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message 1: by Fran, Moderator (last edited Dec 25, 2017 09:43AM) (new)

Fran | 9705 comments 2018 Chubby Chunkster Challenge
January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018



They're large. They're in charge. And they're calling your name. They are the big mommas of your TBR, the mountain more than the molehill - these busty babies have been waiting for you to crack them open and take a nice, long perusal of their contents. If you've been waiting and delaying your chunkster reading, this challenge is for you!


1. Definition of a Chunkster:

- A chunkster is 450 pages or more of 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.

[NOTE: if you read e-books, check the hardcover/paperback page count here on GR, it will give you the idea if the book counts]

If the book is ebook-only with NO PRINT EQUIVALENT. then the following rules apply:

1. For the ebook-only book, please check Amazon for its estimated page count. Usually underneath the description, there is a drop-down button (online-stores) for Get a copy. Select Amazon from that and it will lead you to the version on Amazon. Check the estimated page number there.

2. If no Amazon page count exists, THEN you can use GR page count and add 50 pages due to its unreliable reputation.

3. If no Amazon page count and GR page count exists, then the book cannot be used for this challenge.

Please ask any questions if you have any doubts. You can also post the book title in this thread if you have any trouble and I'll check for you.

2. The Rules:

- Audiobooks count.
- Re-reads are fine, as long as you don't skim or skip sections.
- Short Stories and Essay collections will not be counted.
- Books may crossover with other challenges.
- You can join in anytime, but you have till the end of the year to read it all.
- 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!
- When you post your updates, put page count by each chunkster.
- If you completed a level before the end of the year and you want to sign up again, you're more than welcome to do so.

3. You must pick a level of participation:

- The Chubby Chunkster - this option is for the reader who has a couple of large tomes on their TBR list, but really doesn't want to commit to much more than that. Three books is all you need to finish this challenge.

- Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big? - This option is for the slightly heavier reader who wants to commit to 5 Chunksters over the remainder of the year.

- Mor-book-ly Obese - This is for the truly out of control chunkster. For this level of challenge you must commit to 8 chunksters OR 3 tomes of 800 pages or more. You know you want to.....go on and give in to your cravings.

- Too Big To Ignore Anymore - this option is for those chunksters on your TBR list. You may select any number of books over 450 pages but you must LIST THEM ahead of time.


message 2: by Sandra (last edited Oct 16, 2018 09:39AM) (new)

Sandra | 544 comments I'M IN!
Too Big To Ignore Anymore

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Try by Ella Frank A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6) by Diana Gabaldon Treachery in Death (In Death #32) by J.D. Robb New York to Dallas (In Death #33) by J.D. Robb Celebrity in Death (In Death, #34) by J.D. Robb Sympathy for the Devil by Christine Pope Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1) by E.L. James Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2) by E.L. James Covet (Fallen Angels, #1) by J.R. Ward Crave (Fallen Angels, #2) by J.R. Ward

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Envy (Fallen Angels, #3) by J.R. Ward Styxx (Dark-Hunter, #22) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Infinity (Chronicles of Nick, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Infamous Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4) by Diana Gabaldon The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5) by Diana Gabaldon Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) by Cassandra Clare Anyone for Seconds? by Fiona Cassidy You and I, Alone (You and I, #1) by Melissa Toppen White Hot by Sandra Brown

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Beautiful Lies (Ridley Jones, #1) by Lisa Unger Texas Hold 'Em (Hotter In Texas #3) by Christie Craig Don't Mess with Texas (Hotter In Texas, #1) by Christie Craig Blame It on Texas by Christie Craig Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades, #3) by E.L. James American Sniper The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle A Lotus Grows In The Mud by Goldie Hawn Burned (Fever #7) by Karen Marie Moning An Exaltation of Larks (Venery, #1) by Suanne Laqueur Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

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Executive Power (Mitch Rapp, #6) by Vince Flynn Memorial Day (Mitch Rapp, #7) by Vince Flynn Consent to Kill (Mitch Rapp, #8) by Vince Flynn Act of Treason (Mitch Rapp, #9) by Vince Flynn An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2) by Cassandra Clare Written in My Own Heart's Blood (Outlander, #8) by Diana Gabaldon Blood Life Seeker (Kindred, #2) by Nicola Claire Forbidden Drink (Kindred, #3) by Nicola Claire The Firemaker (China Thrillers, #1) by Peter May

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The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton Dreams of a Dark Warrior (Immortals After Dark #11) by Kresley Cole Lothaire (Immortals After Dark, #12) by Kresley Cole Shadow's Claim (Immortals After Dark, #13; The Dacians, #1) by Kresley Cole The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas Zoya by Danielle Steel Trust by Ella Frank 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, #1) by James Patterson 7th Heaven by James Patterson Triptych (Will Trent, #1) by Karin Slaughter


message 3: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 889 comments Count me in please. I wiah to start with the very first level and work from there.


message 4: by Stephanie (last edited Dec 02, 2018 12:17PM) (new)

Stephanie | 358 comments Chubby Chunkster
Level: Mor-book-ly Obese
450 pgs
Completed: 8/8 FINISHED!!!!


