Saturday, 17 August 2013

Bout of Books 8.0

Bout of Books

Hello everyone, I can't believe it's time for Bout of Books already. This is my third Bout of Books that I'm taking part in, I've had so much fun in the last few read-athons, that I knew that I would definitely be signing up for the next one. So what is Bout of Books you ask?

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 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th 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 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

My Goals

I usually end up listing loads of books in my goals posts, but this time, I've decided to just mention three books that I will definitely be tackling, I've become such a mood reader as of late that I know that the books I decide to pick up could vary over this week. So here are the three books I will be reading. 

I also hope to take part in at least one Twitter chat, (these are so much fun) and at least three challenges. 

I will be updating my progress on my Blog, twitter and Goodreads. If you're also taking part in this read-athon, feel free to link up your goals in the comment, I would love to see what you're planning on reading! 

Number of pages read: 40% of The Infinite Moment of Us
Books read: 0
Challenges completed: two.

Pairathon challenge: Post a comment or photo about your pairing (books with wine/food/soda/beer/etc) and tag it with the hashtag #Pairathon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest.

I love reading my books whilst drinking tea and recently I have become addicted to Hobnobs Chocolate flap jacks!

Number of pages read: 155 pages of Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger.
Books read: 1
Challenges completed: 0.

Number of pages read: 60% of The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle.
Books read: 1.
Challenges completed: 2.

TBR Pile Mini Challenge: Which 5 books are at the top of your TBR pile?

1. Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
2. The Vow by Jessica Martinez
3. Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
4. The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher
5. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

If I have you a wad of cash and sent you into a bookshop right now which 5 books would you buy to the add stack?

1. Pivot Point by Kasie West
2. Bruised by Sarah Skilton
3. Just One Year by Gayle Forman*
4. Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian*
5. World After by Susan Ee* 

*Yes I know I totally cheated with these last three books, as they're not even out yet, but I am literally dying for them to be released! 

Book Spine Poetry Challenge:

Forbidden Love
Sealed with a Kiss
Forever Everbound
Don't Stop Now
Unravel Me
Sweet Evil 

Number of pages read: 
Books read: 
Challenges completed: 

Book Road Trip Challenge:

For this challenge, I'd like for you to come up with a list of the top 5-10 states/places you'd love to visit and find a book (you either read or want to read) that takes place in that state/place or a book by an author who lives or is from there.  

Amsterdam, Paris, London, Italy - Just One Day by Gayle Forman, Every Boy's Got One by Meg Cabot, Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill. 

Prague - The Book of Blood & Shadow by Robin Wasserman, The Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor. 

Australia: Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar. 

Mexico: From What I Remember by Stacy Kramer & Valerie Thomas 

Road trip across the US: Saving June by Hannah Harrington, Golden by Jessi Kirby, Amy & Roger's Epic Detour. 

Backpacking across Central America: Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard.


  1. I really want to read the Vampire Academy series!!! I just saw the trailer and it looks AWESOME!!!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  2. I'm so happy that you'll be reading VA! I can't wait to see what you think of it. Good luck Jasprit :)

  3. You're finally reading VA. I love those books. And you have The Killing Woods. I'm so jealous.

    Good luck on this read-a-thon. I won't be joining you. It's too much pressure. I set reasonable goals but always want to read even more. It's stressful and I can't control myself.

  4. VA! Read that first Jas, I can't wait to re-read it before the movie is released. Have a fab weekend!!

  5. I am not a fan of VA but that's probably because I am only up to Blood Promise, lol. I hope you enjoy it more.

    Have fun Jasprit! <33

  6. Good luck with the readathon! I need to read Vampire Academy before the film comes out. The Killing Woods sounds great too!

  7. Yay for Sloppy Firsts! I love that book and VA is a great series (although I'm very disappointed by the trailer). I'm also DYING to know what The Killing Woods is like! Hopefully it lives up to Stolen! *finger crossed*

  8. I"ve become a super-moody reader as late, too! At least you have a good plan for BoB -- good luck!

  9. A fair warning for you babe: the first two VA books aren't brilliant, but the rest of them really take the game to another level and spice it up. I think if you tackle through the first two, you're good to go:) I hope you enjoy the first one as well. Oh, and one more thing: Christian Ozera:) 'nuff said;)

  10. Eeep, I am SO excited for this readathon as well, Jasprit! I think it's smart that you only listed the books you know you will be reading FOR SURE, since during readathons, I become such a mood reader and pick up other things. Plus, seeing other people reading books lights up a lightbulb and makes me want to go read that book, haha. I'm actually thinking of putting Vampire Academy on my list, since I've heard such great things and I remember I had said that I would pick it up sometime this summer (which clearly hasn't happened yet...).

    Also, the Twitter chats are the BEST! I'm hoping to participate in at least one as well. Plus, I want to participate in some challenges too, since many are so fun!

    Good luck, Jasprit, and I'll be cheering you on during the readathon! <3

  11. I love Vampire Academy, but the series honestly gets better at book two. Good luck with your goals, Jasprit. Have fun!

  12. Yay for the Vampire Academy series. I put that series off for so long and I kicked myself afterwards. I loved it and I hope you do too. Same with the Jessica Darling series. Happy reading and good luck!

    Katie @ Katie’s Book Blog

  13. The Killing Woods? I loved Stolen by the same author but have never heard of this one. Is this new? I read the first and some of the second books to the Jessica Darling series. I've got to say, the first one was fantastic but the second one, not so much. I hope you have better luck with this series, Jas. And good luck with your goals! You can do it!!!

  14. AHHH...I'M SO HAPPY YOU ARE GOING TO READ VA!!!! I love Vampire Academy, and hopefully you'll enjoy it as much as I did too! Good luck with your goals, Jasprit! :D

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 

  15. Can't wait to hear how The Killing Woods is! I need to check out the Vampire Academy books too. I hoping to make time later this fall. Good luck!

  16. You're poem is very lovely! Great job :)

    Thanks for participating in the challenge and good luck!
    -Jess @ Such A Novel Idea

  17. I loved VA - I need to read the rest of the series and the spinoff! Pivot Point is a new fave - I loved it :) Happy reading.

  18. Hi Jasprit! I really want to read Tiger Lily too - maybe after I've finally read Peter Pan? - and a fellow book blogger bought me Just One Day for my birthday so I'm hoping to read that one soon too!

    Thanks for taking part in the challenge, and good luck in the giveaway! (Sorry it's taking so long by the way, I was ill yesterday so I lost a full day of sorting entries!)

  19. Thanks for stopping by and participating in the Book Road Trip Challenge! It was so much fun reading everyone's lists! xo Stephanie
    P.S. Thanks for making me add more books to my TBR pile. lol. <3


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