Bout of Books 11 Wrap Up!

Wow. I cannot believe this readathon flew by as fast as it did. I’ve said this before, but this was one of the most fun things I did all summer.

In total, I read 4 books this week and 1,420 pages! (Not counting the part of If I Stay that I listened to). Considering my goal was 3 books, I think I did pretty well.

Congrats to everyone who completed the readathon this week! Regardless of whether or not you met your goals, you are all winners.

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Bout of Books Day 6 and 7 Recap!

Again, not too much reading today. Most of my day was spent in the car driving back home and then attending an arangetram, which was amazing. I just got in the door, though , so I am exhausted. I did manage, however, to read 63 pages today of Old School by Tobias Wolff. So far, I have read four books for bout of books. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for all the support this week and I hope that my posts have inspired some of you to challenge yourselves to do something, if not a readathon, something out of your comfort zone! But I highly recommend readathons such as Bout of Books. You feel productive and accomplished by the end.

But don’t worry! There are still two more days left of the readathon! I will be posting a review in the next couple days; I just can’t decide which one. What do you want to see first- my review of Waterfell, The Maze Runner, or my review of The Symptoms of My Insanity? Three different genres. Aye.

Bout of Books Day 7 Recap
Today I read about 20 pages of Old School by Tobias Wolff. I realized I forgot to count audio books this week, by the way! I listened to Part 1 of If I Stay by Gayle Forman. However, how do you know how many pages this is? I listened to it in the Overdrive Media Console, and I just can’t figure it out. Anyone know?

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Quick Bout of Books Day 5 Recap!

Pages read: 289
Books finished: The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Readathon goal: 3
Read so far: 4

I’m thinking now that I should’ve done what most people did; make all these recaps a single post. I’m sorry that I didn’t do that for you guys! Now I know for the next readathon ๐Ÿ™‚

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Bout of Books Day 4 Recap

Today was a slow reading day, sadly.

Pages read: 83, The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Books finished: 0

I guess The Maze Runner just isn’t doing it for me as much as I hoped. I mean it’s good and has a lot of action, but I don’t find myself yearning to read it as much as other books I’ve read recently. Someone told me the main character is whinier than Holden Caulfield. I can kind of see that.

Bout of books goal: 3 books
Books finished so far: 3

But hey, there are still a few more days left of the readathon. We can do this!

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If you liked this, try this challenge!

In this bout of books challenge, I recommend to you a book based on another book you may have liked. I.e Try The Selection series if you liked Divergent, etc.

If you liked this…

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(Read my review here.)

You may like this…

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(Cover image from Goodreads; not my image.)
Read my review here.

Because: Both stories involve a female main character having amnesia after some trauma and both characters struggle to remember the dark truth of what happened. However, their secrets and stories are each very different from one another, as are the two writing styles and the two settings. So if you read one of the two and liked it, try the other! Or, if you didn’t enjoy one of them stylistically, try the other!

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Bout of Books Day 3 Recap!

Pages read today: 259
Books finished: 1

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Readathon goal: finish 3 books
Books read so far: 3 books

So somehow, I have already met my goal. I’ve taught myself a lesson in second guessing I suppose! I’m going to keep reading though, as if I set a higher goal for myself than 3 books. Can’t wait to continue reading ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S My review of We Were Liars goes up tomorrow morning!

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Bout of Books Day 2 Progress

My goal for Bout of Books 11: 3 books read

I am going to begin by saying that this readathon is one of the highlights of my summer. It is only day 3 and I am thinking about the next one!

Anywho, here is what happened reading-wise on Day 2.

Pages read: 285
Books finished: 1
Books begun or continued: 4

Total books finished so far: 2
Goal: 3

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I finished Waterfell by Amalie Howard and loved it! A review will be coming in the future.

So here’s why I was reading from 4 different books yesterday. I tried to read the Beautiful and the Cursed outside, but a bee seemed quite interested in the book. I threw it down to get away and was then paranoid that if I touched it I’d find an angry bee. Isn’t that a great story.

As for the challenges, we created poetry from book spines and told our OTP.

My poem: http://wp.me/p4MMvX-4u

How is your week going? I’d love to hear!

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