Sunday, January 01, 2012

2011 Chunkster Challenge

I accepted two Internet reading challenges in 2011. The first was the Chunkster Reading Challenge.

In this challenge, size matters. A "chunkster" is defined as a book, fiction or non-fiction, that's 450 pages long or longer.

The challenge has different levels. I accepted the Mor-book-ly Obese challenge, which calls for reading eight chunksters, three of 750+ pages. Here's how I did:

Books 750+
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, 945 pages
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, 1148 pages
Washington by Ron Chernow, 817 pages
Under the Dome by Stephen King, 1074 pages
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, 1386 pages

Books 450+
The Long Ships by Frans G. Bengtsson, 503 pages
The Darkness That Comes Before by R. Scott Bakker, 577 pages
The Warrior Prophet by R. Scott Bakker, 600 pages
The Killing of Crazy Horse by Thomas Powers, 467 pages
Kraken by China Mieville, 509 pages
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell, 469 pages
The Waters Rising by Sheri S. Tepper, 498 pages
The Greater Journey by David McCullough, 456 pages
The Fort by Bernard Cornwell, 464 pages
The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst, 564 pages
Tales of Burning Love by Louise Erdrich, 452 pages

Five books in excess of 750 pages. I needed three.  Eleven books in excess of 450 pages. I needed five.

Challenge met!

1 comment:

  1. I think you did a great job! Congratulations!