Chunkster 2010 Challenge


February 1, 2010 – January 31, 2011


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 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. If you don’t have a blog, just leave me a comment on this post with your progress (and to let me know you are playing)
  • 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!

You must pick a level of participation (thanks again to Dana for the humor in these categories!):

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

More info and Mr. Linky here.

  1. Her Mother’s Hope by Francine Rivers (450)
  2. Lassoed in Texas Trilogy (3-in-1) by Mary Connealy (896)
  3. Charles Towne Belles Trilogy (3-in-1) by M.L. Tyndall (960)
  4. A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman (505)
  5. The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer (800)
  6. Her Daughter’s Dream by Francine Rivers (528)
  7. For the King’s Favor by Elizabeth Chadwick (560)
  8. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackery (736)
  9. Bells of Lowell (3-in-1) by Tracie Peterson (704)
  10. Alaskan Quest (3-in-1) by Tracie Peterson (704)
  11. Desert Roses (3-in-1) by Tracie Peterson (740)
  12. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (B&N Leatherbound Classic edition) (800)

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About CherryBlossomMJ

The Creative Madness Mama also known as Margaret is a Christian Stay-at-home Mama, married to the Enginerd, Quilter, avid reader and book-a-holic. A book blogger for bunches of different publicists. She loves to share the latest and greatest about books coming out as well as her quilt and other crafty projects with some pictures of her eight-year-old AppleBlossom, three-year-old Almond Blossom (the Rascal boy!), six-year-old OrangeBlossom (the Princess), and newborn Mermaid Warrior in between. Plotting to be a homeschooler, she's a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, list making mama full of a little creative and a lot of madness.

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