This year has been the year of bookish firsts in many ways for me, first year doing the Goodreads challenge, the first time I've subscribed to a bookish box, the first time writing into a bookish podcast and now...*drumroll* my first time participating in a read-a-thon!
I will be participating in the Tome Topple read-a-thon from midnight November 18th to 11:59pm November 30th. The point of this read-a-thon is to make a dent in those big books you've had on your shelf for a while, in other words you can only read books that are over 500 pages. There are also 5 challenges if you choose to accept them to get you started on your TBR. They are:
- Read more than one tome
- Read a graphic novel
- Read a tome that is part of a series
- Buddy read a tome
- Read an adult novel
I don't think I will be attempting to complete all of the challenges but I have a good idea of what my TBR will be: I will be attempting to finish 3 books total, 2 Fiction and 1 Non-Fiction, the books are:
1. The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
I am so excited about this book! I've been wanting to read this book ever since I heard about its release on the All the Books podcast. And now that it's out in paperback I can't wait to finally read it! This is a historical fiction novel that revolves around the life of Parisian-acclaimed opera singer Lilliet Burne who is offered the starring role in an original opera, the highest honor for an opera singer but soon discovers that the new opera narrates her life story and unearths secrets she wants to keep hidden.
Opera+Mystery+Beautiful narrative language= Yes Please!
2. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Between the popularity of this series and the STARS TV series I feel that this book needs little introduction. Honestly, I've had mixed feelings about this book which is why it has remained on my shelf for such a long time. I am always weary of overhype and have heard lots of opinions regarding this series, good/bad/feminist/anti-feminist etc. but I also like give a books a chance so I've decided to take the plunge and read this book at last and form a judgement for myself.
3. The Village: 400 Years of Beat and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues by John Strausbaugh
I thought I'd throw a non-fiction book into the mix to keep things interesting! I plan to read this book throughout the read-a-thon along side my fiction pics. Ever since I moved to New York, I've been wanting to learn more and more about the local history and neighborhoods. Where better to start that with a biography of one of my favorite haunts: Greenwich Village!
For more information about the Tome-Topple Read-a-thon I will leave the links to the host's youtube/blogs and the goodreads group
Goodreads group: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/...
Also follow @tome_topple for updates as well as using #tometopple!
Adriana - youtube.com/user/perpetualpages
Sarah-Jane - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzd1...
Sheema - IG: dreamthiefs & inejs.tumblr.com
Caz - youtube.com/user/littlebookowl
Bethany - bibliophilicwitch.tumblr.com