Well, the ninth Bout of Books read-a-thon has officially come to an end. My goals were to read 1500 pages, do some reading every day, and participate in at least 3 mini-challenges. I definitely achieved the last two goals (and ended up doing 8 mini-challenges!). But I fell short of my first goal, reading a grand total of 1061 pages. I’m pleased with my progress, though; I definitely read a lot more than I would have without Bout of Books! Overall, I read three books from beginning to end: Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay, Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay, and Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout. (I also began Lexicon by Max Barry but haven’t finished it yet.) For me, Dear Mr. Knightley was the weak link, but I more or less enjoyed everything I read for this read-a-thon. Looking forward to Bout of Books 10.0, which will take place in May!