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The Count of Monte Cristo
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Start date
May 3, 2020
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August 22, 2020
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The Count of Monte Cristo
Discussion leader
Lorna
Why we're reading this
Spring Classic
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Showing 5 of 20 topics — 265 comments total
+ 1Q84
* 1Q84 - Chapters 1-4
By Dianne · 34 posts · 56 views
last updated Feb 24, 2020 07:28AM
1Q84 - Book 2: chapters 20-24
By Linda · 7 posts · 12 views
last updated Jul 09, 2020 09:40AM
1Q84 - Book 3: chapters 15-18
By Linda · 3 posts · 8 views
last updated May 17, 2020 03:20AM
1Q84 - Book 3: chapters 23-31 (end)
By Linda · 7 posts · 16 views
last updated May 12, 2020 09:27PM
1Q84 - Book 3: chapters 6-9
By Linda · 8 posts · 10 views
last updated May 06, 2020 11:39AM
* The Count of Monte Cristo - Chapters 54 - 59
By Lorna · 5 posts · 12 views
last updated Aug 13, 2020 09:46PM
* Reading schedule
By Lorna · 19 posts · 67 views
last updated Aug 03, 2020 01:09PM
The count of Monte Cristo - Chapter 67-73
By Lorna · 4 posts · 11 views
last updated Sep 05, 2020 06:59AM
The Count of Monte Cristo - Chapters 48 - 53
By Lorna · 8 posts · 9 views
last updated Aug 29, 2020 07:11PM
The Count of Monte Cristo - Chapters 60 - 66
By Lorna · 4 posts · 10 views
last updated Aug 29, 2020 06:59PM
* The Way We Live Now - Weeks 11-12
By Dianne · 4 posts · 13 views
last updated Jan 14, 2020 08:40AM
* The Way We Live Now - Weeks 9-10
By Dianne · 7 posts · 12 views
last updated Jan 14, 2020 08:32AM
* The Way We Live Now - Week 8
By Dianne · 6 posts · 15 views
last updated Dec 16, 2019 11:58AM
* The Way We Live Now - Week 7
By Dianne · 7 posts · 13 views
last updated Dec 21, 2019 07:07AM
* The Way We Live Now - Week 6
By Dianne · 7 posts · 9 views
last updated Nov 28, 2019 10:20AM
Showing 5 of 10 topics — 156 comments total
+ A Fine Balance
* A Fine Balance - Chapter 16 & Epilogue
By Lorna · 10 posts · 18 views
last updated Aug 22, 2019 09:32AM
* A Fine Balance - Chapter 14 & Chapter 15
By Lorna · 3 posts · 11 views
last updated Aug 08, 2019 09:56AM
* Reading Schedule
By Lorna · 23 posts · 68 views
last updated Jun 07, 2019 07:38AM
* A Fine Balance - Chapter 12 & Chapter 13
By Lorna · 6 posts · 13 views
last updated Aug 06, 2019 09:23AM
* A Fine Balance - Chapter 10 & Chapter 11
By Lorna · 12 posts · 13 views
last updated Aug 05, 2019 07:16PM
Showing 4 of 4 topics — 2,507 comments total
+ General
* Are you new to Chunksters? Please introduce yourself :)
By Dianne · 185 posts · 181 views
last updated Aug 15, 2020 09:26PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Group Guidelines and Key Definitions
By Zulfiya · 1 post · 606 views
last updated Dec 24, 2013 09:40AM
Chat about Books
By Dianne · 85 posts · 87 views
last updated Jul 21, 2020 02:42PM
Chat about Whatever
By Dianne · 119 posts · 78 views
last updated Oct 23, 2019 07:38AM
Showing 5 of 13 topics — 231 comments total
+ Daniel Deronda
* Daniel Deronda - Chapters 28-32
By Dianne · 12 posts · 24 views
last updated Apr 03, 2019 07:30AM
* Daniel Deronda - Chapters 21-27
By Anne · 26 posts · 16 views
last updated Apr 03, 2019 07:28AM
* Daniel Deronda - Chapters 15-20
By Dianne · 16 posts · 16 views
last updated Apr 03, 2019 02:19PM
* Daniel Deronda - Chapters 8-14
By Dianne · 26 posts · 20 views
last updated Apr 03, 2019 04:34PM
* Daniel Deronda - Chapters 1-7
By Dianne · 46 posts · 33 views
last updated Apr 03, 2019 04:44PM
* Nominations for the next Spring Classic read 2020
By Lorna · 34 posts · 62 views
last updated Mar 19, 2020 04:04PM
* 2020 - Let's plan
By Lorna · 16 posts · 67 views
last updated Sep 03, 2020 03:12PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Nominations for first New Year 2020 Contemporary Chunkster!
