Two Read-a-thon Wrap Ups #TomeTopple #readEHthon

Wrap Up

Hello bookworms!!

Today I am going to be talking about the books I read for two different read-a-thons. If you saw my July TBR post you know that I had a lot of plans and now it’s time to see if I stuck to those plans or not so here we go.


(July 1-8)

# of books read – 2

# of books completed – 1

Ok so this read-a-thon started on the 1st and I started it by reading milk and honey by Rupi Kaur. This is a poetry collection and it only took me an hour or so to get through it. Unfortunately I didn’t like this book. I didn’t connect with any of the poems at all. Maybe it’s because I listened to an audiobook of it instead of actually reading it. I’m not going to be posting a review of this on my blog because I don’t have a whole lot to say about it but I did post something on Goodreads which basically just says what I said above but you can see that here.

The next book I started but didn’t quite finish was Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. I managed to read 66% of this book before the read-a-thon ended on the 8th and then finished the last little bit on the 9th I listened to the audiobook of this one as well however I absolutely loved this. If you’ve been following me for a while you know I tried to get into classics last year and I didn’t really like any of the ones I read. I’ve been wanting so badly to get into classics and find ones I love and I finally did that with Anne of Green Gables. I adored this book. I haven’t reviewed it yet but it’s a definite 5 star book. I got both of the audiobooks from Scribd if you are interested. So this read-a-thon pretty much went as planned. I had only planned to read these two books and even though I didn’t completely finish one of them I still read them.

Tome Topple

6/29 – 7/12

# of books read – 4

# of books completed – 2

# of pages read – 1,848

This read-a-thon didn’t really go to plan at all. My plan was to focus on listening to the audiobook of IT by Stephen King and if I managed to finish that I was going to read Insurgent by Veronica Roth. So obviously I did listen to IT but I read 3 other books that I didn’t plan to read until after the read-a-thon ended. Even though this read-a-thon didn’t quite go like I planned I am still extremely happy with the outcome.

First up lets talk about IT. I feel like I have been reading this book for years when in actuality I started it 9 months ago. I really wanted to finish this book unfortunately that didn’t happen but I did make some progress in it. I started off the read-a-thon on page 250 of this book and I ended it on page 619 so I read a total of 369 pages. I do plan to keep reading it and hopefully I can finish it this month or next month.

The books I didn’t plan to read for this read-a-thon was The Illumiae Files trilogy by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I was planning to read them this month as part of the Sci-Fi July Challenge but I had planned to read them at the end of the month after the read-a-thon ended but I picked up Illuminae and I couldn’t stop reading. I finished Illuminae and immediately picked up Gemina which once again I couldn’t put it down. I finished both of these books. Illuminae was 599 pages and Gemina was 659 pages. I did start reading Obsidio but at this point I started slacking on reading and I only read 221 pages before the read-a-thon ended. I will be finishing this book sometime this month as well.

Overall I have had a fun start to the month with these read-a-thons. I’ve participated in Tome Topple once or twice before but I am pretty sure this is the most I have ever read for it. Did you participate in either one of these read-a-thons? How did you do? What other read-a-thons are you participating this month?


13 thoughts on “Two Read-a-thon Wrap Ups #TomeTopple #readEHthon

  1. I’m glad you liked Anne of Green Gables! My mom read that to my sister and I on a road trip so it will always have a special place in my heart! (moms are the original audiobooks haha) I find that the easiest way to get into classics is to listen to them on audiobook instead of trying to read them! Tho some are so boring that I can’t even make it through the audiobook!

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  2. I might have to give Anne of the Green Gables a try. I’ve also been trying to get more into the classics but so far the only one I’ve really liked was Jane Eyre! Seems like you’ve been having a pretty good reading month so far 🙂 !

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    1. I haven’t read to many Classics the ones I’ve tried I’ve either DNFed like Pride and Prejudiced or they just been ok reads. I am glad I can finally say I found a classic that I love. It has been a pretty good start to the month.

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  3. Wow, you rocked the #tometopple challenge! No way I could read four tomes in two weeks. I’m hoping I can completely finish two next round. Maybe three if I can find a good audiobook at the right time.

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