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 12th and runs through Sunday, May 18th 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 10 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
My goals for Bout of Books are:
To read for at least two hours a day. I need to get back into the habit of sitting down to just read again. I already finished my homework for the next two weeks, so I can find some time to read.
- To review 90% of the books I read during the event.
- To read at least four books.
I have a ton of books that I would like to finish in the next few months, so my pile comes from that stack. My pile of possibilities:
The Namesake by Jhumpi Lahiri.
Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Ariana Huffington
A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip by Kevin Brockmeier
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
I’ll Be Right There by Kyung-Sook Shin
Mambo in Chinatown by Jean Kwok
The Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Henriquez
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Are you participating for the event? If so, what’s on your reading?