Bout Of Books 11 Read-A-Thon: Goals

Before I continue, first some happy kitty news!¬†Today my cat Jazmin finally gave birth to a bunch of healthy little kitties, yay! As far as I can see they turned out either all darkish (black?) or all white like she is, and they are too freaking adorable! I don’t want to bother them too much for now, but I will be posting some pics in a few weeks for sure. ūüėÄ

Bout of Books

On to the reason I started this post… The goals of the Bout Of Books 11 read-a-thon¬†that I decided to enter.¬†I just loved the casualness of¬†this challenge and couldn’t help joining the fun!

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 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. РFrom the Bout of Books team


I’m adding my own twist to this read-a-thon and will be reading only¬†YA.¬†Below a list of goals I will be trying to reach:

  • Read at least 3 books. (Which is more than the usual two per week.)
  • Post at least one of the three reviews of the books read during the read-a-thon
  • Most of all: just having fun!

I’ve included six titles in my TBR list, so I can choose freely when the read-a-thon starts:

  • A Discovery Of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1) by Deborah Harkness (579 pages)
  • City Of Bones (The Mortal Instruments¬†series #1) by Cassandra Clare (485 pages)
  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (328 pages)
  • Looking For Alaska by John Green (262 pages)
  • Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (370 pages)
  • Throne Of Glass (Throne Of Glass¬†series #1) by Sarah J. Maas (404 pages)

I’m really excited about this read-a-thon! ūüėÄ