Tome Topple Readathon TBR – Fantasy (of Course) and a Graphic Memoir

Starting on Sunday, June 5, I will be participating in the Tome Topple Readathon created by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes (I love her YouTube channel, so you should definitely check her out). I am definitely guilty of passing up some amazing big books in favor of shorter, faster reads, so I decided to do this readathon as motivation to pick up books that might be a little bit scary.

Here are the challenges for this readathon:

  1. Read more than one tome (500+ pages)
  2. Take a graphic novel break (doesn’t need to be over 500 pages!)
  3. Read a tome that is part of a series
  4. Read over 500 pages in one week
  5. Read an adult novel

And here are the books I am planning to read (I should be able to finish all the challenges):

  1. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Okay, I’ll admit, I read the first ten pages of this. But I wanted to make sure it was a book I could read in a week, and I think it definitely is. So many people have been raving about this, so I am really excited to get to it. Waiting until the readathon starts has been really difficult.
  2. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. I’ve been meaning to read this one for a while, and, since there is a readalong happening for this series during the summer, I thought it would be the perfect excuse. Also, it’s gigantic, so it totally works for this readathon.
  3. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski. This is kind of a backup book in case I’m not feeling the other two, or if I’m not in the mood to go from high fantasy into another high fantasy. I’m hoping it’s a quick read, since it has pretty unusual formatting (including blank pages and pages with only a few words on them). Still, it’s ridiculously heavy.
  4. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. This is the graphic novel I will be reading in between the other books, since I am planning on reading it for the Our Shared Shelf book club this month anyway.

As long as I read at least two of the first three books on my list, I will have completed all of the challenges for this readathon: The Name of the Wind and A Game of Thrones are both part of series, I’ve got my graphic novel, and all of the books on my list are adult books. Fingers crossed I’ll be able to make this happen (my school workload is kind of a lot right now), but I’m excited!

If you’re participating in the Tome Topple readathon, let me know what book(s) you’re planning on reading!

8 thoughts on “Tome Topple Readathon TBR – Fantasy (of Course) and a Graphic Memoir

  1. I love her channel, too! I plan on reading the new “Twilight” book by Stephenie Meyer, “City of Heavenly Fire” by Cassandra Clare, and “Beautiful Creatures” by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.

  2. For all House of Leaves is weirdly formatted, I hear it’s a book that kind of eats your brain when you’re reading it because you have to like crack puzzles and unravel it and stuff, so I imagine it’s time consuming. It’s one of the reasons that I haven’t had the courage to pick it up myself! 😛

    This readathon is definitely a good excuse to read some fantasy! I’d be curious to hear about The Name of the Wind – I tried to read it myself and I don’t know whether it isn’t for me or I just wasn’t feeling it at the time because I got about 100 pages in and then gave up. I feel like I should have persevered since everyone says it’s amazing.

    Good luck in the readathon!

    1. Good to know! I haven’t looked into it very much (the person who recommended told me I should go in knowing very little about it), so that’s really interesting. I’ve heart that The Name of The Wind starts out slowly, but I’m finding it to be pretty interesting. Just need to power through the first 100-200 pages.

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