Wow, way back in August I thought the wait for January would take for ever. That was a fast 5 months! We’ve all been waiting patiently for the next Bout-of-Books and the time has finally come! Now to pick some books that I know will keep me reading. You know I like to stack the deck, right? My previous Bout-of-Books goal lists have pretty much proven that and Bout-of-Books 6.0 is no exception.
I can’t believe that 5 months have passed and I still have books from Bout-of-Books 5.0 left unread. They’re back (most of them anyway) and this time I’m determined to cross them off first. No exceptions!
As usual, my list is eclectic, just like my taste. The list also includes some books that I have on my Seriously Series 2013 list. I believe in multi-tasking 😉 So what books made it to my Bout-of-Books 6.0 list?
The Haunting Season by Michelle Muto (260 Pages) Weaving Destiny (Soulkeepers #2) by G.P. Ching (221 Pages) My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers #2) by Rachel Vincent (285 Pages)
- Death’s Angel (Lost Angels #3) by Heather Killough-Walden (368 Pages)
- No Rest for the Wicked (Immortals After Dark #3) by Kresley Cole (384 Pages)
- Lord of Misrule (The Morganville Vampires #5) by Rachel Caine (260 Pages)
- Where She Went (If I Stay #2) by Gayle Forman (274 Pages)
- The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (404 Pages)
A Peyton Family Christmas by Moira Rogers (26 Pages)
- Dangerous Secrets (Tall, Dark and Deadly #2) by Lisa Renee Jones (200 Pages)
Some of these books I seriously can’t wait to start. They are all books that I own and some of them have been gathering way too much dust and filling me with some serious book neglect guilt. *sigh* While others are brand new and I have been anxiously awaiting.
As for my actual goal? Well, last time I failed miserably, but that’s OK. My goal was 7 and I actually only read 5. This time I’m going to set a realistic goal of 6. I’ve reached that number once before and I really think I can do it again. *fingers crossed* If you’re observant, you will also notice that I have more than 6 books listed. That’s all part of stacking the deck. This may also be a good time to mention that this list isn’t written in stone. I’ve been known to pick up a stray book here and there. That’s the great part about Bout-of-Books though. Pretty much anything goes. 😉 If I do change my mind about what I’m going to read I’ll be sure to update the above list though. No worries.
As always, I will attempt to post my reviews as the books are read. So far, I’ve been able to keep this part of the deal I’ve made with myself. (I’ve found out the hard way, if I don’t post or at least write the reviews as I finish a book I tend to put it off.) All of those reviews will be posted here and on GoodReads and my list of books is there as well.
So, are you joining in on the Bout-of-Books 6.0 fun? If so, what are your goals? As usual, this is a no pressure, all fun read-a-thon. The only person you are competing with is yourself. All the details are at the Bout-of-Books website along with a list of giveaways and challenges that will take place throughout the week. Come join in on the fun! You were gonna read that week anyway, right?
And just in case you missed it, here’s the official Bout-of-Books Blurb:
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, January 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 6.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. -From the Bout of Books 6.0 team