The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 7.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.
I’ve never done a read-a-thon before, and this one isn’t exactly happening at an optimum time (I have SO much going on at work, as I prepare for the end of the school year), so was debating on and off about whether or not I was going to participate in this challenge. Obviously I ultimately decided I’d give it a try, so, this is my sign-up AND goals post all rolled into one, since things kick off on Monday.
I’m not making a page number or books read goal for this. Instead, I’m going to list the titles I want to get through. This includes two in-progress books, a novella, my weekly goal for a read-along I’m participating in, and two books I haven’t started but plan on reviewing for Friday/next Monday. This is more than I would normally read in a week (I work M-F, so that eats up a lot of reading time), so we’ll see how it goes!
List of Titles for Bout of Books 7.0:
What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang (finish – currently on page 120)– COMPLETED 5/14
- Black City by Elizabeth Richards (read through page 274 for Read-Along goal)
Star Cursed by Jessica Spotswood (finish – currently at 30%)– COMPLETED 5/14 Undone by Elizabeth Norris (start and finish this novella)– COMPLETED 5/15 Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (start and finish this book)– COMPLETED 5/19 BONUS: Start Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris if there’s time – STARTED!
Reviews to Write:
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer– COMPLETED 5/12 Star Cursed by Jessica Spotswood– COMPLETED 5/15 Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo– COMPLETED 5/19 What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang– COMPLETED 5/16
Posts to Write:
Top Ten Tuesday for 5/14– COMPLETED 5/13 Stacking the Shelves for 5/18– COMPLETED 5/17