I’ve been meaning to join the Chunkster Reading Challenge ever since my book blogger friend Jo blogged about it, and because I’ve just started a real chunkster of a book (Roberto Bolaño’s 2666, in case you’re wondering), I’ve decided to formally join the challenge.
I’m an escapist reader by nature so I like thick, meaty reads, which is perfect for joining the Chunkster Reading Challenge, a challenge for “readers who like their books fat and chunky.” The challenge defines a chunkster as “450 pages or more of ADULT literature (fiction or nonfiction).”
- 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 a comment on the challenge post over at the Chunkster site with your progress
- 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!
The challenge levels are (I love this part):
- 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 I’ll go for Mor-book-ly Obese; 2666 is at 898 pages, that would mean I would need 2 more books 750 pages or more, or 4 more chunksters (right?). I hope I’m not pinning my hopes too high, but that shouldn’t be too hard over the next eight months (ulp!)… The books are no problem; I’ve got dozens of chunksters waiting to be read. Having enough time to read will be the real challenge.
I’ll be posting my reviews here so we can all keep track of my progress.
Wish me luck, everyone!