I joined in Bout of Books earlier this year for #11 in August. I came close to my goal of reading 7 books – I read 6! I am of course signing up for Bout of Books 12, which is taking place in January.
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, January 5th and runs through Sunday, January 11th 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 12 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
My general goals for Bout of Books 12
I say general because I’m not sure what books I’ll end up reading between now and January 5th. I’m trying to give myself the opportunity to read whatever I’m in the mood for between now and the end of the year, now that my holiday reading is coming to an end. There’s usually a linky and separate post for goals, so that’s why I’m okay with changing my mind between now and then 🙂
My goal is to read 7 books!
- Finish the Private series by Kate Brian (The Book of Spells Prequel, Ominous #13, Vengeance #14) – This has been on my to-do list for MONTHS and I never get around to it. Bout of Books will be a perfect time to binge-read the final books in the series.
- Finish one audiobook – I generally can finish one audiobook per week, so this won’t be too different.
- Finish two books that have been gathering dust on my shelves – I have SO many books sitting around that I haven’t read yet. I want to devote some time to those.
- Finish one book for review – I have a few galleys already that need to be read for reviews in the beginning half of the year, so I’m sure I’ll have one I should sneak in during Bout of Books.