Since I’m on a roll here with challenges, I decided to add just one more to get around to reading what has been forever in my TBR — my chunksters. Every time I look at those daunting mountains of pages, I silently give them a promise of tomorrow. Tomorrow for these doorstops, though, never comes.
Hence, the 2010 Chunkster Reading Challenge for all those lazy bones, too weary to read a 500-page tome from their pile! This challenge runs from February 1, 2010 ’til January 31, 2011. Although this post is over a month late, there’s still time to hunker down with our thick, fat books and get reading them over and done with. Who knows, six hundred pages may just not be enough if you’re loving the story.
To participate in this challenge, you need to pick an option (with their funny titles) and commit to them for the year :
1. The Chubby Chunkster — at least 3 books
2. Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big? — at least 4 books
3. Mor-book-ly Obese — at least 6 books OR 3 tomes of 750 pages or more
Not any thick volume , though, qualifies as a chunkster. A chunkster in this challenge is an ADULT fiction or non-fiction book ,450 pages or more if printed with an average typeset or 525 pages or more if done in large fonts. A book categorized as YA then does not qualify as, being light and easy reads, do not really fit in the host’s idea of a challenge. Tee hee! Tough luck, huh?
Since I’ve been eyeing my tomes with trepidation, I choose the easiest option, The Chubby Chunkster.
My three picks for this challenge are :
Review : The October Horse — Colleen McCullough
Review : Wolf Hall —- Hilary Mantel
Review : The Crimson Petal and the White — Michel Faber
Ok, no turning back now….