Thanks to a few Tweets from fellow bloggers, I found the Chunkster Reading Challenge for 2014. The idea, as I understand it, is that you set a number of chunksters you want to read for the year and try to reach that goal.
But what is a chunkster you ask? Best answer comes straight from the Chunkster Reading Challenge site. 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.
In one year I read Les Mis, Anna Karenina, The Count of Monte Cristo, and Life After Life. So, I'm going to aim for five this year. I know it's not a big jump above what I did last year, but I'm also upping my Goodreads number for 2014 and the chunksters are going to bite into that challenge as it is! So we'll see.
The chunksters I plan on reading this year (although subject to change) are: The Goldfinch, The Passage, Cloud Atlas, The Grapes of Wrath, and something by Dostoevsky (not sure which I want to try yet). These are all on my TBR already too, so I'm killing three birds with one stone (TBR, Chunkster Challenge, and Goodreads yearly challenge)!
Do you like chunksters or do you prefer a slightly smaller read?