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Wednesday 2 May 2018

Bout-of-Books Readathon #22 (14/05/18-20/05/18)

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. Sign-up page - From the Bout of Books team. 

Welcome to another round of Bout-of-Books readathon, 22 to be exact! I've participated in this readathon a few times and enjoy it a lot. I find Dewey's slightly restrictive as it's only one day, and unfortunately this year I couldn't participate as I came down with a flu. So I was so excited when I found out that Bout of Books is happening! Come and join me! If you are going to participate please comment below and leave me a link to your sign-up page so I can visit. I will update this post soon with my TBR for the readathon, can't wait to see you all there! 


  1. Read 200 pages daily
  2. Participate in at least 2 challenges
  3. Participate in at least 1 Twitter chat
  4. Comment & Visit at least 50 other participants

Daily Update

Monday May 14th

Books & Pages Read
The Disappearance of Sloane Sullivan by Gia Cribbs = 350pgs
Total Pages Read = 350pgs
Total Books Finished = 1

Daily Update

I don't really get much reading time during the time as I've got a 3 year old and activities to do during the day. He was at school today, so I really should've sat home and read all day, but it's my ONLY day off, so had lunch and got to pick my Mother's Day presents (PJ sets & Dressing gown). I did do a solid 5 hours reading after my toddler went to bed, this is where I read the majority of the 350 pages.

Day 1 Challenge 

Introduce yourself in #sixwords
Mum. Love of books, planners & handbags
Click here for my original Twitter post.

Tuesday May 15th

Books & Pages Read
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo = 40pgs
Caraval by Stephanie Garber = 147pgs
The Lies They Tell by Gillian French = 30pgs

Pages Read Today = 217
Total Pages Read = 567
Total Books Finished = 1

Daily Update

Today I had a really hard time getting into any book, hence why I read a little bit of Wonder Woman and a little bit of The Lies They Tell before Caraval gripped me at night.

During the day, nothing was holding my attention long enough to really go for a reading sprint of any sort. #Boutofbooks had a Twitter chat today, I was patiently waiting for it, then I picked up Wonder Woman, and for some reason just missed it! I remembered 15 mins before the end, I did still answer the questions, but I'll definitely going out of my way to participate in the next one...again.  

Daily Challenge 

Share a book that was published the year you were born

I went to Goodreads Listopia, and didn't really know any of the books there but this one that I chose. There were a few Stephen King books, but they weren't stories I knew. I do love Roald Dahl so glad I found one of his books.

Wednesday May 16th

Books & Pages Read
Caraval by Stephanie Garber 83 pages
Tyranny of Petticoats edited by Jessica Spotswood 20 pages
Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff 170 pgs

Pages Read Today = 273pgs
Total Pages Read = 840pgs
Total Books Finished = 1

Daily Update 

I had playgroup with my son today from 10.30am-2pm so didn't get much reading done. I did get a few hours after we came home and had dinner etc but I didn't read as long I normally do as I was exhausted and my eyes just wasn't cooperating. I did listen to the Gemina audiobook and did a few hours of reading along with the audiobook. This tale is so gripping I tried to persevere but too tired.

Thursday May 17th

Books & Pages Read
Gemina by A Kaufman & J Kristoff 138pgs
Caraval by Stephanie Garber 95pgs
Pages Read Today = 233pgs

Total Pages Read = 1073
Total Books Finished = 2 

Daily update 

I read Caraval when I had time, listened to Gemina in the car to and from my appointment and then readalong and finished it...Illuminae Files series is truly epic. 

Daily challenge 

If you like...

You'd probably like...

Friday May 18th

Books & Pages Read
Caraval by Stephanie Garber = 77pgs
Glitter by Aprilynne Pike = 150pgs

Pages Read Today = 227
Total Pages Read = 1300
Total Books Finished = 3

Daily Update

I think mid-week I finally got the groove into the readathon. I've been happily meeting my 200/day goal! I also enjoyed this Space Scavenger Hunt, something different. 

I did struggle with Novellas & Short stories, Nature and the Dog one. I originally put Marley & Me for the dog one, and changed it to this non-fiction that I really enjoyed. It's funny despite being a manual on how to look after a dog. I just loved how they wrote it, as if it was literally an instructional manual. They also have one for babies.

Daily Challenges

Space Scavenger Hunt
Mercury - Short stories/novellas

Venus - Female protagonist
Source: Wikipedia

Earth - About nature/nature word in the title

Mars - Red cover
Jupiter - Tome over 500pgs
Saturn - Cover with circle/ring on the cover/in the title
Uranus - Set in winter
Neptune - Set at sea, on a boat or under water
Pluto - Featuring a dog/dog on cover
Moon - Set anywhere other than Earth
Sun - Set in summer 
Space - Set in Space

Saturday May 19th

Books & Pages Read
Glitter by Aprilynne Pike 217pgs
Pages Read Today = 217
Total Pages Read = 1517
Total Books Finished = 4

Daily Update 

I got to more than half of this book and didn't really want to finish. It is gripping and entertaining there was just things I didn't like about it. Keep posted on my review.

Sunday May 20th

Books & Pages Read
Renegades by Marissa Meyer 20pgs
The Royces 70pgs
Carve of the mark by veronica roth 10pgs

Pages Read Today = 100
Total Pages Read = 1617
Total Books Finished 4

Daily Update

I've still got approx half hour to go, I did listen to Legion Kagawa about an hours worth but I don't know how to translate to pages but I've reached my 200 daily average goals so Im happy! I'm kind of not in the mood for reading today, and happily taking a break.



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