Joining Bout Of Books For The First Time

May 2016 - Bout Of Books

Just last month, I participated in Dewey’s 24 hour readathon. This May, I’m doing a week-long readathon instead. Joining Bout Of Books has always been something I wanted to do but previously had the worst luck when it came to timing. The readathon almost always happened right around exams or a particularly busy week. Fortunately, this time around, I’m on summer vacation and can take part!

I plan to catch up on reading review copies through Bout of Books so I’m picking up the ones Scholastic sent me last week, What Things Mean by Sophia N. Lee (already finished reading!) and Sula’s Voyage by Catherine Torres, as well as Nikki Sheehan’s Swan Boy from Rock The Boat, Sarah Strohmeyer’s This Is My Brain On Boys from Harper Collins, and Emily Albright’s The Heir and the Spare from Merit Press. The only personal copy that I’m reading is Sarah J. Maas’ A Court Of Mist And Fury, which I’m hoping is five hundred plus pages filled with my fave Fae bad boy Rhysand. I’ve managed to avoid spoilers about ACOMAF so far and I’m so excited to discover what shenanigans and sexy times will transpire in the story.

Finishing all these will be my goal but depending on my mood, I might pick up an audiobook or an e-book in between. So excited to read ALL THE BOOKS!

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.

Are you joining Bout Of Books? What are you reading this week?

Hazel @ Stay Bookish

Hazel Ureta is an advocate of stories. She is the blogger and Editor-In-Chief of Stay Bookish because she loves talking about books. She enjoys reading Young Adult novels the most and writes them too.
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  1. Geraldine @ Corralling Books on May 10, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Whoa, this sounds awesome!
    I won’t be participating – uni :(((( – but I wish you all the best, Hazel!

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on May 11, 2016 at 11:31 pm

      Sorry you won’t be participating, Geraldine! Next time! And thanks so much!

  2. Tracey @PrintedWordsAnd on May 11, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Good luck with the read-a-thon!! I love Bout of Books, it’s so fun and it motivates me to keep reading (especially cause I’m in a reading slump at the moment eep).

    Hopefully I can get through my TBR as well. Have fun reading!!

  3. Becky @ A Fool's Ingenuity on May 11, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    I feel like I’m unintentionally participating in this readathon this week because I’ve been reading a book a week. I’ve never done one, properly, the pressure of reading gets to me. It sounds like fun, though. I may have to join another time, for now I’m just trying to clear some books off of my shelves at my own pace.

  4. Zoe le Zebre on May 31, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Awww! :'( I can’t believe I missed it, it sounds like so much fun. I really hope I can participate in the August one now! Also, I know this is late, but I hope you did great on your readathon!! \^v^/

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