Beat the Heat Readathon Sign-Up and Progress

Posted August 25, 2015 / Book Challenges, Features / 0 Comments

BeatHeatRATbutton3I’m joining the Beat the Heat Readathon! 

As usual, you may be thinking I’m crazy for joining another challenge and/or readathon. I mean, I JUST finished Bout of Books on Sunday and am still (technically supposed to be) participating in ARC August.

Here are some details about this two-week long readathon, hosted by Novel Heartbeat and Phantasmic Reads:

The Beat the Heat Readathon runs from August 24th at 12:00 AM to September 6th at 11:59 PM. What does this readathon entail, you ask? Well, read as much or as little as you want – the main point is to READ! You set your own goal, and for three weeks you read as many books as you can/want to reach your goal! There will be mini-challenges throughout the Readathon for participants, along with a grand prize giveaway at the end!

Simple enough! Last year I made my own personal readathon during this time of year to challenge myself to get to all of those light, summery contemporaries before “summer” was officially over. I liked the idea of it but had only been blogging for a few months at that point, so it was pointless to try to host something like that. I found this readathon this year, so that’s even better.

Goals and Potential TBR
  • Overall goal → Read between 6-10 books during the two week time period
  • August 24th through 31st → Read books for ARC August, as well as my Book Club’s pick for our July meeting (We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach)
  • September 1st through 6th → Read summery books I missed during Bout of Books, plus any other books that are calling to me! (Hopefully some ARCs…)

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The first two rows of books above are the ARCs I need to get my butt going on. The bottom row are some of the summery contemporaries I was hoping to read during Bout of Books but didn’t have enough time to read. The top “need to read” books are ones for blog tours or my IRL book club, so it’s definitely imperative that those get read!

Progress and Tracking
Week One (August 24 through August 31)

August 24th | Started: Most Likely to Succeed by Jennifer Echols
August 25th | Started: We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach
August 26th | Continued: both books
August 27th | Finished: We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach
August 28th | Continued: Most Likely to Succeed by Jennifer Echols; Started: The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
August 29th | Finished: Most Likely to Succeed by Jennifer Echols; Continued: The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
August 30th| Continued: The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
August 31st| Started: Broken Homes & Gardens by Rebecca Kelley; Continued: The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Week One Total = 2 books

Week Two (September 1 through September 6)

September 1st | Finished: Broken Homes & Gardens by Rebecca Kelley; Continued: The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick; Started: Anne & Henry by Dawn Ius
September 2nd | Continued: both books
September 3rd | Finished: Anne & Henry by Dawn Ius; Continued: The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
September 4th | Started: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo; Continued: The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
September 5th | Continued: both books
September 6th Continued: both books

Week Two Total = 2 books

Running total of finished books: 4 | In progress: 2

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