Tome Topple Round 7 Wrap Up | Readathon

I thought that with Nonfiction November I wouldn’t be able to participate in Round 7 of Tome Topple. But thanks to my buddy reads and my newfound obsession with The Expanse series, I actually pulled off a pretty decent readathon. 

In case you hadn’t heard of Tome Topple, it’s a readathon hosted by Thoughts on Tomes on Booktube that’s focused on tackling the big books (at least 500 pages) that a lot of readers are intimidated by. Now, I certainly don’t shy away from long books (if you’re a fantasy reader, it’s pretty difficult to stay away from big books), but I still like the idea of knocking a lot off my TBR all at once.

I managed to complete 3 of the 4 challenges:

  • Read more than one tome
  • Read a tome that’s part of a series
  • Buddy read a tome
  • Read a graphic novel (did not complete this one)

Here are the big books I got through in the two-week challenge.

  • Babylon’s Ashes (The Expanse #6) by James SA Corey (part of a series, buddy read)
    • 536 pages in paperback edition, 20 hours on audio
  • Persepolis Rising (The Expanse #7) (part of a series, buddy read, more than one tome)
    • 560 pages in paperback edition, 20 hours on audio
  • Skyward by Brandon Sanderson (part of a series, buddy read, more than one tome)
    • 528 pages in paperback edition,  15 hours on audio

I also got halfway through Kings of the Wyld (502 pages in paperback, 18 hours on audio). I gave both Expanse books 4 out of 5 stars and gave Skyward 5 out of 5 stars. For my full thoughts on them, check out my Monday wrap up.

Do you shy away from big books? Let’s chat in the comments.

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