1. The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson 572 pgs 01/28/18

2. Until the Sun Falls from the Sky by Kristen Ashley 513 pgs 03/04/18

3. The Tiger Queens: The Women of Genghis Khan by Stephanie Thornton 486 pgs 03/29/18

4. With Everything I Am by Kristen Ashley 582 pgs 04/21/18


5. The Shadows by J.R. Ward 590 pgs 06/03/18


6. Danse Macabre by Laurell K. Hamilton 517 pgs 07/03/18


7. A Year and a Day by Virginia Henley 483 pgs 08/13/18


8. Spider Game by Christine Feehan 464 pgs 08/25/18


message 5: by Courtney (last edited Aug 02, 2018 07:42AM) (new)

Courtney (cklueh) | 414 comments 2018 Chubby Chunkster Challenge
January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
2/3 Complete

Mor-book-ly Obese - This is for the truly out of control chunkster. For this level of challenge you must commit to 8 chunksters OR 3 tomes of 800 pages or more. You know you want to.....go on and give in to your cravings.

1. The Parasol Protectorate Boxed Set: Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless and Timeless 1362 FINISHED 1/27/18
2. The Count of Monte Cristo 1276 FINISHED 8/1/18
3. A Game of Thrones 848


message 6: by Lily (last edited Sep 29, 2018 08:07PM) (new)

Lily (lilygcs) | 195 comments - Mor-book-ly Obese -


8/8 - finished Aug 15th

Point and Shoot (460 pgs) - 1/20 - 4★
The Consumption of Magic (450 pgs) - 1/11 - 5★
Hush (462 pgs) - 2/27 - 5★
My Dark Knight (466 pgs) - 5/23 - 3.5★
A Wish Upon the Stars (450 pgs) - 4/21 - 5★
Becoming Kerry (455 pgs) - 6/22 - 4★
Whisper (951 pgs) - 7/19 - 4.5★
Something Like Thunder (458 pgs) - 8/15 - 4★


message 7: by Brett (new)

Brett | 476 comments I will get this to Mor-book-ly Obese this year! I am determined!


message 8: by Julianna (last edited Jun 29, 2018 11:27AM) (new)

Julianna (AuthorJuliannaD) | 1602 comments Chubby Chunkster Challenge
Duration: January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Level: Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big?
Completed: 4/5

1.Passion Unleashed by Larissa Ione (454 pages) (1/17)★★★★★
2.Small Favor by Jim Butcher (545 pages) (4/18)★★★★★
3.The Thief by J.R. Ward (454 pages) (5/31)★★★★★
4.A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon (980 pages) (6/25)★★★★★
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Passion Unleashed (Demonica #3) by Larissa Ione Small Favor (The Dresden Files, #10) by Jim Butcher The Thief (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #16) by J.R. Ward A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6) by Diana Gabaldon


message 9: by Barbara ★ (last edited Dec 30, 2018 08:20PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 3168 comments I actually have 17 monsters on my reading list for 2018 but I'm only going to commit to 10 since I tend to change my mind.

Chubby Chunkster Challenge
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2018
Level: Mor-book-ly Obese

READ: 15/10

✔ 1. The Bronze Horseman - Paullina Simons ~ 810 pages 11/2
✔ 2. Royal Assassin - Robin Hobb ~ 675 pages 6/16
✔ 3. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow - Jessica Townsend ~ 640 pages 7/16
✔4. Earth to Hell - Kylie Chan ~ 615 pages 8/19
✔5. Stygian - Sherrilyn Kenyon ~ 670 pages 10/13
✔6. Dark Bites - Sherrilyn Kenyon ~ 576 pages 8/5
✔7. No One Left to Tell - Karen Rose ~ 544 pages 10/20
✔8. Blade of Darkness - Dianne Duvall ~ 541 pages 7/14
✔9. Strange the Dreamer - Laini Taylor ~ 536 pages 4/15
✔10. A Hopeless Romantic - Harriet Evans ~ 531 pages 2/26
✔11. Seven Stones to Stand or Fall - Diana Gabaldon ~ 526 pages 1/14
✔12. The Book of Swords - Gardner Dozois ~ 522 pages 2/21
✔ 13. Muse of Nightmares - Laini Taylor ~ 513 pages 11/22
✔14. The Hypnotist - Lars Kepler ~ 503 pages 11/9
✔ 15. City of the Lost - Kelley Armstrong ~ 471 pages 8/30