By Dianne · 58 posts · 85 views
last updated Nov 16, 2019 07:29AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Please vote! Fall/Winter 2019 Classic Chunkster - poll being sent out Tues 9/24
By Dianne · 12 posts · 41 views
last updated Sep 23, 2019 11:09AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Nominations for Classic Chunkster - Fall/Winter 2019
By Dianne · 17 posts · 55 views
last updated Sep 23, 2019 11:01AM
Showing 5 of 31 topics — 1,552 comments total
+ Buddy Reads
* Buddy Read Requests
By Zulfiya · 228 posts · 208 views
last updated Aug 19, 2019 05:11AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Catalog for Buddy Reads
By Ami · 1 post · 59 views
last updated Oct 30, 2016 07:20PM
* Buddy Reads - Challenging Novels
By Zulfiya · 207 posts · 134 views
last updated Mar 19, 2015 09:29AM
Middlemarch - Book Eight and Finale
By Pamela · 6 posts · 9 views
last updated Dec 04, 2018 12:55PM
Middlemarch - Book Seven
By Pamela · 12 posts · 6 views
last updated Nov 28, 2018 01:51AM
Showing 5 of 33 topics — 1,526 comments total
+ Side-Reads
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Catalog for Side Reads
By Ami · 1 post · 52 views
last updated Oct 30, 2016 07:52PM
* Introduction to Side-Reads
By Kristi · 10 posts · 254 views
last updated Feb 03, 2013 03:20PM
* Side-Reads Discussion Forum
By Kristi · 314 posts · 162 views
last updated Feb 03, 2014 05:31AM
The Name of the Rose
By Kristi · 36 posts · 158 views
last updated Jul 18, 2015 02:51PM
Angle of Repose
By Kristi · 62 posts · 58 views
last updated Jul 18, 2015 02:08PM
Showing 5 of 16 topics — 272 comments total
+ Cryptonomicon
* Reading schedule
By Lorna · 16 posts · 57 views
last updated Dec 03, 2018 02:26AM
* Chapters 97-101 Cryptonomicon
By Lorna · 19 posts · 14 views
last updated Jun 07, 2019 12:19PM
* Chapters 89-96 Cryptonomicon
By Lorna · 12 posts · 7 views
last updated Jan 06, 2019 09:22AM
* Chapters 81-88 Cryptonomicon
By Lorna · 13 posts · 7 views
last updated Dec 29, 2018 05:49PM
* Chapters 73-80 Cryptonomicon
By Lorna · 12 posts · 6 views
last updated Dec 22, 2018 10:35AM
Showing 5 of 16 topics — 420 comments total
+ Les Miserables
* Les Miserables - Background/Banter
By Dianne · 87 posts · 84 views
last updated Sep 22, 2019 01:41PM
* Les Mis-Rue Plumet Books 6-8
By Lorna · 1 post · 10 views
last updated Jul 24, 2018 10:15AM
* Les Mis- Rue Plumet, Books 3-5
By Lorna · 1 post · 8 views
last updated Jul 18, 2018 10:55AM
* Les Mis- Rue Plumet, Books 1-2
By Lorna · 3 posts · 15 views
last updated Jul 18, 2018 05:21PM
* Les-Mis - Marius Book 8
By Lorna · 9 posts · 13 views
last updated Jul 19, 2018 08:52AM
* House of Government: Book Three, Part V (28), Part VI (29-33), Epilogue
By Biblio · 5 posts · 14 views
last updated Apr 06, 2018 06:55AM
* House of Government Book Three, Part V (23-27)
By Biblio · 17 posts · 11 views
last updated Mar 27, 2018 09:12AM
* House of Government Book Two, Part IV (17-22)
By Biblio · 10 posts · 10 views
last updated Mar 26, 2018 05:58AM
* House of Government - Book Two, Part III (12-13), Part IV (14-16)
By Dianne · 13 posts · 11 views
last updated Mar 26, 2018 05:56AM
* House of Government - Book One, Part II (8), Book Two, Part III (9-11)
By Dianne · 26 posts · 20 views
last updated Mar 07, 2018 06:49PM
Showing 5 of 9 topics — 703 comments total
+ Moby Dick
* Moby Dick - Chapters 106-Epilogue
By Dianne · 50 posts · 30 views
last updated Mar 10, 2018 10:49AM
* Moby Dick - Chapters 82-105
By Dianne · 32 posts · 21 views
last updated Mar 08, 2018 01:56PM
* Moby Dick - Chapters 41-54
By Dianne · 97 posts · 26 views
last updated Mar 08, 2018 01:25PM
Moby Dick - Chapters 55-81
