Tome Topple TBR – Fantasy or Sci-Fi?

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I debated participating in this round of Tome Topple because my reading pace as of late hasn’t exactly been great. But then I realized I don’t have to put pressure on myself, and maybe a readathon will give me some motivation to tackle more books in the next few weeks. Realistically, I’ll probably only get through one tome, because I have a few other books I need to get to that don’t qualify for the readathon. But who knows? Maybe I’ll go on a reading spree and read them all. Right?

Here are the books I’ll be choosing from:

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson. I’ve heard really great things about this one, but when I tried to read it a few months ago, I couldn’t get into it. I think that was the very beginning of my reading everything slump, so that might have had something to do with it. I own this entire trilogy, and I would really like to read it at some point.

The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu. Another fantasy series I’ve been meaning to get to. I don’t know much about this one, but I am all for diverse fantasy. And I own the first two books, so I should probably at least read the first one.

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Krisoff. Of all the books on this list, I think this is the one I’m most likely to get to because I know it’ll be a quick read. I read the last book in this series during Tome Topple, so I know it’s entirely doable. It’s long, but the unconventional formatting makes it just fly by – perfect for a readathon!

Dune by Frank Herbert. It recently came to my attention that I have somehow never read some core sci-fi and fantasy books, including Dune. I’m not sure if this is the best book for me to read right now (I’m still getting back into reading and I’ve heard this is a bit dense), but maybe the readathon will motivate me to pick up this really intimidating novel.

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell. I thought I’d include something unexpected and fun, because I might just need that. I think this is urban fantasy, and maybe it’ll be a nice break from some of the heavier books on this list.

The Tiger’s Daughter by K. Arsenault Rivera. I’ve been meaning to read this for a while, because I’ve heard so many people rave about it. I do want to read some fantasy during the readathon, but I’m not quite sure what I’m in the mood for, so I wanted to have a few different options.

There are a lot more books I’d like to get to, but I decided to chose solely from my TBR pile for this round of Tome Topple. If there’s anything you see on this list that you think I need to get to immediately, let me know in the comments!

What books are you planning on reading for Tome Topple?

11 thoughts on “Tome Topple TBR – Fantasy or Sci-Fi?

  1. I read The Final Empire and The Last Magician during previous rounds of TomeTopple and I really enjoyed them. The Final Empire was actually the book to get me out of my own reading slump at the time! I’m also planning on reading The Tiger’s Daughter this round. Good Luck with your TBR 🙂 !

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  2. Hope you get to pick some of these up for Tome Topple and the readathon will provide the motivation you need.

    Once I got into the rhythm of The Final Empire and its world and magic system, I ended up getting so engrossed in it. Once I hit 50% I then sped through the remaining pages in the space of like 2 days which, for me, is pretty good going with a chunky fantasy read. So, if you’re in the mood for it, I’d definitely recommend giving it another go. I’m intrigued by The Grace of Kings too and it sounds like such an epic book but I’ll admit I’m a little daunted by it!

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