The Bronze Horseman (The Bronze Horseman, #1) by Paullina Simons Royal Assassin (Farseer Trilogy, #2) by Robin Hobb Nevermoor The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #1) by Jessica Townsend Earth to Hell (Journey to Wudang, #1) by Kylie Chan Stygian (Dark-Hunter, #27) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Dark Bites (Dark-Hunter #22.5; Hellchaser, #0.5; Dream-Hunter, #0.5; Were-Hunter, #3.5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon No One Left to Tell (Romantic Suspense, #13; Baltimore, #2) by Karen Rose Blade of Darkness (Immortal Guardians, #7) by Dianne Duvall Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) by Laini Taylor A Hopeless Romantic by Harriet Evans Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon The Book of Swords by Gardner Dozois Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer, #2) by Laini Taylor The Hypnotist (Joona Linna, #1) by Lars Kepler City of the Lost (Rockton, #1) by Kelley Armstrong

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 10: by Aminko (last edited Nov 02, 2018 05:30PM) (new)

Aminko | 429 comments Chubby Chunkster Challenge
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2018
Level: Too Big To Ignore Anymore

Read: 5/10


1. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
2. Pandora's Star by Peter F. Hamilton
Queen of Fire by Anthony Ryan (30/4/2018) ★★★★★
Feed by Mira Grant (19/7/2018) ★★★★★
Blade of Darkness by Dianne Duvall (29/10/2018) ★★★★
6. Catastrophic by Dustin Stevens
7. Dead Beat by Jim Butcher
Mercy by Jodi Picoult (27/8/2018) ★★★★★
9. Natchez Burning by Greg Iles
The Gamble by Kristen Ashley (4/7/2018) ★★★★★


The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1) by Robert Jordan Pandora's Star by Peter F. Hamilton Queen of Fire (Raven's Shadow, #3) by Anthony Ryan Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy, #1) by Mira Grant Blade of Darkness (Immortal Guardians, #7) by Dianne Duvall Catastrophic by Dustin Stevens Dead Beat (The Dresden Files, #7) by Jim Butcher Mercy by Jodi Picoult Natchez Burning (Penn Cage, #4) by Greg Iles The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1) by Kristen Ashley


message 11: by Darlene (last edited Dec 29, 2018 08:14AM) (new)

Darlene | 6 comments I'm in again!

Chubby Chunkster Challenge
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2018
Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big?

7/5 chunksters read

1. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey [457 pages]
2. Genesis by Brendan Reichs [512 pages]
3. Invisible Darkness: The Horrifying Case of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka by Stephen Williams [649 pages]
4. The Good House by Tananarive Due [597 pages]
5. Life of Pi by Yann Martel [460 pages]
6. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver [473 pages]
7. What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan [512 pages]

The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1) by Rick Yancey Genesis (Project Nemesis, #2) by Brendan Reichs Invisible Darkness The Horrifying Case of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka by Stephen Williams The Good House by Tananarive Due Life of Pi by Yann Martel Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver What She Knew (Jim Clemo #1) by Gilly Macmillan


message 12: by Sassafrass (last edited Oct 15, 2018 04:53PM) (new)

Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 2043 comments 2018 Chubby Chunkster Challenge
Mor-book-ly Obese 1: 8/8 --> 6/7/28
Mor-book-ly Obese 2: 9/8 -->10/5/18

1. The Golden Dynasty (530 pages) 1/8/17
2. Storm Glass (488 pages) 2/27/18
3. Cake (611 pages) 4/12/18
4. Lingus (500 pages) 5/2718
5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (453 pages) 6/1/18
7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (757 pages) 6/3/18
8. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (901 pages) 6/7/18
9. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (668 pages) 6/10/18
10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (791 pages) 6/14/18
11. The Country of Ice Cream Star (592 pages) 6/17/18
12. Spinning Out (462 pages) 6/21/18
13. Brooklynaire (452 pages) 8/17/18
14. More Than Need You (477 pages) 8/17/18
15. Thoughtless (544 pages) 8/18/18
16. Love in Catalina Cove (480 pages) 10/2/18
17. #Selfie (596 pages) 10/5/18


message 13: by ☘KathyD☘ (last edited Jan 03, 2018 11:25AM) (new)

☘KathyD☘ | 1163 comments Chubby Chunkster Challenge
January 1 – December 31, 2018

Level — Too Big To Ignore Anymore
Completed — X/10!

