08 January 2018

Bout of Books 21

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 8th and runs through Sunday, January 14th in whatever time zone 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 21 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

It's time for another round of Bout of BooksI'm so excited! I intend to have a fantastic reading week, since I decided to go back to school this year and probably won't have too much reading time later in the semester. So, without further ado, here's the list of books I'm hoping to get read:

-Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer*
-The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty*
-The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
-Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker
-Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
-Oath of Honor by Lynette Eason
-The Princess Bride by William Goldman
-A Song Unheard by Roseanna M. White
-Winter Solstice by Elin Hilderbrand

* = started reading before January 8th

And throughout the read-a-thon week, I'll be posting here with my progress. (Feel free to join the reading fun by signing up over at Bout of Books!)

Happy reading!

Monday, January 8th:
Books I read: The Uncloaked (audiobook, finished), Artemis Fowl (audiobook), Winter Solstice (audiobook, finished), Tearing the Veil (audiobook), The Princess Bride

Mondays are never fun, but the books I read always help make them more palatable. Today, from a thought-provoking American dystopia to an uncontrollable troll and a bittersweet holiday for the Quinn family, I experienced quite a few ups and downs—lots of excitement and emotion. It looks like my reading week is off to a great start.

The week’s total number of finished books: 2

Tuesday, January 9th:
Books I read: The Princess Bride, Tearing the Veil (finished), Artemis Fowl (finished), Charging the Darkness (audiobook, finished), A Song Unheard, The City of Brass (audiobook)

The week’s total number of finished books: 5

Challenge: Share Your 2018 Reading Goals

-Read (over) 200 books.
-Complete a few reading challenges, including the Popsugar Reading Challenge, Read Harder Challenge & Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge.
-FINALLY read The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Wednesday, January 10th:
Books I read: The City of Brass (finished), The Demon King (audiobook)

The week’s total number of finished books: 6

Challenge: Book Spine Rainbow

Thursday, January 11th:
Books I read: The Demon King, A Song Unheard, Emma in the Night (audiobook, finished), The Princess Bride

Finding a book to follow The City of Brass was HARD, but soon enough, I settle in with the extreme, dysfunctional family of Emma in the Night and had a satisfying enough reading day.

The week’s total number of finished books: 7

Friday, January 12th:
Books I read: Oath of Honor (audiobook, finished), The Demon King, The Princess Bride

The week’s total number of finished books: 8

Saturday, January 13th:
Books I read: The Demon King (finished), Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk (audiobook)

The week’s total number of finished books: 9

Challenge: Book Spine Poetry

Sunday, January 14th:
Books I read: Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, A Song Unheard

I didn’t finish any books on the last day of the read-a-thon because I couldn’t resist spending the afternoon taking a nap and catching up on the new season of The Bachelor. Still, I’m pretty pleased with my reading this week.

The week’s total number of finished books: 9

Challenge: Leave a Book Review

Here’s a review I wrote midweek for three of books I read at the beginning of the week:


  1. Wow, you have read a lot. I'm way behind in my reading, but I hope to speed up a lot on Friday and Saturday. I loved the Popsugar Reading Challenge, but, sadly, this year I'm not doing it because every year gets longer and harder to actually complete it. Happy Reading!

  2. You've read a lot so far! I just started City of Brass on Tuesday & I'm loving it so far. I need to read up through Chapter 8 by tomorrow for a book club, so fingers crossed! The Princess Bride is also a good book, but a rare instance for me where I like the movie more. Hope you're enjoying Bout of Books!