Bout of Books Read-A-Thon Wrap Up

Bout of Books Readathon

Starting on Monday, May 11th and ending on Sunday, May 17th I participated in the Bout of Books read-a-thon. This was the very first time I participated in this particular read-a-thon and I had so much fun! For more information on Bout of Books click here.

Books Finished


Total Read: 5 books / 1,387 pages


Since there were no set goals for this read-a-thon, I decided to create a couple for myself. They were:

  • Read at least 100 pages per day
  • Finish at least 2 novels

I read at least 100 pages per day all days except the first day. I came so close to reaching it, however, that I’m going to say I completed this goal. As for the second goal, I definitely completed this one. Instead of reading 2 novels, I ended up finishing 5!

Daily Updates

Day 1: 97 total pages

I started off the read-a-thon with The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan. Unfortunately, I didn’t reach my goal of reading 100 pages but I came SO close. I was sick that day and I ended up falling asleep early. I checked where I was in the book the next day and I was so upset that I didn’t read 3 more pages!

Day 2: 103 total pages

On Day 2, I continued reading The Blood of Olympus and this time I reached my goal of reading 100 pages even though I continued to feel sick. Go me!

Day 3: 235 total pages

This was my first great reading day during the read-a-thon. I was beginning to get over my sore throat so I was able to read a ton! As you can see, I read more than day 1 and day 2 combined! I also got so close to finishing The Blood of Olympus.

Day 4: 202 total pages

I woke up this day with my sore throat completely gone. Yay! I read the last 67 pages of The Blood of Olympus, which was the first book I completed for the read-a-thon. I also began reading I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga and got to page 135.

Day 5: 226 total pages

On this day, I read the last 226 pages of I Hunt Killers, making it the second book completed!

Day 6: 275 total pages

I wasn’t sure what book to read next so I randomly picked Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins off my bookshelf and read the first 25 pages at 1:30 in the morning! After waking up, I continued reading some more until I went to two of the libraries in my area to return books. I ended up checking out 8 books total from those two libraries, including Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling. I had been wanting to read this book since I heard about it so I immediately started it as soon as I got home. The book was only 75 pages long so it only took me 20 minutes to finish it. After that, I read more in Rebel Belle and stopped for the night at page 200.

Day 7: 249 total pages

On the last day of the read-a-thon, I started feeling sick again. I had a stuffy nose and a horrible headache. However, that didn’t stop me from reading almost 250 pages! I finished the last 145 pages of Rebel Belle at around 3 in the afternoon and since I had so much time left in the day, I decided to start reading Never Never: Part Two by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher. I ended up finishing the 104 page book later that day!

If you participated in Bout of Books, how did you do? If you set goals for yourself, did you complete them? Will you be participating in the next Bout of Books read-a-thon?


Bout of Books: Bookish Survey Challenge

Bout of Books Readathon

For those of you who missed my first post, Bout of Books is a week-long read-a-thon hosted by Amanda from On a Book Bender and Kelly from Reading the Paranormal. It’s a low-pressure read-a-thon which means that there are no specific goals you have to reach. However, you can make up your own. For more information, click here. To see my introduction post, click here.

Today’s challenge is held by Writing My Own Fairy Tale. All you have to do is answer 5 bookish questions. Those who participate and link up their post are entered to win a $15 book of their choice! Let’s get started!

1. How do you organize your shelves?

Currently, I have a majority of my books organized by color. I had seen a lot of people organizing this way and I thought it looked so cool! I just had to give it a try. The shelves that aren’t sorted by color are put together by series.

2. What is one of your favorite books that’s not in one of your favorite genres?

I’m not a huge fan of contemporary. I read them, but I tend to like fantasy, sci-fi, etc. more. So that being said, one of my favorite contemporary books is Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson.

3. What is the last 5 star book you read?

The last book I gave 5 stars to happens to be the last book I finished reading – The House of Hades by Rick Riordan.

4. What book are you most excited to read during the read-a-thon?

I’m most excited to finish up the Heroes of Olympus series by reading The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan.

5. What book do you recommend the most?

I can’t pick just one book for this! I’ll just have to go with two series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians & The Heroes of Olympus, both by Rick Riordan. They’re so fun, adventurous, and perfect for those who want to learn more about Greek mythology in a different way. I’d recommend these two series to people of any age!

If you haven’t signed up for Bout of Books 13, what are you waiting for?? Click here to go to the signup post so you can participate in all the fun things they have planned for this week!


Bout of Books Read-A-Thon

Bout of Books Readathon

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, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 13 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

This is the first time I’ll be participating in the Bout of Books read-a-thon and I couldn’t be more excited! I think read-a-thons are a fun way to get yourself to read more. It’s even a low-pressure read-a-thon where I don’t have to worry about reaching certain goals. Instead, I’m going to share with you a few small goals I have for myself.

My Goals:

  • Read at least 100 pages per day
  • Finish at least 2 novels

For an update on how the read-a-thon went for me, look out for my wrap up post coming out on Monday, May 18th!

Are you participating in the Bout of Books read-a-thon? What are some goals you’ve set for yourself?