Lady Luck, Kristen Ashley (535 pages)
Bounty, Kristen Ashley (635 pages)
Breathe, Kristen Ashley (554 pages)
The Chosen, J.R. Ward (544 pages)
The Darkest Craving, Gena Showalter (480 pages)
The Darkest Seduction, Gena Showalter (504 pages)
The Darkest Torment, Gena Showalter (512 pages)
The Darkest Touch, Gena Showalter (490 pages)
Love Another Day, Lexi Blake (496 pages)
The Will, Kristen Ashley (453 pages)


message 14: by Mave (last edited Oct 01, 2018 11:39AM) (new)

Mave | 112 comments Chubby Chunkster
Level: Mor-book-ly Obese
450 pgs
Completed: 4/8

1.Insurgent by Veronica Roth 08/17/18 *** pages 525
2.The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly, 04/27/18 **** (pages 675)
3.Life After Life by Kate Atkinson 02/28/18***** pag 531
4.One with You by Sylvia Day, 02/13/18 **** pages 464
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message 15: by Gleidis (new)

Gleidis | 35 comments Hi, Im new here but Im going to start with 3 books


message 16: by Siobhan (last edited Jul 04, 2018 12:31AM) (new)

Siobhan Johnson | 43 comments Chubby Chunkster Challenge
Duration: January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Level: Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big?

1. In the Woods by Tana French - 612 pages

2. Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott - 513 pages

3. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow - 818 pages

4. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson - 447 pages

5. The Echo Man by Richard Montanari - 528 pages

Completed: 5/5


message 17: by Angie (new)

Angie | 696 comments 2018 Chubby Chunkster Challenge
Level: Mor-book-ly Obese
0/8


1 - 736 - Born of Legend - Sherrilyn Kenyon
2 - 576 - Trying To Score - Toni Aleo
3 - 576 - Alpha's Darkling Bride - Linda Barlow
4 - 507 - The Bane Chronicles - Cassandra Clare
5 - 470 - Dearly Departed - Lia Habel
6 - 468 - Infamous - Sherrilyn Kenyon
7 - 467 - Firstlife - Gena Showalter
8 - 451 - Empty Net - Toni Aleo
Born of Legend (The League, #9) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Trying to Score (Assassins, #2) by Toni Aleo Alpha's Darkling Bride by Linda Barlow The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare Dearly, Departed (Gone With the Respiration, #1) by Lia Habel Infamous (Chronicles of Nick, #3) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Firstlife (Everlife, #1) by Gena Showalter Empty Net (Assassins, #3) by Toni Aleo


message 18: by Brett (last edited Dec 30, 2018 08:49PM) (new)

Brett | 476 comments 2018 Mor-book-ly Obese Attempt!
8/8


1. The Dragon Reborn (Wheel of Time, #3) by Robert Jordan 624 pages/finished 1/7
2. The Looming Tower Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright 486 pages- finished 5/19
3. The Alienist (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, #1) by Caleb Carr 495 pages/ finished 5/28
4. Caesar Life of a Colossus by Adrian Goldsworthy 538 pages/ finished 6/6
5. The Shadow Rising (Wheel of Time, #4) by Robert Jordan 915 pages/ finished 7/15
6. Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians, #1) by Kevin Kwan 530 pages (kindle) finished 8/5
7. The Cooking Gene A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South by Michael W. Twitty 464 pages (kindle)/ finished 11/3
8. Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1) by Tomi Adeyemi 525 pages finished 12/30


message 19: by Michaele (new)

Michaele | 2205 comments I'm in- Mor-book-ly Obese -
2/8
1. Motorcyle Man, Kristen Ashley, (Amazon page count 528), finished 1/20
2. The Witness, Nora Roberts, (pages 496), finished 1/1
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message 20: by Catherine (last edited Jan 21, 2018 09:05PM) (new)

Catherine | 624 comments I may try this again....I missed last year. :(
I am going to try More-book-ly obrse. :)

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message 21: by Shan ~ A ~ (new)

Shan ~ A ~ (TheBookGlutton) | 625 comments Chubby Chunkster
Level: Mor-book-ly Obese
450 pgs or more
Completed: 0/8

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message 22: by Camille (last edited Mar 05, 2018 11:56PM) (new)

Camille | 196 comments Chubby Chunkster Challenge
Mor-book-ly Obese
Completed 7/8

1. Infatuation by Nicole Edwards, 3 stars, finished 1/21/18, 532 pages
2. Wait For Morning by Nicole Edwards, 3 stars,f inished 1/21/18, 454 pages
3. The Time in Between by Kristen Ashley, 5 stars, finished 1/28/18, 563 pages
4. Law Man by Kristen Ashley, 5 stars, finished 2/6/18, 535 pages
5. Complicated by Kristen Ashley, 4 stars, finished 2/7/18, 571 pages
6. Spinning Out by Lexi Ryan, 4 stars, finished 2/22/18, 462 pages
7. The Complete Nicole Draylock Collection 2013 by Nicole Draylock, 4 stars, finished 3/5/18, "over 450 pages"

