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My #IronTomeAThon 2019 Wrap-Up


Hello bookworms!

Today I am here to wrap-up what I read for the #IronTomeAThon that took place in the month of July…


To read more about the #IronTomeAThon, you can read Aimal’s announcement post here ⇒ ANNOUNCING THE #IRONTOMEATHON: AN ADULT FANTASY READATHON

If you are curious to see what my TBR was for this read-a-thon, you can see it here ⇒ My Iron Tome-A-Thon TBR #IronTomeAThon

This read-a-thon was inspired by the popular book & TV series, The Game of Thrones.  The reading prompts were all GoT based, and you were able to pick which house you are reading for.  Since I hadn’t read Game of Thrones nor seen the TV series, I had to take an online quiz to see which house I should be reading for.  After 3 different online quizzes, 2 out of the 3 quizzes placed me in House Stark, so that’s what I went with.

House Stark


Now that I am 60% through A Game of Thrones, I would probably have chosen House Stark for myself, so kudos to those online quizzes on their accuracy 🙂

The Challenges:

 1.) Castle Black: read the group book

I did not read the group book, The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1), as I read it in February.  You can read my review here ⇒ Mini Book Review: The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1) by R.F. Kuang


 2.) Winterfell: read a book set (partially or fully) in a cold environment…

I’m going to go ahead and give this one to myself because I got about 35% through A Game of Thrones.  To be fair, this tome is 800+ pages long.  Give me a break!  I am currently about 60% through and am LOVING every minute of it.


3.) King’s Landing: read a book about or involving royalty, politics, or government…

I was planning on reading The City of Brass for this challenge, but unfortunately I did not get to it.


4.) Sunspear: read a book inspired by a non-Western setting or a book by an author of color or an indigenous author…

I read Trial of Lightning for this prompt.  The author, Rebecca Roanhorse, is an indigenous author.


5.) Oldtown: read a book about or involving an institution of knowledge or training…

I read Red Sister for this challenge prompt.  I adored the convent (school/training institution) setting in this book!


6.) Valyria: read a book about or involving dragons…

For this challenge, I chose to read A Natural History of Dragons.  I really enjoyed this memoir style novel with a Victorian era setting about a young woman who aspires to study dragons.  I will definitely be continuing on with this series.


7.) Asshai: read a dark/grimdark fantasy or urban fantasy…

I read American Gods for this prompt, which also checked off one of my 2019 goals to finally read it!  I listened to it via audiobook, which was narrated by a full cast, and feel this is the perfect way to experience this book.


Books I Read for #IronTomeAThon:

» A Game of Thrones (A Song of Fire and Ice #1) by George R.R. Martin

*30% read by the end of July*

» Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World #1) by Rebecca Roanhorse

» Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor #1) by Mark Lawrence

» A Natural History of Dragons (The Memoirs of Lady Trent #1) by Marie Brennan

» American Gods (American Gods #1) by Neil Gaiman

I am pretty proud of myself for reading 4.30 books for this read-a-thon!  I read a total of 2,025-ish pages.  Huge thanks to Aimal @Bookshelves & Paperbacks for hosting this read-a-thon.  I hope to participate again next year 🙂



Did you participate in #IronTomeAThon?

If so, which books did you read?

Comment below & let me know 🙂


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