Reading Challenge

No Doubt About Bout of Books!

I absolutely cannot believe it’s seriously time for the 21st Bout of Books read-a-thon! I’m super excited to participate in my first reading challenge of 2018!

I’m going to play it smart this year and not set my goal TOO high, which I’ve been bad to do, only to fail miserably in challenges then give up on taking part in them.

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 8th and runs through Sunday, January 14th 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 21 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I’m going to go ahead and set my – hopefully doable – goal for the challenge! I’ve decided to FINALLY read The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Clocking in at over 400 pages, I’m thinking THUG will be a quick read, as I’ve seen only amazing reviews. Next, I’m going with some light reading – a few graphic novels!

As for the graphics, I’m going with Brian K. Vaughan’s Saga, Vol. 6, Jeff Lemire’s Moon Knight, Vol. 2: Reincarnations, and The Wicked + the Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen.

Wish me luck and holler at me in the comments if you’re also participating – I’d love to help cheer y’all on! Good luck to everyone else and I hope to ‘see’ y’all at the chat Monday – hopefully, I won’t forget! 😀

Love, Maggie

26 Comments

  1. Jenni elyse

    I hope you’ve been having fun with Bout of Books and been getting a lot of reading done! Good luck with today and tomorrow! #boutofbooks

    13 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      Thanks, Jenni! I finished THUG and Saga, Vol. 6! I’m so proud I finally read THUG – I adored it! I hope you did well with the challenge too! 😀

      14 . 01 . 2018
  2. Sarah Campbell

    Great list of books!! Good luck with the Challenge!

    08 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      Thanks, Sarah! 😀

      08 . 01 . 2018
  3. Lia

    Yay The Hate You Give! I still haven’t gotten it from the library. There’s too many people ahead of me in line lol. I didn’t know The Wicked and the Divine was a graphic novel. Isn’t a novel as well?

    08 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      Yes! I was in line for THUG FOREVER!!! It expires in two days, so I need to hurry up and get it finished! LOL! I’m not sure if The Wicked + the Divine is also a novel – interesting… 😀

      08 . 01 . 2018
  4. Ashleigh Williams

    I hope you enjoy all of the books you’ve chosen 🙂

    08 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      Thanks, girl! So far, so good! 😀

      08 . 01 . 2018
  5. Linda

    I wasn’t planning on participating, but maybe I will anyway

    08 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      You totally should! Try to remember and let me know if you do! 😀

      08 . 01 . 2018
  6. Diana @ The Bookish Sisters

    Hope you enjoy The Hate U Give!! I haven’t read it yet but I’ve heard amazing things and I can’t wait to pick it up myself!

    07 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      OMG! I’m absolutely LOVING THUG! I hope you get to read it soon!

      08 . 01 . 2018
  7. Ashleigh Williams

    I had T.H.U.G for Christmas and can’t wait to finally start reading it too 🙂

    07 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      Ashleigh – THUG is SO freaking good! I really didn’t think I’d get into it, but I’m totally sucked in!

      08 . 01 . 2018
  8. Nicole @ Boundless Bookaholic

    Yes to Saga and The Wicked + The Divine! Both were pretty great. Good luck with THUG. I haven’t read it yet either. I might participate in Bout of Books too.

    07 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      I LOVE Saga too! I’m hoping to read volumes six and seven before volume eight comes out in March! I’m adoring THUG! I avoided the hype forever and finally broke down and checked it out at the library – so good!

      08 . 01 . 2018
  9. KRIS

    Good luck!!! thug was spool good enjoy!

    07 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      Thanks a bunch, Kris!

      07 . 01 . 2018
  10. Dorka

    That’s a nice list for this read-a-thon! Hope you’ll like them all! 🙂

    07 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      Thanks so much, Dorka!

      07 . 01 . 2018
  11. Dina

    I hope you enjoy The Hate U Give. It is a powerful read. You may want to read a graphic novel while reading it to manage the heartbreak and anxiety. Starr and her family are wonderful, though. Good luck on the readathon. 2018 better be treating you well. *fight stance*

    06 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      Oh, what an excellent idea, Dina! LOL! 2018 has been good so far *knock on wood*! I hope your year has started off well too!

      07 . 01 . 2018
  12. Danielle

    I have not heard of this challenge. Good luck with it!

    06 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      It’s a good one! I can’t believe there have seriously been 21 rounds of it! I’ve missed a bunch of the rounds, but it’s so much fun!

      07 . 01 . 2018
  13. Libby

    Great i am also going to try and do this readathon as well, hoping it will get me out of my reading slump. Grr i hate reading Slumps

    06 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      Oh, yes, reading slumps are horrible! I hope this challenge helps you bust out of yours! Good luck!

      07 . 01 . 2018

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