Infatuation (Club Destiny, #4) by Nicole Edwards Wait For Morning (Sniper 1 Security, #1) by Nicole Edwards The Time in Between (Magdalene, #3) by Kristen Ashley Law Man (Dream Man, #3) by Kristen Ashley Spinning Out (The Blackhawk Boys, #1) by Lexi Ryan Complicated by Kristen Ashley The Complete Nicole Draylock Collection 2013 by Nicole Draylock


message 23: by Katherine (last edited Jan 05, 2019 01:14AM) (new)

Katherine | 259 comments 2018 Chubby Chunkster Challenge

1. Zero Day / Infected / Destroyer - 607 pages - 7/1/18
2. The Indian In The Cupboard Trilogy - 543 pages - 11/2/18
3. Oz, Complete Collection, Volume 1: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz / The Marvelous Land of Oz / Ozma of Oz - 574 pages - 9/2/18
4. The Amber Spyglass - 548 pages - 25/2/18
5. Insurgent - 545 pages - 11/3/18
6. Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz; The Road to Oz; The Emerald City of Oz - Book 2 - 656 pages - 25/3/18
7. Winter - 827 pages
8. The 10th Kingdom - 479 pages

Zero Day / Infected / Destroyer (Slow Burn, #1-3) by Bobby Adair The Indian In The Cupboard Trilogy by Lynne Reid Banks Oz, Complete Collection, Volume 1 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz / The Marvelous Land of Oz / Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3) by Philip Pullman The 10th Kingdom by Kathryn Wesley Insurgent (Divergent, #2) by Veronica Roth Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz; The Road to Oz; The Emerald City of Oz - Book 2 by L. Frank Baum Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4) by Marissa Meyer


message 24: by Michaele (new)

Michaele | 2205 comments Complete! Mor-book-ly Obese -
8/8
1. Motorcyle Man, Kristen Ashley, (Amazon page count 528), finished 1/20
2. The Witness, Nora Roberts, (496 pages), finished 1/1
3. At Peace, Kristen Ashley, (620 pages) 1/29/18
4. For You, Kristen Ashley, (534 pages) 1/26/18
5. Games of the Heart, Kristen Ashley, (572 pages) 2/5/18
6. Ride Steady, Kristen Ashley, (640 pages) 2/12/18
7. The Promise, Kristen Ashley, (566 pages) 2/16/18
8. Hold On, Kristen Ashley, (590 pages) 2/22/18

I think I need a Kristen Ashley list and a non-Kristen Ashley list.


message 25: by Jamie (TheRebelliousReader) (last edited May 14, 2018 10:01PM) (new)

Jamie (TheRebelliousReader) (iambrucewayne) | 545 comments ~Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big? - This option is for the slightly heavier reader who wants to commit to 5 Chunksters over the remainder of the year.

5/5 Completed:

1. The Bronze Horseman - 637 pages [READ 3/28] 4 stars
2. Lover Avenged - 642 pages [READ 4/20] 4 stars
3. Lover Mine - 656 pages [READ 5/14] 5 stars
4. Tower of Dawn - 660 pages [READ 3/5] 4 stars
5. Wizard and Glass - 672 pages [READ 4/29] 4 stars

The Bronze Horseman (The Bronze Horseman, #1) by Paullina Simons Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7) by J.R. Ward Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8) by J.R. Ward Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6) by Sarah J. Maas Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower, #4) by Stephen King


message 26: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 9705 comments Congrats Michaele!!


message 27: by Michaele (new)

Michaele | 2205 comments Fran wrote: "Congrats Michaele!!"

Thanks!


message 28: by Lynn (new)

Lynn | 2 comments I'll give this a try!

Level: Do These Books Make My Butt Look Big?

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message 29: by Suzanne (last edited Nov 06, 2018 11:24AM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 1764 comments Romance Readers Reading Challenges
2018 Chubby Chunkster Challenge
Duration:
January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Progress: 8 out of 8 (Mor-book-ly Obese - This is for the truly out of control chunkster. For this level of challenge you must commit to 8 chunksters OR 3 tomes of 800 pages or more. You know you want to.....go on and give in to your cravings.)

They're large. They're in charge. And they're calling your name. They are the big mommas of your TBR, the mountain more than the molehill - these busty babies have been waiting for you to crack them open and take a nice, long perusal of their contents. If you've been waiting and delaying your chunkster reading, this challenge is for you!

