Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Reading Challenge - Chunky Books 2017


I can't believe I've taken part in this reading challenge since 2013. It is still the most interesting challenge to me. 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 have carried on with that challenge without setting goals, I love big books and I will always read some. And I am more than willing to tell my friends about them.


If you are interested in the challenge, check out this link. I don't think they even do one this year, so I just use the link for 2015.


They also give you suggestions by page number, in case you can't find any chunksters yourself. ;-)


Or you can check out my lists from the previous years (below), maybe you are interested in a couple of them.


I read in
2013: 38 chunky books, 13 of them chunksters
2014: 37 chunky books, 15 of them chunksters
2015: 25 chunky books, 8 of which chunksters
2016: 28 chunky books, 3 of which chunksters

I will be posting the books I have read here:
Ephron, Nora "The Most of Nora Ephron" - 2014 - 571 pages
Bohjalian, Chris "Midwives" - 1997 - 480 pages
Witzel, Frank "Die Erfindung der Roten Armee Fraktion durch einen manisch-depressiven Teenager im Sommer 1969" (The Invention of the Red Army Faction by a Manic Depressive Teenager in the Summer of 1969) - 2015 - 803 pages
Falcones, Ildefonso "The Barefoot Queen" (La Reina Descalza/Das Lied der Freiheit) - 2013- 752 pages
Pinkola Estés, Clarissa "Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype" (Die Wolfsfrau: Die Kraft der weiblichen Urinstinkte) - 1992 - 608 pages

Weir, Alison "Six Tudor Queens. Katherine of Aragon. The True Queen" - 2015 - 640 pages
Laker, Rosalind "The Golden Tulip" - 1989 - 668 pages

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi "Half of a Yellow Sun" (Die Hälfte der Sonne) - 2006 - 560 pages
Murakami, Haruki "Kafka am Strand" (Kafka on the Shore) (海辺のカフカ Umibe no Kafuka) - 2004 - 891 pages
Schrobsdorff, Angelika "Du bist nicht so wie andre Mütter" (You Are Not Like Other Mothers) - 1992 - 557 pages

I read 10 chunky books so far in 2017/18 of which 3 are considered a chunkster.


Happy Reading!

2 comments:

  1. 2017 was full of chunky books for me. I have always loved long books, where you can sink in and live in the story for a long time. One of my favorites last year was The Nix. It is a very American book but you might like it. http://keepthewisdom.blogspot.com/search?q=the+nix

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    1. I always say, the longer a book, the better. Hence my favourite book ever has more than 2,000 pages. ;)

      Thank you for the link to your review. "The Nix" sounds interesting, I will certainly look out for it. I don't mind "very American" books, I think I've read plenty of them.

      Have a great day,
      Marianne

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