13 May 2019

Bout of Books #25

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 25 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Time for another read-a-thon! It's also the first week of my summer classes, so I'm not quite sure how much reading I'll do—though I'm still hoping to squeeze in as much reading as possible, of course. Here's my TBR for the week:

Hers to Protect by Catherine Lanigan
Living Lies by Natalie Walters
More to Love by Robin Helm
The Reluctant Warrior by Mary Connealy
Sweet on You by Becky Wade
The Thirteenth Chance by Amy Matayo
Westside by W.M. Akers
Whose Waves These Are by Amanda Dykes

* = started reading before May 13th

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

Happy reading!

Monday, May 13th:

Off to a better start than I anticipated! I went for a hike, ran a few errands, and enjoyed finishing a couple books through it all.

Books I read: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (audiobook, finished), Up From the Sea*, The Reluctant Warrior (audiobook, finished), More to Love, The Thirteenth Chance (audiobook)

The week’s total number of finished books: 2

Tuesday, May 14th:

Homework, homework, homework... I still manageId to get in some good reading, so I'm happy.

Books I read: The Thirteenth Chance (finished), The Promise of Rayne (audiobook), More to Love

The week’s total number of finished books: 3

Challenge: Bookish Favorites

Wednesday, May 15th:

Books I read: The Promise of Rayne (finished), Prodigy (audiobook, finished), Champion (audiobook), Becoming Myself*, More to Love (finished), Hers to Protect

The week’s total number of finished books: 6

Thursday, May 16th:

I managed to finish up all my homework for the week, so I'll have plenty of reading time the rest of the read-a-thon (yes!).

Books I read: Champion (finished), A Kiss at Midnight (audiobook, finished), Hers to Protect, Match You Like Crazy (finished), The Way You Make Me Feel (audiobook)

The week’s total number of finished books: 9

Challenge: If You Like This, Try That.

If you like relational stories set in bookshops, try The Printed Letter Bookshop and The Secrets of Paper and Ink.

Friday, May 17th:

Books I readThe Way You Make Me Feel (finished), The Lost Heiress (audiobook), Hers to Protect (finished), Living Lies

The week’s total number of finished books: 11

Saturday, May 18th:

Books I readThe Lost Heiress (finished), Living LiesUp From the SeaCan’t Escape Love (audiobook, finished), The Snow Child (audiobook)

The week’s total number of finished books: 13

Sunday, May 19th:

Books I read: The Snow Child
Up From the Sea (finished), Living Lies, Westside

The week’s total number of finished books: 14

What a week! I'm so happy to have done so much reading. Here's a final look at what I finished:


  1. You finished 2 books already? That's amazing, great job!

  2. 6 books is SO AWESOME!! Keep it up - we're only halfway there :)