Yay my first readathon!!! So I stumbled across this Readathon/challenge on YouTube (Sam @ ThoughtsonTomes channel) a few days ago and now I’m really excited to participate. The concept of this readathon is to read as many of the largest books that have been sitting on our TBR pile (500+ pages) because we tend to skip over the behemoths simply because they require too much commitment when there are other smaller (and thus faster) books to read!
The readathon takes place from midnight of June 5th to midnight of June 19th (about two weeks). The readathon comes with optional challenges (which I’m trying to figure out if I want to do). The challenges are:
- Read more than one big book
- Take a graphic novel break
- Read a tome that is part of a series.
- Read over 500 pages in one week
- Read an adult novel
So this is the hard part – choosing! These are the tomes that have been on my TBR for the longest time:
The Summer Gardens by Paullina Simons (742 pages pp.):
If you’ve been reading my posts for a while then you should know how much I loved The Bronze Horseman and Tatiana and Alexander. The only thing keeping me from finishing this series is the size of the last book (The Summer Garden) even though I know I’ll love it.
Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amy Kaufman (599 pages)
Oh man, I’ve had this on my TBR for months now. Its such a gorgeous book but those 599 pages kept putting me off so this is the perfect method to finally reading this.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (869 pages pp.)
This is a book I’ve wanted to read only because of all the hype. I restrained myself from watching the TV show because I wanted to read this first. What better time than the TomeTopple to finally do just that!
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (662 pages)
Another over hyped book! This one I want to read because I’m such a huge fantasy fan and this one looks like it’s pretty epic so its been on my TBR for such a long time
The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan (522 pages pp.)
This one I know I’ll enjoy! I read the first book in the Heroes of Olympus series (The Lost Hero) and loved it. I wanna find out what other adventures Jason, Piper and Leo go on so I’m dying to read this!
OK so here’s the deal, I know I could probably read two of these books in the given time period but I have no idea which ones I should pick. Help!