09 May 2016

Bout of Books 16

Bout of Books 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 9th and runs through Sunday, May 15th in whatever timezone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 16 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. -From the Bout of Books team

It's time to start my first Bout of Books read-a-thon! Though I'll still be working full-time as usual, I hoping to get a lot of reading done this week. Here's the (ambitious) list of books I'd like to read this week:

-The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
-The Execution by Dick Wolf
-Fading Starlight by Kathryn Cushman
-Her One and Only by Becky Wade
-The Intercept by Dick Wolf
-Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
-Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern
-Sister Dear by Laura McNeill
-Someone Like You by Victoria Bylin
-The Ultimatum by Dick Wolf

And throughout this read-a-thon week, I'll be posting here with my progress.

Happy reading!

Monday, May 9th:
Books I read: The 5th Wave (audiobook, finished), Sh*t My Dad Says (audiobook, finished), Say What You Will (audiobook), Sister Dear

Very different books to be reading one after another in a single day, but they kept me going through my Monday, which I have to appreciate.

The week’s total number of finished books: 2

Tuesday, May 10th:
Books I read: Say What You Will (finished), The Intercept (audiobook, finished), The Execution (audiobook), Sister Dear

The week’s total number of finished books: 4

Wednesday, May 11th:
Books I read: The Execution (finished), The Ultimatum (audiobook), Sister Dear (finished), Someone Like You

The week’s total number of finished books: 6

Challenge: 5 Favorites
(that I have loved for more than 5 years)

Thursday, May 12th:
Books I read: The Ultimatum (finished), Pearl in the Sand (audiobook, finished), Daughter of Smoke & Bone (audiobook), Someone Like You (finished)

Thursdays are just the best. My absolute favorite of days.

The week’s total number of finished books: 9

Challenge: If You Like This, Try This

If you like the TV show The Family, try Sister Dear by Laura McNeill.

Friday, May 13th:
Books I read: Daughter of Smoke & Bone (finished), The Boy Most Likely To (audiobook, finished), The Winner’s Curse (audiobook), Fading Starlight

The week’s total number of finished books: 11

Saturday, May 14th:
Books I read: The Winner’s Curse (finished), Dumplin’ (audiobook), Fading Starlight

The week’s total number of finished books: 12

Sunday, May 15th:
Books I read: Dumplin’, Fading Starlight

Well, it’s the last day of the read-a-thon, and I’m pleasantly surprised with how many books I managed to finish (even without finishing any today). It's been a good week.

The week’s (final) total number of finished books: 12


  1. Anonymous10/5/16 09:04

    Good luck with your list. There are several there that sound like they'd by up my alley. I'll be watching your progress.

  2. You're doing great on Bout of Book. You've been reading so much! Good luck for the last two days.

    Happy readings! :)