So I decided to participate in the Tome Topple Readathon this month. This post is a little late considering the readathon started on Friday, but I figured I’d share it anyway, since it doesn’t end until February 20th. My TBR might be a little ambitious because the main focus of this readathon is big books.
If you haven’t heard of the Tome Topple Readathon, it was created by Sam, Thoughts on Tomes, over on BookTube. This is the 10th round of the readathon, and this is the first time that I’ve participated in it, mostly because I knew I wouldn’t be able to dedicate so much time to reading big books, what with work and school.
But now that I have all this free time, I figured I’d give it a shot. I’ve picked a few books that I’ve had on my TBR for a while now, but haven’t gotten to because of the shear size of them was intimidating me from picking them up.
There are nine challenges in this readathon, most of which I won’t be able to get to, but I thought I’d share anyway in case any of you guys are interested in joining.
The first book that I’m starting off with is Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. It completes the challenge of Tome for Black History month, and I’m also counting it for Read 1 Tome. Since the readathon has already started, I’ve already started this book. I wasn’t planning on listening to the audiobook, mainly because it’s been a while since I solely read the physical copy of a fantasy book, but it proved difficult right away to pick this book up. So I downloaded the audiobook, and I’ve been listening to it every chance I get.
Once I’m done with Children of Blood and Bone, I plan on picking up The Devil’s Thief by Lisa Maxwell. I read the first book in this series, The Last Magician, earlier in 2019, and I’ve had this one on my TBR since I finished the first one. This book completes the challenge of the tome on your TBR with the most pages (it’s over 700 pages!), as well as tome audiobook. Similarly to Children of Blood and Bone, I don’t think I’d be able to get through this book if I read it physically, so I’m planning on listening to the audiobook.
*Side note: I’m probably going to listen to all of these on audiobook, mainly because it’s easier for me to get through a big book that way, especially ones that are fantasy.
The last book I’m not sure if I’m going to get to by the time this readathon is over. But I’m putting it on here just in case I miraculously get through the last two beasts of books. I read the first book, Strange the Dreamer, back in December of 2018, so this book has definitely been on my TBR the longest. So long that I might have to get a recap of the first one before diving into this one. But this would complete the challenge of tome that has been on your TBR the longest (obviously), as well as tome from a series.
So that’s my TBR for this readathon. I’m hoping to be able to get through at least two of these books, if not all three. Let me know if you’re participating, and what books you’re planning on tackling.