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:
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.