Bout of Books Read-a-thon!

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 This will be the first time I’ve ever participated in a read-a-thon, and I am super pumped to get started. I almost didn’t realize it was happening, so thank you Emily and Danie over at Oh, Magic Hour! for bringing it to my attention. As I’ve just finished up work for one job and have a two week break until my next one starts, this read-a-thon couldn’t have come at a better time!

Here’s a little more about the event:

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, August 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th 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 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Niki’s Goals:

– Finish at least 5 books

– Read at least 1000 pages

– Finish at least 2 ARCs

– Finish at least 2 library books

Here’s a look at the books on my immediate radar:
(subject to change if I see something shiny)

I doubt I’ll make it through all of them, but at least I’ve got a lot of great books to choose from. I’ve also included quite a few YA books because, let’s face it, they’re fast reads. 

 Daily Updates:


Pages: 166 / Books: 0


Pages: 158 / Books: 1 (The 100 – ARC)


Pages: 139 / Books: 0


Pages: 54 / Books: 0 (Yikes!)


Pages: 93 / Books: 0

I spent the entire day wanting to read, but got wrangled in to a bunch of obligations… sigh.


Pages: 161 (Booya!) / Books: 0

I’m trying to read too many at once.


Pages: 85 / Books: 0


Pages: 856 / Books: 1

Well, I didn’t quite make my goals, but I did have a lot of fun, so I guess that’s a win, haha. I should have realized that 1000 pages would not equal 5 books, then I made it worse by starting about 8 books in that timeframe. All rookie mistakes. For the record, I am really close to finishing 2 of them. :)

by Niki Hawkes

8 comments on “Bout of Books Read-a-thon!

    • Thank you!! I’m pumped for my first readathon and have already doubled my daily reading, so things are going well. I hope Heir of Fire will be one of my completed books this week. :)


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