Perks' Tally: 29


message 39: by Elinaly (new)

Elinaly Metsik by Cheryl Strayed
Metsik by Cheryl Strayed
(it's a translation into estonian of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail)

Connection: Both titles are in blue colour.


Everlost (Skinjacker, #1) by Neal Shusterman
Everlost by Neal Shusterman

Connection: Authors family names start with "S"

Elinaly's Tally: 2
Perks' Tally: 31


message 40: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2960 comments Murder in Montparnasse (Phryne Fisher, #12) by Kerry Greenwood
Murder in Montparnasse by Kerry Greenwood

Connection: Both books are part of a series

Painter of Silence by Georgina Harding
Painter of Silence by Georgina Harding

Connection: Author names starting with G

Karen's Tally: 6

Perk's Tally: 33


Avid Reader and Geek Girl (avidreaderandgeekgirl) | 1571 comments Sorry I Barfed on Your Bed (and Other Heartwarming Letters from Kitty) by Jeremy Greenberg
Sorry I Barfed on Your Bed by Jeremy Greenberg

Connection: author has name starting with G

Colleen's Tally: 5
Perks' Tally: 34


message 42: by Poongothai (last edited May 11, 2015 03:22AM) (new)

Poongothai (poongsa) | 559 comments He's So Fine (Lucky Harbor, #11) by Jill Shalvis
He's So Fine by Jill Shalvis

Connection : Author name starts with J

Rumor Has It (Animal Magnetism, #4) by Jill Shalvis
Rumor Has It by Jill Shalvis


Connection : Same author

The Indian Tycoon's Marriage Deal by Adite Banerjie
The Indian Tycoon's Marriage Deal by Adite Banerjie

Connection : Both published in 2013

Forbidden Jewel of India (Herriard, #1) by Louise Allen
Forbidden Jewel of India by Louise Allen

Connection : Both takes place in India

Poongothai's tally : 9
Perks Group's Tally: 38


message 43: by Silvia (new)

Silvia Turcios | 395 comments Misery by Stephen King
Misery by Stephen King
Connection: One of the characters of the previous book is Anusha Laurens, whose name begins with A like Annie Wilkes in Misery.

Silvia's Tally: 1
Perks Talley : 39


Avid Reader and Geek Girl (avidreaderandgeekgirl) | 1571 comments From the Corner of His Eye by Dean Koontz
From the Corner of His Eye by Dean Koontz

Connection: genre- horror/thriller

Colleen's Tally: 6
Perks' Tally: 40

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

Connection: Both include "unconventional" families

Colleen's Tally: 7
Perks' Tally: 41

AsapSCIENCE Answers to the World’s Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumors, and Unexplained Phenomena by Mitchell Moffit
AsapSCIENCE: Answers to the World’s Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumors, and Unexplained Phenomena by Mitchell Moffit and Greg Brown

Connection: both involve science

Colleen's Tally: 8
Perks' Tally: 42


message 45: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2960 comments 1984 by George Orwell
1984 by George Orwell

Connection: Author first name of G

Everwild (Skinjacker, #2) by Neal Shusterman
Everwild by Neal Shusterman

Connection: Both have "science fiction" listed as a genre

Karen's Tally: 8

Perk's Tally: 44


message 46: by Karen ⊰✿, Avaricious Reader (last edited May 16, 2015 12:27AM) (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 2960 comments The Castlemaine Murders (Phryne Fisher, #13) by Kerry Greenwood
The Castlemaine Murders by Kerry Greenwood

Connection: Both books have attempted murders occur

Karen's Tally: 9

Perk's tally: 45


message 47: by Silvia (new)

Silvia Turcios | 395 comments Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Connection: Both books are written by female australian authors.

Silvia's Tally: 2
Perks' Tally: 46


message 48: by Allison (new)

Allison | 252 comments The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Pages: 336
Genre: historical fiction
Colour of cover: yellow/gold and red
First Published: 1997
Awards won: Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction (2001), Boston Author's Club Award (1998)
Character Names: Dinah, Joseph, Rachel, Leah, Jacob

Connection: both have an average rating between 4 and 5 stars.

Allison's Tally: 3
Perks' Tally: 47


Avid Reader and Geek Girl (avidreaderandgeekgirl) | 1571 comments Wanted (Pretty Little Liars, #8) by Sara Shepard
Wanted by Sara Shepard

Connection: Both have gold (orange) and red covers

Colleen's Tally: 9
Perks' Tally: 48


message 50: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melissa_stoia) | 23 comments The Rook by Daniel O'Malley

Connection: Red covers

Melissa's tally: 2
Perks tally: 49


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