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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Bout of Books 10 ~ Sign-Up, Goals, and 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 12th and runs through Sunday, May 18th 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 10 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

I plan on reading as much as I can - at least 1 hour a day, though I want to read way more than that.

A Lasting Impression by Tamera Alexander / 426 Pages
To Whisper Her Name by Tamera Alexander / 481 Pages
A Beauty So Rare by Tamera Alexander / 471 Pages
Here To Stay by Melissa Tagg / 361 Pages
Persecuted by Robin Parrish / 314 Pages
Found by Shelley Shepard Gray / 240 Pages

My main goal is to finish A Lasting Impression, To Whisper Her Name, and A Beauty So Rare by Tamera Alexander (all huge books!). If I can get to the other three, that would be great; but I'll still be happy with just finishing those. ;)

I'll be posting my progress here and on Goodreads/Twitter

Monday / 5-12-2014
Books finished: 1

(I was 73% done with this book when #BoutofBooks began)

Started reading:

Started and read 65 pages of A Lasting Impression.

Tuesday / 5-13-2014
Reading progress:

Still reading A Lasting Impression. Really good so far! Read 44 pages today.

Challenge: Books You're Looking Forward To

I have a ton of books I'm looking forward to reading. Here are ten of them:

When I Fall In Love by Susan May Warren
Mask by Kerry Nietz
In Perfect Time: A Novel (Wings of the Nightingale) by Sarah Sundin
Love's Fortune by Laura Frantz
Checkmate by Steven James
Deluge by Lisa T. Bergren
Circle of Spies (Culper Ring Series) by Roseanna M. White
Blur (Blur Trilogy) by Steven James
Beowulf: Explosives Detection Dog (A Breed Apart) by Ronie Kendig
Here to Stay by Melissa Tagg

Wednesday / 5-14-2014

Reading progress:

Read around 60 pages today.

Thursday / 5-15-2014

Books finished today: 1
Read 257 pages today and finished the book. :)

Friday / 5-16-2014

Started these books:
Finished An April Bride and read 40% of A May Bride.

Books finished today: 1

Saturday / 5-17-2014

Read 60% of this book and finished it!

Started To Whisper Her Name.

Books finished today: 1

Sunday/ 5-18-2014

6% done with this book.

Total Books Finished:


  1. Yippee! I'm so excited that you signed up too! It looks like you've got some great books here, I'm interested to hear what you think of the Tamera Alexander ones, I'm definitely intrigued by them especially To Whisper Her Name. Good luck with your goals! :)

    1. *smiling* You and Abbi are the main reasons I signed up this time around! I've heard great things about those books and I hope they are good. Thank you! :)

  2. Looks like a great list. I just finished Made to Last by Melissa Tagg and loved it, so I need to get hold of Here to Stay

    1. I loved Made To Last so much! I'm very excited to read Here To Stay and I hope you get a copy of it soon. :)

  3. Melanie - I'm honored that you're looking forward to In Perfect Time. I really enjoyed writing that story and can't wait to share!

    1. Thanks for commenting, Sarah! I can hardly wait to read Kay's story. Only three more months! :)

  4. You have some wonderful books in your pile! The Melanie Tagg one is on my future want to read list too!

    1. I hope we both love Here To Stay! I've heard such great things about it and I loved Melissa's debut novel.

  5. Looks like you're making some great progress! When I Fall in Love looks SO cute. I'll definitely have to check out that one.

    Also, I love the scripture at the bottom of your page. It's one of my favorites. ♥

    1. Thanks! I'm really happy with what I've been able to read so far. :) I agree - When I Fall In Love's cover is so cute! :)

  6. Great progress so far! Your blog is one of the new ones I found during this bout!

    1. Thanks! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting. :)


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