Bout of Books 4.0 Read-a-thon – Goals!


It’s springtime and my TBR pile is getting big, so I have decided to take part in a read-a-thon created by Amanda @ On a Book Bender. Exciting!

What is that all about?

  • Bout of Books is a week long read-a-thon, which will run from 12:01am on Monday, May 14th through 11:59pm Sunday, May 20st in whatever time zone you are in.
  • Bout of Books is low pressure, meaning participants are only asked to push themselves to read more than they normally would during any given week. There is no competition between readers.
  • How much time a reader wants, and can commit, to read, tweet, or network with fellow bloggers is left to individual preference. All challenges and giveaways are optional.
  • Networking with fellow bloggers is actively encouraged, though never required. Co-hosts are there to facilitate blog hopping and interaction between participants.
  • Twitter will be used to post updates throughout the read-a-thon. Everyone will be tweeting with the #boutofbooks hashtag. Follow @boutofbooks for all important announcements.

My goals:

  • Read every day
  • Finish at least 2 books that week
  • Communicate every day with the community
  • Find new blogs and people to follow

 Books I’m going to read this week:

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) by Suzanne Collins

I know I am a bit late to this party but after reading The Hunger Games I felt that I needed to take a break from this story before reading the rest. I now feel in the mood to finish the trilogy.

The Pledge by Kimberly Derting

It is a YA dystopian novel and I have only heard good things about it. Time to see what the buzz is all about for myself.

Vixen by Jillian Larkin

A 2010 debut and a YA historical novel… I love books about the Roaring 20s and this one has been sitting on my shelf for quite some time now, so I have decided to finally take a look at it.

What are you going to read this week?

7 thoughts on “Bout of Books 4.0 Read-a-thon – Goals!

  1. You’re the second person I’ve seen with Catching Fire and Mockingjay on their list. Glad you’re joining in on the fun! Good luck!

  2. Kelsey says:

    Enjoy reading your books, Catching Fire and Mockingjay are really good 🙂 Good luck with your goals!

  3. This is the first time I’m seeing those THG covers! I really want to read The Pledge one of these days! Good luck with Bout of Books!

    • EM Castellan says:

      This edition of The Hunger Games trilogy is a UK edition called “classic edition”. As far as I know it is only available in the UK for now. Thanks for your comment!

  4. liz says:

    What Cover version of Vixen is that? It is very pretty! Great choices, Vixen is a great book and I hear that the pledge is an interesting read. Good luck

    • EM Castellan says:

      It is the UK edition. I actually like the US cover better, but this one is the only one you can find on this side of the Atlantic… Thanks for stopping by!

  5. deniz says:

    Argh! I wish I’d known about this. Oh well – I spent the weekend catching up on blogging in any case. And reading more will just keep distracting me from editing…

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