Thursday, 19 December 2013

Reading Challenge - Chunky Books 2014
Reading Challenge - Chunky Books 2014

Last year, 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".

This year, they are not setting goals within the challenge but asked everyone to come up with their own goal I think I can therefore easily pledge to read double the amount of last year's pledge, i.e. 16 Chunkys. 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.

Happy Reading.

So far, I have read:
Austen, Jane "Mansfield Park" - 1814 - 479 pages
Collins, Suzanne "The Hunger Games" - 2008 - 454 pages
Eggers, Dave "The Circle" - 2013 - 634 pages
Joyce, Janes "Ulysses" - 1922 - 980 pages  
Thackeray, William Makepeace "Vanity Fair, or, A Novel without a Hero" - 1848 - 1,008 pages
Nabokov, Vladimir "Lolita" - 1955 - 466 pages
Seth, Vikram "Two Lives" - 2005 - 544 pages 
Pamuk, Orhan "Snow" - 2002 - 528 pages
Sienkiewicz, Henryk "Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero" (Quo Vadis?) - 1895 - 712 pages
Tartt, Donna "The Goldfinch" - 880 pages
Gaarder, Jostein "Sophie's World" (Sofies verden) - 1991 - 623 pages
McCulloch, Colleen "The Thorn Birds" - 1977 - 743 pages
Döblin, Alfred "Berlin Alexanderplatz: The Story of Franz Biberkopf" (Berlin Alexanderplatz: Die Geschichte vom Franz Biberkopf) - 1929 - 586 pages
Bryson, Bill "One Summer: America, 1927" - 2013 - 672 pages
Brizuela, Leopoldo "Lisboa. Un melodrama" (Nacht über Lissabon) [Night over Lissabon] - 2010 - 725 pages
Dahl, Roald "The Best of Roald Dahl" - 1978 - 520 pages
Faulkner, William "Light in August" - 1932 - 565 pages
Hunter, Stephen "Night of Thunder: a Bob Lee Swagger novel" - 2008 - 473 pages
Roth, Charlotte "Als wir unsterblich waren" [When we were immortal]  - 2014 - 567 pages
Austen, Jane "Sense & Sensibility" - 1811 - 462 pages
Dickens, Charles "The Pickwick Papers" - 1836 - 1,080 pages


  1. Wow! That's a lot of chunkster reading in 2013. This will be my first year participating in the challenge. I'm looking forward to it!

    It looks like London by Edward Rutherfurd will be my first for 2014.

    Joy's Book Blog

  2. I love big books, I think good stories only start after 500 pages. LOL. So this is not really a challenge for me.

    As you can see on my Label sidebar, Edward Rutherfurd has a special place in my heart. I hope you will enjoy London as much as I did. Let me know when you're finished.