Bout of Books 16 Wrap-Up
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 9th and runs through Sunday, May 15th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 16 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
Goal: Read ARCs and required reading books (3-6)
I did well! I was hoping to read between three and six books during this challenge. I was reading a lot of books at the same time, so it was nice to finally start finishing a few of them off. My total numbers for Bout of Books are below, as well as the books I ended up reading for this challenge.
Number of books finished: 5
Number of books still reading: 2
2 ARCs and 3 regular books
Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Midpoint Check-In
Check out my original sign-up post here!
May 1st through 31st
24 Hour Readathon on May 21st
For the fourth year in a row during the month of May we will be challenging you to get those advanced reading copies read! These can be e-arc’s, finished copies, audio and physical arcs. (regardless of release date) As an added bonus you will be able to schedule advanced reviews and free up your time to enjoy the warmer weather. To make things fun there will be 24 hour readathon and a grand prize for a 2016 release.
So roll up your sleeves grab your brooms and check your NetGalley stats, Edelweiss haul and those books you’ve meant to review in your ARC TBR pile..because it’s time to make a CLEAN SWEEP!
Goal: Read 60% ARCs during the month of May
We’re at the halfway point for the Clean Sweep ARC Challenge, so I figured I would add this on the end of my Bout of Books wrap-up. I haven’t really read a lot of ARCs so far this month because I’ve had a few exciting new releases and library books come into my possession! The good thing is that the second half of the month can and WILL be filled with ARCs. (One of the books below is technically an already published book but the review copy was sent from the publisher for a blog tour, so I’m totally counting it.) Also, I’m at a 44% ARC rate right now, which is very close to my goal of 60% already. I just need to keep this rate up.
ARCs I’ve Read
Books read in May so far: 9
ARCs read in May so far: 4
Percentage of ARCs read: 44%