Bout of Books 8.0 :: Sign-up and Goals


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, August 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th 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 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.

This will be the second time I’m participating in Bout of Books. Last time I read three books and one novella, so I’m definitely hoping to up my total books read goal a bit this time. I also really want to try to make a Twitter chat, since I couldn’t make any of those during 7.0. It’s going to be hard, because I’m back at work full-time starting Monday, but we’ll see what happens. Regardless I’m sure I’ll have loads of fun, just like I did during 7.0.

Tentative To-Read List for Read-a-Thon:

everneath woundedname schoolforgoodandevil
forgottenones herhighness firewithfire

I most likely will not get through all of these, but I hope I’ll at least make a dent in this pile. Her Highness, the Traitor is my August Random Reads pick, and I need to read The Forgotten Ones for a blog tour stop on August 26th. The School for Good and Evil is being read as part of a read-along, so I just need to read my “assigned” number of pages for the week to meet that goal. All in all, it SHOULD be manageable, but of course I can’t know for sure until I try, right? Here’s hoping I can get through everything!

If you’re planning on participating in Bout of Books 8.0, please link me up to your sign-up and/or goals posts! I always love going around and seeing what other folks are planning on reading.


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10 Responses to Bout of Books 8.0 :: Sign-up and Goals

  1. You’re so organized! Some great titles there, I think I might put A Wounded Name on my BoB list but apart from that it will probably be mood reading :) Good luck!

  2. Jayd says:

    Ahhh this readathon looks great! I’ll be joining in. I usually only read one book per week, so I guess my goal will be pretty easy to reach ahha! Best of luck!

  3. Quinn says:

    Ooo, I need to sign up for Bout of Books. I have been in such a reading slump for weeks now, and I’m hoping that Bout of Books will help me kick this reading slump to the curb.

    • Merin says:

      I haven’t read anything at all this entire week! Life is just too busy right now, and I’m so tired when I get home that I basically just want to sit like a lump and not do anything. I am way off track with my review schedule because of it, too, but just can’t bring myself to actually care all that much. Apathy, blah!

  4. Katie B says:

    You have some fabulous books on your TBR. I’m going to try to participate but school starts next week so I may slack off a bit. Happy reading!

  5. Lanaia says:

    6 books in 7 days, that’s quite a lot for me! I will be participating, you can find my Goal Post Here.
    I’m already excited! Good luck!

  6. Jorie says:

    Hallo, Hallo!

    I am making my rounds to Bout blogs during our last ‘free day!’ ahead of the Bout beginning! I’m super-excited because this is my first one!! And, I must say, the cover art alone for the ones your going to be reading are quite impressive! :) I won’t be involved with the chatter on twitter, but I am going to be dropping back to leave encouraging notes whilst you post your updates!! I am thankful they created the Bout — its such a wicked time for readers, not only to get to soaked into books, but to converse with each other!! :)

    My posts for the Bout are here:
    Participation and
    Goals & Motivations

    I hope my html worked out okay! :) I will be back for sure!

  7. I had never heard of any of these book so I looked them up on goodreads and now almost all of them are on my To read list! Great picks!

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