* 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 this post 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.
The way I see it is, I’m going to do it anyways, so why not gratify myself with a challenge? Because of my particular reading habits, I’m going to go ahead and do the Mor-book-ly Obese level of the challenge. Perhaps Tom Jones will finally make it onto my read list!
Chunkster Reading Challenge: Mor-book-ly Obese Level
1. The Group by Mary McCarthy
2. The Morland Dynasty: The Victory by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
3. Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
4. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
5. The Briar King by Greg Keyes
6. The Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson