Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

I think I must be insane, participating in a week long read-a-thon that starts on the last day of the semester. I’m giving myself no time to breathe!

But then, thanks to overwhelming stress due to school this past week, I haven’t read anything in over a week (until today, that is).

It’s time to make up for some lost time!

My review schedule is pretty much screwed right now, so I’m going to take the opportunity to read what I want to during Bout of Books 4.0.

And it will be glorious. GLORIOUS I TELL YOU.

Last Bout of Books, I read 8 books! And I was in the middle of the semester, working Full Time. So since the semester will be over, I’m going to up that goal to 10 books.

Books to Read (subject to change at my fancy)

  • The Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan
  • Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols
  • One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
  • Someone Else’s Life by Katie Dale
  • BZRK by Michael Grant
  • The Unbecoming of Mara Deyer by Michelle Hodkin
  • The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
  • Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  • Fated by Alyson Noel
  • The Stone Girl by Alyssa Sheinmel

Updates

5/14
Number of books I’ve read today: 2
Total number of books I’ve read: 2
Books: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (review will be posted tomorrow), The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

5/15
Number of books I’ve read today: 0, but started Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. AND I got to go see Wicked. So I am very much okay with not having finished a book today.
Total number of books I’ve read: 2
Books: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (review will be posted tomorrow), The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

5/16
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 3
Books: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender, and Between Shades of Gray by Ruth Sepetys

5/17
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 4
Books: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender, Between Shades of Gray by Ruth Sepetys, and Fated by Alyson Noel

5/18
Number of books I’ve read today: 2
Total number of books I’ve read: 6
Books: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender, Between Shades of Gray by Ruth Sepetys, Fated by Alyson Noel, One for the Money by Janet Evanovich, and The Stone Girl by Alyssa Sheinmel

5/19
Number of books I’ve read today: 0- but started The Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan
Total number of books I’ve read: 6
Books:The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender, Between Shades of Gray by Ruth Sepetys, Fated by Alyson Noel, One for the Money by Janet Evanovich, and The Stone Girl by Alyssa Sheinmel

5/20
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 7
Books: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender, Between Shades of Gray by Ruth Sepetys, Fated by Alyson Noel, One for the Money by Janet Evanovich, The Stone Girl by Alyssa Sheinmel, and The Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan.

I see good books on your list! Or, at least, two I’ve read and liked before.

kai charles 5/11/2012

Great books my goal is 8 books but id love to do Ten as well
Happy Reading!

Becky 5/11/2012

Really good book list! 10, to me, is huge so GOOD LUCK :D

Elle 5/11/2012

good luck!

Jessie 5/11/2012

Oh 8 books wow, I don’t think I could ever get to that number if I tried. Good luck with your 10!

Karen 5/11/2012

Oh, Mara Dyer! Loved that one, and Noah Shaw is my all-time favorite book boyfriend. I also really liked Someone Else’s Life. Great choices. Good luck!

Kelsey 5/11/2012

Good luck getting to 10, I read that many in a month usually lol. And good for you, reading what you want!

Mandi Kaye 5/11/2012

I’m really excited about this list.

CreativeDeeds 5/11/2012

Good luck with your goals. I’ve only ever read 5, but I’m still shooting for 6. We shall see. 10 is a very impressive goal!

Whatcha gonna read first?

Mandi Kaye 5/11/2012

I dunno. I might let random.org pick for me.

Mandi Kaye 5/11/2012

Thanks! Same to you!

Mandi Kaye 5/11/2012

I’m stretching a bit, I think. That’s more than a book a day! But I think I can do it.

Mandi Kaye 5/11/2012

Thanks! Same to you.

Mandi Kaye 5/11/2012

Thanks!

Mandi Kaye 5/11/2012

I’m really excited about both of those. Heck, I’m excited about all ten!

Mandi Kaye 5/11/2012

I’m kind of liking this whole “throw out the schedule” think I’m doing right now. I might do it more often!

Mandi Kaye 5/11/2012

I hope you meet your goal!

Can I choose for you?

Mandi Kaye 5/12/2012

Hmm. Why does that feel ominous? But since I do want to read all of them, sure. Go for it.

Mara Dyer! I read that one during one of the previous readathons and it blew my mind a little.

You read 8 books last time!? I’m jealous! I really hope you can do 10!

I’m jealous of Such a Rush! You should read it first :)

Good luck!

If you read 8 books last time, I am SURE you can read 10 books this time. Good luck.

I loved Between Shades of Gray. It is such a great read. You will start reading and before you know it you will be finished. It is that good.

Mandi Kaye 5/13/2012

I’ll get to it, don’t you worry. :)

Mandi Kaye 5/13/2012

I hope so. The book I’m reading this weekend is pretty dull – to the point where I don’t care if I finish it, but I have to. So I’m really excited to start reading all of these great books tomorrow!

Awesome books on your list. I’ve been meaning to finally read a Jennifer Echols book.
& props to you for having a goal of TEN books. I wish I could read that fast!

Good luck :)

My readathon goals!

CreativeDeeds 5/18/2012

Yay! You’ve read 4 books and so have I… although I didn’t count the 4th one in today’s post because I didn’t finish it until after midnight last night. Just couldn’t cheat! LOL! Happy Friday!

Sarah E. 5/20/2012

You are getting it!! :)

Rebecca Alora 6/2/2012

OMG I love your layout! And I just read “One For the Money” as well. Stephanie Plum is total nutcase as a character. I’m glad you got as far as you have on your “Bout of Books.”

Mandi Kaye 6/3/2012

Thanks! I’m quite partial to it myself. ;)

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