Bout of Books 14

Bout of Books

It's that time again... for another Bout of Books Read-a-thon! You can see all the details and sign up here. Here's their blurb:
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, August 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd 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 14 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
I decided to go ahead and get my sign-up and goals posted so I'll be all ready to go in a week. I'm hoping to do some really good reading, but we'll see how far I get.  I'm also participating in ARC August so some books will overlap with that challenge as well.

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UPDATES


I definitely didn't read as much as I wanted to, but I also did decent. I got the books read that I needed to and one that I wanted to. Here are the books I finished (the first two are linked to reviews):
Legally and Lawfully Yours We Are Daughters of Our Heavenly Father: Striving to Live the Young Women Values This Quiet Sky Irish Meadows (Courage to Dream #1)

DAY 7: Sunday, August 23rd

Challenge: The challenge today was hosted by Sarah Reads Too Much about what to read next. I stuck to YA so that it made it easier to choose. Here are my picks (in no particular order):

1. The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows. From my review: "The Orphan Queen is a fantasy full of complex characters, a mysterious magic, a rich setting, danger, adventure, betrayal, and a slowly-building romance that is both intense and sweet. It has everything you would look for in a story and more."

2. A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin. From my review: "It was sweetly romantic, set wonderfully, and had a great set of interesting characters and enough danger to make this one book that was impossible to put down."

3. The Perilous Journey of the Not-So-Innocuous Girl by Leigh Statham. From my review: "The Perilous Journey of the Not-So-Innocuous Girl kept me engaged, had me tearing up at one point, made me angry, had thrills, and some sweetly romantic moments that were also intense. I love it when stories can pull those emotions from me and this one definitely did!"

Read: Finished (239 pages) of Irish Meadows
Pages Read: 239
Total Pages Read: 931
Total Books Read: 4


DAY 6: Saturday, August 22nd
I have not gotten even close to as much reading in as I was hoping to this point. It's been such a busy week when I thought it wasn't going to be. One more day...
Challenge: Missed it.
Read: Read 32 pages of Irish Meadows
Pages Read: 32
Total Pages Read: 692
Total Books Read: 3

DAY 5: Friday, August 21st
Challenge: Character Soulmates over at Blue Books and Butterflies. This was where we match two characters from different books together. I picked Prince Nikolai from The Grisha series (because he deserves a happy ending and someone who will love him) and Winter from The Lunar Chronicles (I know she has a love interest, but I think with her background and how she can be sweet, sly, and fierce, that she'd be perfect for Nikolai and vice versa). We also had to pick a ship name and there wasn't really anything I liked, but I went with Winolai. :/ Kind of fits in a way: "Win o lie." Lol!
Read: Finished (150 pages) We Are Daughters of Our Heavenly Father
Pages Read: 150
Total Pages Read: 660
Total Books Read: 3


These are my picks for today’s #boutofbooks #FourSeasonsinBookCovers Challenge (all Sarah M. Eden books): Spring/Seeking Persephone, summer/For Elise, fall/Drops of Gold, & winter/Glimmer of Hope.
DAY 4: Thursday, August 20th
I'm behind where I'd like to be in my reading, but my mom just started a blog and I've spent the past two days helping her with it. Now that it's up and running I should have more time. *crosses fingers*
Challenge: The challenge for today was the Four Seasons in Book Covers challenge over at Kimberly Faye Reads. I had four books, all by Sarah M. Eden that worked for this, so that's what I went with: Seeking Persephone, For Elise, Drops of Gold, and Glimmer of Hope. If you enjoy historical romance and haven't read her books, I'd definitely recommend them.
Read: Read 103 pages of Irish Meadows
Pages Read: 103
Total Pages Read: 510
Total Books Read: 2


DAY 3: Wednesday, August 19th
Challenge:
The challenge today was the Mash Challenge over at Rocky Top Real Talk. I haven't played MASH in over two decades so I really couldn't remember how to do it and I completely left out the category for kids, but oh well. I did have fun with it by trying to use things out of my books for the husband/love interest and vehicle categories at least. If you participated, how did you come out?
Read: Finished (~119 pages) This Quiet Sky
Pages Read: 119
Total Pages Read: 407
Total Books Read: 2

DAY 2: Tuesday, August 18th
Challenge: Missed it.
Read: 39 pages of This Quiet Sky
Pages Read: 39
Total Pages Read: 288
Total Books Read: 1
Finished BooksLegally and Lawfully Yours

DAY 1: Monday, August 17th
For today’s#boutofbooks #FictionalWorldTravel challenge I picked these books for these countries: The Grand Duchy of Hessenberg, Scotland, Romania, Wales, and England.Challenge:
I posted my challenge picture on Instagram and auto-shared to Tumblr and Twitter. The books I chose were the following:
Princess Ever After by Rachel Hauck (Grand Duchy of Hessenberg/Brighton - fictional)
Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon (Scottland)
Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George (historic Romania)
Eleanor and the Iron King by Julie Daines (historic Wales)
Edendbrooke by Julianne Donaldson (historic England)
Pages Read: 249
Total Pages Read: 249
Total Books Read: 1
Finished BooksLegally and Lawfully Yours

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GOALS

I have a couple of books I'll need to read for tours, these ones:
Legally and Lawfully Yours We Are Daughters of Our Heavenly Father: Striving to Live the Young Women Values Irish Meadows (Courage to Dream #1)

Then I'd also like to fit in some more books, hopefully these (two of which have been on hold for forever):
Daughter of Deep Silence A Whole New World (A Twisted Tale #1) This Quiet Sky Blythewood (Blythewood, #1)

How about you? Will you be participating in this one?

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