Bout of Books Goals and Progress Updates

Posted August 21, 2016 by Lori in Books, Posts / 4 Comments Tags: ,

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books Readathon starts tomorrow! And I’ll be hosting a challenge with a giveaway tomorrow to start it all off! There’s still time to sign up if you want to join in! I’ll be using this post for my goals for the week as well as my progress updates. I’m still participating in ARC August, so most of the books I hope to read will be ARCs but I think I’m also going to have several graphic novels on hand to keep me motivated. Instead of picking just a few to read, I’m going to list a whole bunch and just pick from those based on how I’m feeling.

Here are some of the books I have on hand to read this week:

Giant Days, Vol. 1 Giant Days, Vol. 2 Saga, Volume 6 Lady Killer (Lady Killer, #1)

Furthermore The Peculiar Night of the Blue Heart Gemina The Reader (Sea of Ink and Gold, #1) Vassa in the Night

The Great Shelby Holmes The Female of the Species Three Dark Crowns (Untitled, #1) A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire, #1) The Life She Wants

Basically, I have no idea what I’ll feel like reading. But these are the ones I hope to pick from first.

Here are some of my goals for the week:

  • Finish at least 3 books. 4 books would make me super happy.
  • Devote at least a little time to reading every day.
  • Participate in at least one Twitter chat
  • Cheer people on!
  • Participate in at least 2 of the challenges.

Progress Updates

Sunday

Books I’ve read today: The Peculiar Night of the Blue Heart
Number of pages I’ve read today: 130
Total number of books I’ve finished: 4 books, 2 graphic novels
Total pages read: 1,387
Daily challenge:
Thoughts: What a great Bout of Books this was! I wasn’t sure how well I could do considering out schedule but I’m really happy with the progress I made! I tried to get in as much reading time as possible, even if it was only 10 minutes between events and it worked out for me this time! It also helped that I switched between books often and kept graphic novels around. I didn’t do as much cheering as I had hoped or any of the challenges but I’ll try to work on that more next time!

 

Saturday

Books I’ve read today: A Shadow Bright and Burning, The Peculiar Night of the Blue Heart by Lauren DeStefano
Number of pages I’ve read today: 60 and 78
Total number of books I’ve finished: 3 books, 2 graphic novels
Total pages read: 1,257
Daily challenge: None
Thoughts: Today was okay. I had more time to read than I thought I would, which was nice, but I’m just kind of stuck on ASBAB. I’m just not as intrigued by it as I thought and find myself bored with it. So I switched books again and am really happy with Peculiar Night. I always find middle grade books to be good readathon books because they tend to be much faster paced, shorter, and easier reads. So my progress tends to be much faster with them, which is very good for readathons. So, so far I’m still happy with this week and I hope to finish one of these books tomorrow!

 

Friday

Books I’ve read today: Replica
Number of pages I’ve read today: 240
Total number of books I’ve finished: 3 books, 2 graphic novels
Total pages read: 1,119
Daily challenge:
Thoughts: I was pretty happy to finish another book today. It took pretty much all day because we had another busy day, but I’m really happy with my progress. I’ve finished 3 books, which was one of my goals, so I’m hoping I can maybe sneak in one more book this weekend!

 

Thursday

Books I’ve read today: A Shadow Bright and Burning, Replica by Lauren Oliver
Number of pages I’ve read today: 29 and 110
Total number of books I’ve finished: 2 books, 2 graphic novels
Total pages read: 879
Daily challenge: Titles in the Tabloids at The Book Junkie
Thoughts: I’m glad I picked up Replica again because it’s actually gotten really interesting again! I think it works really well for me to have more than one book to read during readathons. I have a hard time focusing and need to switch things up often. I really hope to finish these two before the readathon is over! We have a busy weekend coming up but I’m going to do my best. Either way, I’m still happy with my progress.

 

Wednesday

Books I’ve read today: Giant Days: Vol 1 by John Allison, Giant Days: Vol 2 by John Allison, A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
Number of pages I’ve read today: 128 (vol 1), 128 (vol 2), 74 (ASBAB)
Total number of books I’ve finished: 2 books, 2 graphic novels
Total pages read: 740
Daily challenge: Shelfies found at Bout of Books
Thoughts: I’m so glad I picked up some graphic novels to have on hand! While I’m really liking A Shadow Bright and Burning, I had such a hard time focusing today to really make too much progress on it. So I switched to Giant Days and really enjoyed them. I’m glad I was still able to make some really good progress without having to push myself when I wasn’t feeling it.

 

Tuesday

Books I’ve read today: A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
Number of pages I’ve read today: 66
Total number of books I’ve finished: 2
Total pages read: 390
Daily challenge: Mix n’ Match found at Bout of Books!
Thoughts: Our schedule was kind of a mess today so I didn’t get much time to read. But what I did read, I really enjoyed! I’m happy with my progress so far but still hope I can get some more time in tomorrow.

 

Monday

Books I’ve read today: Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch, The Great Shelby Holmes by Elizabeth Eulberg
Number of pages I’ve read today: 95 and 229
Total number of books I’ve finished: 2
Total pages read: 324
Daily challenge: Book to Movie Adaptations! Hosted right here!
Thoughts: I’m really happy with my progress today! I picked a book I was almost finished with so I would be sure to have some clear progress for day one. Then I picked up a middle-grade book that was short, also to have some visible progress, and ended up loving it and flying right through it! So I’m really happy that I’ve already been able to finish two books!

 

Books I Finished

Ice Like Fire (Snow Like Ashes, #2) The Great Shelby Holmes Giant Days, Vol. 1 Giant Days, Vol. 2 Replica (Replica, #1) The Peculiar Night of the Blue Heart

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