It’s Back! Whoop whoop!
This readathon is a two week long readathon from the 8th August to the 22nd August. Its my favourite readathon! I’ve saved all the big books for this 😂
Announcement video by main host and creator San from Thoughts on Tomes:
Black and British; a Forgotten History by David Olusoga
Non-fiction book I’ve owned on audiobook since November 2018 and been daunted by its length: 24h+. But that’s what TomeTopple is for so I’m making a start at least. I do hope I finish it.
This goes for the prompt of the been on my TBR the longest, a Tome written by a Black author
Page count: 624p
In Black and British, award-winning historian and broadcaster David Olusoga offers readers a rich and revealing exploration of the extraordinarily long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa. Drawing on new genetic and genealogical research, original records, expert testimony and contemporary interviews, Black and British reaches back to Roman Britain, the medieval imagination and Shakespeare’s Othello.
It reveals that behind the South Sea Bubble was Britain’s global slave-trading empire and that much of the great industrial boom of the nineteenth century was built on American slavery. It shows that Black Britons fought at Trafalgar and in the trenches of the First World War. Black British history can be read in stately homes, street names, statues and memorials across Britain and is woven into the cultural and economic histories of the nation.
House of Earth and Fire (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J Maas
Urban fantasy has never really been my forte. But its Sara J Maas and I love the style of writing so here I am.
This goes for the prompt of a Tome in a genre I don’t usually go for (urban fantasy), and most recently acquired.
Page count: 804p
Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She’ll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths.
Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose—to assassinate his boss’s enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he’s offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach.
As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City’s underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion—one that could set them both free, if they’d only let it.
With unforgettable characters, sizzling romance, and page-turning suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom—and the power of love.
Obsidio (Illuminae Files #3) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Its traditional now. Ive read one book from this series for the last three TomeTopples so I need to read the last one this time. I just have too 🙂
This goes for the prompts an audiobook, and since I started the series in other readathons it could go for a Tome you started in a previous TomeTopple but didn’t finish? maybe.
Page count: 615p
From bestselling author duo Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff comes the exciting finale in the trilogy that broke the mold and has been called “stylistically mesmerizing” and “out-of-this-world-awesome.”
Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza–but who knows what they’ll find seven months after the invasion? Meanwhile, Kady’s cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza’s ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys–an old flame from Asha’s past–reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict. With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heros will fall, and hearts will be broken.
The Count of Monte Christo by Alexandre Dumas
That’s it! I’m making a start.
This has been on my TBR for months. I think it goes all the way back to March or something. But there has always been something else in the way.
It fits the prompts of the Tome on my shelf with the most pages (including GoodReads want to reads list which shocked me), and a standalone Tome
Page count: 1276p
Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantes is confined to the grim fortress of If. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and he becomes determined not only to escape, but also to unearth the treasure and use it to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration. Dumas’ epic tale of suffering and retribution, inspired by a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment, was a huge popular success when it was first serialized in the 1840s.
I’m not sure how this is going to go, but at least three of five books are on audio which means I could bing-listen
That is a total of 3318 pages…! In two weeks, but mostly on audio. I think that’s doable.
I do have other Tomes available if I change my mind or if I really really bing-listen and have time left… not likely.
Anyone else participating in TomeTopple this round?