Complete as of 9.3.10
Ack! I could’ve sworn I signed up for this challenge at least a month ago (it is now mid-March), but apparently I did not. Anyhoo…here’s my official Chunkster page!
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 (kinda ableist) 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.
- 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!
Levels 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’m signing up for the Do These Books Make My Butt Look Big? level:
- The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen [review]
- The Crime of Father Amaro by José Maria Eça de Queirós [review]
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
- Freedom by Jonathan Franzen [review]
- Some Sing, Some Cry by Ntozake Shange & Ifa Bayeza [review]
- The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie [review]
Wish me luck!