Bout of Books

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 9th and runs through Sunday, May 15th 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 16 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team


The last half of Bout of Books 16 week was a little less productive for me.  I finished reading two books, which, Yay!  But I got stuck on These Broken Stars.  I just haven't really been into Young Adult books lately, but I'm going to try to finish it anyway--I'm thinking that maybe I should rethink some of my reading lists, but there are some YA books I really DO want to read.  Maybe I'll just stick to more high fantasy stuff.  I don't know.

Anyway, to summarize, I think I did quite well with this Bout of Books readathon.  I met my goal of reading 4 books--I read 6 and am about 30% finished with another book.  I didn't really keep track of how many hours I'd been spending reading each day, but I'm not going to sweat the details--I spent at least two to three hours reading before I go to sleep anyway, so that's good enough for me.

I had a slight advantage for Bout of Books this time around in that I had a lot of extra days off from work and had a lot of extra time to do some reading.  So, yay for that too!




Update for Days 5, 6, 7 and a Summary
(Fri. 5/13, Sat. 5/14, Sun. 5/15)


After Dark by Jayne CastleAfter Glow by Jayne Castle


  • End of Week Reading Stats
    • # Books Read:  2 books
      • After Dark by Jayne Castle | 340 pages
      • After Glow by Jayne Castle | 356 pages
    • # Pages Read:  854 pages


  • Summary Totals
    • # Books Read:  6 books
      • Prince Joe by Suzanne Brockmann | 298 pages
      • Barely Breathing by Pamela Clare | no official page count
      • Forever Blue by Suzanne Brockmann | 291 pages
      • Secondhand Spirits by Juliet Blackwell | 313 pages
      • After Dark by Jayne Castle | 340 pages
      • After Glow by Jayne Castle | 356 pages
    • # Pages Read:  1668 pages
      • Also whatever page count Barely Breathing would be (~250 to 300)




Books I'm Still Reading


These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner | 15 of 384 pages
Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis | 101 of 341


Read-a-thon Hopefuls I Didn't Get To


Sleep With the Lights On by Maggie Shayne



Previous Update Posts and Other Links


Bout of Books 16 Starter Post
Bout of Books 16 Day One Update
Bout of Books Midweek Update