Bout of Books Read-A-Thon 11: Wrap-Up

The Bout of Books Readathon has ended! And I must say I massively failed to achieve my goals… :( The past week was unexpectedly busy (with work, moving and a new job). My goal was to read about 800 pages, which would be about three books, but I’ve only read 434. This is the usual amount of pages I read in one week. I managed to finish reading one book and I read a big part of Pride and Prejudice. But I’m still not happy with it. I promise to make it up to you soon! For now: please cheer me up by telling me you did achieve your goals.


Total pages read: 434

Total books finished: 1
All titles experienced: The Miniaturist, Pride and Prejudice

Bout of Books Read-A-Thon 11: Start-Up Post

The Bout of Books Readathon has started! This is the 11th edition of this readathon and the goal is to read more books than you usually would in one week. You can connect with other bloggers by participating in challenges and by using the #boutofbooks hashtag on Twitter.

This post is meant to show you my reading list and keep you updated on what I’ve already read and done during the course of this event. Are you also participating? Let me know by leaving a comment! ;)

Last time I participated in this event I tried to read 3 to 4 books in one week. After finishing up the event I decided I would count pagenumbers instead of books the next time I participated, because my reading goals differ according to the heaviness of the books I read. My total pagecount in the previous read-a-thon was 593 pages, so I’m going to try to read 800 pages this time. You can find my reading list and progress below. Wish me luck!

Reading List:

  • The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Inamorata by Megan Chance
  • Mr Mercedes by Stephen King

Updates:

Monday:
Pages read: 148
Books finished: 0
Titles experienced: The Miniaturist

Tuesday:
Pages read: -
Books finished: -
Titles experienced: -

Wednesday:
Pages read: 186
Books finished: 1
Titles experienced: The Miniaturist

Thursday:
Pages read: 42
Books finished: 0
Titles experienced: Pride and Prejudice

Friday:
Pages read: 0
Books finished: 0
Titles experienced: -

Saturday:
Pages read: 30
Books finished: 0
Titles experienced: Pride and Prejudice

Sunday:
Pages read: 28
Books finished: 0
Titles experienced: Pride and Prejudice


Total pages read: 434

Total books finished: 1
All titles experienced: The Miniaturist, Pride and Prejudice

I borrowed the general format for this post from Heather at Between the Covers.

Showcase Sunday: fantasy, death and gold

Showcase Sunday is hosted by the lovely Vicky from Books, Biscuits and Tea and is about showing the books you received, bought and borrowed in the previous week.

Peter PanThe Hunger Games | Knocking on Heaven’s Door | Het Huis aan de Gouden Bocht

This week I got a few really awesome books! I ordered Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins at The Book Depository and they arrived in my mailbox this week. Peter Pan is a must-read that I unfortunately still haven’t read, so that’s the reason I ordered it. The Hunger Games is a must-read I have read, but still didn’t own. I’m going to do a booktrade with Celine from Nyx Books Reviews and I’m going to get the second and third book in the series from her, so I decided to order the first one myself. :)

The other books were books I didn’t buy myself. Knocking On Heaven’s Door is a non-fiction book I won at Kim’s blog Sophisticated Dorkiness. Thanks Kim! I’m looking forward to reading this. Het Huis aan de Gouden Bocht or The Miniaturist is a historical fiction novel I won at Hebban. I also get to meet the author in September, so exciting!

What have you bought, borrowed and received this week? Leave a comment and let me know. :)