#BoutofBooks & #CrushYourTBR Read-a-thons

So I’ve been participating in #boutofbooks all week on Twitter and I wasn’t going to post about it until my recap on Sunday, but I figured I may as well let you guys know what’s been going on, what I’ve been reading, and my progress so far!

For those of you who don’t know, bout of books is a week long read-a-thon that’s very relaxed. All that they ask is that you post somewhere about joining (joining for this round has already closed) and at least two progress updates throughout the week. Pretty simple. I didn’t have a TBR list compiled for this read-a-thon, so I just chose books at random to read.

This round it’s going from May 11th-17th. I would’ve posted a blog post when I started, but.. I just wanted to keep it on Twitter until the last day. BUT I figured I’d be nice and share my progress. So, as it stands, here’s my progress throughout the week:

Day 1

  • Finished “The Heir” the day the read-a-thon started before I discovered the read-a-thon… but it counts, so ha!
  • Began reading “Sabriel” by Garth Nix and made it 17 pages in.

Day 2

  • 60 more pages read in “Sabriel.”

Day 3

Day 4

  • Finished the really long titled book by Jen Smith, woo! So that’s 131 pages read!

Day 5

  • Haven’t really started yet today by the time this post is up.

I’m making slow progress because life is being really difficult and busy on me this week, but the goal is to read as much as possible, and that’s what I’m doing.

If you want to keep updated on my progress, I’ll be posting on Twitter and I’ll be posting my recap this Sunday!

So, as for #crushyourtbr this is a newish read-a-thon was created by Raeleen and Jacquelyn over on Twitter and today marks the first day of this month’s #crushyourtbr! What is this read-a-thon you ask? It’s pretty much a three day read-a-thon where you try to read as many books as you can on your TBR pile. So for some people that could be five or more books in three days. Me? I’m aiming for just one book, hahaha.

The book I want to read for this weekend and hopefully finish is “An Ember in the Ashes” by Sabaa Tahir.

But along with that, I decided that since Bout of Books and Crush Your TBR are mixing together that I’m also going to try to finish:

If I don’t finish the novellas I want to at least finish the fourth out of the five, so that my goal.

Yeah, so.. a lot of read-a-thons going on right now. If you haven’t heard of them, check it out. There’s still time to participate in any and all, even if you didn’t sign up or anything.

How’s your reading going? Are you participating in any read-a-thons this summer? Let me know!