Well. My first Bout of Books went better than I ever thought it would. I never felt like I'd put too much pressure on myself, or like I HAD to pay attention to how many pages I was reading to ensure that I met my daily target. Nope. I just kept on reading and then had moments of "WTF?!?!?!" the following morning when I tallied up the number of pages I'd read the previous day.
First things first, let's recap Days 5-7. Friday and Saturday were actually pretty quiet on the reading front. I worked all day Friday and ended up only having about a 15 minute lunch break so I think I only got a couple of chapters read in that time. And a lot of Saturday was taken up with making and decorating cupcakes and then attending Little Miss A's 9th birthday party. (NINE ALREADY?!?! I can't even) As always, all images are from Goodreads.
Pages read: 202
Total pages read: 2282
Percentage of page goal achieved: 114%
Books read: Speak (finished), A Hat Full of Sky
Total books finished: 6
Percentage of book goal achieved: 85%
Pages read: 327
Total pages read: 2609
Percentage of page goal achieved: 130%
Books read: A Hat Full of Sky (finished), Thirteen
Total books finished: 7
Percentage of book goal achieved: 100%
Pages read: 617
Total pages read: 3226
Percentage of page goal achieved: 161%
Books read: Thirteen (finished), We Were Liars (finished), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Total books finished: 9
Percentage of book goal achieved: 128%
I think I can safely say that I should set harder goals for myself next time. I thought that reading a book a day would be plenty challenging for me. But considering I read two and a third books more than my goal, apparently I was wrong. And I'm STILL staggered by the number of pages I managed to get through! I do feel slightly like Thirteen was cheating, because it's a middle grade book and despite being over 200 pages, it only took me about an hour to read it cover to cover...
Still, I finished up the week having read nine books - six new and three rereads - and well underway with a tenth. I achieved my goal of reading 2,000 pages on Thursday and finished up the week more than 1,200 pages past that goal for an average of 460 pages per day.
In short, I'm already excited about Bout of Books 11, even though it isn't until the middle of August!
Have you read any of these books? And will you be joining in the Bout of Books fun next time around??