Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to read any books for the Back to the Classics Reading Challenge. I thought I’d be able to read some classics this year, but I got so caught up in contemporary books that I completely forgot about the challenge. I will try to join this challenge again next year.
So, that leaves me with 2 reading challenges, and I’m proud to say that I’ve recently completed my first ever reading challenge – the Chunkster Challenge, 2012.
Of the two challenges – Chunkster and Graphic Novel, I was surprised that I actually finished the Chunkster one first. And since it seems like I have a natural tendency for choosing long books, the Chunkster Challenge wasn’t very hard to complete.
The 6 chunksters I read this year (so far) were:
2. A Dance with Dragons – George R.R. Martin (Harper Voyager, 1,015 pages). Read from January 24-February 12, 2012.
3. The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov (Penguin, 564 pages). Read from March 2-12, 2012.
4. Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel (Picador, 532 pages). Read from April 5 to May 5, 2012).
5. The Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss (Daw, 662 pages). Read from June 25 to July 17, 2012.
6. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell (509 pages). Read from August to September 7, 2012).
In the Chunkster Challenge, I chose the plump primer category, wherein a challenger had to read 6 books with more than 450 pages.
However, looking at the 6 books I’ve read, I think I also completed the 3rd category: Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big?
For the Do These Books…Look Big category, the challenger has to read 6 books – 2 with 450-550 pages, 2 with 551-750 pages, and 2 with more than 750 pages.
There is another category in the challenge – the Mor-booky-ly obese, wherein the challenger has to read 8 chunksters, 3 of which should be more than 750 pages long.
I don’t know know if I love chunksters THAT much, but when I finish Dune, that would be another book with more than 750 pages. One more and I’d be able to complete that category too!