I’ve decided to participate in Tome Topple this time around because I don have some chunky books to get through. I do realise it’s a tad late to announce a TBR since the readathon started today but whatever, sue me. In case you don’t know, Tome Topple is a readathon created buy Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes with the aim of reading large books. You can check out her announcement video for the deets.
I’m going to split this into two sections: audiobooks and physical books. Because I usually listen to audiobooks at work, so I get through 3-4 hours of audiobook most days, this TBR is going to seem super ambitious (and it is). Anyway, let’s get into it.
A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin
What better time to continue my re-read of this series. I started this today at work (which is fine cause the readathon started at midnight). I don’t know exactly how many pages this book has in a physical format, but it’s definitely over 500. I am current;y about 5 hours in, so I’m definitely going to finish this for this readathon.
The Toll by Neal Schusterman
I’m super excited to get to this, I loved the first two books more than I expected to. and that last one ended on such a cliffhanger. I need to know what happens. This one is 631 pages long in paperback, so well within the parameters for this readathon.
A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin
If I manage to get through the first two and still have time, I will start the final ASOIAF book and hope that book 6 will be released soon. This is probably not going to happen, but who knows. Even if I do manage to start it, I think the audiobook is 40 hours long or something, so there’s no way I will finish it for this readathon, but hoping to at least start it.
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
This I also started this morning as I was waiting for my taxi. I’m currently 34 pages in. My copy of it had 498 pages, which is annoying. But since it’s just 2 pages (I’m sure some edition of it is 2 pages longer), I will count it. Especially that I personally find it more intimidating than a lot of chunkier books because I don’t entirely mesh with Erin Morgenstern’s writing. Like, I really enjoyed The Night Circus, it’s a beautiful story and the writing is also really good and atmospheric. But there’s something about it that I find difficult to read. And I’ve already noticed it with this book as well. Also, can I just take this moment to appreciate how gorgeous this edition is? I suck at taking photos, so I’ll just link you to it. I didn’t even realise there were several different colours beneath the dust jacket! I have the light blue/teal one.
The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
I started reading this book a long time ago and I got about 130 pages into it, but wasn’t loving it so i put it down. I do want to give the series another chance since I’ve heard so many good things about it and maybe I was just in the wrong mood for it at the time. But because it’s so big (700+ pages) and I didn’t really enjoy it when I first tried, I’ve been putting it off. But now’s the time.
Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson
Unlikely this will happen, but if I manage to finish both of these, I will then start Oathbringer which will be an undertaking, since it’s over 1000 pages long. But I love this series, so it’s fine. I will definitely not finish it and part of me kind of doesn’t want to start it yet because We don’t have a release date for the fourth one, but then again, Sanderson is quite reliable with publishing books, so if he says it will be released in 2020, I can trust that.
6 thoughts on “Tome Topple 2019 TBR”
Omg I want to do this and read tons of 500+ page fantasy books and just put all my ARCs aside.
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Go for it!
I did kinda make space for backlist titles on my TBR at the end of November and December…
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I almost never make TBRs because I don’t stick to them anyway more often than not. I’m such a mood reader. If I manage to stick to this TBR, it’ll be quite the accomplishment.
Lol I dont make tbrs really but I get a lot of ARCs and their publication dates kind of dictate my TBR. I specifically didnt request many for November and December so that I could read some backlist books