2015 Chunkster Challenge

The 2nd reading challenge I’ve decided to take on this year is the Chunkster Challenge hosted by Vasilly.

This is also a repeat from last year. The goal for 2014 was 15, and I missed it by 5. Ouch. Gotta do better this year, and trust me when I say, I fully intend to.

I love a good long book and I have MANY on my TBR list (and sitting on my bookcases!). Since I haven’t had the time to read as much as I used to, I’ve found myself avoiding longer books so that I could read more books instead of more pages. Now that my reading is on the rise, it’s time to start chewing through those chunksters once again!

So, my goal for this challenge is 10. It’s what I managed last year, and I’ve got some whoppers on my TBR this year. Maybe with a goal of 10, I’ll have a fighting chance.

My progress so far:

  1. Eragon by Christopher Paolini (503 pp)
  2. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (531 pp)
  3. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare (725 pp)
  4. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (456 pp)
  5. A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson (460 pp)
  6. A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin (969 pp)
  7. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (527 pp)
  8. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (487 pp)
  9. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (720 pp)
  10. Ashley Bell by Dean Koontz (576 pp)
  11. Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams (456 pp)
  12. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (850 pp)
  13. Saturn Run by John Sanford (496 pp)

Below are the rules, as spelled out on the 2015 Chunkster Challenge blog.

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

Here’s the rules for this year’s challenge:

  • Audio books and e-books are 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 need a blog. Feel free to leave your progress on the monthly link-up posts.
  •  You don’t have to list your books ahead of time.
  •  Graphic novels don’t count. Reading a chunkster graphic novel isn’t the same as reading a non-graphic chunkster.

Just like last year, there won’t be any levels with this challenge. How you challenge yourself is up to you. Read 1 book for this challenge or 20. It’s all up to you.

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 that you’re participating. You can also link directly to your post about this challenge below in Mr. Linky (on Vasily’s page, not mine).

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

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