Starting Monday both Carrie & I will be participating in our first Bout A Books. The Read-A-Thon is a week long event (5/14-5/20) which is hosted by Amanda at On A Book Bender. There's challenges, giveaways, twitter meet ups and so much more. If you want to learn more or are interested in signing up go here.
This post is just to state our goals for the week. We plan to put our updates post up on Monday when the read-a-thon starts.
Carrie's TBR pile and Goals:
~Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles
~Heist Society by Ally Carter
~The Springsweet by Saundra Mitchell
~First Comes Love by Kate Kacvinsky
~The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
~Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez
~Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
~Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr (ebook)
~My Soul to Save by Rachel Vincent (ebook)
My Goal for the read-a-thon is to read 5-7 of the books listed above. Normally I can read 2-3 books in a week so I'm gonna push myself to read more then normal. I work full time so I'll be reading whenever I can (on the train, lunch breaks, etc). I also have a race on Saturday morning which will cut into my reading time a bit. I only picked books that are 305 pages or shorter to better reach my goal.
Shannon's TBR pile and Goals:
~Going to Far by Jennifer Echols
~Catch & Release by Blythe Woolston
~The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
~A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
~The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg
~As You Wish by Jackson Pearce
~First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky
~Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
~The Girl in the Park by Mariah Fredericks
~The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
~The Revenant by Sonia Gensler
~Fracture by Megan Miranda
~The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
~Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
~Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
My Goal is to read at least 10-12 of these. When I participated in the Dewey's 24 hour read-a-thon I was able to read almost 3 books so I'm hoping with a week I can read a little less then 2 a day. I have a lot going on this Monday and likely won't get much read until Tuesday. Also I plan to try and read either an adult or middle grade book for every 2-3 YA books I read. I like variety and its good to mix it up.