Tome Topple TBR

Tome Topple is a readathon hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. This is the 9th round of the readathon, and the only rule is to read books over 500 pages, but there are other optional prompts. This round takes place from November 9 – November 22. Here is a link to the announcement video by Sam, and a link to the readathon’s twitter page.

I’ve picked 3 books just to be well-rounded (and because they’re all the books I own longer than 500 pages that I haven’t read yet, it’s very lucky that they happen to fit the prompts lol) but I’m only really planning on finishing one and if I get to a second one it’ll be like an extra successful tome topple for me.

The books I’m planning to choose from are:

#1 Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey

This fills pretty much all the prompts except one, and it’s the one of these three books that I’m definitely planning on reading the entirety of for this readathon. This is an adult book, it’s a part of a series, and it’s has been on my TBR the longest. The only prompt it doesn’t fit is being in a genre I don’t normally pick up. I don’t read a lot of Sci-Fi, but I definitely read enough that it’s probably still in my top 5-10 genres overall. This is the book I’m prioritizing for this Tome Topple round, so if I only finish one book… it’ll be this.

#2 The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

This is another adult book that’s been on my TBR for a while, though not quite as long as Leviathan Wakes. It’s also a Sci-Fi/Fantasy book, so not in a genre I don’t normally read. I’m including this though just as a nudge at myself like… hey remember this book you were excited to buy like over a year ago and still haven’t touched? Remember that book? You should read it.

#3 A Little Life by Hanya Yanigahara

This is an adult book, and it’s literary fiction which isn’t something I read frequently. It’s not a genre I never read, but it is a genre I’ve been avoiding lately so I’m going to say that it counts for the prompt of a genre I don’t normally read. Last time I attempted to read this book it put me in a reading slump. I think that it might fit the mood of November better than it did the summer, though, so hopefully that won’t be a problem this time around. I’m planning on starting it from the beginning again for this readathon if I get around to picking it up again.

That’s it for my TBR! I’ll be lucky if I manage to finish one of these long books. If you’re participating in this round of Tome Topple, let me know what you’re planning to read for it in the comments!

Tome Topple Round 8: TBR

Tome Topple is a two-week readathon hosted by Sam (Thoughts on Tomes) where the only rule is to read books over 500 pages. The announcement for this round of Tome Topple can be found here. This round is taking place from April 13 til April 26.

As some of you know if you read my OWLs Magical Readathon TBR, I’ve been planning on joining this round of Tome Topple basically since I knew it was happening and now here we are, and I’m super excited to finally be a part of it.

So my books were books I’d already picked out but I’m really happy that they fit into the challenge categories. There are two books that I definitely plan on getting to, and both of these fall into the adult category challenge. Which, shouldn’t be a surprise since about 75%-90% of what I read is adult.

1. American Gods by Neil Gaiman

American Gods

Genre: Fiction, Fantasy
Length: 541 pages

This is also the book over 500 pages that’s been on my TBR the longest. I’ve been meaning to read it since July of 2017 (Side note: I can’t believe that’s already almost two years ago.)

The main reasons I want to read this are that 1. It’s American Gods who hasn’t read this or doesn’t have it on their TBR? 2. Neil Gaiman quickly became one of my favorite authors after I read The Ocean at the End of the Lane and every other book I’ve read by him so far I’ve ended up rating at least 3-stars, and that’s pretty good consider my average goodreads rating is a 3.4 as of writing this post. And 3. I watched season one of the show out of curiosity (and because of one of my friends pestering me to do so) and ended up loving everything about it so I have some really high expectations going into this one.

2. The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3) by Brandon Sanderson

The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3)

Genre: Fiction, Fantasy
Length: 572 pages

This fits into the read a tome that’s part of a series challenge, as this is the final book in the original Mistborn trilogy. I was slightly disappointed by The Well of Ascension, so I’m not going to lie I’m going into this slightly jaded, but I am hopeful that it’ll be my favorite of the series after what TWoA managed to lay out the foundation for.

After over a month since reading book two, I think there’s finally enough distance for me to go into this book feeling refreshed and excited to get back into the world, without so much distance that I don’t remember all the worldbuilding and technical details of the magic system.

That’s the books! If you’re participating in Tome Topple and want to buddy read either of these books, or if you just want to read one of them and use me as your excuse to do so, feel free to comment and let me know you’re interested!

As always you can follow my progress with reading these and everything else on Goodreads, as well as general bookish updates and small thoughts on my Twitter.