YES! 😀 Tome Topple is back and I’m gonna participate!
I’ve wanted to do this readathon ever since booktuber Sam from Thoughts on Tomes started it last year, but never got the chance to. But I think I’ll have the time now. All I’ll do is work and read. 😀 That’s paradise for me, y’all (except the work part).
The whole point of Tome Topple is to read big books (over 500 pages). Being a readathon, it crunches the allotted time to complete the book(s) to 2 weeks. Of course, there’s no pressure to actually complete the book(s) during that time. The readathon simply encourages us all to read the larger books on our shelves.
This round of Tome Topple will run from midnight on August 4 to 11:59 p.m. on August 17. I’m so ready for it!!
There will be reading sprints and smaller challenges on Twitter and IG, in addition to those listed below, but I doubt I’ll participate in those extra stuff. I hardly tweet and won’t have the energy to do IG stuff.
Read more than 1 tome
Read a graphic novel (over 500 pages!)
Read a tome that is part of a series
Buddy read a tome
Read an adult novel
With that in mind, I’ve chosen these books for my TBR:
Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames
Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki by Mamoru Hosoda, illus. by Yuu
Isle of Blood by Rick Yancey
The Iliad by Homer, trans. by Robert Fagles
Being tomes, these are a lot to read. However, my focus will be on Kings of the Wyld and Wolf Children, which together knocks out 4 of the challenges above. I won’t be buddy-reading anything. If I end up reading faster than expected, then I’ll move on to either Isle of Blood, which I really want to read to continue Yancey’s Monstrumologist series, or The Iliad, which I’d love to start this summer.