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May 13, 2013

Bout of Books Goals and Updates + Wrap Up!!!

Bout of Books

This is my list of goals for the read-a-thon and also where I'll be posting my daily updates. My goal is to read at least a book a day. Here's what I plan to choose from:

Undeadly by Michele Vail
Hysteria by Megan Miranda
The Vampire's Assistant by Darren Shan
Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols
Click to Subscribe by L.M. Augustine
The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong
Ditched by Robin Mellon
Unremembered by Jessica Brody
The Lives We Lost by Megan Crewe
Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland

I think that list gives me a good mixture of genres with mystery, contemporary and paranormal. There are some review books in there, some library books and some books I've had on my shelves for too long. I can't wait to see how much I get through, because we all know I won't be able to get to all of them.

Link me your goals so I can see what you guys will be reading! I love seeing everyone else's goals.


What I'm Reading: Ditched by Robin Mellom (29/273 pgs)

Books I Read Today: Undeadly by Michele Vail (done) and some of Ditched

Total Number of Books I've Finished: 1
Number of Pages Read: 301

I feel like I'm off to a good start. My goal to read a book a day is going better than expected.

What I'm Reading: Hysteria by Megan Miranda (43/323)
Books I Read Today: Ditched by Robin Mellom (done) and some of Hysteria
Total Number of Books I've Finished: 2
Number of Pages Read: 287 (today)/ 588 (total)

After I finished Ditched I was so hyper and couldn't decided which of my books I wanted to read next so I skimmed the first pages of a few books. But it's okay. I found my next read now.

What I'm Reading: Still reading Hysteria (206/323) and started Click to Subscribe (not sure how much I've read since this book is an ebook but online it says it has 252 pages)
Books I Read Today: None :(
Total Number of Books I've Finished: 2
Number of Pages Read: 213 (today), total (801)

So I didn't finish a book today because Hysteria. I MEAN WHAT IS GOING ON?! That book confused me so much. It's supposed to be a mystery but usually I'm really good at having somewhat of a clue about the mystery early on. Well, not in this one. I'm more than halfway through and I have no idea. I just had to take a break. But I'm going to be finishing both books so I should be back on track for tomorrow.

What I'm Reading: Unremembered by Jessica Brody
Books I Read Today: 2 (finished Hysteria and Click to Subscribe)
Total Number of Books I've Finished: 4
Number of Pages Read: 336 (today)/ 1137 (total)

I finished Hysteria! (shake it off Cumberbatch style) WOOHOO! Finished off two books and started Unremembered. I'm feeling pretty great about the rest of the read-a-thon. Hopefully I can finish 3 more books by the end but it's getting harder to decide what I want to read out of the ones left. I WANT TO READ THEM ALL.

What I'm Reading: Unremembered
Books I Read Today: O
Total Number of Books I've Finished: 4
Number of Pages Read: 163 (today)/ 1,300 (total)

Unremembered is pretty good so far, but...I watched Grey's Anatomy ALL DAY. I tried to get some reading in between episodes but Netflix just starts the next episode right away. So I blame Netflix for my lack of reading. I'll stay far away from Grey's Anatomy until the read-a-thon is over and finish Unremembered and another book by the next update.  That was just a moment of weakness *sigh*.

Wrap Up:
As you guys can tell by my lack of updates on Saturday and Sunday...I didn't really read much this weekend. I watched Star Trek: Into Darkness (AND IT WAS GREAT) and I went to the beach with my family. But I did manage to finish reading Unremembered by Jessica Brody and I started The Gathering and Nantucket Blue, both seem like they're going to be great reads! So here's what I managed to read this read-a-thon:


Total books read: 5
Total pages read: 1,451
Final reaction: I had so much fun participating in Bout of Books, meeting new people and it gave me a chance to read some of the books I had been wanting to get to. So thank you so much to Amanda and Kelly for organizing this read-a-thon!

Comment with your update and goal links! And if you guys are updating on twitter, leave me your handles so I can find you :)


  1. I really enjoyed Undeadly! Such a Rush is one that's high on my wishlist, and Unremembered sounds AMAZING. I love your list! Best of luck :D

  2. Such a Rush is SO good! I really hope you pick that one this week to read! Haven't read any of the other books. Good luck!

  3. Oy, you read much more than I did. Keep going, keep going! (:

    Unremembered is a really good book. I enjoyed it a lot. I've never read any of the other ones, though. I'm going to be getting a copy of Nantucket Blue in the mail any day now, so that might make it into my TBR for BoB.

    I hope you enjoy all of them! (:

  4. Congrats on meeting goals and funny GIF. Love Jennifer Lawrence. I enjoyed Such a Rush and Nantucket Blue. I still need to pick Hysteria.
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  5. Wow, a book a day :) You can do it! Happy reading!

  6. Good luck with your goals! I haven't read any of the books on your list but hope you enjoy them. Another blogger is reading Nantucket Blue as well, sounds like I need to give it a try! Here are my Bout of Books Read-a-thon Goals and updates if you'd like to stop by.

  7. Absolutely adore your list. I want to read Nantucket Blue so bad, but I don't think I have the space for it in my stacks for this readathon. Maybe I'll squeeze it in somewhere. ; )

    I also know exactly how you feel about hyper and being unable to pick a book. I'm glad you were able to find a good one for you, though. : ) Enjoy and happy Bout of Books.

    Jessie Marie
    My Bout of Books Goals + Updates

  8. Good luck with your goals! At the rate you're going, I'm sure you'll be able to finish a book a day.
    Unremembered is on my TBR for the readathon too! I'll be picking it up today :)
    Happy reading!

  9. First of all, can I just say that, I LOVE YOUR GIFS! They're really funny. You're going amazing so far and I wish you the best of luck for the rest of the week. Hope you reach your goal! I'm your newest follower and I hope you can check out my Bout of Books progress as well.
    My Progress
    Thanks heaps,

  10. How's Hysteria today? It is not one I have read yet. Keep up the great progress. Happy Reading!

    My Progress

  11. aaaahhh. That kitten gif is hilarious!! <3

    Keep up the awesome work!

  12. Glad to see you're making your way through such a diverse selection of books! *cheers you on about Hysteria* I know what it's like to struggle through a book for a variety of reasons, and I know you can get through it! (But if you still have a long ways to go and you're not enjoying it at all, then I'd personally consider reading something else.) Good luck with the rest of the readathon and keep up all the reading! :D