Friday, August 17, 2018

Bout of Books 23

Bout of Books 23
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The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 20th and runs through Sunday, August 26th 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 23 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

TBR pile:

A Place for Us
by Fatima Farheen Mirza
-Literary, Family, India, Muslim
Amazon | Goodreads | my review | my rating: 4

8/20/18: Started - been working on this one slowly and want to finally finish it this week.
8/22/18: Finished

Murder on the Left Bank
by Cara Black
-Mystery, France, Paris
Amazon | Goodreads | my review | my rating: 4

8/20/18: Started - part of my picks last month for Paris in July - finally cracking it open.
8/25/18: Still working on this. Should be done today. Finished in the evening.

News of the World
by Paulette Jiles
-Historical, Western
Amazon | Goodreads | my review | my rating: 5

8/20/18: Started
8/26/18: Reading this in bits but will post review next month for a Western theme I am plotting.

Lady Jane
by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton
-Historical, Humor, Retelling, YA
Amazon | Goodreads | my review | my rating: 5

8/23/18: Started - loving it so far
8/24/18: Loved it to the end.

Reservoir 13
by Jon McGregor
Amazon | Goodreads | my review: DNF

8/20/18: Started
8/23/18: Stopped - lost my attention

Children of Blood and Bone
Legacy of Orïsha #1
by Tomi Adeyemi
-Fantasy, YA
Amazon | Goodreads | my review: DNF

8/20/18: Started
8/21/18: Stopped - just could not get into it


Monday 8/20 (daily post)

Introduce yourself #insixwords

adventurous, anxious, curious, reader, observer, open

instagram-a-day: currently reading

Tuesday 8/21
Book Plot Emoji - for News of the World by Paulette Jiles.

👧 🐎 🔫

instagram-a-day: favorite color covers

Wednesday 8/22
Literary Villain - he who must not be named aka Lord Voldemort

instagram-a-day: book spine poetry

maestra, open me
sacré bleu
cruel beautiful world

Thursday 8/23
Book Trip - Venice in October for the infamous Masquerade

Masquerade in Venice
by Velda Johnston
-Mystery, Gothic
Amazon | Goodreads

instagram-a-day: 5 star read

Friday 8/24
Bookish Playlist - feeling French with my current read, Murder on the Left Bank, so pairing it with Claude Debussy's Suite Bergamasque - Claire de Lune

instagram-a-day: unfinished book series - Crazy Rich Asians

Saturday 8/25
Discover Books - I was excited to see this cover on a Bout of Books related post.

Lethal White
by Robert Galbraith - but we all know it's J.K. Rowling ;-)
-Mystery, Thriller
Amazon | Goodreads

instagram-a-day: published in 2018 - just picked this up from the library

Dance of Thieves
by Mary E. Pearson
-Fantasy, YA
Amazon | Goodreads

Sunday 8/26
Stretch Goal

I found that I had to revise the reading pile as a couple did not work out for me this round of Bout of Books.

Feeling pretty good that I got around to reading from the tbr pile.

instagram-a-day: series love - Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series

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  1. Ugh I have so many books on my TBR list.

  2. Cheering you on and hope you move your two choices off the pile.

  3. Good luck with the challenge. I have a copy of Children of Blood and Bone sitting unread on my shelf right now. I hope you enjoy the books you are hoping to read.

  4. Good luck with your challenge, and have fun.

  5. I've got A Place for Us on my holiday reading list. Did you enjoy it?

  6. I enjoyed My Lady Jane and just finished My Plain Jane last week. ADORED it! Can't wait for My Calamity Jane! Great job on your readathon!


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