Friday, January 24, 2014

2014 Chunkster Reading Challenge

Now I'm tempted to join this one, as it will be challenge to read such large books.  I will try for three, but as with other challenges, may just go over.  Three seems like good number to start with. There are no levels on this challenge.  To sign up visit here.

Welcome to the 2014 Chunkster Challenge! I’m your host, Vasilly

Wondering what’s a chunkster? A chunkster is an adult or YA book, non-fiction or fiction, that’s 450 pages or more. 

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.

I’ve been thinking long and hard about the levels of participation that have always been a part of this challenge. This year we’re going to try something new: there won’t be any levels

Don’t get me wrong. This is still a reading challenge. Challenge yourself without being locked in to a certain number. If you didn’t read any chunksters in 2013 and want to change that in 2014, come up with a number and try to read that amount. 

I understand that chunksters can be a bit intimidating. My goal is to encourage as many people as possible to give chunksters a try. We all love short books because we can get through them in a sitting or a few days. It’s different with chunksters. With chunksters, you have to slow down and take your time. The Chunkster Challenge is all about having fun and reading good books. 

All I ask is that participants either write a post or leave a comment in the comments section letting the world know your goal. Mr. Linky is acting up so if you write a post, leave a link in the comment section.

 I’ll be right here to cheer you on. Happy reading.

Here is what I am reading for this one:

  1. Divergent--Veronica Roth
  2. Insurgent--Veronica Roth
  3. Allegiant--Veronica Roth
  4. Through a Glass Darkly--Karleen Koen
  5. Witch Season: Summer and Fall--Jeff Mariotte
  6. High Noon--Nora Roberts
  7. Scarlet--Marissa Meyer
  8. Fallen--Lauren Kate
  9. Torment--Lauren Kate
  10. City of Heavenly Fire--Cassandra Clare
  11. The Gates to Witch World--Andre Norton
  12. The One& Only--Emily Giffin
  13. Unbroken--Laura Hillenbrand

1 comment:

jmisgro said...

It's not as hard as you think to find some. I have read 2 in the last couple of days that qualify and it was my normal reading!! Good Luck!