Bout of Books time!

I have done some reading lately, but not nearly as much as usual thanks to our re-entry into the World of Warcraft. A great way to fix that? A readathon! So it’s Bout of Books time.

Here’s the description of Bout of Books for those not in the know.

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 14 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I just found out it about it starting yesterday so give me a bit and I’ll make a quick reading pile and post it on Instagram. Right now, I’m reading The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George on my Kindle app and Get in Trouble by Kelly Link.

Are you interested in participating? Sign up quick and let me know!

August TBR

Wow August already? My oldest starts second grade toward the end of the month. I’m not sure I’m ready to get back to the grind. Anyway, no theme this time, just titles that caught my interest for one reason or another. I’ve done a good job making some room on my shelves. Maybe September’s theme will be all ebooks so I can catch up there. Without further ado…

  • Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin by Marion Mead
  • Born With Teeth by Kate Mulgrew
  • My Age of Anxiety by Scott Stossel
  • I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  • The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
  • Kindred by Octavia Butler
  • Lexicon by Max Barry
  • The Bees by Laline Paull
  • Henna House by Nomi Eve
  • Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-eight Nights by Salman Rushie
  • The Shadowed Sun by N.K. Jemisin
  • My Real Children by Jo Walton
  • A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev
  • Super Mutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki
  • The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
  • The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Dickinson
  • The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
  • Paradise by Toni Morrison

I know, I know. There are a few titles that have carried over a few months (Lexion I’m looking at you). I’m going to double down on getting to them. I swear. There are a few on my Kindle/Kobo apps that I know I’ll be delving into as well. Jennifer Estep’s new Elemental Assassin, Spider’s Trap for instance. I’ve also started The Novice by Taran Matharu. I’m barely in the beginning of it, but so far I like where it’s headed.

What books are you hoping to get to this month?