Monday, January 13, 2014

Bout of Books 9.0 Wrap Up

Bout of Books

I was a little worried that I wouldn't reach my goal of reading at least 5 books but I managed to finish a couple of books over the weekend. I even wrote some reviews for a few of the books I read. I think this read-a-thon definitely helped me get my reading on track for the month and I definitely plan to participate in the next Bout of Books read-a-thon in May.

Here is what I read:

Waking Kate by Sarah Addison Allen (prequel novella to Lost Lake)
The Pursuit of Mary Bennet by Pamela Mingle
Going Rogue by Robin Benway
The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley
Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
Alienated by Melissa Landers

Books that didn't quite work:

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
(It is currently on my DNF pile. I knew I should have purchased A Street Cat Named Bob instead!)

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
(I liked what I read of it but I wasn't really in the mood for nonfiction. I will pick it up again later.)

Favorite book:

My favorite book from the read-a-thon was The Promise of Stardust. I'm glad I finally got the chance to read it. I also really enjoyed Alienated. I think all of the books I completed were great selections for the read-a-thon because they kept my interest and were quick reads.


  1. You did such a good job! I was also a bit afraid that I wouldn't reach my goal, but I managed it. I'm planning on starting Alienated tonight, so I hope I like it as much as you did! Happy to hear it's a quick read.

  2. Wow- awesome job! I have never participated in this, but it seems totally worth it. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Lost Lake, Stardust, and Alienated!

  3. Way to go on meeting your goal! I know you were worried but you did it :) I really need to participate in one of these readathons one of these days.

  4. yay for reaching your reading goal :)

    The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is an awesome title. sorry it ended up not great. but now you have me curious about A Street Cat Named Bob lol

  5. Nice job reaching your goal! Glad to hear that Alienated was an enjoyable story.


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