My 500+ Books

This month is Tome Topple, and it’s a time to celebrate big books. Truth be told, this is basically for my personal use, but it’s good to share with other just in case they want some ideas on some 500+ books on the next round of Tome Topple.

For those who doesn’t know what Tome Topple is, please check out my Tome Topple TBR where I describe the readathon in depth.

Anyways, here the books on my shelf that has 500 or more pages. I’ll also include the goodreads synopsis so that people know what the books is about, just in case you want to pick it up.

Some of these books are the second in the series, therefore I will only including the synopsis of the first book. I will be also highlight any of the books that are more than 500+ pages.

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The Fellowship of the Ring
By J.R.R. Tolkien

Series: Lord of the Rings
Fellowship of the Ring (pages 531)
Two Towers
The Return of the King (pages 590)

Synopsis: Fellowship of the Ring – In a sleepy village in the Shire, a young hobbit is entrusted with an immense task. He must make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ruling Ring of Power – the only thing that prevents the Dark Lord’s evil dominion.

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A Gathering of Shadows
By V.E. Schwab

Series: 
A Darker Shade of Magic
A Gathering of Shadows (pages 512)
A Conjuring of Light (pages 624)

Synopsis: A Darker Shade of Magic – Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.

Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see.

Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see. It’s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand.

After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.

Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive.

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Dust & Decay
By Jonathan Maberry

Series: Benny Imura
Rot & Ruin
Dust & Decay (pages 519)
Flesh & Bone
Fire & Ash (pages 537)

Synopsis: Rot & Ruin – In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn’t want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human.

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The Demon King
By Cinda Williams Chima

Series: Seven Realms
The Demon King (pages 506)
The Exiled Queen (pages 586)
The Gray Wolf Throne (pages 517)
The Crimson Crown (pages 598)

Synopsis: The Demon King – Times are hard in the mountain city of Fellsmarch. Reformed thief Han Alister will do almost anything to eke out a living for his family. The only thing of value he has is something he can’t sell—the thick silver cuffs he’s worn since birth. They’re clearly magicked—as he grows, they grow, and he’s never been able to get them off.

One day, Han and his clan friend, Dancer, confront three young wizards setting fire to the sacred mountain of Hanalea. Han takes an amulet from Micah Bayar, son of the High Wizard, to keep him from using it against them. Soon Han learns that the amulet has an evil history—it once belonged to the Demon King, the wizard who nearly destroyed the world a millennium ago. With a magical piece that powerful at stake, Han knows that the Bayars will stop at nothing to get it back.

Meanwhile, Raisa ana‘Marianna, princess heir of the Fells, has her own battles to fight. She’s just returned to court after three years of freedom in the mountains—riding, hunting, and working the famous clan markets. Raisa wants to be more than an ornament in a glittering cage. She aspires to be like Hanalea—the legendary warrior queen who killed the Demon King and saved the world. But her mother has other plans for her…

Crooked Kingdom

Crooked Kingdom 
By Leigh Bardugo

Series: Six of Crows
Six of Crows
Crooked Kingdom (pages 536)

Synopsis: Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it, he’ll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist:

Break into the notorious Ice Court
(a military stronghold that has never been breached)

Retrieve a hostage
(who could unleash magical havoc on the world)

Survive long enough to collect his reward
(and spend it)

Kaz needs a crew desperate enough to take on this suicide mission and dangerous enough to get the job done – and he knows exactly who: six of the deadliest outcasts the city has to offer. Together, they just might be unstoppable – if they don’t kill each other first.

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A Court of Mist and Fury
By Sarah J. Maas

Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses
A Court of Thorns and Roses
A Court of Mist and Fury (pages 626)
A Court of Wings and Ruin (pages 699)

Synopsis: A Court of Thorns and Roses – Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …

Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jeweled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.

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That’s it for me on this post and let me know if you guys have any other 500+ novels that I should check out on the next Tome Topple. Graphic novels are greatly appreciated too!

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Tome Topple Round 5 TBR

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Tome Topple Readathon is now here and since I totally screwed over on the last one, I really want to try to read some books for this fifth round.

