August 12, 2014

Bout of Books: TBR and goals

Next week I'll be participating in my first Read-a-Thon, Bout of Books 11. I have a two week vacation, so plenty of time to read! I've picked four books from my TBR pile and two graphic novels that just came in.

  1. Corinne Duyvis - Otherbound This is a Dutch author and I've heard great things about this book, she'll be signing books at ABC in the end of August, so I want to read the book before I go there. Who wants to join me?
  2. Morgan Matson - Since you've been gone I've been seeing this book pop up everywhere and I picked it up because it seemed to be the perfect summer read. I can't wait to start this one.
  3. Benjamin Alire Sáenz - Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe I've got this book for months now and this read-a-thon will be the perfect opportunity to finally read it!
  4. Rainbow Rowell - Landline Again, I've heard lots of great things about this book and I loved reading Fangirl a while ago. I've bought this book because of that, but I also loooove the cover. I can't help myself when a pretty cover is involved, hey don't just me, I'm a graphic designer ;)
  5. Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Stapels - Saga volume 1 I haven't read a lot of graphic novels yet, but this one looks amazing, I love the artwork.
  6. Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Stapels - Saga volume 2 Same story as above. Because these weren't that expensive, I've decided to buy volume 2 too.
Some other goals:
  • Update daily on my Instagram and Twitter
  • Socialize with lots of people

Because I wont be home during the read-a-thon, I wont be able to do daily updates on my blog. But I'll make a big wrap up at the end  of the week. Sharing all my Instagram photos I've made during the week and I'll share my daily progress.

17 comments:

  1. Hello! :) I'm participating in Bout of Books as well and love your picks…I have so many people recommending the Saga graphic novels for me to read but I haven't had a chance to read them yet…let me know what you think of them!

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    1. I'm really curious about the Saga graphic novels! I'll let you know what I think of them :)

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  2. Good luck during the readathon! You have some awesome picks there! =)

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  3. Hello, another Dutchie! Nice photographs by the way. I've only read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and I loved it so much, that I can't wait to read her other books. Happy reading and good luck :D

    Mel@thedailyprophecy

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    1. Thank you! I loved Fangirl too, more than Landline though, but it was good anyway :)

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  4. Ooh great selection of books! I need to post my reading list!!

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  5. You have great books. I am a new fan of Morgan Matson: just finished Second Chance Summer and absolutely loved it. Hope you like Since You've Been Gone! Good luck with your goals, Mandy! Oh, haha, altijd leuk om een fellow dutchie te ontmoeten ^-^!

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    1. Hoi! Ik ben nu in Since you've been gone begonnen en tot nu toe vind ik het heel leuk! :)

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  6. This is such a great selection of books. I really want to purchase the Saga series. So many people love it. Good luck reading and have fun on vacation!

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    1. Thank you Julie! I loved the Saga series, definitely a recommendation!

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  7. You picked some great books. I am currently waiting for Landline from the library. I hope you enjoy your vacation and happy reading

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    1. Thank you Cindy! Do you like Landline?

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  8. interesting books. Good luck and have fun!

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  9. Saga is sooo good! I hope that you like it. Fiona Staples does amazing art and the writing is fantastic.

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