Bout of Books 13 Read-a-Thon

Bout of Books

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 Monday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 13 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.

Goals

Bout of Books TBR

I’m trying to get through series on my shelves so this is my tentative TBR.
The Mark of Athena I am currently reading this, I’m in a rush to finish this because I’m really excited to read about Nico. I read some spoilers, they can be motivating sometimes.
The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson I was disappointed by the second book, in fact I can barely remember it but I still want to know how this series ends.
Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness I think I had this on my TBR last readathon, its about time I pushed aside my dread and finish this series.

Updates

Day 1
My first day started off strongly, optimistic and satisfied with the progress I was making in The Mark of Athena I was sure I would complete my book by the end of the day. Then shitty things happened because life is an unpredictable asshole and this readathon has become a distraction from thinking.

Character Face Off

Ronan Lynch vs. James Carstairs

Ronan Lynch:
Who: Razor sharp raven boy from The Raven Cycle series.
Pros: Wild, adventurous, sarcastic
Cons: dangerous, rude, scary

James Carstairs:
Who: Shadowhunter from The Infernal Devices
Pros: Sweet, kind, loyal
Cons: Stubborn, self-sacrificing

Winner: James Carstairs.
I think I enjoy reading about Ronan a little more because he is so unpredictable and I love getting to know all those hidden traits but James wins my heart. He is gentle and lovely and ultimately I’ll feel way better around him. These boys have completely opposite personalities

This challenge is hosted by LuLo Fangirl.

Bookish Survey

This challenge is hosted by Writing My Own Fairytale.
1. How do you organize your shelves?
I recently reorganised my bookshelf, my tallest shelf has most of my series, my second short shelf has my TBR books arranged in a rainbow colour (only the first row) and my third shelf has a mix of my favourites and TBR. I know pictures would give the best visual but I’m a little lazy atm.
2. What is one of your favorite book that’s not in one of your favorite genres?
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, I adore this book though I don’t usually read historical fiction.
3. What is the last 5 star book you read?
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller.
4. What book are you most excited to read during the read-a-thon?
Monsters of Men, I’m both terrified and ecstatic to get to the conclusion of this trilogy.
5. What book do you recommend the most?
The Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta, it is my favourite series, I love all the characters and Melina Marchetta’s writing is perfection!

My Favourite Underrated Books

Hello! It’s already May and I have yet to actually write a review or discussion post. I would be disappointed in myself if I wasn’t venturing into new blogging territory. I started making youtube book videos. I’ve uploaded four videos so far and I just wanted to share my latest one. It’s all about giving love to those underhyped/underrated books. I’m still undeniably awkward and struggling with loads of technical difficulties but making videos are definitely exciting though its tough work. Hope you enjoy. :)

Recommend me some of your favourite underrated books or let me know if you read and enjoyed any on my list. :)