So I've decided to take part in another readathon! As per usual, it being the middle of the month, my reading pace has slowed down a little and I've decided to try and pick it back up by taking part in the Bout of Books 14.0 readathon, which is running from today (the 17th) through Sunday the 23rd.
Bout of Books is one of the more relaxed readathons, there are no TBR challenges and the goal is just to read as much as you like and have fun whilst doing it! Here is the official info about the readathon from the Bout of Books website:
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 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd 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 14 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
It's not too late to sign up and join in the fun, so if you're interested then you can sign up here. I've decided to put together a TBR of books I'd like to get to this week, it mostly consists of books from my monthly TBR with a little extra. I'll hopefully be joining in with the readathon using #boutofbooks on twitter (I'm @sarahs_chapter) and posting updates on instagram as I go along (check me out at @sarahschapter there). So onto the books I'm planning to read this week:
Touching Darkness by Scott Westerfeld
This is the second books in the Midnighters trilogy and I've actually already started it, but before the readathon I was only about 30 pages in so I'm hoping to finish it up quite quickly today or tomorrow. It's pretty gripping and quite an easy read so I don't think it'll take me too long to get through. I'm enjoying this series a lot more than I expected to and hope to finish it up soon.
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
This was my TBR jar pick for the month so I definitely want to get to this this week. I've had this book for quite a while and can't believe I haven't got around to reading it yet as I've loved everything else I've read by Rainbow Rowell.
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
As this is a children's classic I'm hoping that it won't take me too long to read and I'm looking forward to indulging in a little escapism and completely losing myself in this world. I also really love this edition, the cover art is amazing and I love floppy books (I really hope you know what I mean haha).
Remix by Non Pratt
This is my most recent purchase as I spotted it in Asda and at £3.85 I couldn't leave it behind. This book has gotten a whole lot of buzz in the bookish community and I'm looking forward to seeing if it lives up to the hype. It's a summery read about two best friends at a music festival so I figure I'd better read and review it now before summer is over!
So those are the books that I'm hoping to get to this week. I'm really going to try and give this readathon my all by disconnecting a bit and spending less time mindlessly trawling the internet. I definitely want to get at least three of these read, if not the fourth. I'll most likely be posting a readathon wrap up this time next week to let you know how I did, so stay tuned for that!
Are you taking part in Bout of Books? Please let me know if you are and leave any blog/social media links below, I'd love to cheer each other on!