Bout of Books 20

Bout of Books 20 Hi everyone! If you’re not following us on Twitter (you should, btw), then you wouldn’t know I signed up for Bout of Books 20! You can find more info here. It starts today!

If you don’t know, here’s what it’s about:

You were going to read that week anyway, right?  Read with us.

The Bout of Books Read-a-Thon was created by Amanda @ On a Book Bender on a complete whim in August 2011*. It took on a life of its own and was such a hit that Amanda decided to do it again and turn it into a somewhat regular occurrence.

  • Bout of Books is a week long read-a-thon, usually from 12:01am on a Monday through 11:59pm on a Sunday in whatever time zone you are in.
  • It is low pressure, meaning participants are only asked to push themselves to read more than they normally would during any given week. There is no competition between readers.
  • How much time a reader wants, and can commit, to read, tweet, or network with fellow bloggers is left to individual preference. All challenges and giveaways are optional.
  • Networking with fellow bloggers is actively encouraged, though never required.
  • Use Twitter to post updates throughout the read-a-thon. Everyone will be tweeting with the #boutofbooks hashtag.

So that’s basically the gist. Read as much as you usually do, but read a little more. That’s it!

My goal for Bout of Books 20:

Read at least 5 books.
Read at least 600 pages.

Honestly, I’ll be happy with either outcome! During Bout of Books 18, I read 5 books and over 600 pages. So I’m just hoping to read more than that. Haha. I did pick a couple short books, so we shall see!

This post will also serve as my updates post for the week, in addition to the wrap-up!

Here are the books I plan to read:



Day 1:

Books read: Black Sheep
Pages read: 33 (page 9 – 41)
Total pages: 33
Total books: None yet.
Challenge: #InSixWords

Day 2:

Books read:
Pages read: 0
Total pages: 33
Total books: None.
Challenge: #synopsisrewritebob20 (Synopsis Rewrite of The Wild by K Webster)

“There’s a lot of things that surprise us.
In the wild.
Our love may be wrong, but it’s delicious.
This was our chance to start again, without the heartache of the past.
This was our chance to be a family, without the worry of everyone else.
Death brought us to a place where we belong.
It’s only us;
And this is our twisted, beautiful love story.”

Day 3:

Books read: Bad Bad Bad
Pages read: 120
Total pages: 153
Total books: (1) Bad Bad Bad

Day 4:

Books read:
Pages read: 0
Total pages: 153
Total books: (1) Bad Bad Bad

Day 5:

Books read:
Pages read: 0
Total pages: 153
Total books: (1) Bad Bad Bad

Day 6:

Books read: Oasis
Pages read: 10
Total pages: 163
Total books: (1) Bad Bad Bad

Day 7:

Books read: Oasis
Pages read: 74
Total pages: 237
Total books: (1) Bad Bad Bad &&& (2) Oasis.


So. Uh. As y’all can tell. I failed miserably at my goals for this read-a-thon. I have no clue what happened! Oh well.

At least I was able to read – and finish- two books, which is great! How did you do?


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  1. Good luck on meeting your reading goals this week!! I am participating on BOB 20 too and had a pretty go of things yesterday. Happy reading!!

    1. Kendra Kendra says:

      Thank you! Good luck to you too! I hope you had a great Day 2 of BOB 20! Happy reading. 🙂

  2. Avatar Dana says:

    Good luck with day 2! 33 pages is better then I did…I only read 10. The day was way busier than I was expecting. 🙁

    1. Kendra Kendra says:

      Thanks! Yesterday was horrible! I was unable to read anything. But my new bullet journal supplies came in, so I was feeling productive, even though I didn’t get any pages read. I hope yesterday wasn’t too bad for you either. Have a great reading day today! 🙂

  3. You did great!! Bout of Books is just about the joy of reading :). I hope you’ll join again in January!

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