Bout of Books: Day One [Challenge & Update]

The first day of Bout of Books 14 was, for me, surprisingly successful. I accomplished a whole lot more than I was expecting to, though I did give myself a bit of a high expectation in attempting to finish three books by the end of the day. I didn’t do too shabby though!

Day One Progress

Books Finished

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison [audiobook; 7 hours 6 minutes]
Gotham City Sirens: Book One [trade paperback; 320 pages]

Technically, I was already a few hours into The Bluest Eye, so I don’t count the full 7 hours for today.

Books Started

Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
Ms. Marvel: #1 No Normal

I just started both of these books before writing this post, as in cracked the covers. This read-a-thon may be a great excuse for me to get through my growing trade comic collection that has turned into a looming monster on my nightstand. I have a special place in my heart for comics, I always have, and I tend to buy more than I can keep up with. The same guys for books actually. I may have a problem. Send help.

Total Stats

Hours Listened: 5 hours (about)
Pages Read: 320

Challenge

Today’s challenge was hosted by Between Library Shelves. The challenge was to list 3 to 6 books of fiction that take place in countries other than the one you currently reside in. This actually took some brain power for me, which I don’t have a lot of at the moment as I’m heading off to bed in preparation for another full day of work tomorrow.

How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran: The British hinterlands
The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht: The balkans
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson: Sweden
P.S. I love You by Cecelia Ahern: Ireland

I’m also starting to realize I’m in dire need of some diversity when it comes to the locations of the stories I read. I’d love some recommendations!

Happy Reading!

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