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Bout of Books 33 Wrap-Up

January 10, 2022 2 comments
A grid of five book covers: Wildwood, New Order, A Mind of Your Own, The Maid, and Harley Quinn are featured on a gradient blue background. The heading is Bout of Books 33 Wrap-Up in orange.

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 3rd and runs through Sunday, January 9th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 33 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team.

I had two goals for my first ever Bout of Books.

The first goal was to finish as many of the 7 books I was currently reading as possible. (I must confess. I discovered after making my sign-up post that I was actually currently reading 8 books, but I decided to ignore the eighth for the duration of the week).

Of the 7 books in my original list, I finished 5! That means, even including the eighth book I’d forgotten about, I’m back down to reading a more manageable 3 books simultaneously.

The books I finished:

The books I did not finish:

  • The Good House by Ann Leary audiobook (AmazonBookshop.org) 55% finished
  • Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction by Philip V. Mladenov ebook (AmazonBookshop.org) 20% finished

My second goal was to participate as much as possible with the Instagram prompts over on my Bookstagram. I completed 6 of the 7 prompts.

This was my most popular post of the 6:

I really enjoyed this readathon and am looking forward to another! It definitely got me out of my unfocused reading slump.