Tome Topple Readathon: TBR & Goals! #TomeTopple

Hello fellow book lovers, welcome back to my blog Tea and Paperbacks, new posts every Monday! Readathons are very well known in the bookish community as a fast, short-lived, moment where you fight to read as many books as you can in a certain amount of time. Well, I was chilling in my bed, browsing through my Youtube subscription, and I stumbled across Thoughts on Tome‘s (who has an amazing channel btw) readathon announcement of a readathon she created herself: the Tome Topple Readathon!

The concept of this readathon was super unique and I was immediately like, hell yeah I’m gonna join! In this readathon, your goal is not to finish as many books as possible, but to read as many big books as possible. It’s so opposite to a lot of other readathons – on most readathons, people would pick a pile of small books. In this readathon, you can read one, you can read two books, it doesn’t really matter, because what really matters is the number of pages you read instead of the number of books. So I have chosen several books over 500 pages that I could read.

This readathon takes place for two weeks, from June 5th to June 19th, so it’s already starting today. I’m super excited – I have a lot of books in mind and some goals to reach, so let’s get going!

To Be Read


All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Number of pages: 530

As part of the Book Basilisks Book Club group read, and also a very popular book in the book blogging community, this book has had a lot of great reviews. I’ve been very intrigued to read it and I can’t wait to get into the flow of this story and have a great time during the readathon.


Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
Number of pages: 620

I borrowed this book from the library on a whim because I’ve never read it before, I totally don’t remember the movie at all, I am going to Italy this summer and I want to read books set in Italy. I didn’t even look at the page number, but when I saw it I was like, oh great, this could be a book for the readathon! So it is 🙂


  • Read 1 hour a day in average
  • Read a total of 800 pages
  • Post an update post on this blog at the midway point
  • Regularly update my reading progress on Tumblr and Goodreads

So, those are my plans for the readathon! I hope I can keep up the spirit throughout the whole two weeks – I do have a lot of schoolwork at that time, and even a final exam on the last week, but hopefully afterwards I can read more! Wish me luck, and let me know some books over 500 pages that you are intimidated to read. And if you’re joining the readathon as well, don’t hesitate to share to me your TBR post 🙂

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: To Be Read and To Be Eaten

Two readathons in the same month, Ayunda? Are you sure? Oh yeah!!! This time I am bringing to you a sign up and TBR post for a readathon that is super popular and will be happening really soon: the Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon! In this readathon, for 24 hours we will be reading books and posting our updates on various social medias. There will be mini challenges and cheering and stuff like that, but as a newbie for now I’m just signing up as a reader! For more info on the readathon, check out their Twitter and Website.


The readathon takes place on April 23rd, 2 PM my time until April 24th, 2 PM. I am so excited to do this readathon, because it’s only in 24 hours, and I love readathons! I did do the TBR Takedown readathon at the beginning of April for three days. This would be a sort of shortened version of it. (Also look at how spring-y my header is today!)


For this readathon, since it only takes less than a day, my TBR for it is just one book, and that book is How to be Both by Ali Smith. I bought this book recently and I’m looking forward to reading it. I do however plan on reading something else in between, so I might also sneak in a short story or two from Rabindranath Tagore‘s short story collection, The Hungry Stones and Other Stories.


Other than that, since I’m a huge foodie and reading is always better with your mouth moving as you much on food, here are the snacks I plan to eat during my readathon:

  • a cup of tea, of course
  • cookies!
  • crackers
  • gummy bears
  • maybe a cup of coffee as well to wake me up at night

As you can see, the trend going on in this snack list is mostly sweet stuff. I do like salty snacks, but at the moment I’m in the kick for munching something sweet.


Here are also my plans for the readathon, since I love making schedules and plans and not sticking to it!

  • 14.00-15.00: start reading
  • 15.00-16.00: prepare some snacks
  • 16.00-20.00: reading
  • 20.00-21.00: dinner
  • 21.00-00.00: reading
  • 00.00-06.30: sleep
  • 06.30-08.00: reading
  • 08.00-09.00: breakfast
  • 09.00-14.00: reading

So basically, my plan is to read until around midnight (hopefully I can stay up late, since I’m usually already fast asleep by 10 o’clock. I also really want to wake up early so I can start reading early. In total I hope I can read up to 10 hours out of the 24 hours I have. I also really really hope there won’t be any emergency situations where I have to go out of the house or go to events outside, because those interruptions are usually what makes me read less in readathons.


Well, that’s it for this sign up post! I really hope I can finish at least one book or more, and have a lot of fun. I will be updating super regularly (maybe once every hour or so) in my Twitter and I will also post a wrap up at the end of the readathon to show you what I read and what I thought about them.

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What about you guys, are you participating in this readathon? What are your tips and tactics on reading more during readathons? What kind of snacks do you usually eat while reading? Let me know down below in the comments, and happy reading!

#TBRTakedown 3.5 Readathon: Goals and Books To Read!

It’s been months since I’ve done a readathon, and I’m super pumped to take down some of my books in this one! TBR Takedown Readathon 3.5 2016 is created by Shannon @ LeaningLights and this is my very first time participating! This readathon takes place from April 8th to April 10th.


Here are the books I’m planning to read in those three days:

You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day


This is a memoir of Felicia Day, American actor, internet figure, and overall hilarious person. I’m a huge fan of her from Supernatural, and I know this will be a light and fun read. Not to mention that title is excellent. Can’t wait to start getting to know her better!

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Considered as a classic in mystery fiction, this is my first Agatha Christie novel. It’s about a curious group of strangers who were chosen as weekend guests to a private island and one by one these people start to disappear, until there were none… I honestly don’t know much about this book, other than the fact that it’s famous and it’s really, really good. I’m in a huge mood for mystery and crime fiction, so I know I will love this!

This book was also chosen as my book club’s April group read. The name of my book club is The Book Basilisks Book Club and you are free to join it if you want to here!

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger


I’m probably one of the fewest people in the book blogging community who has never read this book. This is a classic young adult novel about the life of a sixteen-year-old boy, and that’s pretty much what I now. It is also featured in the 100 Books List which I am planning to tackle, and this is one of the books I’m looking forward to read the most.


And the goals I’m planning to reach:

  • Finish 2 books
  • Read a total of 500 pages
  • Read a minimum of 3 hours a day
  • Post daily updates and a wrap up at the end of the week


Wish me luck for my third readathon! I hope I can keep up the spirit throughout these three days and there will be nothing taking me away from my comfy couch where I will curl up for hours the whole day. A little bump in the road information is that my exams will be coming the next week so I might have to spend most of my time studying instead of reading, but I guess reading would be something I could do to relax after studying for several hours. Hopefully I won’t be forced to go anywhere that weekend!

For regular updates on the readathon, be sure to follow me on Goodreads and Twitter. Are any of you joining? If you are, don’t hesitate to link your TBR Takedown 3.5 post here! I wish you all good luck! ❤