Time to do the same thing we do every few months, Pinky. It’s time for Bout of Books.
Even though I take part in Bout of Books every time it is on I can I feel like I have to do this one because I am hosting my own readathon in October. I need to get in the mood!
Read about my own readathon Spook Stock here
If you don’t already know Bout of Books is a readathon that occurs multiple times a year. You simply have to read as much as you can during the week and there are mini challenges that you can take part in throughout the week. Here is an extract from there website for more info:
“The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th 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 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team”
Now onto what I will be reading for the next week.
I have made the grave mistake of buying lots of books and accepting a lot of books lately so I plan to use this Bout of Books as a way to clear some books off my TBR pile. This plan has made my TBR list for this readathon more than a bit challenging but lets see how far I get into it anyway.
I am Behind You by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Page count: 544
I am currently reading this book and I am only 10% of the way through it. This is an ARC copy I recieved from NetGalley that I have to get finished before the book’s release. I will let you know what I thought of it once I am finished, I promise. Spooky so far though.
The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
Page count: 461
This book has been on my TBR pile for a long time and I have mentioned it a few times on this blog. I wasn’t that interested in this book because it is about zombies but then I found out that it is written by one of my favourite comic book writers. I just had to add it to my list once I found that out.
Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright by Chris Riddell
Page count: 244
I am in love with the Goth Girl series by Chris Riddell. It is funny, beautifully drawn and the books are so easy to fly through. This is a children’s series but there are enough hidden literature references in there to keep adult book lovers happy. This is the 3rd book in the series. I have been buying them ever since my mum bought me the first book last year because she thought Goth Girl looked like me.
The Mist in the Mirror by Susan Hill
Page count: 274
I know nothing about the book other than it is a horror novel written by Susan Hill and I currently enjoying binge reading all things Susan Hill. This is a fun twist because I used to find her books dull before but now I love them. Hopefully this book will be as good as the others.
X-men Volume 2
Page count: 136
This has been on my to read list since I bought it and three others of the same series at a convention in June. I have been an avid reader and collector of X-men comics for ten years now. This is a series focusing on the women of the X-men and their mission to protect a baby and be the general badasses they usually are.
Nightwing Volume 1
Page count: 160
I have mixed feelings on DC comics at times but I have recently discovered a new saving grace: Robins! I am currently obsessed with all things related to the various Robins that Batman has had over the years. The Batfamily are the best. I picked up this series because I want to get to know Dick Grayson a little better. Normally I prefer things more focused on Damien or Jason so this seemed like a nice change.
Also I plan to fullfill my goal of cosplaying a Robin in 2018 but that is for a different blog post.
Final Page Count Goal: 1819
Will you be taking part in Bout of Books next week? If so, what will you be reading?
There is still plenty of time to sign up if you want to join in.
If you want to keep track of my Bout of Books progress or generally want a readathon pal I will be posting throughout the readathon on GoodReads, Instagram and Twitter