#BoutOfBooks Goals Post: Rising Up To The Challenge

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

Hey y’all! I AM SO FREAKIN EXCITED. Why? Okay so you know how pissy I was last time at missing the sign ups for Bout Of Books, because I love a good readathon? Okay WELL, one of my friends, I forget who tweeted recently about Bout Of Books coming up and OMG OMG I signed up IN TIME. I KNOW. Anyways, I already made a photo pile of potential reads on my floor.

But first a few details via the Bout Of Books Blog:

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, August 13th and runs through Sunday, August 19th in whatever time zone you are in.  Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week.  There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional.  For all Bout of Books 5.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. -From the Bout of Books 5.0 team

The Books:

Bout Of Books Stack

My Goals:

  • To read at least 100 pages of A Clash Of Kings because I have been wanting to start this one forever.
  •  To read at least 3 of the books in the picture.
  • To read at least 1 Netgalley book
  • To listen to at least one audiobook (I work the whole week so I will listen during my commute and while working on things at the office)
  • To visit at the very least 10 new to me blogs
  • Comment on the blogs of people who are already friends who are participating in Bout Of Books
  • After finishing each book write one cursory page of notes on feelings and impressions to make reviewing the books easier

So, which book should I start with?

About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. I am also participating in BoB. I liked Don’t Turn Around- I hope you enjoy it. I hope you have fun and enjoy your books 🙂

  2. Yay for participation! I don’t think I managed to sign up for the last one either. Made me sad. 🙁 But I’m so freaking excited for this one!!!

    I think you should start with Crown of Embers … then I can read it vicariously through you. It looks AWESOME!

    Have a good week!

  3. You have such an awesome reading list, I really want to read Something Strange and Deadly! Good luck with reaching your goals! 🙂

  4. I’ve been meaning to read Clash of Kings forever. Maybe I should pick it up. You have some really great goals and I love that you included an audiobook. I hope you meet all your goals.

  5. Glad you caught the sign-up in time! It should be a fun week. Good luck with your goals and have fun!

  6. Throne of Glass!!! Or Crown of Embers! Either. I loved Throne of Glass and I’m sure Crown of Embers will be just as amazing as The Girl of Fire and Thorns 🙂
    Have fun with the readathon!

  7. I will have to sign up for this too! I participated one year but I think I missed the last one also. I like your goal to write down your thoughts after you finish each book. Great idea! Especially if you are reading a lot of books so you can keep everything fresh. I sometimes end up not writing reviews because I’ve waited to long or forgotten what I thought.

    I am currently reading A Game of Thrones a little at a time so maybe one of my goals will be to read some more chapters.

    I know everyone is excited about Throne of Glass but I can’t wait to read The Crown of Embers. I loved the first book.

  8. Wow, what a great-looking book stack xD I’d say go for Throne of Glass because I looooved it! Stormdancer is also on my list.. I’m hoping to start that one very soon 🙂 Have a great week!

  9. Good luck in completing your goals this week! I’ve read some great reviews of Throne of Glass, I’ll be interested to see what you think of it =) Happy reading!

  10. Which book should you start with? Crown of Embers of course! Then please please do a review because that is one book I am dying to read!

    HOLD ON – I think I saw… is it Stormdancer? Sigh. That would be conundrum!

    Can’t wait to see what you think!

  11. This is my first ever rad-a-thon and I am excited. Love the books you selected for bout of books! I am at the end of my first book for the read-a-thon: Crossed by Ally Condie.

    Here’s my Bout of Books post!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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