Tome Topple – May 9th to 22nd!

After a semi-decent run at Dewey’s Readathon a week or so ago, I’ve decided to give another reading challenge a red hot go. Say hello to Tome Topple!

Here’s the launch video, presented by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes:

It’s a pretty simple concept – two weeks to read a book/multiple books with 500 plus pages. You can jump on the Tome Topple Twitter to join in with book sprints and generally just stay up to date.

I’ve got three books in mind:

  • World Without End by Ken Follett (1237 pages)
  • The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang (545 pages)
  • Wool by Hugh Howey (527 pages)

I tend to average out at about 90 pages an hour, so I’m looking at just under two hours reading per day to get all three done. Easy enough when I’m home alone, not so much when my boyfriend gets back from the mines! I’m expecting distractions galore for the week he’s home – the key there is just to make sure I read instead of play video games!

My main goal is to get through World Without End. Follett’s Pillars of the Earth is one of my all time faves and I read it at least once a year, so it’s wild to think I’ve never got to the sequel! I was going to hold off and wait until the Pillars prequel came out later this year and read all three in order, but I might as well kick start Tome Topple with a big one!

Obviously the most important part of Tome Topple is to read books over 500 pages, but the organisers have also put together a bingo card with a few prompts if you’re into that sort of thing.

I don’t know much I’ll use it (if at all), but given that you can use a single book for up to two categories, I might try and tick a few off.

World Without End definitely knocks off the most pages prompt, as well as being an adult tome, and all three are part of a series, but I honestly just don’t know if I’ll concern myself too much with it. I never do well with really structured readathons anyway – my attempt at the OWLS readathon last month definitely shows this. Looks like being a Cursebreaker isn’t in my future, gang!

So that’s the plan there – nice and easy, other than the 2000+ pages I’ve got to get through in two short weeks!

Are you taking part in Tome Topple? Or any other readathons for that matter? Let me know in the comments below!

Jodie x

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