What’s 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, May 8th and runs through Sunday, May 14th 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 19 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
My main goal, as always, is to have fun. The last bout of books was in January and that was the month that I read more books this year, so even though I have not challenged myself to a specific number of books, I am excited and want to read and talk to other readers during that week. That said, I am busy that week with uni so it’s great that the readathon is so low pressure.
I liked alternating two books last time so I might repeat this time. Here is my TBR, which includes more books than I expect to read (hopefully I can read them though, but I’m being realistic) so I have more options and can switch between books:
- The Ersarz Elevator by Lemony Snicket
- Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz
Since I am BR both of these books I originally thought of adding another book to the mix in case I finished them or I needed another book to read along with those two. That book was supposed to be The Heir, given that in the previous bout of books readathon I read both The Selection (which was almost finished when the readathon started) and The Elite, so it would be a nice throw back if I continued with the series. HOWEVER, I set another BR, this time with the lovely Sara, which is:
I doubt I finish all of them (I read one book and a half last time), but in case that happens, or I need another book to alternate with The Heir, I will be picking from my May TBR.
Have you joined #boutofbooks 19? What will you be reading?