Bout of Books 23: Goals and Updates

Bout of Books  
Bout of Books 23 starts Monday! It's my favorite readathon because it gives me the opportunity to connect with other readers and bloggers, as well as an extra excuse to devote more time to reading :) As in the past few Bout of Books rounds, I'm not stressing out about pages read. My goals this time are the exact same as Bout of Books 21 and 22. Want more details about Bout of Books? Check out my sign up post.


1. Spend time reading. Duh. I will be tracking TIME reading, not pages. Pages are hard to compare--a YA book vs. a women's fiction book vs. a graphic novel. I don't care how many pages, or compare this readathon's page total to another, I just want to spend time reading because I love reading! My goal is to spend more time reading than usual but not stress out about it. I have enough in my life to stress over and reading is supposed to be FUN! I've also started Audible this year too, so it will make it easier to track time there too--listening time.

2. Connect with other readers and bloggers via Twitter, Instagram, etc. Bout of Books is such a great way to connect with others! Please tweet or DM me on instagram to connect! Also, the Bout of Books team have named me a Bout of Books Expert, which basically means I've participated in A LOT of these great readathons! Feel free to ask questions if this is your first time!

3. Have fun! Always the main goal of Bout of Books!!

The Books


Daily Log

Monday, August 20:

Time Spent Reading (physical book) 2 hours and 2 minutes (The House on Mermaid Point)
Time Spent Listening to Audiobook: 80 minutes (Good Luck With That)

Tuesday, August 21:

Finished The House on Mermaid Point after 2 hours of reading
Listened to Good Luck With that for 1 hour

Wednesday, August 22:

Listened to Good Luck With That for 2 hours
Read Tear Me Apart for 30 minutes

Thursday, August 23

Read Tear Me Apart for 1.5 hours
Listened to Good Luck With That for 40 minutes


I'm gonna be honest....I didn't track at all. BUT I did finish Tear Me Apart!

Grand total:

I finished TWO books! The House on Mermaid Point and Tear Me Apart :)


  1. Have fun!! It's bad week for me to commit to reading time, so I'm going to have to skip this one. :(

  2. I like your idea about not stressing out! This is my second BoB and last time I saw so many people driving themselves crazy about how many pages they had or hadn't read nad it made me a bit nervous. So I'll try to count TIME with you. Happy Reading!

    1. Yes! I did the same thing on my first few Bout of Books. Then I remembered the point was to have FUN!

  3. Hope you have fun with the read-a-thon! I'm aiming for 7 books but I'm totally not judging myself harshly if I include books read with the kiddo in that number, lol.

  4. I hope you have lots of fun. After all it's what Bout of Books is about having fun while reading and meeting new readers.

    Happy readings! ;)
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret


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