Read-a-thon Goals!

Jenna's Bout of Books 8.0 Goals:
Reading & Participating
I will be reading / participating the entire week... and the first half will be exclusively via smartphone as I will be on vacation and without my laptop.
My Goals
My main goal is to get to books that I have been dying to read but have unfortunately been collecting dust on my tbr stack.
I also hope to write up some my reviews (including Maddie's thoughts) of Candy & the Cankersaur and Star Wars: Jedi Academy
I want to whittle down my egalleys and get my reviews posted for those.
Books to Read
The Bookstore by Deborah Meyler
The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
The Cuckoo's Calling by JK Rowling
Miscellaneous egalleys to be determined
MONDAY 8.19.13
• Read for about 6 hours on & off while out on the boat in the Atlantic
• Read 87% of "The Bookstore"
》》》》 By the way: anyone know how to get a true page count- matching the paper book- on a Kindle instead of % or huge obnoxious numbers?
• Participated in both mini challenges
TUESDAY 8.20.13
• Read 2hrs when I woke up
• Finished "The Bookstore"
• Read 30mins before dinner
• Started "The Panopticon" (30/282)
• Read 4hrs on & off while on the boat
• Browsed a lot of book spine poetry
• Struggled to focus today
THURSDAY 8.22.13
• Read approximately 3hrs in the car during our drive home from Boston
• Finished "The Panopticon"
• Started "Divergent"
• Completed all arc / review copy notes and info
FRIDAY 8.23.13
• Read most of the morning and early afternoon, then again after putting Madeline to bed
• Finished "Divergent"
SATURDAY 8.24.13
• Posted 1 review
• Completed 1 mini challenge
• Read a few hours in bed
• Started "Insurgent"
SUNDAY 8.25.13
• Read for 2hrs
• Read some of "Insurgent"


Well, I had a fabulous time with Bout of Books 8.0! I love this week long read-a-thon and always enjoy myself. Being on vacation for a lot of this, I didn't get to interact with other bloggers as much as I had intended. I am thankful though that the links all stay up so I can catch up with others later on. I didn't meet my book goal- but did get a fair amount of reading done. I finished 3 books (and got more than halfway through my 4th) and posted 1 review.
I'm satisfied with my reading and can't wait for the next round of Bout of Books!


  1. Good luck! I plan to work on some reviews too. I didn't include that in my goals, but I hope to write at least 2.

    Have a great vacation!

  2. Oh yeah!! I def need to work on my reviews!! thats certainly my weakness!! Your five book choices look awesome! :D I choose to do 3. :D Good luck!


  3. hey!! happy reading :) I love Bout of Books, so glad it's back! Great goals.

  4. I was without a computer for a while so I know all about trying to keep up with blogging on my phone. Hope you're enjoying your vacation though. Good luck this week!

  5. Looks like you made some progress on your goals! Great job! I hope you enjoyed Bout of Books. :)