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August 19, 2020

bout of books 29
posted by soe 1:38 am

Bout of Books 29 kicked off at the start of the week, and I’m intending to take part again.

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01 a.m. Monday, August 17, and runs through Sunday, August 23, in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. All reading-in-place times, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges are completely optional. For Bout of Books 29 information and updates, visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Yesterday, I started off the week by finishing Oona Out of Order shortly after midnight. Now I can get it back to the library.

Last night, I read the first chapter of Undercover Bromance, which succeeded in pissing me off by having the main character be remarkably attractive and rich and successful, but unlucky in love. I’m going to give it until the main female character is introduced to see if it has any redeeming qualities, but I’m not holding my breath.

This evening, because I was reminded about it in raidergirl3’s blog post earlier, I started When We Were Vikings. The start of the story makes me uneasy and I’m not sure I want to keep reading it if it’s going to leave me stressed out all the time.

My rest of the plan for the week involves reading the first chapter or two of each of the library books I currently have out to see which can be returned to the library. Including the two above, I’ve started nine, none of which has captured my fancy (but also none of which, so far, has made me want to give up).

I have (ahem) 15 out that I haven’t yet given a shot. If you’ve read any of them and recommend I start there, let me know:

  • Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
  • Homerooms and Hall Passes by Tom O’Donnell
  • The Night Country by Melissa Albert
  • Each Tiny Spark by Pablo Cartaya
  • On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
  • Another Word for Home by Jasmine Warga
  • The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
  • Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno
  • The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi
  • The First Dinosaur by Ian Lendler
  • Highfire by Eoin Colfer
  • Adequate Yearly Progress by Roxanna Elden
  • Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell (I really want to find my copy of the first book in the series and reread it before starting this one)
  • Dreyer’s English by Benjamin Dreyer
  • The Travelers by Regina Porter
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