Bout of Books Read-a-thon: Goals and Progress So Far


So, I know this post is going up extremely late, but well, what can you do? The read-a-thon is officially here, and I’m sad to say that I didn’t get off to as great a start as I had hoped to. I do have some goals which I’ll share first, then I’ll quickly talk about my progress for the first two days.

My Goals:

As far as time is concerned, I’d like to read about 5 hours a day. I know that some days I won’t read that long and others I’ll probably read a lot more, but the least I can do is give it a shot.

As far as what I want to read… so much. So friggin’ much. I forced myself to pick enough choices that I would be able to switch it up if I needed to. Also, one of my goals is to read at least one non-fiction book during the read-a-thon. Here’s the list I came up with, the last three books on the list are the non-fiction.

– Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire
– Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
– American Gods by Neil Gaiman
– King of the Class by Gila Green
– Silver by Rhiannon Held
– Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
– The Awakening by Kate Chopin
– Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
– Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
– Shades of Gray by Jasper Fforde
– Sex with Kings by Eleanor Herman
– Death at the Priory by James Ruddick
– House to House by David Bellavia

So those are the books I’m planning to read from for the remainder of the read-a-thon.

Day 1:

On Monday I read for about four hours on my nook. I read and finished one book and one novella.
– Because of You by Jessica Scott
– Anything for You by Jessica Scott

Day 2:

Yesterday was far less impressive as far as reading goes. I only read for about an hour and a half in the early morning. Unfortunately, when I got home from work I had a massive headache so I went right to sleep.
I read 104 pages of Silver by Rhiannon Held.

I’m planning to spend the rest of today reading for the most part since I slept in this morning, so here’s hoping to some better numbers by the end of the day.

How’s your read-a-thonning going, or your reading in general? Do share.

2 thoughts on “Bout of Books Read-a-thon: Goals and Progress So Far

  1. Bex May 15, 2013 / 5:39 pm

    American Gods is awesome, you should read it! The Awakening was also interesting. You’re doing really well so far – I always find I have up days and down days during these readathons, and especially so this time round as I’ve now got a little baby to take care of which makes reading difficult while he’s awake!!

    • Hannah May 15, 2013 / 5:57 pm

      Thanks! I’ve heard a lot of really good things about American Gods and I read Anansi Boys a while back which I was told plays off of American Gods a bit so I want to read it so I can understand it all a bit better. Read-a-thons are fun, but I’ve learned I’ve got to find my flow for the longer ones and not be afraid to take breaks when I need them. Happy ‘thonning!

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