Tome Topple will be starting today, November 17th to the end of the month, November 30. I totally thought it was starting tomorrow and missed creating this post on Wednesday. Anyways, as usual there are challenges for this readathon and its basically the same as the last time.

  1. Read more than one tome
  2. Read a graphic novel (over 500 pages can be bind-ups/omnibus)
  3. Read a tome that is part of a series
  4. Buddy read a tome
  5. Read an adult Tome

As usual I’m going to try to do all the challenges, except the Buddy read. I don’t usual buddy read since I don’t want to drag someone down with my erratic reading patterns.

Also, like last time there will also be Instagram challenges that can be found on Sam’s Instagram account @thoughtsontomes. I’ll try to do some of these IG challenges, but no promises.

Anyways, here are my potential Tomes for this round of Tome Topple (and baby groot)

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Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

This is the second book of the Illuminae files. I read the first book during the first Tome Topple and really enjoyed it. I’ve been trying to read this second one since it came out, hopefully I’ll pick it up this time.

Oracles of Delphi Keep by Victoria Laurie

I have no clue what this book is about. I was cleaning out my bookshelf, getting rid of some books I didn’t want, and found this book. I believe it’s middle grade, I’m just really surprised that it’s this massive!

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E Schwab

Another second book in a trilogy. I really want to try to get to this book because this trilogy is already finished and I want to see how Schwab ends the story. This is my one and only ‘adult’ novel that is over 500.

Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost

This is another one of those books that I found on my bookshelf. I’m not entirely sure what this book is about but I think it’s similar to Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins, but I’m not 100% sure on that, I could totally be wrong so please don’t get mad.

I don’t really have a graphic novel to include on this TBR, because (1)I don’t really read a lot of graphic novels (2) it’s difficult to find one that’s over 500 pages.

Anyways, that’s it for me on my TBR. I’m crossing my fingers that everything will work out fine. I hope, hope that I will at least read one of these books.

 

Borrowathon TBR

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I’m a little late in posting my Borrowathon TBR. The weekend was super busy for me and I just didn’t have the time to create my TBR and didn’t really have a set of books until last night.

If you don’t know what the Borrowathon is, its a readathon created by Riley @RMFICKFACK. This readathon encourage readers to to use their public library, since the only books you can read are books that you BORROW, hence the name. In truth you may use any type of books, not necessarily from the library as long as you borrowed it from somewhere or someone. This is the third round of this readathon, it started on November 5 and will last until November 12.

Here are the challenges for this round of Borrowathon:

  1. Give an author a second chance
  2. Start a new to you series
  3. Read a book with 5 or more words on the title
  4. Read a 2017 Release
  5. Read a book you found in a #LibraryHaul
  6. Read a book that features a library

There are more information on hosts, reading sprints, etc. on their twitter account, so head on over there and follow them.

Anyways, here are the books I borrowed from Overdrive and so these are the books I’m most likely going to be reading this week. These are technically not my first choices, but none of the books I borrowed came in for the readathon.

I’m pretty sure I’m not going to be able to finish all these books, but I’m hoping to at least get to half of them!

Tome Topple Readathon #4 TBR

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Tome Topple Readathon Part 4 is underway! Well technically it started on August 4-17, but I’m currently in the middle of a book and won’t be able to start this readathon until Monday, August 7, 2017.

As usual the readathon is hosted by the amazing Sam from Thoughts on Tomes and along side her are other amazing youtubers. Also, first time ever you can also participate in the Instagram Challenge that Sam has on her IG account, which I think is equally awesome.

The challenges this round is the same as the previous round and they are:

1. Read more than one Tome
2. Graphic Novel Break (must also be 500+)
3. Read a Tome that is part of a series
4. Buddy Read a Tome
5. Read an Adult Novel

For the buddy read, you can head over to the Goodreads group to see if there are others who are reading the same books as you. They also have a twitter account @Tome_Topple, where you can participate in games, reading sprints, etc.

