November 10, 2019

Tome Topple Readathon

The Tome Topple Readathon started today. What is the Tome Topple Readathon, you ask? It is a readathon started by Sam at Thoughts on Tomes booktube channel. The goal is to read 2 books with more than 500 pages over the course of the two week readathon. Since this is also Non-fiction November, I'm going to make my tomes non-fiction. I'm going to use one book I've already started, which some may see as cheating, but I don't care. I've had trouble reading anything for the last month.

Fortune's Children

The other one, I haven't decided yet. But here are some options. These are books I have on my shelf that fit the criteria.

1,000 books

1,000 Books To Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List by James Mustich - This chunker has the most pages at 960. I'm not sure it's feasible to read this in as short a time as 2 weeks, regardless how much I want to dig in.

Joy of Reading

The Joy of Reading by Charles Van Doren - This one is more manageable at 676 pages. This is a book about books. Obvi. I love that stuff.

Eternity Street

Eternity Street: Violence and Justice in Frontier Los Angeles by John Mack Faragher - Here I've been thinking this is about current Los Angeles. I finally read the blurb. It's history! 624 pages.

Jane Austen

A Companion to Jane Austen by Claudia Johnson - Even though this isn't the largest book on the list, it might be the densest. The print is small, but the words are large. 560 pages.

Books to Die For

Books to Die For edited by John Connolly - This is a collection of essays by leading mystery writers about their favorite books. 560 pages.

The Innovators

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson - This book looks much bigger than its 542 pages. It's been on my shelf a long time while I work up the courage to start it. Today is not that day.

Bunny Mellon

Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend by Meryl Gordon - Not only is this the shortest book on this list (528 pages), but it's also the newest book on this list, so it has the element of the shiny new book.

So we shall see what happens. At this point, if anything happens at all, I'll be super happy.