Bout of books 17 was my first ever read-a-thon. I enjoyed it immensely. I didn’t read much as I would have wanted but I READ, and that was the important part. I had been in a reading slump so I knew it was risky, but it was so much fun!
When I heard about Bout of Books 18 I wanted to join, of course but I was also scared, since I have been in a reading slump (how shocking) and didn’t want to force myself and make it worse. But the boutofbooks community is very nice and got me excited again, so here I am joining the #boutofbooks 18! *throws confetti*
What is Bout of Books?
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 8th 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 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
You can sign up here! It’s a week-long read-a-thon for you to read and discuss books with other participants. And when it says that it’s low pressure, it’s so true! I recommend to check #boutofbooks on twitter and follow the official account. You will find other amazing readers and you will be able to talk with them about books.
What will I read?
My main goal will be to have fun. If I read 20 pages (let’s hope I can read more than that), I’ll be happy; I don’t want to stress, I just want to enjoy it. I’d also like to join at least one twitter chat (unless it’s at 4am in my timezone) but, above all, I want to chat chat chat with other book lovers!
I have added more books than I’ll probably read. I like to have different options, but I love making lists, so I will be chosing my reads from these:
- The Elite, Kiera Cass
- The One, Kiera Cass
- Just One Year, Gayle Forman
- A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness
I have just read The Selection so I’d like to continue with the series. If I finish The Elite, I may begin The One. I’ve read the original books in the series before (the first three) and I have added the whole series to my 2017 TBR, but I doubt I get that far. I am currently reading Just One Day so I might also continue with book 2.
Have you joined #boutofbooks 18? What will you be reading?