Sunday, January 6, 2019

My Bout of Books TBR

About Bout of Books
The Bout of Books Read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple at Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th 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 24 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog

There are no actual reading challenges but there is a Bout of Books Instagram challenge. You can find my Instagram at @juliecornewell.

There are also other challenges:
**This is the overall list for the challenges offered during Bout of Books 24. Make sure you check the blog each day of the read-a-thon for instructions and details on how to complete the daily challenges**

Monday 1/7
Introduce yourself #insixwords

Tuesday 1/8
Character dinner party

Wednesday 1/9
Six degrees of separation

Thursday 1/10
Synopsis rewrite

Friday 1/11
If this, then that

Saturday 1/12
Dream cast

Sunday 1/13
Stretch goal

Twitter Chats
(chats last approximately one hour)
TZC = Time Zone Conversion

Monday: 8pm CST (TZC)
Saturday: 10am CST (TZC)

Other Readathons
I am also participating in the monthly challenges January Jam Jar and Tome Infinity and Beyond.


I also have begun my own yearlong reading challenge The 2019 Book to Screen Challenge.

My Bout of Books TBR
I am still finishing up Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan.

After that I will let my January Jam Jar decide. I will update this post with my other books.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

My January Jam Jar TBR and First Pick

I'm a Libra so when I saw Books & Munches was hosting the January Jam Jar Readathon I got excited because I knew I could spend the month of January not plagued by indecision about what to read.

The rules are simple. Put the names of some books in a jar and whatever one you draw you have to read that book.

I'm going to be doing different rounds of this. The first will be with all books that have become movies because I am hosting the #2019BooktoScreenChallenge and want to start it right away. I also plan on participating in #TomeInfinityandBeyond2  this month so some of my choices are also science fiction books.

The second round will be books that have not become movies. I haven't yet decided what books those will be so that TBR will be posted later this month. I do want to choose science fiction books that will count towards Tome Infinity and Beyond.

 I haven't decided what I will do after these first two rounds. I suppose it will depend on other readathons going on at the time. 

For the first round these are the possible choices: 

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald by J.K. Rowling
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
The Host by Stephanie Meyer
The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus 
Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

I know that's a lot of choices. I'm a true Libra, what can I say? Not all of them are science fiction books. The book Red Sparrow is something I've been wanting to read because the movie stars Jennifer Lawrence even though it's honestly really out of my comfort zone. But I promised myself I would stick to whatever I picked no matter what.

Turns out what I picked was actually the book I wanted to read the most! It's not a science fiction book. It is...

I can't believe I got my first choice! That never happens when I do these kinds of games.