Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Chunkster Reading Challenge 2009



SIGN UPS END MARCH 1st



There have been a few changes to the rules so please read closely:
*A chunkster is 450 pages or more of ADULT literature (fiction or nonfiction) Don't complain folks, I read all thousands of pages of the Twilight series and they were good, but not a challenge. A chunkster should be a challenge.

*If you read large type books your book will need to be 525 pages or more I asked around and the average LT 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.

* You may start any time after signing up. You must complete your reads before or on Nov 15th.

*Short Stories and Essay collections will not be counted.

*Books may crossover with other challenges (see option 4 for a collaborative effort with TBR challenge)

*Only option 4 requires that you make a set list of books to complete the challenge

Those are the basics. Here are your options:
*The Chubby Chunkster - this option is for the reader who has a large tome or two to read, but really doesn't want to commit to more than that. 2 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 3-5 Chunksters over the next ten 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.

And lastly, in an intriguing collaboration with the wildly popular Miz B of the TBR Challenge we have:
*Too Big To Ignore Anymore - this option is for those chunksters on your TBR list. You may select any number of books over 450 pages but you must LIST THEM to complete the challenge and they must be on your TBR list as well (honor code folk, I don't have time to be the challenge police)

My List:
1. The Moon in the Mango Tree by Pamela Binnings Ewen
2. A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman
3. A Passion Redeemed by Julie Lessman
4. A Passion Denied by Julie Lessman
5. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
6. Dracula by Bram Stoker
7. Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah (Done)
8. Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn (Done)
9. Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn (Done)
10. Silent on the Moor by Deanna Raybourn (Done)

* I might add to it as I cross list with other reading challenges I am doing. *

3 comments:

Bookfool said...

Those look like some good changes to the chunkster. Did you know I came up with the word "chunkster" and the original challenge? But, now I don't want to challenge myself to read them, so I'm really glad Dana took over, last year. LOL Have fun reading, B.!

Amy(The Sleepy Reader) said...

You have a nice list! Two of my all-time favorite books are Jane Eyre and Dracula. Enjoy!

Amy said...

Three of my favorite books are on your list. have you not read Julie's books yet Brittanie?