Who’s excited for Bout of Books? I know I am!
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, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th 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 13 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
My last few Bout of Books have been a little disappointing. I start out all excited and then car breaks down or work gets super busy or something and I wind up reading even less than a normal week, but let’s hope that that doesn’t happen this time.
I’d like to use the week to make a nice dent in the number of books on my TBR, by starting and finishing some of the shorter ones, especially since the #crushyourtbr readathon is happening at the end of Bout of Books, over the weekend, and I’d like to join in on that one as well. But I also need to read All the Light We Cannot See for a (IRL) book club I’ve just joined and I probably won’t completely abandon the Outlander books either (I’m currently reading Dragonfly in Amber and I spoiled myself, and I’m pretty sure I’ll want to roll right into Voyager when I’m done), so we will have to see what I get all the way through. Even if I don’t crush the number of novels on my tbr, I will try to get through bunches of pages.
My Tentative and Overly Ambitious BoB TBR
–Animal Farm by George Orwell
–Boundless by Cynthia Hand
–Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
–The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
–Dragonfly in Amber/Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
–All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr