The Tome Topple Readathon is hosted by booktuber Thoughts on Tomes. The goal of this readathon is to read big books that are over 500 pages. There is no pressure to read multiple books or to even finish one. Simply making progress on the larger tomes from your shelf is enough.
#TomeTopple Round 6 runs from June 29th – July 12th
Here’s what I’m planning to read:
Romantic Outlaws by Charlotte Gordon (674 pp)
I should finish this as planned before the end of the month, although I’ll be sad to say goodbye to the remarkable Marys.
Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain (582 pp)
On the other hand, there’s no way I’ll be completing Testament of Youth in June. The somber subject matter and the fact that my beautiful hardcover edition isn’t very comfortable to read, has meant that I haven’t made as much progress as I had hoped. I’m enjoying savoring Vera’s powerful prose however.
Two other tomes from my #20BooksofSummer list are:
Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher (752 pp) and The Night Watch by Sarah Waters (560 pp), both historical fiction novels set (at least partly) in WWII era England. Hopefully I can finish at least one of them over the course of the readathon.
Are you planning to participate in #TomeTopple? What’s the longest book on your summer reading list?