Bout of Books Read-a-Thon
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, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th 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 9.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
Challenge 1- Book Buying Spree hosted by Bookish Comforts
My Shopping Spree
The Caged Graves by Diane Salemi 13.23
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West 6.31
Inhuman by Kat Falls 13.58
Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay 11.99
Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock 8.99
Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London 8.99
Desert Tales by Marissa Marr 8 48
Bitterblue by Kristen Cashore 8.87
The Forsaken by Lisa M. Strasse 8.87
Shatter Me by Taherah Mafi 8.99
Challenge 2: Bookish Mad Libs hosted by Cheap Thrills
character name – Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta
adjective1 – The Dark by Marianne Curley
adjective2 – Altered by Jennifer Rush
item – Pawn by Aimee Carter
occupation – The Maze Runner by James Dashner
act of violence – Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross
adjective3 – Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson
noun1 – Game by Barry Lyga
noun2 – Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff
Here's the Scoop!
I just read the greatest book!
This guy [Froi] ends up in the middle of a [Dark] conspiracy. Turns out his ancestors were pirates, and he might be the key to finding the [Altered ] [Pawn]. It’s a mythic artifact that disappeared centuries ago, and now a shadowy group of [Runners] are looking for it. No one knows what uncovering it might do, but these guys are willing to [Kill] for it.
I won’t say anything else. But believe me, if you like [Bronze] stories with [Games] and[Valentines], you have to read this one.