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