Tome Topple ReadAThon TBR
Today is the start of Tome Topple Round 5! Tome Topple is a readathon created by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. This round runs from midnight, November 17 to 23:59 November 30, in your own timezone.
The idea of this readathon is to tackle the books that might be intimidating on their own because they're so big. The only requirement is that the books you choose to (try to) read are over 500 pages.
There are five completely optional challenges:
- Read more than 1 tome
- Read a graphic novel (still over 500 pages!)
- Read a tome that is part of a series
- Buddy read a tome
- Read an adult novel
This is such a great idea and I can't believe this is the first time I've heard about it! There are so many books on my physical TBR that would benefit from this. I'm really excited to join this round! However. During the Thanksgiving holiday, I will be practically completely unavailable to read. Which is fine, I have way more important, lovely engagements, but it means I'll probably only be participating from November 27. And four days is pretty different from fourteen.
I might try and get some reading in between 17 and 27 November, but it will definitely not be a priority so it's also very likely I'll choose to spend literally none of my time on it. I'll update things on my twitter and write a post afterwards to talk about my experience of half a Tome Topple ReadAThon!
I have a full, way too ambitious TBR that I'd use if I would have the entire two weeks. It's prioritised, so I'll try it anyway and just see how far I'll get?
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
This book is in my Autumn TBR as well, and I need all the push I can get to actually pick it up again. It's 502 pages and I'm so glad that means it counts for this readathon, if only barely. I've read the first 100 pages in March but had been doubting to start over again anyway, which what I've decided to do (and also needed to for it to count).
This is my number one priority, so I'm hoping to finish this one, no matter how much days I'll be able to participate.
In the Woods by Tana French
This, too, is on my Autumn TBR. And again, I'll need the motivation this readathon brings. I don't even know if that'll be enough since I'm already feeling like skipping over this one and reading my third book second. Probably also because with my limited time, I might not be able to finish three books. But if I read this, I can use it for the challenges Read an adult novel and/or Read a tome that is part of a series. And I might be able to actually complete my Autumn TBR! We'll see.
My copy has 597 pages.
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
I'm so excited about this one! (Hence me trying to skip it ahead.) I talked about it in my last Down the TBR Hole and now I really want to get to it! Crossing my fingers I'll still be able to at least start it, because I feel like that'll mean I'll be able to finish it, even if that's after November 30. This one, too, could count for the "Part of a series" challenge.
My paperback copy is 563 pages.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
I talked about this one in a previous Down the TBR Hole too! And it would be great if I managed to read it since I got it for my birthday last year, which is November 26. Owned but unread for a full year is pretty long already, so it would be perfect timing! Let's be honest though, if I really won't read between the 17th and the 27th I will not be getting to this one at all.
Another one for "Adult novel" and 531 pages.
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
This one was a stretch even if I had two weeks! But I got it for my last birthday too, and I have been looking for a book to significantly boost my longest book of the year. The current one (Monsters of Men) is 603 pages, and this one would be 698. Maybe that'll be motivation enough to read it anyway at a later point (this year?)?
That's my TBR! I'll try to read and finish two tomes anyway, no matter how much days I'll be able to participate. Let's go!
Will you be joining? Have you joined readathons before?