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January 1 – December 31, 2014
A few days ago I mentioned that the Chunkster Challenge will be back in 2014. Even though I’m the host, this challenge is well, a challenge. Chunksters can be intimidating because of their size and the time needed to read them. So that made me think long and hard about the rules and there’s been some changes.
- Audio books and e-books are now allowed. You want to listen to a chunkster on audio? Be my guest.
- There won’t be any levels in 2014. It’s up to participants to decide how many chunksters they want to read.
If you want to know the other rules, go to next year’s sign-up page.
For the Chunkster Challenge, I’m trying to stick to my tbr pile. I need to tackle that sucker in 2014. I’m hoping to read a chunkster a month. I’m calling my reading pool the “pool of shame” since most of these books have been on my shelves for years people.
Learning to Lose by David Trueba
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Every year I say I’m going to read this book and never do.
Best American Short Stories of the Century edited by John Updike. If I can read a short story or two a week, I can finish this book in 2014.
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahnman (nonfiction)
Redeemers: Ideas and Power in Latin America by Enrique Krauze
Far From the Tree by Andrew Solomon. Last year I went on and on about this book and never finished it.
Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance by Carla Kaplan
Life after Life by Kate Atkinson
Don’t Know Much about History by Kenneth C. Davis
The Street Sweeper by Eliot Perlman
What to Look For in Winter: A Memoir in Blindness by Canadia McWilliam
We Are Water by Wally Lamb
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
The Jinni and the Golem by Helene Wrecker. I started this book a few weeks ago and didn’t finish.
Unless I have a spectacular reading year in 2014, there will be a few of these that I won’t get to. The ones I don’t read, I’m giving away.
Will you join the Chunkster Challenge?