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Chunkster Challenge 2010

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February 1, 2010 – January 31, 2011

Many thanks to Dana who has hosted this challenge for the past couple of years and has generously handed over the reins to me in 2010. I am keeping most of Dana’s rules and definitions…Why? Because why fix something that isn’t broken?!??!

To read all about the challenge, and to join, please visit the dedicated blog.

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I’ve picked the Mor-book-ly Obese level of participation: read 6 or more chunksters OR 3 tomes of 750 pages or more.

  1. Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel (532 pages) – COMPLETED February 20, 2010; rated 3/5; read my review.
  2. The Children’s Book, by A.S. Byatt (675 pages) – COMPLETED March 14, 2010; rated 5/5; read my review.
  3. The Little Stranger, by Sarah Waters (463 pages) – COMPLETED April 3, 2010; rated 4/5; read my review.
  4. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson (465 pages) – COMPLETED April 16, 2010; rated 3.5/5; read my review.
  5. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese (688 pages) – COMPLETED August 7, 2010; rated 5/5; read my review.
  6. The Search, by Nora Roberts (488 pages) – COMPLETED September 12, 2010; rated 4.5/5; read my review.
  7. Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen (562 pages) – COMPLETED November 15, 2010; rated 4.5/5; read my review.
  8. The Distant Hours, by Kate Morton (672 pages) – COMPLETED December 8, 2010; rated 5/5; read my review.
  9. Three Seconds, by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom (485 pages) – COMPLETED December 19, 2010; rated 3.5/5; read my review.

Here are some books from my stacks which would meet the requirements of the challenge:

  • South of Broad, by Pat Conroy (512 pages)
  • Beach Music, by Pat Conroy (768 pages)
  • The Hakawati, by Rabih Alameddine (513 pages)
  • The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver (507 pages)
  • Roses, by Leila Meacham (609 pages)
  • Devil’s Brood, by Sharon Kay Penman (728 pages)
  • Under the Dome, by Stephen King (1072 pages)
  • No Angel, by Penny Vincenzi (626 pages)
  • Something Dangerous, by Penny Vincenzi (710 pages)
  • Into Temptation, by Penny Vincenzi (654 pages)

5 Comments

  1. December 13, 2009    

    Good luck with the challenge!

  2. December 14, 2009    

    Wow … Mr. King went a little crazy. Here’s hoping it is worth it!

  3. December 28, 2009    

    Kathy: Thank you!

    Jenners: *laughs* From what I am hearing, Under the Dome is well worth the length!! My sister LOVED it.

  4. January 1, 2010    

    Thanks for hosting! I am signing up this year. I’ll go to the site right now and pick my level.

  5. January 2, 2010    

    Rose City Reader: YAY! Glad you’re joining us!

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