Challenges: Bout of Books 30

Graphic for Bout of Books. Text reads "Bout of Books readathon 1/4 - 1/10" over illustration of a sick woman with a thermometer in her mouth behind a pile of books.

Very excited for another Bout of Books readathon this week, especially as I haven’t read a single page yet this year! This’ll be my 11th time participating and I’m looking forward to getting lost in a book and learning what others are reading.

The title of this post is a bit misleading as Bout of Books isn’t challenging at all! I really love this readathon because it’s exactly what you make it — no pressure to read, optional challenges, just a week dedicated to reading to spend however you like.

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 30 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

The best part for me is connecting with other readers. The Bout of Books team will be hosting several Twitter chats and reading-in-place times (30 minute “sprints” where we all read together), and you can follow the hashtag #BoutOfBooks to see others’ progress throughout the week.

I’ve got a couple books on my TBR — finishing up Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon, The Song of Achilles and Spinning Silver for book club, and some ARCs to read as well. I’ll report back on my progress at the end of the readathon but I’ll also post some updates on Twitter @SpinesInALine so you can follow along there!

Will you be joining Bout of Books?
What are you reading this week?

Cover images from Goodreads. Readathon graphic from Bout of Books site.

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