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 12:01 am Monday, May 12th and runs through Sunday, May 18th 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 10.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
I also plan to comment on blogs, complete a couple of challenges, and tweet about my progress.
So I managed to read more than a thousand pages in a week! That feels like a big accomplishment! I failed my challenge of reading four books since I’m not even a quarter into my fourth read. Still, I loved all of it, though. The chats were awesome and the books I read were awesome. Do you know why it isn’t called Awesome Bout of Books? ‘Cause the awesome is implied.
Are you taking part in it? Let’s get our reading on together!
Amber (Books of Amber) says
Heeeee, good luck! I cannot wait to read Since You've Been Gone I WANT IT NOW. I wonder if it's out on Kindle in the UK… I could make a last minute purchase. And I need to read Open Road Summer this month for Epic Recs. I haven't bought it yet though. Judith might kill me if I don't do it soon XD
Yeaaaay, good luck and happy reading 😀 Since you've been gone sounds good, I've heard many raving things about it. Tease was a disaster for me and also After the end wasn't a huge success 🙁 Open road summer looks like a good story.
Charleen Lynette says
Good luck busting that slump! Read-a-thons are perfect for that. This is going to be my fourth Bout of Books and I can't wait for it to start! (Even more so now that some lucky parts of the world already have!)
Alexa S. says
Yay for joining Bout of Books! I wasn't planning on doing it either, but suddenly thought, "What the hey!" and signed up via a tweet. I have to take a photo of my TBR tonight, but I'm pretty excited. Hoping to get 5 books read!
Nidhi Mahajan says
Good luck and some really nice choices! Waiting to hear your views!
Claire O says
Good luck 🙂 open road summer Is on my wishlist for such a long Time now haha
Joyous Reads says
I'm in the midst of Since You've Been Gone, and I'm enjoying it so far. Open Road Summer should be a quick read for you, since it's that engrossing. 🙂
I wish you luck, Sana. 🙂
Roseanna Overstreet says
Yay, good luck with your goals, Sana! I love readathons! This is only my 2nd, but it's fun :3
I just started Since You've Been Gone and am really, really enjoying it! I can't wait to see what you think! And tell me how Open Road Summer goes because I think it sounds really cute but haven't gotten to it yet! Good luck and have fun!!
Asti Choquette says
Oooh 253 pages already? That's not bad for day one! Go Sana go!
I was thinking about joining Bout of Books over the weekend, but decided against it. I've never actually participated and I don't know… I just didn't feel mentally prepared, lol. But hey, even if I'm not officially participating I'll still try and push myself to read a little bit more than usual, yeah? I mean, there's no way I'm reading four books like you (overachiever), but one will be good 😉
I think Since You've Been Gone is one of those books that should be read right away so go for it! 😉
I just started Open Road Summer and gah, it's so good. You should buy it already.
Yay, thanks, Mel!
I'm hoping to love Since You've Been Gone. I'm looking forward to Tease despite all the bad reviews. After the End, though, not so much.
Open Road Summer is great and I'm only about a hundred pages in. =)
Thanks! I started Open Road Summer yesterday and it's great so far!
Yes, Open Road Summer is pretty engrossing and I plan to read Since You've Been Gone next.
I think Bout of Books is the best read-a-thon out there and yay for joining!
Yes, exactly why I joined. I so want to read more!
It'll finish early for me, though. Haha.
Thank you. I really enjoyed Life by Committee and Open Road Summer is going great.
Danielle Cox says
It looks like you're making good progress, lady! I can't wait to see what you think of Since You've Been Gone – it's a book I hope to read for this challenge as well.
Happy reading! 🙂
Karsyn Smith says
Congrats on what you read! You did great!