I had decided not to join the Chunkster Reading Challenge this year. Last year I did join the challenge and I did not read one book over 450 pages in length. I began reading one very, very long book (non-fiction, 692 pages) in May 2013 and I just finished it yesterday, nearly a year later.
But I have now read three novels with over 500 pages in 2014 (Touchstone by Laurie R. King, The Little Shadows by Marina Endicott, and Time's Witness by Michael Malone). And I have enjoyed them all. So I am thinking I should join the Chunkster Reading Challenge for 2014.
As defined by this challenge, a chunkster is an adult or YA book, non-fiction or fiction, that’s 450 pages or more. The challenge is hosted by Vasilly at 1330V; the sign up and rules are here. This year there are no levels and those who join can aim as low or as high as they please.
My personal goal is to read one Chunkster a month, which would total 11 since I did not read one in January. But my official goal will be a total of six books, so I will read at least three more this year.
These are books with over 450 pages that I really would like to read this year:
The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves (2001)
Vera Stanhope series
A Capital Crime by Laura Wilson (2010)
Ted Stratton series
The Coffin Dancer by Jeffery Deaver (1998)
Lincoln Rhyme series
The Darkest Hour by Katherine Howell (2008)
Ella Marconi series
Nemesis by Jo Nesbo (2002) Harry Hole series
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling (2007)
The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox (2006)
Between Summer's Longing And Winter's End by Leif G.W. Persson (2002)