Even though I didn’t do the best job participating in my last Bout of Books Readathon it was really fun to participate and track my reading and see how much I could finish. Over the last month I have been in a total reading slump, but yesterday I decided it was time to get out of it and I finished two books I was in the middle of. So I think the Bout of Books Readathon 11.0 (learn more here) is coming at a perfect time and I’m definitely going to use it to motivate myself to finish some more of the books I am currently in the middle of. I think part of my issue at the moment is reading too many books at the same time, so hopefully after this week I will have significantly fewer I’m in the middle of. I’m always going to be the kind of person who reads a few books at once, but reading 10+ at the same time makes it difficult to focus and actually finish anything, at least for me at the moment.
Last time I made my goal to finish 7 books, but as I’m just getting out of a reading slump I’m going to set it to 5 this time (the number I actually finished last time). Some specific books I’d like to finish are:
- Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
- Crossed by Ally Condie
- Unwind by Neal Shusterman
- Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab by Shani Mootoo
- Blackbird by Anna Carey
Note that I’m at least 10% into each of these books so… shouldn’t be a problem, right? Check back to this post if you’re interested in updates throughout the week! Happy reading!