The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 8th 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 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
You have until 11:59 pm on January 3rd to sign up. Come join me!
1. As usual, have fun! This means participating in challenges and discussions, which I didn't do last cycle and ended up not feeling as accomplished or happy about my performance.
2. Since I am also doing a Romance Genre Bingo challenge with some online friends, I decided to knock out some of the books for the bingo during BoB 18. So my goal will be six books for this cycle:
Sarah Sunshine (Montana Romances #2.5) by Merry Farmer
Historical romance featuring an interracial couple - heroine is Native American, hero is white
My Friend the Bride by Nicolette Dane
Contemporary lesbian romance
Heir to a Desert Legacy by Maisey Yates
Yates' does Arabic romances so well, she leaves me in a puddle of emotions
The Bride and the Brute by Laurel O'Donnell
My Writing Professor by Nicolette Dane
Contemporary lesbian romance with a New Adult spin
A Bit of Bite by Cynthia Eden