Bout of Books 8.0: Goals

Bout of Books 8.0: Goals

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Bout of Books

The Bout of Books is on again! It starts this coming Monday and there’s still plenty of time to sign up.

Here’s a bit of info about the read-a-thon:

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, August 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th 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 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. -From the Bout of Books team

This time will be the revenge of the sequels for me – almost every book on the list is a sequel or prequel! I’ll be updating this post each day with my progress.

Make sure you visit the official blog to see all the events that will be going on around the blogs and on Twitter this week!

My Goals

  • Comment on some participating blogs. I say this every time but it’s the most important part of the read-a-thon! Apart from the reading, that is.
  • Spend at least two hours each day reading.


Book list

Realistically there’s no way I’m going to get through all of these books, but it’s nice to have a bit of a selection listed so I can see what I feel like next!



Today’s progress: The Bone Season, Samantha Shannon – page 380-480 (end). The Assassin and the Underworld, Sarah J Maas – first 69% (about 70 pages)
Total pages so far: 170
Comments: I didn’t quite get to finish The Bone Season over the weekend so I polished it off today – such an awesome book! I do recommend it to fans of YA dystopia, even though this isn’t being released as a YA book.

I picked up the third and fourth Throne of Glass novellas last week and am so enjoying being back with Celaena, even if it is before all the events of Throne of Glass 🙂

Today’s progress: The Assassin and the Underworld, Sarah J Maas – 69% to end (about 30 pages), The Assassin and the Empire, Sarah J Maas – all (about 94 pages)
Total pages so far: 294
Comments: It was all Throne of Glass novella today! I quite enjoyed The Assassin and the Underworld, but the Assassin and Empire didn’t quite catch my fancy. I’m not sure if it was because I knew it would end tragically before I started, but it just didn’t grab me and I felt a bit like it should have been put onto the end of the previous novella and condensed somewhat.

Not a huge reading day today but hopefully I can make up for it tomorrow!

Today’s progress: Siege and Storm (Grisha #2), Leigh Bardugo – page 1 to 148
Total pages so far: 442
Comments: I was hoping for more opportunities to read today. Sadly, other people filled up my schedule and I really didn’t get much time at all, apart from when my lil boy was going to sleep. I was happy to get stuck into Siege and Storm and back with Alina and Mal. Wow, action from page 1!

Today’s progress: Siege and Storm (Grisha #2), Leigh Bardugo – page 148 to 259
Total pages so far: 553
Comments: Once again, not a day with a lot of reading opportunities. It doesn’t help that I’ve been spending my spare evenings this week on a secret blogging project… but stay tuned for more about that 😉

Today’s progress: Siege and Storm (Grisha #2), Leigh Bardugo – page 148 to 381 (end)
Total pages so far: 786
Comments: The end of Siege and Storm was soooo good, I made sure I sat down and read the end of this tonight before going to bed! Great stuff 🙂

Today’s progress: Kinslayer (The Lotus War #2), Jay Kristoff – pages 1 to 92
Total pages so far: 874
Comments: I never have much luck with reading on Saturdays. I’ve barely started Kinslayer though, and I already love it – I’d forgotten how much I love Jay Kristoff’s writing style. I don’t want to take long to read this one, but let’s see how tomorrow pans out.

Today’s progress: Kinslayer (The Lotus War #2), Jay Kristoff – pages 93 to 164
Total pages so far: 945
Comments: I am completely loving Kinslayer! I was so sad that I didn’t get a chance to read it much today, and I would have tonight, but being Sunday I had a raid to go to (yes, I’m still playing Wow). I always read more on work days so it won’t take me much longer 😉

In total, a pretty average week for me in terms of reading volume. I found some lovely new blogs which is why I still love to join in with these events even if I can’t devote a lot of time to reading. I hope everyone had a great week!

9 thoughts on “Bout of Books 8.0: Goals

  1. Katherine says:

    How is Scott Lynch’s series? I’m kind of interested, but I’m really terrible at following through with series.

    Happy Reading!
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  2. Belle Read says:

    Looks like you are off to a great start. Best of luck with your goals this week.
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  3. Siege and Storm is on my to-read list for Bout of Books as well! At least, it’s in the giant pile of library books I’ll be choosing from for Bout of Books. It’s nice to spend a week with characters you already know, isn’t it?

  4. Cait H. says:

    Good luck with your goals this week! Seems like you’re off to a good start 🙂
    Cait H. recently posted..Review: Membrane by Carol MoreiraMy Profile

  5. Great selections! You are doing a good job with your goals. Happy Reading!
    Sarah @ Flood of Books, etc. recently posted..Bout of Books Day 3 update and Book Spine PoetryMy Profile

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