February 1, 2010 – January 31, 2011
I enjoyed this challenge the past year and I know for sure I have quite a lot on my list this year. List 2009, I will be choosing the Chubby Chunkster and reading 3 books.
Definition of a Chunkster:
- A chunkster is 450 pages or more of ADULT literature (fiction or nonfiction) … A chunkster should be a challenge.
- If you read large type books your book will need to be 525 pages or more … The average large type book is 10-15% longer or more so I think that was a fair estimate.
- No Audio books in the chunkster. It just doesn’t seem right. Words on paper for this one folks.
- No e-Books allowed – we are reading traditional, fat books for this challenge.
- Short Stories and Essay collections will not be counted.
- Books may crossover with other challenges
- Anyone may join. If you don’t have a blog, just leave me a comment ON THE DEDICATED BLOG with your progress (and to let me know you are playing)
- You don’t need to list your books ahead of time.
- Once you pick a level, that’s it…you’re committed to that level!
- Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates (463 pages)
- The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien (512 pages)
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (935 pages)
Hosted by Miz B
January 1 – December 31, 2010
Since I can only choose 1 level, I am choosing the Vampire Addict and will continue on with the Sookie Stackhouse challenge. I’ve enjoyed vampire reading challenges in the past so I’m sure this is no exception.
Level Two: Vampire Addict ~ Choose either to: reread 2 vampire series books you’ve already read; OR read 2 more books from a vampire series that you’ve already started reading. For example: if you’ve already read books 1 & 2 of the “Twilight” series, now go and read books 3 & 4. OR, if you’ve already read the whole “House of Night” series by P.C. Cast, go back and read 2 of the books from that series.
- From Dead to Worse
- Dead and Gone
- Dead in the Family
Hosted By Beth F
January 1 – December 31, 2010
So here’s how it works: Between January 1 and December 31, 2010, read one book in each of the following categories:
- A book with a food in the title: Clockwork Orange, Grapes of Wrath, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
- A book with a body of water in the title: A River Runs through It, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, The Lake House
- A book with a title (queen, president) in the title: The Murder of King Tut, The Count of Monte Cristo, Lady Susan
- A book with a plant in the title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Wind in the Willows, The Name of the Rose
- A book with a place name (city, country) in the title: Out of Africa; London; Between, Georgia
- A book with a music term in the title: Song of Solomon, Ragtime, The Piano Teacher
The book titles are just suggestions, you can read whatever book you want to fit the category.
- FOOD – Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
- BODY OF WATER – The Narrows by Michael Connelly
- TITLE – Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot
- PLANT – Password to Larkspur Lane by Carolyn Keene
- PLACE NAME – Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
- Music Term
Hosted by Secret Dreamworld of a Bookaholic
December 1st, 2009 – November 30th, 2010.
The rules are easy:
- Pick a couple series you already started and now want to finish (meaning, you’ll be all up to date with the series when it ends).
- Read at least 4 books, more are also okay, of course!
- Crossovers with other challenges are always okay.
- Post your review of the books on your blog or in the comment section, no matter how long. If you post the review on your blog, please post a link to the review in the comment section so that everyone else can check out your review.
- Have fun!
I’m late posting this – didn’t realize it started December 1 – and I’m behind. Bummer. Well I’m sure I can already catch up. Below are the series I hope to complete this year.
Alex Cross Series
- Alex Cross’s Trial – finished June 8, 2010
- I, Alex Cross – finished November 8, 2010
Stephanie Plum Series
- Seven Up – finished Feb 14, 10
- Hard Eight – finished Feb 21, 10
- Visions of Sugar Plums – finished Mar 6, 10
- To the Nines – finished May 26, 10
- Ten Big Ones – finished July 3, 10
- Eleven on Top – finished August 25, 2010
- Twelve Sharp – finished August 27, 2010
- Plum Lovin’ – finished September 5, 2010
- Lean Mean Thirteen – finished August 29, 2010
- Plum Lucky – finished October 11, 2010
- Fearless Fourteen – finished November 7, 2010
- Plum Spooky – finished November 13, 2010
- Finger Lickin’ Fifteen – finished November 14, 2010
Harry Potter Series
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – finished June 22, 2010
- Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince – finished July 24, 2010
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – finished August 25, 2010
- Specials – finished July 10, 10
- Extras – finished August 8, 2010
Sookie Stackhouse Series
- From Dead to Worse – finished Jan 14, 10
- Dead and Gone – finished Jan 16, 10
- Dead in the Family – finished May 9, 10
- A Touch of Dead – finished Jan 16, 10