Readathon Tips and Tricks

On Friday, the Tome Topple Readathon begins and so does our attempts to read some of the largest books on our bookshelves.

Readathon’s are great opportunities to get some of the books that you’ve been too intimidated to read.

So, since I’m participating in what I consider one of the most difficult readathons, I’ve been mentally compiling ways to make sure I’m successful.

Here is a short list of some of the things that I’m doing to ensure success during the Tome Topple Readathon.


1. Plan early

Make sure you know exactly which books you plan to read and don’t deviate from it. If you’re like me, you’ll get halfway through a book, think that another book would be a better option and get completely sidetracked from the readathon.

2. Make it manageable

The Tome Topple Readathon is nearly two weeks long. This means you have about 13 days to read everything that you have planned. If you’re someone that gets easily overwhelmed by

3. Be flexible

Now, I’m adding this because when I was talking to Jenn about not deviating from you plan, she explained that for her it would completely impossible to keep reading if she followed that rule. So, I’ll make a caveat. If you’re stuck or the book is really dragging you down, switch it up.

4. Set a realistic goal

We’re talking about books that are 500+ pages. Two books means a minimum of 1,000 pages. Make a point to read as much as possible, but don’t make a goal that makes you want to quit before you’ve even gotten started.

5. Have fun!

While we’re doing it to challenge our brains, it’s also meant to be fun. There’s no point in participating just to clear a TBR or meet our book goals. It’s meant to be enjoyable, so just enjoy it!

One way to enjoy the readathon is to join the conversation on twitter and bookstagram to see where your fellow book bloggers are, join reading sprints, and just appreciate the community we’re in. To follow along, use #TomeTopple.


We’ll be posting updates on the blog as well as Twitter. Join in on the discussion with us @thriceread.

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