Read-a-thon: Bout of Books

Considering I’m over ten books behind on my personal 2013 Goodreads challenge, and I don’t read as often as I’d like to, I’ve decided to participate in the upcoming Bout of Books read-a-thon. This will be the first read-a-thon I’ve ever done, so I am extremely excited (but also quite nervous). Feel free to join in!


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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 13th and runs through Sunday, May 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 7.0” information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.

— From the Bout of Books Team

Time Devoted to Reading
I honestly want to read as much as I can every day, but by this, I mean I have to finish at least one book. I’d prefer to get through a book and a manga (since I have to include some of those), but my minimum is definitely one book, no matter how many hours it takes to get to it. I (sort of) have the time to do so right now, so why not, right?

I’d like to get through at least ten total books, preferably six books and four manga volumes. Any combination is fine by me, as long as I read more books than manga.

I’d like to choose between…

Abandon - Meg Cabot Amy and Roger's Epic Detour - Morgan Matson An Abundance of Katherines - John Green Beauty Queens - Libba Bray
Epic Fail - Claire LaZebnik Meant to Be - Lauren Morrill Monstrous Beauty - Elizabeth Fama
Gakuen Alice 1 - Tachibana Higuchi Gakuen Alice 2 - Tachibana Higuchi Gakuen Alice 3 - Tachibana Higuchi
Skip Beat! 1 - Yoshiki Nakamura Skip Beat! 2 - Yoshiki Nakamura Dengeki Daisy 1 - Kyousuke Motomi Dengeki Daisy 2 - Kyousuke Motomi

I’ll be keeping track of how far I’m getting in the Read-a-thon over here on this page daily, noting which books I’ve read for that day, the number of books I’ve read (both YA and manga) for that day, the total number of books I’ve read in the read-a-thon thus far, and anything else of significance. I won’t review the books until after the read-a-thon in the following week(s). In the meantime, you can follow my progress on Goodreads and Twitter.