Woohoo! It’s time for another Bout of Books Read-a-thon!
What better way to start off a new year than with a read-a-thon!
I’m so excited to participate again. This is such a fun way to focus on reading and get a strong start toward achieving my annual reading goal.
If you don’t know what Bout of Books is, here is a little descriptor for you, straight from the ladies who organize it.
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 8th and runs through Sunday, January 14th 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 21 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
This is a super fun read-a-thon. I’ve participated three times before and always find it exactly how they describe – low pressure. There is no such thing as failure in Bout of Books. The goal is to read, and, if you want to, meet other readers online through challenges. The challenges are usually fun and easy. You can see my past participation here.
Bout of Books 21 TBR
When I participate in Bout of Books, I like to set myself a suggested TBR of books I plan to read during the read-a-thon. I’ve been stacking books in my spare room for the last few months in preparation for this event.
As you can see, I’ve selected some fairly short books and a reread. If I can power through all of these (some of which have been sitting on my shelf for ages), I will dive into some longer books.
My Bout of Books 21 TBR includes:
- Lament by Maggie Stiefvater
- The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
- The Twits by Roald Dahl
- The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kid
- 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad
- We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie