Thursday, December 24, 2009

Chunkster Challenge 2009 and 2010

Hosted by Dana at So Many Books; So Little Time.

Feb 1 - Nov 15, 2009

"A chunkster is 450 pages or more of ADULT literature (fiction or nonfiction)."

I was aiming for the "Mor-book-ly Obese category, for the truly out of control chunkster. You must commit to 6 or more chunksters OR three tomes of 750 pages or more."

Books completed with links to those reviewed:

1.The Gravedigger's Daughter**** by Joyce Carol Oates (592 pages)
2.The Seamstress****+ by Fances De Pontes Peebles (646 pages)
3.The Spanish Bow***** by Andromeda Romano-Lax (554 pages)
4.The Mysteries of Udolpho***+ by Ann Radcliffe (542 pages)
5.The Gargoyle**** by Andrew Davidson (468 pages)
6.Possession***** by A.S. Byatt (562 pages)
7.The Accordionist's Son**** by Bernardo Atxaga (488 pages)
8.Carpentaria**** by Alexis Wright (517 pages)
9.The Little Stranger***** by Sarah Waters (466 pages)
10.The Angel's Game**** by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (531 pages)
11.Lacuna***** by Barbara Kingsolver (507 pages)

Also tried:

2666 by Roberto Bolano (900 pages) (quit after 160 pages)

The required six books were completed by May 25, 2009. This is an easy challenge for me. Doorstoppers are my favourite novels to read. I look forward to doing it again this year.
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February 1, 2010 - January 31, 2011

Hosted in 2010 by Wendy at Caribousmom.

I will be aiming for the "Mor-book-ly Obese category, for the truly out of control chunkster. You must commit to 6 or more chunksters OR three tomes of 750 pages or more."

Books lined up so far for the Chunkster Challenge 2010:

Gate of the Sun by Elias Khoury (531 pages)
Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann (500 pages approx.)
Ulysses by James Joyce (556 pages)
The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill (500 pages approx.)
Moby Dick by Herman Melville (665 pages)
The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Costova (576 pages)
Them by Joyce Carol Oates (556 pages)

Won't you join us?

5 comments:

  1. That's impressive! Two chunksters in a month! :)

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  2. Sandra,

    I gave you an award on my blog.

    http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/2009/01/your-blog-is-fabulous-award-and-blog.html

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  3. Looks like you are off to a good start! Good luck with the challenge!

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  4. I love this challenge's button!

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  5. Doorstoppers? Ha ha I enjoyed that one. I love a nice big fat book too. You'll do this one with no problems. Have a great week and a most happy new year!

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