O Bout of Books é uma espécie de maratona literária que tem decorrido 3 vezes por ano. A ideia é, durante uma semana, tentarmos ler o máximo que for possível, ir fazendo updates das leituras no blogue e, se assim o desejarmos, participar nos desafios diários que nos são propostos. Aqui fica o resumo oficial da iniciativa:
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 12:01am Monday, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th 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 9.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.