Thursday, August 17, 2017

Bout of Books 20 Read-a-thon Sign Up & Goals

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is orgnaized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon thatbegins 12:01am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th 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 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Hurray! It's time for another Bout of Books Read-a-thon! I've been participating in these for the past few years now (since I started blogging) and it's the one read-a-thon I most look forward to (probably because I'm more comfortable with things I've done repeatedly.)
I haven't been the best with read-a-thons in the past couple of years (who has time to dedicate an entire day let alone a week to reading when you are a SAHM with a toddler?!) but I am so behind on my August TBR that this read-a-thon couldn't have come at a better time. I am pumped and motivated to participate and actually READ AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE! 

Ok, so my goals are to read at least 2 books. That IS low but I think that's a good average for one week considering that I'm such a slow reader lately. If I read more than that, GREAT! I really hope I do! 
Mostly, I'll be using this read-a-thon to get through my ARC August TBR!

Some ARCs I'm hoping I will get to:

I've also got a few library books checked out that I need to finish asap! 


And just so I don't forget (because I probably won't have time to check the site daily) here is the challenge/giveaways/twitter chats schedule:

Monday: Introduce yourself #insixwords
Tuesday: Synopsis rewrite
Wednesday: Book spine rainbow
Thursday: If you like this, try that...
Friday: Leave a book review
Saturday: Love to hate
Sunday: Free day!

Twitter chats:
(last approximately one hour)
TZC = Time Zone Conversion

Monday: 8pm CST (9pm EST)
Saturday: 10am CST (11am EST)

Good luck to everyone participating! Happy reading! 


  1. I need to up my reading a bit if I want to hit my targets for the year! Good luck with your readathon!

  2. I still haven't decided my reading goals for this event yet! I have been on an audiobook binge the entire month of August already and have listened to a total of 16 audiobooks... I'm wondering if I should just keep listening to audiobooks next week, finish off other books I've already started, or find something new altogether.

    Good luck with your reading goals!

  3. Good luck w/ Bout of Books! All these look good- I am especially interested in The Queen of Blood since I'm thinking of jumping into that series. And Mask of shadows looks good too.