The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 14th and runs through Sunday, May 20th 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 22 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

My Bout of Books Reading Goals:
Finish At Least 5 of these!

Daily Updates:

All updates will be posted around midnight or morning of the next day. The page count will be a total of all pages read up to said point during Bout of Books!

Introduce Yourself In Six Words: Mom, Fiance, Hockey Fan, Cat Person!
Books Finished: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
New Books Started: Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Pages Read Total: 420

So I really wanted to read more yesterday and even participate in the Twitter chat but I had an upset stomach most of the day. So I ended up just trying to sleep it off. But I did read Glass Sword in the wee hours of the morning right after Bout of Books started! So I have one book finished already! YAY!

Year Of You
This book was published in 1993. Wow. I feel old knowing that since I read these books as a kid. 

Books Finished: Caraval by Stephanie Garber
New Books Started: Legendary by Stephanie Garber
Pages Read Total: 774
Books Finished Total: 2

Show Me Your Precious
My precious is my hardcover original copy of Shatter Me. I love the super shiny original cover! And This was the first book I ever got that was signed! I won it! Definitely my most precious I think!

Books Finished: Legendary by Stephanie Garber
New Books Started: An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Pages Read Total: 1,190
Books Finished Total: 3

So I decided to do a Zombie type of Read-Alikes (throw people off since I'm sure they expected me to do a dystopian type of one. LOL)

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Books Finished: No New Books Finished
New Books Started: Nyxia by Scott Reintgen, The Art of French Kissing by Brianna R. Shrum
Pages Read Total: 1261
Books Finished Total: 3

So I took a small break and just worked on blog things Thursday since I have been doing great and finished 3 books already. Small break felt good! And plus now I'm feeling ready to go into the weekend and finish strong! :)

Space Scavenger Hunt
Mercury - Favourite short story/novella: Queen Song (Red Queen #0.1) by Victoria Aveyard
Venus - Favourite book with female protagonist: Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) by Tahereh Mafi
Earth - Favourite book about nature/nature word in the title: The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Mars - Favourite book with a red cover: Diety (Covenant #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (The Original Cover for the book)
Jupiter - Favourite tome over 500 pages: The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Saturn - Favourite book with circle/ring on the cover/in the title: The Secret Circle by L.J. Smith
Uranus - Favourite book set in winter: Unrest (Unknown #2) by Wendy Higgins
Neptune - Favourite book set at sea, on a boat, or under water: Just For Fins (Fins #3) by Tera Lynn Childs
Pluto - Favourite books featuring a dog/with a dog on the cover: 
Moon - Favourite book set anywhere other than Earth: Shades of Earth (Across The Universe #3) by Beth Revis
Sun - Favourite book set in summer: 
Space - Favourite book set in space: Spark (Sky Chasers #2) by Amy Kathleen Ryan

Books Finished: The Art of French Kissing by Brianna R. Shrum
New Books Started: Same as Thursday's!
Pages Read Total: 1487
Books Finished Total: 4


Books Finished: None
New Books Started: Same as Thursday (Nyxia)
Pages Read Total: 1487
Books Finished Total: 4


Books Finished: None
New Books Started: Still Nyxia
Pages Read Total: 1649
Books Finished Total: 4

I took another smaller break Saturday to get housework done and watch the Royal Wedding. Sunday I picked Nyxia back up after giving it a break and have had much better luck. I was having trouble reading more than about 2 chapters at a time. Its not a bad book by any means. I just think I was having trouble settling into it. I picked it back up Sunday and flew through almost 200 pages worth. So I didn't finish 5 books total for Bout of Books, but I got about 4 1/2. I'll definitely settle for that! :)


  1. Oh my god, Brittani, you already finished one book, you go, girl! :D

    1. Thanks! I'm so excited I got one finished already! I didn't think I'd have one finished but I flew through Glass Sword. Lets hope I can keep up the momentum! :)

  2. Congrats on the awesome progress you're making! I'll be curious about your opinion of An Ember in the Ashes because it's on my TBR too... Happy reading!

    Ronnie @ Paradise Found


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