Bout of Books 8.0

BoB8.0-200x200During the next week, I’m going to be participating in the Bout of Books Readathon.  Here’s the description provided by the event’s hosts:

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, August 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th 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 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team


My goal is to read a total of 4 books in the allotted time.  I may raise that goal as the week progresses depending on how much free time I have.  I’ve never done a readathon before, and it will be a nice opportunity to push myself to set aside more time for reading and blogging.


I would like to finish two books from my Kindle and two from my physical TBR pile.  I’ve been neglecting the books on my Kindle for a while now, so it would be nice to catch up a bit.

  • “Necessary Errors” by Caleb Cain
  • “Awakening” by Karen Sandler
  • “The Dragon’s Path” by Daniel Abraham (started for a readalong, but I fell behind and am not very far into the book)
  • “Days of Blood & Starlight” by Laini Taylor

There will also be some Twitter chats and challenges throughout the week.  I’m hoping to participate in at least one or two of them, but my main focus is going to be to read as many books as possible during the event.

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9 thoughts on “Bout of Books 8.0

  1. Hi Grace,

    I thought of you when I saw this video clip on Ashleigh’s (Nylon Admiral) Bout of Books post. In case you didn’t see it, here’s a link:

    It’s very fun.

  2. Pingback: Bout of Book Read-a-Thon 8.0 | Read. Run. Study.

  3. Good luck with your goals!
    I need to read the Laini Taylor books, I’ve heard they are very good.

    • The first one was unputdownable and not at all what I expected. Taylor has such a vivid imagination. 🙂

  4. Sounds fun! I hadn’t heard of this one before, but it seems popular.

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