2019 · Readathons · TBR

TomeTopple Round 8 TBR

I love this readathon! It’s finally back!

This readathon is a two week long readathon from the 13th to the 26th April. The only rule for this readathon is to read books with 500 or more pages. It’s for tackling those big scary books on your shelf. And boy do I have a lot of those! 😳 This is an exelent chance for me to thin out my shelf 🤞

This round’s reading challenges are pretty good too!

TomeTopple was created by Sam over at Thoughts on Tomes on youtube and this is her announcement video. This round has 6 hosts for around the world which means their reading sprints will be around the clock! Those will be run from the TomeTopple twitter account (@tome_topple).

There is also a Goodreads Group with ideas and discussions on big books.

Reading Challenges

  1. Read an adult Tome
  2. Read a Tome that is a part of a series
  3. Read a Tome that has been on your shelf for the longest
  4. Read a Tome from a genre you normally don’t read
  5. Read more than one Tome

My wishful TBR

Gutten (The Boy) by Jon Kalman Stefansson

Pages: 918

Originally written in Icelandic, I’ll be reading it in Norwegian (which could slow me down, I haven’t read much in Norwegian lately, it’s shameful).

This book follows a small fishing community on Iceland and The Boy. He is just a normal boy struggling to live in this harsh place. He is the main character of the story, but he is not the narrator nor does he have a name. The story is narrated by everyone around him, and that is why I wanted to read it in the first place. It’s 918 pages which is why I haven’t read it yet. Also I love that cover! It’s so simple, imperfect but perfect at the same time. 🥰

This goes for the challenge of an adult novel, unusual genre, and been on my shelf the longest.

The Priory of The Orange Tree by Sammantha Shannon

Pages: 848

I don’t know much about this one, but I know it contains bioluminescent dragons! 🐉 And that’s all I need to know.

This will be the book I delve into when The Boy gets heavy.

This goes for the challenge of an adult book.

Illuminae by Jay Kristof and Amie Kaufman

Pages: 602

A sci-fi YA written in emails, texts, interviews etc where I believe Illuminae is a company and they are covering something up. The main character is the one who discovered it. I believe, don’t quote me on it. But I will be listening to this on audiobook as it has several narrators and voices. If the audiobook doesn’t work I have the eBook as a backup.

I’m quite exited for it 🥳

This goes for the challenge of a book which is part of a series.

A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee

Pages: 513

Historical YA fiction centred around the Montague siblings and their journey around Europe.

I wasn’t 100% sure if I wanted to read this or not, so I checked out the first paragraph of the first page just to see. This is what I found:


Definitely reading that!

This goes for the challenge of a book which is part of a series, and unusual genre (historical fiction).

I hope I’ll manage all four books but at least three should be doable. I have (obviously) more books ready in case I should run dry early. But as long as I read more than one book in which one is The Boy and the other is a series, I’m good for all the challenges.

It’s an ambitious TBR, but there is Easter weekend which means 2 extra days off work, and I’m taking another day off.

Anyone else participating in TomeTopple this round?

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