Sunday, August 18, 2013

Bout of Books 8.0 - Reading Goals

The last read-a-thon(RAT) I participated in (The BookTube-A-Thon) challenged us to read 300 pages per day for each of the seven days. I ended up reading an average of 244 pages per day. This was a week where I could devote every moment (when I wasn't working or sleeping) to reading. This coming week I still have my work and sleep commitments but I also need to be packing for my upcoming move. So that being factored in I am making my goal to read 190 pages per day. This will hopefully give me the opportunity to complete all my planned books and, if I have extra time, choose based on mood another later on.

The Bout of Books RAT is all about reading more than you usually do and may include challenges along the way but (as far as I can tell) doesn't include a set of challenges to direct your book choosing as my previous one did. As I have so many books I want to read (all at once if I could lol) I enjoyed having the framework and structure those challenges gave to narrowing down my choices. Therefore I've looked elsewhere to give me structure, Goodreads (particularly the Nothing but Reading Challenges group).

I had already committed (at least in my own mind) to tackling the Reading University Challenge. I am currently on the Associate's degree level so I decided to choose my books for this RAT in order to work towards fulfilling that challenge's criteria (and to give myself a bit more diversity in the genres I choose) plus reading a couple books that are still left over from my TBR from the last RAT (oops).

Without further ado, here are the books I'm planning to read:
1.  Blood Brothers in Louisbourg by Philip Roy - Started prior to RAT, History (american history) - total pages left: 121
2. Bitten (Women of the Otherworld #1) by Kelley Armstrong - TBR of last RAT - total pages: 436
3. Hard Run (Death Note #3) by Tsugumi Ohba - Literature (graphic novel) - total pages: 193
4. Left Neglected by Lisa Genova - Social Studies (psychology) - total pages: 322
5. Rapture (Fallen #4) by Lauren Kate - Started prior to RAT, audiobook - total pages left: 270

This totals: 1342 pages and an average of 191 pages per day or more like 150 per day from Monday to Thursday and then 247 on Fri, Sat & Sun when I'm off work. :)

Wish me luck!


  1. Loved the Fallen series! I haven't read any of the other books- good luck w/ the read-a-ton!

    1. Thanks! I'm really enjoying the Fallen series and can't wait to find out how it ends. Even though I'll be sad when it is finished too.

  2. Hey KieliAnne/Kirsten
    Welcome to Bout of Books!

    Looks like you got some great books to read this week. Hope that you enjoy all of them!

    If this is your first bout of books, I just want to introduce myself to you. I'm Faye and I'm an expert this week, so if you need any help or have any queries, feel free to ask me! You can contact me in my comments (here) or catch me on twitter (@daydreamin_star).

    Otherwise I hope that you have a great read-a-thon and manage to win all of your goals!
    Looking forward to reading along with you!

    Faye :D

    1. Thanks for the welcome! This is indeed my first Bout of Books read-a-thon. :) I hadn't heard of it until a bunch of people I follow on YouTube were posting update videos for 7.0. I thought it sounded like fun but decided to wait until the next time around to participate! ;)