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Monday, January 6, 2014

The 2014 Chunkster Challenge

ABOUT The Challenge

The Chunkster Challenge is a reading challenge for those readers who love to read the fat books - the doorstoppers that weigh you down, the books that take a commitment of time...and we require physical books for this challenge with only two exceptions.

Wondering what’s a chunkster? A chunkster is an adult or YA book, non-fiction or fiction, that’s 450 pages or more... 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 challenge is designed to give participants some flexibility by allowing them to choose between different levels of reading. Visit the sign up page by clicking this Chunkster Link to read more and join the challenge.

Additional Rules for this challenge:

Audio books and e-books are now allowed. You want to listen to a chunkster on audio? Be my guest.

Essay, short story, and poetry collections are allowed but they have to be read in their entirety to count.

Books may crossover with other challenges.

Anyone can join.

You don’t have to list your book ahead of time.

Graphic novels don’t count. Sorry guys but reading a chunkster graphic novel isn’t the same as reading a non-graphic chunkster.

The challenge runs from January 1 through December 31 each year.

This Challenge is hosted by Vasilly! Thank you Vasilly! You can find her at her wonderful reading blog: 1330v - Thoughts of an eclectic reader! You can also find suggestions on what to read and where to contact her if you have any questions.

This is my first Challenge sign-up for the year! My first book is going to be The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, which I did start, but haven't had any time to devote to it. (My first Chunkster book turned out to be Three Souls by Janie Chang!) Now I am motivated!

Chunkster Reading Challenge Books Read List…

1. Three Souls by Janie Chang… 468 pages.

2. Under The Wide And Starry Sky by Nancy Horan… 497 pages.

3. Revival by Stephen King... 405 pages.

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