This is a really quick post, I’m in a slump and even when I read books I don’t have time to/don’t feel like writing reviews (I’m really sorry), BUT I wanted to say I’m going to challenge myself to only read LGBTQ+ books this month (it’s not such a drastic change from what I usually read anyway so it doesn’t even feel like a challenge to be honest).
I also made a goodreads shelf with books I’ve read that have good rep (or at least rep that I found good). If it’s a series, I only added book one so it’s less cluttered. I’ll keep adding to the list throughout the month as I read stuff (again, I don’t know how many books I’ll read since this is a big slump and I’m busy with other things), but at the end of the month I’ll probably just change its name and keep it.
So feel free to snoop around that shelf and I hope you’ll all try to read more queer books always but especially this month! (I haven’t looked around if there’s some kind of official challenge for this, I just want to make it a very chill thing for me because I can’t deal with more serious challenges now, but anyone is free and welcome to join me)
Also not book related but everyone go watch Yuri!!! On Ice if you haven’t ♥
Later this week I’ll participate in my first readathon! It’s probably a tough one to start with because it’s all about those big books (>500 pages). But I figured I might as well join it since there are two books on my Kindle that fit the requirement for the readathon and that I really want to read.
I found this readathon watching Samantha @ThoughtsOnTomes and Adriana @perpetualpages‘s announcement videos, as they are two of the hosts for the event.
Here’s the description on the goodreads group:
The next round of the Tome Topple Readathon will take place from midnight in your time zone on November 18th to 11:59pm in your time zone on December 1st!
The whole point of this readathon is to read big books (over 500 pages). You don’t even need to read a lot of them. You don’t even need to finish one. The point is that we are all reading those big daunting books at the same time and supporting each other.
This group will feature discussion boards about some of the more popular book choices for the readathon, as well as some suggestions for any of you struggling with which tome to read.
Definitely keep in touch using the hashtag #tometopple on all social media and following @tome_topple on twitter.
Topple those Tomes!
They also announced some challenges that might help you decide what books to read or just give you some more motivation:
1. Read more than 1 tome
2. Read a graphic novel
3. Read a tome that’s part of a series
4. Buddy read a tome (use goodreads and twitter to find buddies!)
5. Read an adult novel
Personally I will be fulfilling four out of five of those challenges (provided I can read both books I have in mind), so I’m really excited.
The books I chose are The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch and The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima.
If you want to partake in this readathon you should definitely join the goodreads group and make sure you follow the hashtag #tometopple on twitter and instagram so you find other people that read your same book(s).
I really hope I can complete both books in that time. Are you planning on participate? What tomes would you like to topple?