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, August 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd 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 14 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
Having a goal for Bot of Books is not required. You can just randomly pick any book on your TBr and read it. But for me, a goal is essential to keep myself motivated. As much as I want to go crazy and set a 7-book goal in a 7-day marathon, I can’t. Once upon a time I can inhale a book a day, but those days are over. Sadly, I don’t have as much time as I did back then. So for this read-a-thon I’m going to read two books.
First up is The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi. I heard about this book through the NaNoWriMo blog and the title got me really intrigued. I know even before I read the blurb that this is the kind of novel that I would want to read. It was one of my most-anticipated books this year and I can finally get to reading it!
The next one is The Murder Complex by Linsay Cummings. I heard so many great things about it. I love me some murder. Oh wait, that came out wrong. I love me some great murder mysteries. It baffles me that I’m such a squeamish person, but I love reading murder mysteries.
I’m only aiming to read two books during Bout of Books week but if I get extra time during the read-a-ton, I’ll definitely use to read more! Oh and I will also be posting updates and participating in the activities on the blog and on Twitter.
Are you going to join Bout of Books too? What books are you excited to read this month?