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.
- 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 :
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Laws of Harmony, by Judith Hendricks
- Fingersmith, by Sarah Waters
- Royal Blood, by Rona Sharon
- Gone With The Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
- The Little Friend, by Donna Tart
- Black Hills, by Dan Simmons