The Chunkster Challenge ~ 2010


February 1, 2010 – January 31, 2011

Definition of a Chunkster:

  • A chunkster is 450 pages or more of ADULT literature (fiction or nonfiction) … A chunkster should be a challenge.
  • If you read large type books your book will need to be 525 pages or more … The average large type book is 10-15% longer or more so I think that was a fair estimate.

The Rules:

  • No Audio books in the chunkster. It just doesn’t seem right. Words on paper for this one folks.
  • No e-Books allowed – we are reading traditional, fat books for this challenge.
  • Short Stories and Essay collections will not be counted.
  • Books may crossover with other challenges
  • Anyone may join. If you don’t have a blog, just leave me a comment ON THE DEDICATED BLOG with your progress (and to let me know you are playing)
  • You don’t need to list your books ahead of time.
  • Once you pick a level, that’s it…you’re committed to that level!

You must pick a level of participation :

  1. The Chubby Chunkster – this option is for the reader who has a couple of large tomes on their TBR list, but really doesn’t want to commit to much more than that. 3 books is all you need to finish this challenge.
  2. Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big? – this option is for the slightly heavier reader who wants to commit to 4 Chunksters over the next twelve months.
  3. Mor-book-ly Obese – This is for the truly out of control chunkster. For this level of challenge you must commit to 6 or more chunksters OR three tomes of 750 pages or more. You know you want to…..go on and give in to your cravings.

I think that this one will be esy enough for me to complete since every year I read more that 6 books which are 45o pages or lonfer.  I wish that this one were starting in January because I have about 3 or 4 books which fit the bill that I will not be able to count.  Here are a few of the chunksters that I am planning to read in 2010.

  1. The Laws of Harmony, by Judith Hendricks
  2. Fingersmith, by Sarah Waters
  3. Royal Blood, by Rona Sharon
  4. Gone With The Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
  5. The Little Friend, by Donna Tart
  6. Black Hills, by Dan Simmons

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  1. Ok – peer pressure is starting to win me over! This is the 5th post I have read of people who have joined this amazing challenge. My heart says “do it” but my head says I do not have enough time. I am still in negotiations 🙂

    I look forward to reading your 2010 chunkster reviews.
    .-= molly´s last blog ..TSS: Weekly links =-.

  2. I signed up for this one too! I hope to finally read Anna Karenina. I just bought Fingersmith yesterday, so I may have to read that for this challenge as well.