When it comes to challenges, I’m so easy to convince and thanks to Jean at Howling Frog Books, I’ve decided to join the 2019 Chunkster Challenge! This challenge is hosted by Becky at Becky’s Book Reviews. While I’m hesitant to add another challenge, I have quite a few chunkster’s tabled for 2019 that it sort of makes sense to join. See how I manage quite easily to argue myself into it? 😀
The rules for the 2019 Chunkster Challenge are somewhat complex so I’m setting them down here. It’s all based on a point system:
- Middle Grade and Young Adult Novels over 450 pages — 3 points
- Middle Grade and Young Adult Novels over 700 pages — 5 points
- Adult Novels over 450 pages — 5 points
- Adult Novels over 825 pages — 10 points
- Nonfiction over 450 pages, any age audience — 5 points
- Anthologies (short stories, plays, essays, sermons, poetry) over 450 pages, any audience, 3 points*
- Omnibus edition of an author’s work over 450 pages, 3 points**
- If you complete an entire series and each of the books in the series qualifies as a chunkster, you earn an additional bonus point.
- If you read four or more (series OR non-series books) by the same author–each one qualifying as a chunkster–you earn an additional bonus point.
- If you read a chunkster that has been translated into English, you earn an additional bonus point.
- If you read two or more new-to-you authors, you earn an additional bonus point.
- For every chunkster classic you read that was published before 1800, you earn an extra two points.
- For every chunkster classic you read that was published before 1900, you earn an extra one point.
- If you choose to make a list, you can give yourself an extra point every time you finish a book from the list.
Some books I have in mind for the challenge are:
- Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
- The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy
- City of God
- Moby Dick
- The Red Horse
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame
- The Mill on the Floss
- Great Expectations
- Roughing It In The Bush
The last time I joined a Chunkster Challenge was in 2014. My goal was to read 5-6 chunksters and I read 11 so it was a big success. I’m skeptical of reaching 100 points with this one but perhaps I will if you all cheer loudly enough! 😉