11 May 2015

Bout of Books 13: TBR & Updates

Bout of Books
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

I'm giving myself quite a few books to choose between since I'm not entirely sure what I'm in the mood for right now, but I'm hoping to finish at least 3 of these books.


Books read: The Heir by Kiera Cass and Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry
No. of pages read: 362 pages
Comments: Off to a great start so far. I've finished my first book - The Heir by Kiera Cass - which wasn't on my TBR list... Oops! And then I started reading Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry, but I've only read 2% (roughly 10 pages) so far, but I'm hoping to get this one finished tomorrow!

Books read: Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry and Broken Juliet by Leisa Rayven
No. of pages read: 690 pages
Comments: Day 2 has been a brilliant reading day! Despite getting distracted by Arrow and Game of Thrones this morning, I still managed to finish two books! Nowhere But Here was really good, not as good as McGarry's PTL series (imo), but I still really enjoyed it. Broken Juliet was a fantastic follow up to Bad Romeo. Super hot and full of angst; I adored it.

Books read: -
No. of pages read: 0
Comments: Very busy day today, so I never had a chance to get any reading done. Oh well.

Books read: The Cage by Megan Shepherd
No. of pages read: 188 pages
Comments: Another busy day today, but I did manage to get some reading done! I was at the dentist this morning, then went to the cinema to see Mad Max. So I didn't start reading until I got home around half 5 and I managed to get almost halfway through The Cage, so hopefully I'll get that finished tomorrow!

Books read: The Cage by Megan Shepherd
No. of pages read: 36 pages
Comments: Haven't really felt much like reading today. I was up late last night because I couldn't sleep/because of my cold, so I slept until about 12 and I had to go out at 3.

Books read: The Cage by Megan Shepherd
No. of pages read: 176 pages
Comments: I finally managed to finish The Cage today! Woo! I finally figured out why it was taking so long to get through - I wasn't really enjoying it. The story was pretty 'meh' up until 93% when there was a pretty big twist that I hadn't anticipated and only then did I find myself interested in the story and I'm curious to see what's going to happen next. I'm hoping I'll be able to squeeze in one more book tomorrow!

Books read: To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han (re-read) & Always the Bridesmaid by Lindsay Kelk
No. of pages read: 632 pages
Comments: The final day of bout of books has been a great reading day for me. I decided to re-read To All the Boys by Jenny Han because I just needed to, and I'd planned on that being my last read but I got through it really quickly and moved onto Always the Bridesmaid by Lindsay Kelk. I got just over halfway through this one and I'm extremely happy!

Total no. of books completed: 5
Total no. of pages read: 2,084 pages
Books read: The Heir by Kiera Cass; Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry; Broken Juliet by Leisa Rayven; The Cage by Megan Shepherd; To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han & Always the Bridesmaid by Lindsay Kelk
Comments: I'm extremely happy with my reading during this bout of books, I managed to read more books than I'd planned to! I didn't get to take part in any of the twitter chats - which sucks - but I took part in a few of the challenges. Also, I didn't visit as many blogs as I usually do, which I'm definitely going to fix.


  1. Ummm...It will make me happy to see Broken Juliet and I'll Meet You There on your list of books read. Lol :)
    Have fun!

  2. Looks like you're doing pretty well, Sam. Keep it up!

  3. Great start! You already finished a book in just a day. I hope you keep up like this. Happy reading :)

  4. That's great progress so far. Well done

  5. Ooh you got a great TBR for this BOB :)