#TomeTopple Recap: books read, challenges completed

Books read: 2.2

(such nice blue covers…)

Total pages read: 1,305

Challenges completed: 2.2/5
1. Read more than 1 tome — DONE!

2. Read a graphic novel — nope ūüė¶
3. Read a tome that’s part of a series — DONE! (Gemina)
4. Buddy read a tome (use goodreads and twitter to find buddies!) — nope ūüė¶
5. Read an adult novel — Started… (Kraken)

I’ve never participated in a readathon before, and I’m so glad that I decided to do this! It was REALLY fun!

Did anyone else out there participate? If so, what did you read? Feel free to link your blog post or recap video in the comments below. I’d love to check it out.

#SpringCleanReads Readathon

One of my friends on Twitter shared a Readathon that’s happening this weekend, and I think I may join in the fun. Anyone else in for a little “spring cleaning” of your TBR?

When I saw this blog post, I immediately thought it would be a great excuse to tackle some of the *really* old stuff on my TBR — books that I purchased years ago, but still haven’t gotten around to reading yet. But, most of those are on Kindle, and what I really want to do is free up some of my shelf space.

I don’t get a chance to read physical books much, and¬†weekends are usually a great time to tackle my backlog of¬†paperbacks and¬†hardcovers because I don’t have to lug them anywhere with me. This weekend I’d already decided I wanted to dig into some of my Indiespensible shipment reads, especially because I noticed that two of the ARC copies I received in previous shipments were both released this month. I meant to get to these sooner… oops!


  • Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss (5 April release date) — fiction set in the Soho art scene in the early 1980s
  • Fever at Dawn by P√©ter G√°rdos (12 April release date) — based on a true story about author’s parents romance via letters during WWII

While I was at it, I thought I might also check another book off my 2016 Read Harder challenge.

The Boy Who Went Away

  • The Boy Who Went Away by Eli Gottlieb — literary fiction about an autistic boy and his brother in the summer of 1967

All of these are definitely outside my usual reading genres, but they all look like fascinating reads. This should be interesting!

Anyone else want to join in the fun? If you’re on Twitter or Instagram, follow¬†#SpringCleanReads and post your TBR!