By Dianne · 61 posts · 27 views
last updated Mar 09, 2018 01:46PM
Moby Dick - Chapters 17-40
By Dianne · 144 posts · 37 views
last updated Mar 08, 2018 01:01PM
* The Wife: Part III: Erlend Nikulasson
By Tracey · 14 posts · 21 views
last updated Oct 31, 2017 01:57PM
* The Wife, Part II: Husaby
By Tracey · 7 posts · 17 views
last updated Oct 16, 2017 05:59PM
The Cross, Part III: The Cross
By Dianne · 16 posts · 15 views
last updated Oct 31, 2017 12:50PM
The Cross, Part II: Debtors
By Dianne · 9 posts · 11 views
last updated Oct 28, 2017 05:03AM
The Cross, Part I: Honor Among Kin
By Dianne · 18 posts · 18 views
last updated Oct 26, 2017 06:55AM
Showing 5 of 5 topics — 166 comments total
+ Jerusalem
* 07/16/17 Jerusalem - Rough Sleepers, X Marks the Spot
By Karen · 28 posts · 26 views
last updated Aug 08, 2017 06:04PM
* 07-31/2017 - Atlantis, Do As You Darn Well Pleasey
By Zulfiya · 19 posts · 22 views
last updated Sep 04, 2017 10:07AM
* Jerusalem - Reading Schedule
By Zulfiya · 19 posts · 82 views
last updated Sep 27, 2017 06:01PM
* Jerusalem - Prelude
By Dianne · 27 posts · 48 views
last updated Aug 22, 2017 01:29PM
07/09/2017 Jerusalem - A Host of Angels, ASBOs of Desire
By Zulfiya · 24 posts · 31 views
last updated Sep 02, 2017 03:53PM
Showing 5 of 8 topics — 268 comments total
+ Doctor Zhivago
* Doctor Z - Week Six - The Rowan Tree/Opposite the House of Sculptures
By Dianne · 10 posts · 20 views
last updated Jul 19, 2017 05:32PM
* Doctor Z - Week Five - Varykino, The Highway, The Forest Brotherhood
By Dianne · 6 posts · 21 views
last updated Jun 26, 2017 05:42PM
* Doctor Z - Week Four - Train to the Urals, Arrival
By Dianne · 18 posts · 21 views
last updated Jun 22, 2017 10:54AM
* Doctor Z - Week Three - Farewell to the Old/The Moscow Encampment
By Dianne · 30 posts · 25 views
last updated Jun 14, 2017 06:35PM
* Doctor Z - Week One - Five O' Clock Express, Girl From a Different Circle
By Dianne · 70 posts · 51 views
last updated Jun 07, 2017 04:51PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Catalog 2016
By Ami · 1 post · 55 views
last updated Oct 30, 2016 01:54PM
And Ladies of the Club
By jb · 40 posts · 71 views
last updated Oct 11, 2018 02:19PM
A Little Life - Part VII - Lispenard Street and whole book discussion
By Dianne · 14 posts · 53 views
last updated Feb 08, 2017 09:16PM
A Little Life - Part VI - Dear Comrade
By Dianne · 7 posts · 109 views
last updated Feb 08, 2017 08:43PM
A Little Life - Part V - The Happy Years
By Dianne · 22 posts · 145 views
last updated Feb 08, 2017 08:04PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Catalog for Literary Readathalon
By Ami · 1 post · 35 views
last updated Oct 30, 2016 06:33PM
* Literary Chunkster - Readathon
By Zulfiya · 130 posts · 113 views
last updated Jul 13, 2015 02:00AM
Q discussion: Week 7/8 11/07/15: Pages 485 - end Part Three, Chapter 19 - end
By Teanka · 4 posts · 13 views
last updated Nov 16, 2015 11:32AM
Q discussion Week 6 10/25: Pages 400 -484 Part Three, Chapter 3 - Q's diary
By Teanka · 2 posts · 7 views
last updated Oct 31, 2015 08:13AM
Q discussion week 5 10/18: Pages 319 - 399 Part Two, Chapter 37 - Part Three, Chapter 2
By Teanka · 3 posts · 10 views
last updated Oct 26, 2015 05:14AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Catalog for 2015
By Ami · 1 post · 38 views
last updated Oct 30, 2016 01:51PM
OHB Week 5 - Chapters 51-62
By Everyman · 29 posts · 34 views
last updated Nov 20, 2016 07:16PM
OHB Week 9 - Chapters Chapters 97-108
By Everyman · 29 posts · 25 views
last updated Nov 08, 2016 05:01PM
OHB Week 10 - Chapters Chapters 109-end
By Everyman · 38 posts · 29 views
