Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Reading Challenge - Chunky Books 2015

Reading Challenge - Chunky Books 2015

Two years ago, I participated in an interesting challenge, reading "chunky" books (I love that word). I signed up for the highest of the four levels "Mor-book-ly Obese" which meant eight or more chunksters (books over 450 pages) of which three must be 750 pages or more. I reached that goal at the end of March. By the end of the year I read 37, 15 of which were "chunksters".

Last year, they were not setting goals within the challenge but asked everyone to come up with their own goal, I pledged to read double the amount of the 2013 pledge, i.e. 16 chunkys. I fulfilled that, I read 22 chunky books, 5 of which were "chunksters". They are not setting goals this year, either, and I will see where I will get. I am looking forward to finding a lot of interesting ones.

If you are interested in the challenge, check out this link.
They also give you suggestions by page number, in case you can't find any chunksters yourself. ;-)


Or you can check out my list from last year, maybe you are interested in a couple of them.


I will be posting the books I have read here:

Lamb, Wally "We are water" - 2013 - 592 pages
Virgil "The Aeneid" (Aeneas) - 29-19 v. Chr./BC - 544 pages

Follett, Ken "Fall of Giants" - 2010 - 985 pages
Mann, Thomas "Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family" (Buddenbrooks) - 1901 - 759 pages
Follett, Ken "Winter of the World" - 2012 - 960 pages

Hugo, Victor "Les Misérables" (dto.) - 1862 - 1,480 pages
Setterfield, Diane "The Thirteenth Tale" - 2006 - 499 pages
Follett, Ken "Edge of Eternity" - 2014 - 1,098 pages
Yousafzai, Malala; Lamb, Christina "I am Malala" - 2013 - 464 pages
Eco, Umberto "The Name of the Rose" (Il nome della rosa) - 1980 - 635 pages

Mak, Geert "In Europa: Reizen door de twintigste eeuw" (In Europe. Travels through the twentieth century) - 2004 - 1,351 pages
Regener, Sven "Neue Vahr Süd" [Neue Vahr South] - 2004 - 631 pages 
Brontë, Charlotte "Villette" (Villette) - 1853 - 540 pages 
Roth, Charlotte "Als der Himmel uns gehörte" [When Heaven Belonged to Us] - 2015 - 608 pages
Dickens, Charles "Little Dorrit" - 1857 - 1,008 pages
Doerr, Anthony "All the Light We Cannot See" (Alles Licht, das wir nicht sehen) - 2014 - 544 pages
Ghosh, Amitav "Flood of Fire" (Ibis Trilogy #3) - 2015 - 624 pages  

Hislop, Victoria "The Sunrise" - 2014 - 481 pages 
Talshir, Anat "If I forget Thee" (Im Eshkahekh) - 2010 - 526 pages
Gaskell, Elizabeth "North and South" - 1854/55 - 584 pages
Roberts, Gregory David "Shantaram" - 2003 - 936 pages
Funke, Cornelia "Inkheart" (Tintenherz) - 2003 - 576 pages

Fleischhauer, Wolfram "Schule der Lügen" (aka "Die Inderin") [School of Lies or The Indian Woman]- 2014 - 528 pages
Mantel, Hilary "Wolf Hall" - 2009 - 688 pages
Bryson, Bill "The Road to Little Dribbling: more Notes from a Small Island" - 2015 - 528 pages


This means I read 25 chunky books in 2015 of which 8 are considered chunksters.


Happy Reading

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