UPDATE July 29, 2008: CHALLENGE COMPLETED
I have technically completed this challenge having read FOUR chunksters. But, since the challenge runs through December 20th, I’m going to continue ticking books off my list until then. Many of these books have been sitting on my shelf screaming to be read…and darn it, I’m going to read them!
I didn’t participate in this challenge last year, so when Dana at So Many Books, So Little Time agreed to host it for 2008, I couldn’t resist. Actually, it is an easy challenge for me to commit to given I have already committed to reading some pretty big books in 2008. Here are the rules:1. Books must be at least 450 pages (regular type)
2. You have to read a minimum of 4 (one per quarter)
3. Any chunkster started after January 1st qualifies
4. Books must be reviewed
…And there are prizes (yay!)
I will choose from the following list of books:
- The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoevsky (702 pages)
- The 19th Wife, by David Ebershoff (579 pages) – COMPLETED July 28, 2008; rated 3.5/5; read my review.
- Cancer Ward, by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (536 pages)
- The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver (543) – COMPLETED July 12, 2008; 5/5; read my review.
- Bridge of Sighs, by Richard Russo (528 pages) – COMPLETED June 7, 2008; rated 4/5; read my review.
- Shantaram, by Gregory David Roberts (933 pages)
- The Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett (973 pages)
- World Without End, by Ken Follett (1014 pages)
- HeyDay, by Kurt Anderson (620 pages)
- Lisey’s Story, by Steven King (509 pages)
- War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy (1215 pages)
- The Winter Rose, by Jennifer Donnelly (707 pages) – COMPLETED January 5, 2008; rated 4/5; read my review.
- Conversation in the Cathedral, by Mario Vargas Llosa (601 pages)