So, Sam @ Thoughts On Tomes is doing a readathon from June 5 – June 19. Unlike a lot of other readathons this one isn’t about trying to read as many books as you can, but instead it’s focused on reading books on your shelf with 500+ pages.
If you want some more information you can watch Sam’s video here and then head on over to her blog post to sign up! There’s going to be a giveaway, challenges and sprints. Sign ups close June 4th – you can still participate, but won’t be eligible for the giveaway. The challenges/sprints aren’t mandatory, but could be fun! I’m thinking of doing challenge 2 which is: “Take a graphic novel break (doesn’t need to be over 500 pages!)” because obviously that’s going to be the easiest for me 😂
I’ve mentioned numerous times that if a book has over 400 pages then I am absolutely TERRIFIED of it. There is a range of reasons why, but the main one being my attention span. I know a lot of people don’t care about the number of pages, but it is almost physically impossible for me to focus on something with so many pages. It’s just really intimidating to me.
Well this seems like the perfect time to conquer that fear!
I am a mood reader so I really don’t know what I’ll feel like at the time, but here’s just a few books that I’m considering. There is no way I am going to read ALL of these. I just have no idea what I want to read so I’m listening a few possibilities!
The (Possible) Books
Covers = Goodreads
• The Diviners by Libba Bray – 578 Pages
• Demon Road by Derek Landy – 508 pages
• A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas – 640 pages
• Night Film by Marisha Pessl – 599 pages
• The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – 576 pages
I’m currently leaning towards Night Film because that just seems like it’s going to be super interesting and it’s a thriller, which I LOVE. It has a format similar to Illuminae with like Wikipedia articles and photos ect. I also have a physical copy and it’s on my Priority TBR, so!! If a miracle happens and I actually finish it then I think I’ll go with The Book Thief. Honestly though, who the heck knows what’s going to happen. I guess we’ll have to wait and see 😅 I know these books aren’t much over 500 pages and that there’s ones out there in the 1000s, but still these are intimidating to me and that’s the entire point of this challenge. I’m really hoping this will help ease my stress when it comes to large books and I’m excited to take part!