Bout of Books, Round 15 report


Round 15 of Bout of Books wrapped up yesterday, so it’s time for me to check in with my progress!

In my sign-up post, I mentioned my goal was to read six books. I think if the challenge had been held a week earlier, I would have managed that. Some people don’t manage much reading over the holidays, but I always seem to blast through it. Indeed, by the time the challenge rolled around I’d already managed to read two thirds of the e-books I’d planned on reading for Bout of Books. Returning to work slowed my pace considerably. I was also distracted on the first night of the challenge by a trip to the cinema to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens (totally worth it, though). But even without those excuses, I just lost my reading mojo halfway through the week.

In the end, I only managed to finish two books: Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie, and In the Devil’s Nebula by Anna Hackett.

The next Bout of Books round takes place in May. I should have adjusted to being back at work by then (if not, something is very wrong!), so I hope to be able to improve on this result.

Did you participate in Bout of Books? If so, how did you go? If not, how have you gone with your reading for the year so far?