Bout Of Books 15.0 is now officially over, and it’s time to review the numbers. I haven’t read nearly the same amount of books and pages as last Bout Of Books, but overall I’m more than happy with the results. I managed to read six books from start to finish, and read the last 20% of Neverwhere and about 50% of Dark Places as well. I started all three books I had originally planned on my Bout Of Books TBR and threw in some mystery/thriller reads as well I’m happy about. All in all I think this read-a-thon was a great success! 😀



# Pages read today: 50 (Dark Places) + 112 (Never Always Sometimes)
# Total pages read: 1.818
# Books continued: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn // Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid
# Books finished: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman // Dead Wood by Dan Ames // Serafina And The Black Cloak by Robert Beatty // All The Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry // Confessions Of A Murder Suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro //Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl //  Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid


1. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. (5/5) My new favorite Gaiman novel; a magical realism story mixed with urban fantasy and the right dose of humor. Simply brilliant!

2. Dead Wood by Dan Ames. (3,5/5) An entertaining enough read if you like a good crime story with some interesting music references.

3. Serafina And The Black Cloak by Robert Beatty. (4/5) Very good middle grade story that has a good mix of fantasy and scary elements and I really liked the prose.

4. All The Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry. (4,5/5) I was more than pleasantly surprised by this historical fiction novel. Such an original, beautifully written and emotional story!

5. Confessions Of A Murder Suspect by James Patterson. (4/5) It’s the first time I read a Patterson YA novel, but I flew through the pages and it was a really entertaining read.

6. Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl. (3,5/5) He is one of my favorite childhood authors and I always love rereading his work. This is not my favorite, but still good.

7. Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid. (3/5) I can’t say I was impressed by this one. It wasn’t terrible but there were some parts that really bothered me.


I hope you all had a great time during this read-a-thon!  😀