Here are the books I’m planning on reading for this round of Tome Topple:

This time around, I’m not aiming for ‘Read a Graphic Novel’ since I don’t really have the attention span to read such a thick graphic novel. Also, I don’t really buddy read since I like reading on my own pace, and I never want to discourage people from reading at their own leisure.

So that’s it for me this round of Tome Topple and I hope I’ll do a better job this time than Round 3, which I totally failed!

 

Science Fiction Summer Readathon TBR

So it’s been awhile since I participated in a Readathon, because I did so badly on the Tome Topple Readathon during April, I just decided to take a few weeks off from everything readathon. Anyways, I’m back now and with a NEW readathon and its the Science Fiction Summer Readathon hosted by Seasons Reading.

The Readathon is from June 1-7, it’s a bit weird that it begins in the middle of the week, but that’s ok, at least its the beginning of the month. The time also follow 12am CDT so that will be 1am EST for me. So basically its time specific. This is a Science Fiction genre only readathon, but I think the host also allows Fantasy novels to count, since they do sometimes come hand in hand. There is also a social media hashtag for those who wants to tag anything related to the readathon. #SciFiSummerJune

Anyways, here is my TBR for the Readathon. I really wanted to veer away from fantasy novels and focus on sci-fi books, but at the same time I wanted to use only books that I actually own. So here are the three books that strictly Science Fiction on my TBR shelf.

I’m keeping my fingers crossed in being able to read at least two of these three books. I would be very surprised if I will be able to do so, but still hoping.

Tome Topple Readathon

The third round of Tome Topple is finally here! I love this readathon because it encourages me to read huge books, as in 500+ pages. As usual the creator of this readathon is Sam of Thoughts on Tomes, and she has other youtubers helping her run sprints and things on Twitter. I’ve done fairly well on the other two Tome Topple, but this one I feel like I’m so behind. The readathon has actually started, April 7 to 21, and I still haven’t pick the books I want to read.

Anyways, here are the challenges for this round of Tome Topple. It’s actually pretty similar to the other challenges from previous TTR.

  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
  5. Read an Adult Tome

Here are my potential reads. Seriously, even I don’t know which of these I’m going to be reading.

I’m sorry that’s all I got. I don’t even know if I’m actually going to be reading these actual books, but I’m crossing my fingers. I’ve been on a long standing slump that started the beginning of this year and I’m not really sure if I’ll be able to read any of these.

I will try to look for a graphic novel that 500+, but last time I had a problem and most likely I won’t be able to find one I would enjoy this round as well.

Buddy read for me is also tough because I tend dance to the beat of my own drums and I don’t really want to disappoint other people. I usually read the first few chapters of a book to see if I’m drawn to it, before I actually proceed on continuing it. So I don’t want to say yes to someone and fail on them.

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Let me know down below if you guys a are also participating in the Tome Topple Readathon!

Borrowathon TBR

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The second round of Borrowathon is happening between March 19 – 26 and I’m super excited! I’ve been putting off creating my TBR because my Lumberjanes didn’t come in from the library yet and I’m super bummed out!

Anyways, for this round of Borrowathon the host has created challenges and they’re all pretty interesting.

Here are the challenges:

Here are my potential reads for to this round of Borrowathon. They are listed according to the challenges:

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Try Before you buy: Truthwithch by Susan Dennard

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Try a New-to-You Author: State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy

A Book Recommended to You: Do Not Disturb by Scott Sigler or The Pirate’s Wish by Cassandra Clarke

A Book with your Favorite Cover: Do not Disturb by A.R Torre or Bloom and Doom by Beverly Allen

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A Book that involves a Library in some way: File M for Murder by Miranda James

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I’m keeping my finger crossed that I’ll be able to read at least three of these books. I’m being realistic because I know I won’t be able to read all of them, but still keeping my fingers crossed. Plus, I really want my Lumberjanes to come in, if it doesn’t I need to grab something else for ‘A Graphic Novel’.

Let me know if you guys are participating in the round of Borrowathon and if not, please, please come join us and support your local Library!