Bout of Books 18 Read-a-thon

Happy New Year, folks! I hope 2017 brings you copious amounts of enjoyable reads! As per usual, I will start my reading year with Bout of Books read-a-thon, and I encourage you to participate, as well!

Bout of Books 18
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 8th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
  • Pages read: 31
  • Books finished: 0

I only figured out it was time for Bout of Books late in the evening, so I read only 30+ pages before bed. The last book I have read in 2016 was Illuminae, which I got from my husband for Christmas, so now I am reading Gemina.

  • Pages read: 118 (Total: 149)
  • Books finished: 0

I am currently reading Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, and I am about a third into it. I have seen a lot of reviews saying that people enjoyed Gemina a lot, but Illuminae was still their favorite, but I must say that I am liking Gemina more at this moment. It might be because I am reading them back to back, so I am better used to the format, though. Illuminae was a little more confusing, I guess.


  • Pages read: 471 (Total: 620)
  • Books finished: 1

I can’t believe I’ve finished reading Gemina, it was such a good book! And I DID actually end up enjoying it more than Illuminae. I love this world immensely, and I was completely immersed in it. Now I don’t know what to do with myself, to be honest. There are 4 more days of the readathon, and I feel a book hangover coming!

  • Pages read: 183 (Total: 803)
  • Books finished: 1

I picked up the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – you couldn’t possibly go wrong with this book. It is so gorgeous!


  • Pages read: 160 (Total: 963)
  • Books finished: 2

I’m so glad that I’ve finally read the illustrated edition of Harry Potter – my mom gave it to me as a gift back in October. I read it in two sittings, and enjoyed it immensely! After finishing Harry Potter, I finally picked up The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen, which was one of my most anticipated releases of 2016. I love this series so much! I really hope the concluding novel will not disappoint me.


  • Pages read: 0 (Total: 963)
  • Books finished: 2

My husband and I fell disgustingly sick, so we buried ourselves under eighteen warm blankets, drank tea, ate cake and watched movies all day. No reading whatsoever.

  • Pages read: 49 (Total: 1012)
  • Books finished: 2

I am still slowly making my way through The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen. Although the story is progressing slowly, I am absolutely loving it! Kelsea is such a fierce, clever, and flawed character – she is definitely one of my favorite female leads!


I am very happy with my reading progress and I had lots of fun during Bout of Books 18! I am so proud of myself for reading 1000+ pages! I was quite bad at commenting on other people’s progress since I got sick and didn’t have much energy, but I will try to make up for that next time. Thanks to everyone who followed Someone once wrote and who commented on my post – I appreciate it a lot! Happy new reading year, folks, I hope you will reach all your reading goals, enjoy every page read, and learn a lot of new things! xo


13 thoughts on “Bout of Books 18 Read-a-thon

  1. Ha, snap! I totally forgot about the readathon and found out about it around 5pm but I included my reading from the entire day of the 2nd 😛

    I loved Illuminae and Gemina! Hope you’re enjoying it 🙂


  2. Wow, awesome job on your reading goals this week!! You’re doing great! I’ve finished reading three books this week so far for BOB 18. I have about 80 pages of another book to read and I’ll meet my goals for BOB 18.

    Happy reading!!


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