It's time for another Bout of Books! I love how Bout of Books always seems to occur at a time when I can really devote my spare time to doing little more than reading. It's been super convenient like that for me. It won't be quite as convenient this week, but I think I can make it work.
For a recap of what Bout of Books is:
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, May 12th and runs through Sunday, May 18th 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 10 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
My reading options for this week include:
Something Real by Heather Demetrios
The Truth About Forever by Sarah DessenAnd We Stay by Jenny Hubbard
Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard (I already started this one and it needs to be finished before Friday.)
These are nearly all YA contemporaries, and for good reason. I find that YA contemporaries are generally faster reads and much easier to process. I love worldbuilding in speculative fiction (along with many of its other elements), but if I'm going for speed (and enjoyment at the same time), then contemporaries are better suited for this challenge for me.I'm going to be ambitious and attempt to get through 4 of these books. In addition to working full-time, I'm most likely attending a baseball game on Tuesday night (go Brewers!) and have festivities for my brother's college graduation on both Saturday and Sunday. But what's the point of setting goals that are easy to achieve? And maybe this time I'll even interact with other Bout of Book-ers through challenges and twitter chats.
Please let me know if you’re participating in the current Bout of Books as well so we can cheer each other on!