1. Definition of a Chunkster:
(view spoiler)

2. The Rules:
(view spoiler)

3. You must pick a level of participation:
(view spoiler)


1. Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly - ***** - 3/22/2018 - 487 Pages
2. Ghost Story by Jim Butcher - ***** - 4/6/2018 - 481 Pages
3. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare - **** - 4/19/2018 - 534 Pages
4. John Adams by David McCullough - **** - 5/1/2018 - 751 Pages
5. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas - ***** - 6/5/2018 - 454 Pages
6. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - **** - 7/18/2018 - 589 Pages
7. The Masque of the Black Tulip by Lauren Willig - ***** - 9/20/2018 - 453 Pages
8. Cold DaysJim Butcher - ***** - 11/1/2018 - 515 Pages
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly Ghost Story (The Dresden Files, #13) by Jim Butcher City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5) by Cassandra Clare John Adams by David McCullough Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1) by Sarah J. Maas Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie The Masque of the Black Tulip (Pink Carnation, #2) by Lauren Willig Cold Days (The Dresden Files, #14) by Jim Butcher


Jamie (TheRebelliousReader) (iambrucewayne) | 545 comments Finished on post #26!


message 31: by Rokeia (last edited Sep 03, 2018 10:00PM) (new)

Rokeia Stephens | 8 comments Starting Late but I'll give it a shot
Chubby Chunkster Challenge
Duration: January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Level: Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big?
Completed: 1/5

1. Darker by E. L. James-9/4/2018 (800 pages)
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Darker (Fifty Shades as Told by Christian, #2) by E.L. James


message 32: by Siobhan (new)

Siobhan Johnson | 43 comments Finished in post 17!


message 33: by Chan (last edited Dec 02, 2018 02:37PM) (new)

Chan | 1415 comments The Chubby Chunkster

1. Under Locke | Feb 12 | 497pgs | 💖💖💖💖
2. Fifty Shades Freed | Feb 18 | 579pgs | 💖💖💖
3. Angel of Redemption | July 6 | 900pgs | 💖💖💖💖
4. Mansfield Park | July 8 | 560pgs | 💖💖💖💖
5. Binding Arbitration | July 13 | 484pgs | 💖💖💖
6. Grey | Aug 1 | 576 pgs | 💖💖💖
7. Lingus | Aug 9 | 500 pgs | 💖💖💖
8. Fighting for Flight | Nov 20 | 449 pgs | 💖💖💖💖


Under Locke by Mariana Zapata Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades, #3) by E.L. James Mansfield Park by Jane Austen Angel of Redemption by J.A. Little Binding Arbitration (Chicago Sports Romance #2) by Elizabeth Marx Grey (Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian, #1) by E.L. James Lingus by Mariana Zapata Fighting for Flight (Fighting, #1) by J.B. Salsbury


message 34: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 9705 comments Congratulations Jamie and Siobhan!!


message 35: by Angie (new)

Angie | 696 comments 2018 Chubby Chunkster Challenge
Level: Mor-book-ly Obese
8/8


1 - 736 - Born of Legend - Sherrilyn Kenyon - 27/2/18
2 - 576 - Trying To Score - Toni Aleo - 27/1/18
3 - 463 - Nefertiti – Michelle Moran - 17/6/18
4 - 507 - The Bane ChroniclesCassandra Clare - 13/8/18
5 - 470 - Dearly Departed - Lia Habel - 4/3/18
6 - 468 - Infamous - Sherrilyn Kenyon - 14/2/18
7 - 467 - Firstlife - Gena Showalter - 18/2/18
8 - 451 - Empty Net - Toni Aleo - 17/2/18


message 36: by Julianna (last edited Oct 31, 2018 12:00PM) (new)

Julianna (AuthorJuliannaD) | 1602 comments I completed the level I originally committed to and have a few more chunksters I'd like to read before the end of the year, so I'm leveling up to Mor-book-ly Obese.

Chubby Chunkster Challenge
Duration: January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Level: Mor-book-ly Obese
Completed: 6/8

1.Passion Unleashed by Larissa Ione (454 pages) (1/17)★★★★★
2.Small Favor by Jim Butcher (545 pages) (4/18)★★★★★
3.The Thief by J.R. Ward (454 pages) (5/31)★★★★★
4.A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon (980 pages) (6/25)★★★★★
5.Envy by J.R. Ward (454 pages) (9/9)★★★★1/2
6.Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (498 pages) (10/15)★★★★★
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Passion Unleashed (Demonica #3) by Larissa Ione Small Favor (The Dresden Files, #10) by Jim Butcher The Thief (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #16) by J.R. Ward A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6) by Diana Gabaldon Envy (Fallen Angels, #3) by J.R. Ward Twilight (Twilight, #1) by Stephenie Meyer


message 37: by Courtney (new)

Courtney (cklueh) | 414 comments I finished!

2018 Chubby Chunkster Challenge
January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
3/3 Complete

Mor-book-ly Obese - This is for the truly out of control chunkster. For this level of challenge you must commit to 8 chunksters OR 3 tomes of 800 pages or more. You know you want to.....go on and give in to your cravings.

