Bout of Books TBR/Goals – *Updating Post*

Bout of Books

 

Yay, Bout of Books starts Monday! Here are mine and Jessie’s TBR & Goals. Also we will be updating this post throughout the readathon with how our reading goals go! :grin:

Samantha’s TBR

I am horrible at sticking to a definite TBR pile, so I may be choosing from this pile of books (although not for sure!).  All these are books I want to read in the near future:

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Samantha’S GOALS

  •  Read 4 books, or at least 150 pages a day average/1,050 page for the week. I hope I read more but we will see!
  • Write reviews for half of the books that I read during Bout of Books.
  • Visit lots of other blogs who are participating in Bout of Books!
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Jessie’s TBR

 Amulet, Vol. 1: The Stonekeeper (Amulet, #1)Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant (Delilah Dirk, #1)Girl Genius, Vol. 1: Agatha Heterodyne and the Beetleburg Clank (Girl Genius #1)Girl Genius, Vol. 2: Agatha Heterodyne and the Airship City (Girl Genius #2)

Girl Genius, Vol. 3: Agatha Heterodyne and the Monster Engine (Girl Genius #3)Grave Phantoms (Roaring Twenties, #3)The Shadow Revolution (Crown & Key, #1)The Undying Legion (Crown & Key, #2)

The Providence of Fire (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, #2)The Friend Zone (Game On, #2)The Clockwork Crown (Clockwork Dagger Duology, #2)A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)

I feel like I need to explain what looks to be an overly ambitious TBR for this read-a-thon. I’m actually currently reading three of these books and there’s a good possibility that I’ll have ACOTAR done before this starts. But if I don’t, I’m hoping to finish it and The Shadow Revolution during the first couple days. I actually have one book on here that I’m not planning to have finished by the end and that’s The Providence of Fire. I just started listening to the audiobook and I’m only four hours into the twenty-four. If I finish it, that would be awesome! If I don’t, that’s okay. I just want to make a good amount of progress in it. I’ve also put a couple of graphic novels on my TBR because I’ve found that in read-a-thons I need a palate cleanser between books and graphic novels work perfectly for this. I’ve actually been saving Delilah Dirk and the first three volumes of Girl Genius just for this purpose!

Jessie’s Goals

  • I want to read a little more than 200 pages a day so I can have a total of 1500 pages over the week. I’m working graveyards this week so this should be a totally doable goal. Well, at least I hope so. I sometimes overestimate my reading abilities. :)
  • I want to finish 3 novels and 4 graphic novels for a total of 7 books. On average, I read 2.5 books a week. So I’m going to shoot for finishing three books plus the graphic novels but it would be fantastic if I read more than that!
  • Listen to at least an hour of The Providence of Fire every day.

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Bout of Books Updates

Monday

Samantha

Pages Read: 185 pages of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.
Books Read: I haven’t finished a book yet.
Challenges: None

Jessie

Pages Read: 208 pages (A Court of Thorns and Roses) and 74 pages (The Shadow Revolution) for a total of 282 pages.
Books Read: I didn’t finish any books today.
Challenges: I participated in the Bookish Survey Challenge.

TuesdaY

Samantha

Pages Read: 174 pages of Aristotle and Dante
Books Read: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Total Page Count: 359 pages
Total Books Read Count: 1
Challenges: None

Jessie

Pages Read: 214 pages (The Shadow Revolution) and 178 pages (The Undying Legion) for a total of 392 pages.
Books Read: The Shadow Revolution
Total Page Count: 674 pages.
Total Books Read Count: 1
Challenges: None

Wednesday

SAMANTHA

Pages Read: 64 pages of The  Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski (such a good sequel!).
Books Read: I didn’t finish any. I didn’t get to read as much today.
Total Page Count: 423
Total Books Read Count: 1
Challenges: None

JESSIE

Pages Read: 158 pages (The Undying Legion) and 14 Pages (The Conquering Dark) for a total of 172 pages.
Books Read: The Undying Legion
Total Page Count: 846 pages
Total Books Read Count: 2
Challenges: None

ThursdaY

SAMANTHA

Pages Read: 165 pages of The Bone Season
Books Read: I didn’t finish one today.
Total Page Count: 588 pages
Total Books Read Count: 1
Challenges: None

JESSIE

Pages Read: 0 pages read today. Stupid work.
Books Read: Didn’t finish any.
Total Page Count: 846 pages
Total Books Read Count: 2
Challenges: None

Friday

SAMANTHA

Pages Read: I didn’t read today. ;(
Books Read: None
Total Page Count: 588 pages
Total Books Read Count: 1
Challenges: None

JESSIE

Pages Read: 0 pages again. Gah! Work! Why are you interrupting my read-a-thon!?!
Books Read: None
Total Page Count: Still 846 pages.
Total Books Read Count: 2
Challenges: None

Saturday

SAMANTHA

Pages Read: 120 pages of The Bone Season
Books Read: None
Total Page Count: 708 pages
Total Books Read Count: 1
Challenges: None

JESSIE

Pages Read: 208 pages (A Court of Thorns and Roses) and 192 pages (Amulet Vol. 1: The Stonekeeper) for a total of 400 pages.
Books Read: A Court of Thorns and Roses and Amulet Vol. 1: The Stonekeeper
Total Page Count: 1246 pages
Total Books Read Count: 3 novels and 1 graphic novel.
Challenges: None

Sunday

SAMANTHA

Pages Read: I didn’t read today. ;(
Books Read: None
Total Page Count: 708 pages
Total Books Read Count: 1 (And almost 2 more finished yay!)
Challenges: None

JESSIE

Pages Read: 72 pages (The Conquering Dark)
Books Read: None
Total Page Count: 1318 pages! I was so close to hitting my goal of 1500.
Total Books Read Count: 3 novels and 1 graphic novel.
Challenges: None.

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10 comments for “Bout of Books TBR/Goals – *Updating Post*

  1. […] Also this month I participated in the Bout of Books 13 Readathon! If you want to know how I did and what books I read, you can see the summary post at Spines and Covers here. […]

  2. Happy reading to you and good luck with your reading goals!

    1. Samantha

      Thanks so much!

  3. Good luck to you both! Samantha, I really hope you like Clockwork Angel because I thought the book was a lot of fun. (Surprising me a little how much I liked it, in fact.) And Jessie, I would love to know what you think of the Girl Genius series and The Shadow Revolution as I keep looking at those books.

    1. Samantha

      I need to read Clockwork Angel I still haven’t got on the bandwagon haha. I tried reading City of Bones a few years ago but couldn’t get into it that much.

  4. I haven’t picked out a TBR for the readathon, but I was thinking about reading Aristotle and Dante. I also read a few pages of A Court of Thorns and Roses. I wanted to stick to contemporaries for Bout of Books, so I’m not sure if I’ll continue reading it this week. Great progress so far, and good luck on day 2!

    1. Samantha

      I just finished Aristotle and Dante this morning it was pretty good! I wasn’t expecting it to be a Contemporary but I still loved it. You should definitely pick it up. ;) Good luck with the readathon!

  5. […] If you want to keep up with how Samantha and I are doing, you can check out our updates page here. Onto the […]

  6. Another B.O.B is upon us! Good luck you guys and I hope that you both achieve all of your goals ^_^ The books that you both have on your TBRs look great, a lot of them are on my TBR as well- just not for this B.O.B though ^_^v

    Good luck again!!!

    1. Samantha

      Thanks so much! Are you going to participate in bout of books this time around?

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