last updated Oct 30, 2016 09:59PM
OHB Week 8 - Chapters Chapters 86-96
By Everyman · 39 posts · 26 views
last updated Oct 30, 2016 09:04PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Catalog for 2014
By Ami · 1 post · 26 views
last updated Oct 30, 2016 01:44PM
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by H. Murakami, Book III, Chapters 30-39. THE END
By Zulfiya · 37 posts · 98 views
last updated Jun 07, 2017 07:53PM
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by H. Murakami, Book III, Chapters 20-29
By Zulfiya · 16 posts · 46 views
last updated Jun 07, 2017 07:44PM
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by H. Murakami, Book III, Chapters 10-19
By Zulfiya · 14 posts · 68 views
last updated Jun 07, 2017 07:39PM
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by H. Murakami, Book III, Chapters 1-9
By Zulfiya · 14 posts · 73 views
last updated Jun 07, 2017 07:31PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Catalog for 2013
By Ami · 1 post · 28 views
last updated Oct 30, 2016 01:37PM
Gone with the wind, Last week! To the end
By Jen · 17 posts · 49 views
last updated Oct 08, 2018 05:42PM
Gone with the wind, Week 17 - Chapters 53-56
By Jen · 8 posts · 45 views
last updated Aug 26, 2018 12:20PM
Gone with the wind, Week 16 - Chapters 49 - 52
By Jen · 5 posts · 26 views
last updated Aug 02, 2018 08:31PM
Gone with the wind, Week 15 - Chapters 46-48
By Jen · 6 posts · 26 views
last updated Jul 25, 2018 11:07PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Catalog for 2012
By Ami · 1 post · 27 views
last updated Oct 30, 2016 01:33PM
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell 15: Chapter 63-END
By Kristi · 17 posts · 73 views
last updated Feb 21, 2016 02:23PM
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell 14: Chapters 59-62
By Kristi · 11 posts · 37 views
last updated Feb 20, 2016 08:24PM
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell 13: Chapters 54-58
By Kristi · 14 posts · 43 views
last updated Feb 20, 2016 04:28PM
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell 12: Chapters 49-53
By Kristi · 14 posts · 39 views
last updated Feb 20, 2016 12:42PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Catalog for 2011
By Ami · 1 post · 30 views
last updated Oct 30, 2016 01:27PM
Three Musketeers
By Loretta · 282 posts · 122 views
last updated Mar 18, 2017 07:04PM
Crime and Punishment
By Loretta · 127 posts · 101 views
last updated Apr 30, 2016 09:52AM
Lord of the Rings 01: The Fellowship of the Ring - Book One, Prologue-Chapter II
By Loretta · 46 posts · 55 views
last updated Oct 04, 2014 01:46PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Catalog for 2010
By Ami · 1 post · 32 views
last updated Oct 30, 2016 01:18PM
The Stand - Rate Your Read
By Kristi · 11 posts · 64 views
last updated Jan 10, 2015 08:17AM
The Stand 19: Chapter 75-END
By Andrea · 48 posts · 75 views
last updated May 10, 2014 09:28AM
The Stand 18: Chapters 73-74
By Andrea · 9 posts · 34 views
last updated May 10, 2014 09:19AM
The Stand 17: Chapters 68-72
By Andrea · 20 posts · 33 views
last updated May 10, 2014 09:14AM
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1Q84
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The Way We Live Now
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A Fine Balance
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Daniel Deronda
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Cryptonomicon
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Les Misérables
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The Man Who Laughs
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