I’m doing it! After watching everyone have so much fun during the last Bout of Books readathon, I’ve decided that I’m going to join in on the fun this time around! New to Bout of Books like me? Here’s what it’s all about:
“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 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th 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 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team”
Sounds like fun, right?
I’m not really sure how realistic my goals are, but I’m hoping to get a bunch of books read during this readathon. These are all books that I’ve been looking forward to reading, so I’m excited to give them a go! The books on my (tentative) TBR are:
*The Death of Us by Alice Kuipers
*The Giver by Lois Lowry
*A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride
*The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
*My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff
*Based on a True Story by Elizabeth Renzetti
I’m hoping there’s a good enough mix of young adult/adult/long/short/fiction/non-fiction books in there to keep me entertained all week! As this is my first readathon and as I’m going to be at work for 6 of the 7 readathon days, I’m going to keep my expectations fairly low. My goal is to read as many of these books as I can and really enjoy my first Bout of Books! We all know that the socializing is one of the best parts anyway 😉
So there you go! I’ve officially signed up for Bout of Books 11. Will you be participating too? Are you a newbie like me or are you a Bout of Books pro? Have you read any of the books on my TBR? I can’t wait to talk to everyone!