Bout of Books 5.0 Goals/ Updates

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 13th and runs through Sunday, August 19th 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 5.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. -From the Bout of Books 5.0 team

I loved the BoB last time. I participated in all the challenges, read a lot and had lots of fun. This time I may not be as great a participant but nonetheless.

My goals

  • Finish reading as many books as I can
  • Chatting on Twitter
  • Complete few challenges
  • Visit fellow bloggers, comment on blog posts and make new friends.

Books on my reading list

Since I need to finish up quite a few of those review books, here we go.

8/13: Finished reading Without Tess

8/14: Started reading Unaccustomed Earth

8/15: Still reading Unaccustomed Earth

8/16: Finished reading Unaccustomed Earth

8/17: Started reading The Taj Conspiracy by Manreet Sodhi Someshwar

8/18: Started reading Hereafter by Tara Fuller

8/19: Vacationing, no reading done.

Virtual Travels or Reading Around the World Mini Challenge!

The Challenge:

Choose a book and find a picture to match the setting you envision for the novel.

For On the Island  by Tracey Garvis-Graves, I choose


16 thoughts on “Bout of Books 5.0 Goals/ Updates

  1. Ooh, can’t wait to hear your respohse to Unaccustomed Earth. It is on my TBR pile, and I went to high school with Jhumpa. I liked Interpreter of Maladies better than the Namesake, so I’m curious how I’ll like this one when I find my way to it.

    I think I will try the bout of books, but I may be a little lame in it. I have a ton of clients this week and also will be driving to Providence and running (ok, probably walking…) a half marathon (and staying with people, so have to actually interact with them…) in this week.


    • Wow, you went to high school with Jhumpa! Awesome! I did like The Namesake, haven’t read The Interpreter of Maladies yet.

      Gosh Beth, you are booked, but then you always are, what with your lists and all. And I keep giving you more choices like Orange January/ July and BoB. Good luck with the marathon! 😀


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