Bout of Books Wrap Up


As you may know, this week I participated in Bout of Books read-a-thon for the first time.

To say that I failed complitely would probably be too harsh, so I’ll just say I didn’t do well.

I started this read-a-thon all positive with an aim to read 1000 pages, and I ended up reading only half of that.

I started and finished only one book, and I am also cheating here because to be honest, I read the last two chapters today.

Let’s just hope I’ll do better the next time and move on.

the unexpected everything Total number of pages read: 528


If You Like This, Try This – Book Recommendations (Bout of Books Challenge)

It is Day 4 of Bout of Books read-a-thon and today’s challenge is to give some book recommendations on the “If you like this, try this” base.

So, without further ado, here are my book suggestions:


If you like chick-lit series with clumsy heroines that will get under your skin, books that will make you feel better even if you had a bad day, try I heart series by Lindsey Kelk.

i heart


If you like books with time travel that will keep you on the edge and make you want to speed up your reading so you could turn those pages fast enough, try Tempest series by Julie Cross.

tempest series


If you like books with setting so well described and mental landscape pictures so tempting that you will want to transport yourself in the story so you could be there and see the beauty of the place with your own eyes, try My Map pf You by Isabelle Broom.

my map of you


If you like books that will make you feel emotional and you will think about the story for days after finishing it, try The Second Love of My Life by Victoria Walters.

the second love


If you like books that give you glimpse of past while following the present, books that will make you think of other people’s reasons behind their actions, with a chance to wrack judgments you have, try Christmas at Tiffany’s by Karen Swan.

karen swan


If you like hot, swoon worthy feel good young adult contemporary reads, try On the Fence by Kasie West.


Bout of Books Day 2 Update

bob16 On the second day of Bout of Books read-a-thon my reading pace is similar to the one I had on the day 1. I am pretty much satisfied with the number of pages I read, even though I know that in order to reach my goal of 1000 pages read in the end of the read-a-thon, I’ll have to read more pages per day.

Yesterday, I haven’t participated in the challenge because I think my bookshelves are just plain boring. The only thing that’s there are books, an owl and an Eiffel Tower.


My Progress:

Day 2:

the unexpected everything pages read: 70

Total number of pages read: 139


If you’re participating, how is it going and are you happy with your progress?

Bout of Books Sign Up and TBR

bob16 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, May 9th and runs through Sunday, May 15th 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 16 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team



movie monday vrpca

Bout of Books starts tomorrow, and I decided it’s time for me to participate.

This will be my first time doing Bout of Books, and in order to make it right, I will not only try to read as many pages as I can, but will also try to do all challenges.

Wish me luck, guys! 😀


Because I read so many books at time (that don’t usually happens but somehow I ended up with more then few on my currently-reading pile, I decided to set myself a bit different goal. Instead of trying to reach a number of books, I will try to reach a number of pages.
1000 that is, and I thing that is a pretty decent number for a slow reader like myself.

Here is the brief look on books I will be reading durring Bout of Books Read-a-thon:

the glittering court stolen songbird summer at rose island summer at the comfort pretty is 17333223 and frostfire

Are you participating in this round of Bout of Books Read-a-thon?
If yes, have you set yourself a goal?
Tell me all about it in comments. 🙂