Hello everybody! *tries to think of intro* *fails*
Anyways, LittleBookOwl over on youtube put up a video a few days ago where she made a list of most of the read-a-thons going on in 2016 throughout the year. I found that video to be EXTREMELY helpful, as one of my new year’s resolutions is to do more read-a-thons in 2016.
With the new year, and my four-month long reading slump finally releasing its grasp on me, I am in a very read-a-thon-ish mood. So I looked at the list and saw that the Bout of Books 15.0 read-a-thon is taking place on the 4th to the 10th of January. So, at the last minute, I am deciding to join in. Not, like, officially. At this point I’m not planning to do the daily challenges or the reading guidelines, in fact, I’m not even completely clear on what the challenges and guidelines are.
This is my first go at a Bout of Books, so I am going into this just hoping for the best. Unlike the Booktube-a-thon back in august, where I successfully read 8 books in a week, I am going to be shooting for a lower goal. Because I am sort of just resurfacing from a nasty reading slump, I don’t want to burn myself out. That being said, I am going to attempt to read 3 or 4 books in the seven day period.
So, without further ado, I’m just going to jump straight into my TBR for the week long Bout of Books 15.0 read-a-thon!
So, the next book is one that I have been reading in smaller doses, both because of the reading slump and me wanting to savor every page, and that is Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan. I have about 80 pages left to read before I am done with this book, so I want to finish this book during the read-a-thon. (i have several unfinished books on my bookshelf from my reading slump, so i will be gradually clearing those out.)
Next on my list is Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I have been off and on about reading this book ever since it came out. The plot sounds really cool, and I know that a lot of people love it, but I am not a fan at all of the fantasy-like dystopian books, and that’s exactly what this book is. But I got a copy for Christmas and so I am going to give it a try. The cover is so beautiful that the book has been calling to me, and basically I just need to crack it open and hope for the best.
The next two books are also ones that I got for Christmas this year, and the first one is Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. I read Anna and the French Kiss back during the booktube-a-thon and I LOVED IT. So I want to carry on the tradition of reading Ms.Perkins during read-a–thons by picking up this right on up and, hopefully, flying through it.
Last on my list The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. I have heard nothing but amazing things about this series, including being tons of people’s favorite book of 2015. So needless to say I am going into this with the knowledge that it sounds right up my alley and that I am probably going to like it. I am trying to keep my expectations low for this book especially because I really want to like it and I don’t want to set myself up for something that this book can’t deliver, but overall I am REALLY excited to pick this one up.
Also, just a side note, I am planning to read Raven Boys early in the week, and depending on how much I like it, I might go ahead and pick up the second book, which may shift my TBR. 😉
So that was my TBR for the Bout of Books 15.0 Read-a-thon. Like I said, I am not “officially participating”, but I am going to try and just have fun and launch my reading into orbit for the year. If you are participating in this read-a-thon or any of the others taking place this week, let me know in the comments of this post, as well as your TBR! I would love to read/watch it!
If you are participating in a read-a-thon now or even later this month or year, I wish you the best of luck and I hope that you reach or even surpass your goals. May the YA force be with you!
(After I wrote up this post, I got my hands on an early copy of Truthwitch by Susan Dennard, so just add that to this tbr. 😉 )