1. The Parasol Protectorate Boxed Set: Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless and Timeless 1362 FINISHED 1/27/18
2. The Count of Monte Cristo 1276 FINISHED 8/1/18
3. A Game of Thrones 848 FINISHED 10/15/18


message 38: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 9705 comments Congratulations Courtney, Chan and Angie!


message 39: by Sassafrass (new)

Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 2043 comments I finished 2 rounds of More-book-ly Obese...I may try for a third round.


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message 40: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 544 comments FINISHED!

Too Big To Ignore Anymore

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Try by Ella Frank A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6) by Diana Gabaldon Treachery in Death (In Death #32) by J.D. Robb New York to Dallas (In Death #33) by J.D. Robb Celebrity in Death (In Death, #34) by J.D. Robb Sympathy for the Devil by Christine Pope Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1) by E.L. James Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2) by E.L. James Covet (Fallen Angels, #1) by J.R. Ward Crave (Fallen Angels, #2) by J.R. Ward

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Envy (Fallen Angels, #3) by J.R. Ward Styxx (Dark-Hunter, #22) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Infinity (Chronicles of Nick, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Infamous Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4) by Diana Gabaldon The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5) by Diana Gabaldon Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) by Cassandra Clare Anyone for Seconds? by Fiona Cassidy You and I, Alone (You and I, #1) by Melissa Toppen White Hot by Sandra Brown

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Beautiful Lies (Ridley Jones, #1) by Lisa Unger Texas Hold 'Em (Hotter In Texas #3) by Christie Craig Don't Mess with Texas (Hotter In Texas, #1) by Christie Craig Blame It on Texas by Christie Craig Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades, #3) by E.L. James American Sniper The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle A Lotus Grows In The Mud by Goldie Hawn Burned (Fever #7) by Karen Marie Moning An Exaltation of Larks (Venery, #1) by Suanne Laqueur Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

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Executive Power (Mitch Rapp, #6) by Vince Flynn Memorial Day (Mitch Rapp, #7) by Vince Flynn Consent to Kill (Mitch Rapp, #8) by Vince Flynn Act of Treason (Mitch Rapp, #9) by Vince Flynn An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2) by Cassandra Clare Written in My Own Heart's Blood (Outlander, #8) by Diana Gabaldon Blood Life Seeker (Kindred, #2) by Nicola Claire Forbidden Drink (Kindred, #3) by Nicola Claire The Firemaker (China Thrillers, #1) by Peter May

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The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton Dreams of a Dark Warrior (Immortals After Dark #11) by Kresley Cole Lothaire (Immortals After Dark, #12) by Kresley Cole Shadow's Claim (Immortals After Dark, #13; The Dacians, #1) by Kresley Cole The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas Zoya by Danielle Steel Trust by Ella Frank 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, #1) by James Patterson 7th Heaven by James Patterson Triptych (Will Trent, #1) by Karin Slaughter


message 41: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 9705 comments Yay Sassy and Sandra!!


message 42: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 1764 comments Finished!!

Romance Readers Reading Challenges
2018 Chubby Chunkster Challenge
Duration:
January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Progress: 8 out of 8

1. Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly - ***** - 3/22/2018 - 487 Pages
2. Ghost Story by Jim Butcher - ***** - 4/6/2018 - 481 Pages
3. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare - **** - 4/19/2018 - 534 Pages
4. John Adams by David McCullough - **** - 5/1/2018 - 751 Pages
5. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas - ***** - 6/5/2018 - 454 Pages
6. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - **** - 7/18/2018 - 589 Pages
7. The Masque of the Black Tulip by Lauren Willig - ***** - 9/20/2018 - 453 Pages
8. Cold DaysJim Butcher - ***** - 11/1/2018 - 515 Pages
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly Ghost Story (The Dresden Files, #13) by Jim Butcher City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5) by Cassandra Clare John Adams by David McCullough Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1) by Sarah J. Maas Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie The Masque of the Black Tulip (Pink Carnation, #2) by Lauren Willig Cold Days (The Dresden Files, #14) by Jim Butcher


message 43: by Julianna (new)

Julianna (AuthorJuliannaD) | 1602 comments Chubby Chunkster Challenge
Duration: January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Level: Mor-book-ly Obese
Completed: 8/8 - All Done!

1.Passion Unleashed by Larissa Ione (454 pages) (1/17)★★★★★
2.Small Favor by Jim Butcher (545 pages) (4/18)★★★★★
3.The Thief by J.R. Ward (454 pages) (5/31)★★★★★
4.A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon (980 pages) (6/25)★★★★★
5.Envy by J.R. Ward (454 pages) (9/9)★★★★1/2
6.Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (498 pages) (10/15)★★★★★
7.Fading by E.K. Blair (451 pages) (11/18)★★★
8.New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (563 pages) (11/30)★★★★★

Passion Unleashed (Demonica #3) by Larissa Ione Small Favor (The Dresden Files, #10) by Jim Butcher The Thief (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #16) by J.R. Ward A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6) by Diana Gabaldon Envy (Fallen Angels, #3) by J.R. Ward Twilight (Twilight, #1) by Stephenie Meyer Fading (Fading, #1) by E.K. Blair New Moon (Twilight, #2) by Stephenie Meyer


message 44: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie | 358 comments Chubby Chunkster
Level: Mor-book-ly Obese
450 pgs
Completed: 8/8 FINISHED!!!!


