Sunday, 29 December 2013

Bout of Books 9.0 Goals

So Bout of Books 9.0 starts in a bit over a week from now and I thought I'd get my goals / to-read list up early. If you don't know what Bout of Books is.. well sign up! You can find more details here :) It starts January 6th, which is also my first day back at school. I have a graduate admissions application due that week.. so it will be quite a busy week. I am going to try and get a good chunk of my readings done beforehand so I have a lot of time for the read-a-thon, but I cannot make any promises. This is my first read-a-thon ever, so I thought I would ease into it. So instead, I made some pretty easy and small goals that I think I can accomplish.

Goals for Bout of Books 9.0

  • Read a minimum of 6 books. (My to-read list will be at the bottom of this post)
  • Participate in at least one of the twitter chats. (I am in class during one and at work during the other)
  • Participate in at least two of the challenges. (I think that is a reasonable number) 
  • Make an update post everyday during the read-a-thon. 

My To-Read List
Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Outpost and Horde by Ann Aguirre
Grave Mercy and Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers 

I read The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken earlier this year and I really loved it, so I really want to read the sequel to that during this time. I also read Beautiful Creatures.. and I own the entire box set but I want to pace myself with this series cause I want to watch the movie as well, so I am going to include the next and second book in the series. I also want to finish up a dystopian trilogy I started during the summer and that is the Razorland series: Outpost and Horde. And lastly, I really want to start Grave Mercy and Dark Triumph after hearing a lot of good things about them. Clearly.. my to read list is mostly sequels/finishing up series/starting a series.. basically series related! 

I will also be reading some books for school during this time period, so I will include those in my daily updates as well if they happen to coincide. And if by some lucky chance I finish all of these books before the read-a-thon is over, I am going to leave it up to how I am feeling that certain day and time to pick my next read. 

And that is about it. Let me know in the comments what your goal is for Bout of Books 9.0 and if you are going to participate! :D 

Bout of Books

14 comments:

  1. 6 books?? You are brave lol This will be my first read-a-thon as well and I'm planning on trying to read 4 so let's hope we'll make it! Good luck :)

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    1. Haha.. I am seriously reconsidering my goal! But I really hope I can accomplish it one way or another. And if I don't happen to read all the books on my TBR.. I hope to read 6 books in general. Good luck with your goal <3

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    1. Thanks so much! Good luck to you as well <3

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  3. Awesome goals! I'm going for six as well...roughly. I don't like to pin myself to a number. Good luck!

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    1. Thanks so much! Good luck to you as well! <3

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  4. Grave Mercy and Anne Aguirre are also in my TBR pile. I have so many books I could choose to read next week and I'm not sure how I'll decide what to pick, but as long as I do pick something I'll be happy. 2014 is my year for working through all the books I already own! No new ones allowed unless they're really unavoidably awesome. :-)



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    1. That sounds like a great idea! I really need to put myself on a no book buying ban as I have so many books that I don't even have shelves to house them! Good luck on your tbr! <3

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  5. Wow, 6 books! Good luck! Grave Mercy seems amazing!

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    1. Thanks!! And I have heard many good things about it.. so I am excited! :D

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    1. Thanks so much, Good luck to you as well <3

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  7. I just bought The Darkest Minds a couple weeks ago. I'm super excited to read it, I've only ever heard good things about it.

    Good luck with your goals!


    -Danie
    www.bookish-brunette.com

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  8. Great list of books. Enjoy and good luck.

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