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TomeTopple Readathon Round 11 TBR 2020

I didn’t have time for the round in February so May round it for me! I’m prepped!!

This readathon is a 2 week long readathon from the 9th to the 22nd May. It’s a fairly low key readathon. The only rule is to read books that are over 500 pages. Though there are reading challenges but its not a must. There will be something along the lines of read-ins/reading sprints on Instagram and Twitter and some other places too.

The video below is the announcement video by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. Sam started TomeTopple and is still running it along with several other co-hosts

Reading Challenges

My wishful TBR

Tiger’s Daugther (Their Bright Acendency #1) by K. Arsenault Rivera

This has been on my shelf for years. I keep saving it for the next TomeTopple. I think I even bought it for TomeTopple back in the day. Finally I’m getting there. After I knew another round of TomeTopple was aroudn the corner I picked up this book and told myself that “this will be read! Prioritise it!!”. Then the dates came along witht he reading challenges. And would you guess what the reading challenge was?!?! haha! Read a book with an or by Asian/Parific/Islander MC/Author. Tiger’s Daugther is based on Mongolian culture so … Well hey there Tigers Daugther – you are getting read!

Reading challenge: A tome for AAPD Heritage month.


The Hokkaran empire has conquered every land within their bold reach―but failed to notice a lurking darkness festering within the people. Now, their border walls begin to crumble, and villages fall to demons swarming out of the forests.

Away on the silver steppes, the remaining tribes of nomadic Qorin retreat and protect their own, having bartered a treaty with the empire, exchanging inheritance through the dynasties. It is up to two young warriors, raised together across borders since their prophesied birth, to save the world from the encroaching demons.

This is the story of an infamous Qorin warrior, Barsalayaa Shefali, a spoiled divine warrior empress, O-Shizuka, and a power that can reach through time and space to save a land from a truly insidious evil.

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

This sounds so interesting. A standalone where someone have created people to use to take over the world… Hello! I’m here for it 🙂

Reading Challenge: Read a standalone tome


Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story.

Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math.

Roger and Dodger aren’t exactly human, though they don’t realise it. They aren’t exactly gods, either. Not entirely. Not yet.

Meet Reed, skilled in the alchemical arts like his progenitor before him. Reed created Dodger and her brother. He’s not their father. Not quite. But he has a plan: to raise the twins to the highest power, to ascend with them and claim their authority as his own.

Godhood is attainable. Pray it isn’t attained. 

Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Again this is a book I have been saving for another TomeTopple…

Reading Challenge: Read a tome on audiobook

Synopsis of Book 1 Illuminae:

Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the worst thing she’d ever been through. That was before her planet was invaded. Now, with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra are forced to fight their way onto one of the evacuating craft, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But the warship could be the least of their problems. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their biggest threat; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady plunges into a web of data hacking to get to the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: Ezra.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents–including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more–Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes. 

Technically, I can use one book for two reading challenges so based on my TBR I will become a Scholar but we’ll see.

A TBR of 3 tomes in 2 weeks… I think this should be OK. 2 are audiobooks and one is a physical book. I have several more books, ebooks and audiobooks I could dive into if this selection is not enough. We’ll see how this goes 🙂

Anyone else participating in TomeTopple this round?

One thought on “TomeTopple Readathon Round 11 TBR 2020

  1. Unfortunately I can’t participate this time 😦
    I hope you have a great reading time! I love Middlegame, adn really enjoyed Tiger’s daughter (although wasn’t a fan of the sequel..)!


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