Friday, 19 January 2018

Reading Challenge - Chunky Books 2018


I have taken part in this reading challenge since 2013. The moment I saw that post, I know this was the most interesting challenge for 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. They discontinued their challenge the old link for 2015.


You can still find 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: 26 chunky books, 8 of which chunksters
2016: 28 chunky books, 3 of which chunksters
2017: 35 chunky books 6 of which chunksters
 

I will be posting the books I have read here:

Rutland, Eva "No Crystal Stair" - 2000 - 474 pages
Beauvoir, Simone de "L'invitée" (She came to stay/Sie kam und blieb) - 1943 - 512 pages
Abarbanell, Stephan "Displaced" (Morgenland) - 2015 - 464 pages
Kermani, Navid "Dein Name" [Your Name] - 2011 - 1,232 pages

Hastings, Max "The Secret War: Spies, Codes And Guerrillas, 1939–45" - 2015 - 700 pages
Ackroyd, Peter  "The History of England, Vol. 1 Foundation" - 2011 - 512 pages
MacGregor, Neil "Germany. Memories of a Nation" - 2014 - 656 pages
Oates, Joyce Carol "A Book of American Martyrs" - 2017 - 756 pages 

Ruiz Zafón, Carlos "The Labyrinth of the Spirit" (Das Labyrinth der Lichter" (El laberinto de los espíritus - El cementerio de los libros olvidados #4/The Labyrinth of the Spirits) - 2016 - 960 pages
Bollen, Christopher "The Destroyers" - 2017 - 496 pages
Schaik, Carel van & Michel, Kai "The Good Book of Human Nature: An Evolutionary Reading of the Bible" - 2016 - 482 pages

Smith, Betty "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" - 1943 - 528 pages 
Ackroyd, Peter "The History of England, Vol. 2 Tudors" - 2012 - 528 pages
Feuchtwanger, Lion "Jud Süß" (Jew Suss) - 1925 - 540 pages

Schami, Rafik "Die dunkle Seite der Liebe" (The Dark Side of Love) - 2004 - 1,043 pages
Lennox, Judith "Before the Storm" - 2008 - 608 pages
Dickens, Charles "David Copperfield" (David Copperfield) - 1850 - 1,008 pages
Remarque, Erich Maria "Im Westen nichts Neues" (All Quiet on the Western Front) - 1928 - 464 pages 

Rutherfurd, Edward "Russka. The Novel of Russia" (Russka) - 1991 - 1,042 pages
Bánk, Zsuzsa "Schlafen werden wir später" [We will sleep later] - 2017 - 688 pages
Weir, Alison "Six Tudor Queens. Anne Boleyn. A King's Obsession" - 2017 - 592 pages
Sansom, C.J. "Dominion" - 2011 - 656 pages
Fry, Stephen "Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold" (Was uns die Götter heute sagen) - 2017 - 464 pages

Grass, Günter "Die Blechtrommel. Danziger Trilogie 1" (The Tin Drum) - 1959 - 816 pages
Mak, Geert "De eeuw van mijn vader" (Das Jahrhundert meines Vaters) [My Father's Century] - 1999 - 855 pages
Smiley, Jane "Golden Age" (Last Hundred Years: A Family Saga #3) - 2015 - 704 pages
Harari, Yuval Noah "Sapiens. A Brief History of Mankind" (Ḳizur Toldot Ha-Enoshut/קיצור תולדות האנושות/Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit) - 2014 - 498 pages


I read 25 chunky books in 2018/19 of which 6 are considered chunksters.

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