Bout of Books 18 Goals and Progress Updates!

Posted January 2, 2017 by Lori in Books, Posts / 2 Comments Tags: ,

Bout of Books 18

I’m so excited for Bout of Books! The first one is always a great way to start off the new year right with lots of reading and tackling that TBR! I love that it helps me get a little bit ahead of my goal for the year, too. And this year I get to be an expert for the readathon so if you have any questions, please ask!

Here are the books that I have available to read for the week:

This Adventure Ends Love and First Sight The Hating Game Frostblood (Frostblood Saga, #1) Simon Thorn and the Viper's Pit (Simon Thorn #2) Queens of Geek

Y: The Last Man, Vol. 2: Cycles (Y: The Last Man, #2) Y: The Last Man, Vol. 3: One Small Step (Y: The Last Man, #3) Locke & Key, Vol. 4: Keys to the Kingdom Paper Girls, Vol. 1 Lumberjanes, Vol. 5: Band Together

Obviously I’m not going to be able to read all of this in one week but I like to have options available. I really want to get at least This Adventure Ends and The Hating Game and one review book read as well as several of the graphic novels. So I’m shooting for five overall and hoping it can be closer to 6-7. We’ll see!

Progress Updates

Sunday

Books I’ve read today: Queens of Geek
Number of pages I’ve read today: 288
Total number of books I’ve finished: 7 (The Cursed Queen, This Adventure Ends, Love and First Sight, The Hating Game, Locke & Key Vol 4, Frostblood, Queens of Geek)
Total pages read: 1,949

Thoughts: This Bout of Books was great! I made a lot of progress, even more than I thought I would. It helps so much now that the kids are older and can entertain themselves for longer periods. We also have a more scheduled homeschool day now so it’s easier to find time in the middle of the days. And my husband was super helpful and let me have several of the days just to hang out and read. So overall, it was a great way for me to start the reading year! I’m ahead on my Goodreads challenge and while I know that won’t last long, it feels good to have gotten a few review books read and a few books I’ve been wanting to read done. Can’t really ask for more than that!

 

Saturday

Books I’ve read today: Frostblood by Elly Blake, Locke & Key Vol 4
Number of pages I’ve read today: 152 pages of Locke & Key, 219 pages of Frostblood
Total number of books I’ve finished: 6 (The Cursed Queen, This Adventure Ends, Love and First Sight, The Hating Game, Locke & Key Vol 4, Frostblood)
Total pages read: 1,661

Thoughts: Had a really great reading day today! It’s so much easier to get reading time in during the weekend. And luckily we have just a few things going on this weekend, so lots of free time to read! I’m hoping to get in some more reading time tomorrow but I don’t think I’ll finish another book. Either way, I’m really happy with how much progress I’ve made this week!

 

Friday

Books I’ve read today: Frostblood by Elly Blake
Number of pages I’ve read today: 152
Total number of books I’ve finished: 4 (The Cursed Queen, This Adventure Ends, Love and First Sight, The Hating Game)
Total pages read: 1,290

Thoughts: I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to get so much reading in today. So while I always wish it was more, I just have to remember that I’ve made great progress for myself and can only do as much as I can. I definitely don’t want to burn myself out this early in the year! I do hope to finish this book before the end of the readathon.

 

Thursday

Books I’ve read today: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
Number of pages I’ve read today: 319
Total number of books I’ve finished: 4 (The Cursed Queen, This Adventure Ends, Love and First Sight, The Hating Game)
Total pages read: 1,138

Thoughts: I stayed up way way way too late finishing The Hating Game. I was just too addicted to stop! It was a lot of fun. Not great, like I had hoped from the hype, but lots of fun. I didn’t read much during the day. I should have tried to get more in but that just happens sometimes. And I really don’t have anything to complain about because overall I’ve really enjoyed the books I’ve been reading this week and have gotten more done than I usually do! I hope to finish one more book this weekend!

 

Wednesday

Books I’ve read today: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
Number of pages I’ve read today: 65
Total number of books I’ve finished: 3 (The Cursed Queen, This Adventure Ends, Love and First Sight)
Total pages read: 819

Thoughts: It wasn’t a great reading day for me, I had too much other stuff going on to be able to sit and actually focus on a book. But I’m still happy with my progress so far. I tried to front load my reading because my week just keeps getting busier as it goes on. I do hope I’ll be able to finish The Hating Game by Friday. It’s pretty enjoyable so far so I should be able to make that happen.

 

Tuesday

Books I’ve read today: Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist
Number of pages I’ve read today: 277
Total number of books I’ve finished: 3 (The Cursed Queen, This Adventure Ends, Love and First Sight)
Total pages read: 754

Thoughts: I was able to get more reading done today than I had thought I would be able to considering it was our first day back to school. But it helped that the book I read was short and quick. I like picking fast books for readathons because it helps me feel like I’m making a lot of progress! I think I’m going to start with Frostblood tomorrow and then hopefully get to The Hating Game over the weekend. This week is pretty light so if I’m lucky and work it out right, I should be able to finish those two as well!

 

Monday

Books I’ve read today: The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine, This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills
Number of pages I’ve read today: 169 of TCQ, 308 of TAE
Total number of books I’ve finished: 2 (The Cursed Queen, This Adventure Ends)
Total pages read: 477

Thoughts: Today was the last day of winter break for all of us and the husband was kind enough to let me hide away and read all day while he hung out with the kids and ran the house. It was really nice to be able to just focus on reading and have a quiet day before homeschooling and regular sports schedules pick back up. I’m still hoping to read a couple more books this week even though our schedules will be busier than today but it feels really good getting such a great start to the week. And the new year!

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