November 16, 2018

Tome Topple Readathon

Now that I am finished with school, I can do more readathons!!! A readathon is a (more or less) organized event, set for a pre-determined amount of time, in which participants read books that meet the requirements set for the the event. The Tome Topple Readathon goes from November 16 - November 29 this time. The rules are to read books over 500 pages. There are other challenges involved, but I think I'm doing good just to participate this time.

So, I have some options for things I might want to read for the Tome Topple Readathon (alternately called books I have on my shelves over 500 pages).

Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig - The main character of this book is a girl with Autism. 503 pages.

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee - This is a YA novel set in the 18th century about a wealthy kid on his European Tour with his best friend and his sister. 513 pages.

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell - This is the sequel of sorts to Fangirl. The main character of Fangirl writes Simon Snow fan fiction. Simon Snow is a kind of Harry Potter character. This book is a book ostensibly written by that main character. 522 pages.

The Quick by Lauren Owen - I've had this vampire book for years, but never read it. Probably because it has 523 pages.

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson - Another one I've had for years, but am completely intimidated by. 528 pages.

The Night Watch by Sarah Waters - This one I haven't had as long. 528 pages.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr - This and the last one are WWII novels. Probably awesome. Haven't read them. 531 pages.

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty - This chunker takes place in 18th century Cairo and is about a woman who is a con artist, telling fortunes to bilk rich people out of their money. Until she accidentally conjures a djinn. 533 pages.

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson - This one kind of doesn't count because I've already read half of it. 541 pages.

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor - I'm saving this one for just the right time. 544 pages.

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers - This is a YA novel about mideval assassin nuns. 549 pages.

Amy Snow by Tracy Rees - Amy Snow is an orphan raised by wealthy aristocrats who can't stand her. Their daughter is her only friend. When she dies, she leaves amy a packet of letters and a key. 551 pages.

The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman - A dystopian novel with 592 pages.

Arcadia by Iain Pears - I loved Pears' Captain Alatriste novels. I've heard that this is amazing a zillion times. 608 pages.

Roses by Leila Meacham - My neice assures me this is amazing. 609 pages.

Eternity Street: Violence and Justice in Frontier Los Angeles by John Mack Faragher - I have only had this for a couple of weeks. I do not feel guilty yet that I haven't read it. 624 pages.

The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks - I read half of this on an airplane once. 645 pages.

Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie - I am always shocked by how large this is. It is like a Tardis. Bigger on the inside than the outside. 647 pages.

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss - Having read this puts you in an elite reader club. 662 pages.

The Joy of Reading by Charles Van Doren - I just got this. 676 pages.

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt - I love Tartt. I keep saying that. But dang this book is intimidating. 718 pages.

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton - This one some awards. She's from New Zealand? It looks awesome. 848 pages.

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson - I think Sanderson can't write a book in less than 500 pages. This one has 1007.

Have you read any of these? Can you recommend any? Or maybe you just have opinions on which one I should read? Lemme hear it.