Yay, Bout of Books is here!! I’m super excited for this read-a-thon because it’ll give me a chance to get a bunch of reading done. August is more than half over and I’ve only read 4 books! I’ve been really busy the past few days and then had a cold so my head was all stuffy but it’s cleared up and I’m in prime reading condition! 🙂
I’m also staying at my mom’s house this week so I have access to a different library. I took a trip there this afternoon and picked up a few books. Before I went I checked online to see which ones they had and if they were available. Then when I got there I didn’t see quite a few on the shelves. After double checking I realized some were at the other library across town. So I requested them and they should be in within a few days so I can still use them in the Readathon!
Here are the books I picked up:
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan: I started reading this on the Kindle but there was a long family tree at the beginning which I assumed I’d have to refer to as I read to keep track of the characters. The Kindle isn’t the best for switching between pages so I picked up a physical copy of it instead.
The Explorer by James Smythe: A science fiction thriller set in space. What’s not to like? I originally was looking for Smythe’s other book, The Machine, but they didn’t have it at the library so I got this instead.
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen: I saw this book on the list of 200 Books Recommended by TEDsters. I didn’t realize it was a kids book and only about 30 pages long. But short books are perfect for me during read-a-thons because they give me momentum so I picked it up.
It’s a Book by Lane Smith: A short little book about books and reading! And another tiny book that will kick off my reading this week.
Death Warmed Over by Kevin J. Anderson (Dan Shamble, Zombie PI #1): I’d never heard of this series and saw book #3 on the new books shelf at the library. It’s a science fiction series about a zombie PI and it sounded cool. So I found the first book in the series to check out.
Priceless by Marne Davis Kellogg (Kick Keswick Mysteries #2): I’ve been looking for copies of this series about a jewel thief for ages! I was so surprised to find them at the library but they had books #2 and #3 at the library nearby and #1 across town. So I grabbed the second book and have requested the first one.
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom: I’ve never read anything by Albom and this has been on my TBR for a while. It’s also a relatively short book so I grabbed it in case I need something else to read.
So there are 7 books. I probably won’t read all of them but at least I have quite a few options and won’t run out of reading material. And hey, I just might end up finishing all of them if they’re good.
What other books are you reading? Have you visited Sarah’s blog for her awesome mini-challenge? What other reading goals do you have for the week?