Read-a-thon Updates Kinda

Turns out it was a horrible week to try and participate in a read-a-thon! Even one of my favorites! Working as a chauffeur during the early mornings and mid-afternoons, plus doctors appts and interviews and a very long to-do list coupled with spotty weather and I am more agitated than reading-ready.

I expect the week to calm down a bit by Thursday which is perfect timing as I have picked up seven things from a library trip today. Will be getting a proper read on soon, better late than never!

A good bit of my library finds are graphic novels which will jump up my goodreads reading challenge numbers. The remaining three novels, two are not very long, so I expect to make good progress with these before long.

A proper read-a-thon update coming soon, possibly tomorrow evening…

Wish me luck on my interviews if you will, I’ll need them. Searching for work 6 months pregnant is a funny thing. But a girl’s gotta work and therefore a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.

Bout of Books 14 Sign-Up

Bout of Books

I am pleased to announce the sign-up for Bout of Books 14 has begun! This will be my third read-a-thon this month and probably my favorite, though I DID enjoy the Booktube-a-thon quite a bit and my TBR enjoyed all the reading I did.

This is my sign-up page, my commitment to be a willing participant if you insist. For those who are new to Bout of Books all of the pertinent info, links included, can be found below! If you are planning to participate please let me know in the comments section. I love seeing what others plan to read and checking out all the fun challenge responses people come up with :D

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

Happy reading! And I will be back later this week with a goals and updates post :) :)

What I am most excited to read in August 2015?

Based on my August TBR, the book I am most excited to read in August is…

dangerous girls

Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

I’ve been wanting to read this for a while now and I finally got it during a book outlet haul earlier this year. Every time anyone talks about it they can’t stop gushing how much they love this book. After reading The Dead List a couple of months ago I was reminded how much I like thrillers, which I believe this title qualifies as. I think this will be a fun, fast novel – perfect for the end of summer :)

Booktube-a-thon Readathon Updates

I thought I would take a moment to post about my progress this week on day 3. I’m pretty excited with what I’ve managed to read so far! :D

My Booktube-a-thon TBR:

Monument 14 (read on Tuesday) 3/5 Stars

Let’s Get Lost

If I Stay (started Wednesday)

An Ember in the Ashes

Changing Diapers


Drug & Drop

Books not on TBR that I’ve read this week:

Dress Your Marines in White (read on Monday) 4/5 Stars


As of Wednesday (08/05/15): I have read something to completion every day since Sunday. Hoping to finish If I Stay today and then I’ll jump into something light to give my grieving brain a break.

It’s funny I didn’t have a plan so much as I looked at my stack of books Monday and picked up the first one that appealed to me, I started Monument 14 but the way the author writes confused me so I searched out the novella Dress Your Marines in White. Then Tuesday I was ready to dive back into Monument 14 and finish it. Today, Wednesday, I went back to the pile and If I Stay appealed to me most.

July Wrap-up/August TBR

Let’s see what I got around to last month…

I didn’t get to any on my list, instead I read the first two books in Jenny Han’s Summer trilogy.

  • The Summer I Turned Pretty (#1) – I gave 4.5 Stars
  • It’s Not Summer Without You (#2) – I gave 3.5 Stars

I will be doing a review post once I finish with book #3. I am disappointed I didn’t get to anything on my list for July. Being a mood reader can be such a pain sometimes. Not to mention job hunting and getting things in order for the new family member later this year didn’t leave much time for reading unfortunately.

My August TBR…

I’m participating in a number of read-a-thons in August so this will affect my TBR – hopefully in a good way.

  1. This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith* (yes, I’m going for this one again this month.)
  2. Sekret by Lindsay Smith*
  3. Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid*
  4. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir*
  5. We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han*
  6. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  7. The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi
  8. Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

*- library book

Looks like the library has dictated the majority of books I plan to read this month. Let’s try an experiment and see if having a deadline helps me stick to this list.

I didn’t include all of the books I have on my read-a-thon TBRs so they can count as bonuses. ;)  I think August will be a good month for reading. The nursery I am putting together is nearly complete so there will be a quiet place to escape to very soon. Right now it’s a bit upside down as I organize the space that was previously an overflow and office.

What will you be reading this month?