Bout of the Books 9.0

Bout of Books

I figured that with all the free time I have before classes start (which won’t be until Jan. 27 this year!), I have tons of time to read. So I figured, why not join the Bout of the Books this year? I can’t think of a reason not to, so here’s my official post stating my intent to challenge myself to read more than I’ve normally been able to.

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a weeklong read-a-thon that begins 12:01 a.m. 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.


  1. Read 120 pages a day:I’m embarrassed to say I only averaged 30 pages a day last year, with the bulk of the books I read being read between July and December. So I’ll assume to push myself I’d need to quadruple that number and read 120.
  2. Post a review of at least one of the books I read: It usually takes me a good month or so to go back and post a review so this will be a bit of a challenge to fit this one in.


  1. Abaddon’s Gate: I took a break from the Expanse Series to catch up on my NetGalley backlog. It’s time I finished this series and see how Corey imagines the future of the universe. It’s a hefty page count, but hopefully I’ll be able to get through it (and beat my page count goal, to boot). I’m hoping to offer a review of this and each entry in the Expanse Series once I’m done, as well.
  2. Red Rising: This is the last of my NetGalley backlog. I’m curious to see how this author imagines a dystopian future. I know it seems a little “Been there, done that,” but I do enjoy reading them. I might even manage to get a review of this one up (eventually!).


Catch up with my progress here once a day!

Monday, January 6
Pages read: 135
Books read from:
 Abaddon’s Gate by James S.A. Corey
Bout of the Books Mad-Libs

Tuesday, January 7
Pages read: 122
Books read from:
 Abaddon’s Gate by James S.A. Corey

Wednesday, January 7
Pages read: 128
Books read from:
 Abaddon’s Gate by James S.A. Corey

Thursday, January 9
Pages read: 75 (finished Abaddon’s Gate) + 50 (Began Red Rising)
Books read from: Abaddon’s Gate by James S.A. Corey and Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Books finished: Abaddon’s Gate by James S.A. Corey

Friday, January 10
Pages read: 130
Book read from: Red Rising by Pierce Brown


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  1. Pingback: Bout of Books: Mad-Lib Mini-Challenge | Beta Librarian

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