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Bout of Books 4.0 – Goals

Bout of Books 4.0!
Personally I have never participated in a book read-a-thon before so I’m actually really excited to be participating in this one and can’t wait for it to start on Monday!
If you’re like me and have never participated in one, or don’t even know what one is, here is a quick lowdown for you;

The Bout of Books Read-a-Thon was created by Amanda @ On a Book Bender on a complete whim in August 2011*.  It took on a life of its own and was such a hit that Amanda decided to do it again and turn it into a somewhat regular occurrence.  There are no set dates for Bout of Books; rather, Amanda tries to work with Bout of Books participants to determine the best dates for them. (MORE INFO HERE)

If you want to join us, I believe there is still time to sign up, so go do it now! It should be a blast!

Goals

  • Catch up on some Review books
  • Read at least five books
  • Try to catch up on reviews too (this may not be possible)

Books Planning on Reading

  • Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
  • Survival by A. M. Hargrove
  • The Witches of the Glass Castle by Gabriella Lapore
  • Scarlett by A. C. Gaughen
  • The Loners by Lex Thomas
  • Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowan

Updates

I will be updating on twitter and on this post throughout the week.

5/14
Number of books I’ve read today: 3/4 of 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 0
Books: Helens of Troy by Janine McCaw
Thoughts: This has been a tough book to get through. It’s long and there are parts I fly through because it’s so good and there there are parts which are tough. It’s a bit touch and go. But I plan to get it finished today! –fingers crossed-

5/15
Number of books I’ve read today: 1 and 1/4
Total number of books I’ve read: 1
Books: Helens of Troy by Janine McCaw, The Witches in the Glass Castle by Gabriella Lepore
Thoughts: Still not sure what to think about Helens, but The Witches in the Glass Castle is a very quick and enthralling read so far!

5/16
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5/17
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5/18
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5/19
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5/20
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The chances are, I will probably get extremely busy for some reason throughout the week and will struggle to get five books read but I hope that this isn’t the case. I am incredibly behind on my reading and really just need to catch up! Can’t wait to get this party on the road though!

Faye

14 thoughts on “Bout of Books 4.0 – Goals

  1. I am doing this too, my post will go up Sunday evening and I plan on reading 5 as well. I have so much fun doing these..I hope you have a great time:)

  2. I’ve just signed up for this too, I’m aiming for 4-6 books, whether it happens or not is another matter! If The Mysterious Affair at Styles is anything like And Then There Were None, then you’re in for a great read!

  3. This is my second readathon, so I’m still new to them :) My first was really fun though!

    Lots of great books on your list – good luck with your goal list!

  4. Just swinging by from twitter :)

    Wow, that is some list you have made yourself to work through this week :) I have The Mysterious Affair at Styles sitting on my self to be read – I can’t wait to get to it :)

    Have fun with your first read-a-thon and good luck with the books :)

  5. You’ve choosen great books for this read-a-thon :D ! Born Wicked is my favorite 2012 debut novel so far. I hope you’ll like as much as me. I love the legend of Robin Hood I really need to read Scarlet I heard amazing things about it !
    Good luck !

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