1. The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson 572 pgs 01/28/18

2. Until the Sun Falls from the Sky by Kristen Ashley 513 pgs 03/04/18

3. The Tiger Queens: The Women of Genghis Khan by Stephanie Thornton 486 pgs 03/29/18

4. With Everything I Am by Kristen Ashley 582 pgs 04/21/18


5. The Shadows by J.R. Ward 590 pgs 06/03/18


6. Danse Macabre by Laurell K. Hamilton 517 pgs 07/03/18


7. A Year and a Day by Virginia Henley 483 pgs 08/13/18


8. Spider Game by Christine Feehan 464 pgs 08/25/18


message 45: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 9705 comments Great job to all the finishers!!!


message 46: by Chan (new)

Chan | 1415 comments I originally went for the Chubby Chunkster, but I'm Mor-book-ly Obese. I know book 8 doesn't technically count, but it's only 1 page shy so I added it any way :o)

1. Under Locke | Feb 12 | 497pgs | 💖💖💖💖
2. Fifty Shades Freed | Feb 18 | 579pgs | 💖💖💖
3. Angel of Redemption | July 6 | 900pgs | 💖💖💖💖
4. Mansfield Park | July 8 | 560pgs | 💖💖💖💖
5. Binding Arbitration | July 13 | 484pgs | 💖💖💖
6. Grey | Aug 1 | 576 pgs | 💖💖💖
7. Lingus | Aug 9 | 500 pgs | 💖💖💖
8. Fighting for Flight | Nov 20 | 449 pgs | 💖💖💖💖


Under Locke by Mariana Zapata Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades, #3) by E.L. James Mansfield Park by Jane Austen Angel of Redemption by J.A. Little Binding Arbitration (Chicago Sports Romance #2) by Elizabeth Marx Grey (Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian, #1) by E.L. James Lingus by Mariana Zapata Fighting for Flight (Fighting, #1) by J.B. Salsbury


message 47: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ | 3168 comments I was able to finish 15 chunksters this year.

READ: 15/10

✔ 1. The Bronze Horseman - Paullina Simons ~ 810 pages 11/2
✔ 2. Royal Assassin - Robin Hobb ~ 675 pages 6/16
✔ 3. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow - Jessica Townsend ~ 640 pages 7/16
✔4. Earth to Hell - Kylie Chan ~ 615 pages 8/19
✔5. Stygian - Sherrilyn Kenyon ~ 670 pages 10/13
✔6. Dark Bites - Sherrilyn Kenyon ~ 576 pages 8/5
✔7. No One Left to Tell - Karen Rose ~ 544 pages 10/20
✔8. Blade of Darkness - Dianne Duvall ~ 541 pages 7/14
✔9. Strange the Dreamer - Laini Taylor ~ 536 pages 4/15
✔10. A Hopeless Romantic - Harriet Evans ~ 531 pages 2/26
✔11. Seven Stones to Stand or Fall - Diana Gabaldon ~ 526 pages 1/14
✔12. The Book of Swords - Gardner Dozois ~ 522 pages 2/21
✔ 13. Muse of Nightmares - Laini Taylor ~ 513 pages 11/22
✔14. The Hypnotist - Lars Kepler ~ 503 pages 11/9
✔ 15. City of the Lost - Kelley Armstrong ~ 471 pages 8/30

The Bronze Horseman (The Bronze Horseman, #1) by Paullina Simons Royal Assassin (Farseer Trilogy, #2) by Robin Hobb Nevermoor The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #1) by Jessica Townsend Earth to Hell (Journey to Wudang, #1) by Kylie Chan Stygian (Dark-Hunter, #27) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Dark Bites (Dark-Hunter #22.5; Hellchaser, #0.5; Dream-Hunter, #0.5; Were-Hunter, #3.5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon No One Left to Tell (Romantic Suspense, #13; Baltimore, #2) by Karen Rose Blade of Darkness (Immortal Guardians, #7) by Dianne Duvall Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) by Laini Taylor A Hopeless Romantic by Harriet Evans Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon The Book of Swords by Gardner Dozois Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer, #2) by Laini Taylor The Hypnotist (Joona Linna, #1) by Lars Kepler City of the Lost (Rockton, #1) by Kelley Armstrong

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 48: by Brett (new)

Brett | 476 comments Finished just in time!
Updated message 18!


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