May Readathons

Hi guys, welcome! So as the title suggests I am here to talk about the readathons I am participating in this month. Last month I participated in the O.W.Ls readathon and failed it miserably, but in my defense I was in a slump all through the month of April, so…. but you will hear all about my Readathon and other April reading related stuff in my April Reading & Blogging Wrap up so lets not waste any time here. Since a last few days my reading Mojo has returned so I have decided why not participate in not one but two readathons. So the readathons I am taking part in are Tome Topple Readathon and Asian Readathon. Now lets get into my TBR for these two.

Tome Topple Readathon TBR

The main aim of this Readathon is to read as many books above 500 pages as possible. But there are also some reading challenges/prompt that you can choose to fulfill. This readathon will run from May 9th to May 22nd and this readathon is hosted by Thoughts on Tomes. For more info on this Readathon visit her Announcement video here.

This readathon will run for two weeks, so realistically I can’t read more than 2 books in this time frame so I have selected 3… because well I am a bit over ambitious, what can I say.

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (Prompts: Standalone Tome / Adult Tome)

The Pact by Jodi Picoult (Prompts: Tome that has been on your TBR the longest/ Read one Tome)

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (Prompts: Tome on my TBR with most pages/ Tome from a genre you don’t usually read)

Asian Readathon TBR

Asian Readathon is hosted by readwithcindy. This is a month long readathon that runs from May 1st to May 31st and for this readathon you have to read books fitting the prompts. And as the name suggests the books have to be Asian in some way. For more information visit the Announcement post here.

I have selected 3 books that I want to read for this one and I have utilized one book for multiple prompts.

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri (Read a book featuring an Asian character or written by an Asian author who is different from you / Read a book featuring an Asian character or written by an Asian author who you can relate to)

Jhumpa Lahiri has been born and brought up outside India so she is different from me as I am an Indian who is born and brought up in India and as the characters in this book are based in the same city in India I am from, i.e Kolkata, so I might be able to relate to the characters of this book, so I think this book will fit the prompts mentioned really well.

Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh (Read any book by an Asian author/Read a book recommended by an Asian)

This book is by Khushwant Singh, who is an Asian and this book has been recommended to me by Helly, who is an Asian Booktuber, so I think this book will fit the prompts mentioned perfectly.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

This book is the group read along and the optional fifth challenge of this readathon. I will try to participate in this read along but as I don’t own the book till now, I am not sure.

What Readathons are you people participating in this month? Are any of you participating in the readathons mentioned above? If you are then I will love to hear your TBRs for them?


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