Bout of Books Read-a-thon - January 6th through January 12th - Join in! - 01/01/2014 - READ-A-THON

1/01/2014 01:44:00 PM

Bout of Books

Join me in participating in the Bout of Books Read-a-Thon from January 6th through January 12th!  

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, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th 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 9.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team. 
I must admit that 2013 wasn't a banner reading year for me, but I hope to counter that in 2014!  Participating in read-a-thons is a great way to challenge yourself to make some time for those books that have been calling to you in your reading and review piles! My goal is to read four titles during the read-a-thon, but I've also included a couple of optional titles in my list as well (click the cover to go to the Goodreads page):  

The Feast of Love by Charles BaxterMayhem by Sarah PinboroughNos4a2 by Joe Hill
The Crown by Nancy BilyeauThe Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen SchineWorthy Brown's Daughter by Phillip Margolin

  1. The Feast of Love by Charles Baxter - this has been on my personal pile for quite a while - time to get to it!
  2. Mayhem by Sarah Pinborough - this is an eGalley that I've been looking forward to reading - I will have a hard time waiting to start it
  3. NOS4A2 by Joe Hill - I've had this in my Kindle reading list for quite a while - Joe Hill is quickly becoming one of my favorite creepy/horror/just plain eerie authors.
  4. The Crown by Nancy Bilyeau - in my New Year's clean this week, I found this in a pile of my already-read books, but I haven't read it yet - I received it for review some time ago and it's been patiently waiting for me.
  5. The Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine - I've had this one in my personal pile and wanted to add it to lighten up the reading mood.
  6. Worthy Brown's Daughter by Phillip Margolin - this is another eGalley that I've been looking forward to.
I picked titles that I'm certain to enjoy from a host of genres - historical fiction, horror, literary fiction, and even a purely escapist read - that way, I have something to fit every reading mood!
You can sign up through January 7th, and you don't even have to have a blog to participate!  If you're joining, let me know in the comments and feel free to link up your starting/signup post so I can visit and cheer you on!

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  1. This is my first ever read-a-thon, so I'm still learning the ropes somewhat and haven't decided what to read yet. So far I have hoovered up 2 tips: have a range of genre options on hand, pick short novels. Lol. Good luck next week, these all look like interesting reads. :-)

    1. I do try to mix up the genres, but I usually only stick to shorter novels when the read-a-thon is only a day or 3...with a week, I go longer sometimes (but definitely no chunksters during a read-a-thon!) :)

  2. All the best for the marathon Julie. I haven't picked my books out, I always do it by when I am reading one book, earmarking what I think I will read next. Never sure what I will be in the mood for!

  3. I heard NOS4A2 is supposed to be really good!! I have couple of Stephen King's books on my shelf that I still need to get to

    1. I've read Heart-Shaped Box and a couple of shorter stories by Joe Hill, and he is very talented ... Heart-Shaped Box had to be one of the better books that I've read in the genre.

  4. NOS4A2!! I totally missed Joe Hill when he came to my hometown for a book signing for this book. I am still bummed about it. Good Luck!
    Bout of Books Goals & Updates

  5. Oh, these all sound good! I usually just read Adult novels, but I think I could easily like one of these, too! Good luck with your Bout of Books goals!


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