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message 1: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (last edited Dec 28, 2017 12:42PM) (new)

Jenny Clark | 1543 comments Mod
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For those of you who need a little push to read those longer books, join the Chunkster challenge in 2018 and read books over 400 pages. For books over 600 pages, see the Doorstoper challenge as well!

Level One (Chunkster)
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Level Two (Flower Presser)
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Level Three (Back Breaker)
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... and then see a chiropractor!


message 3: by Delitealex (new)

Delitealex | 17 comments I'm in


message 4: by Michael (new)

Michael | 26 comments Don’t know if I will be able to carry it off (pun intended), but I’m in too!


message 5: by Maureen (last edited Jul 31, 2018 07:06AM) (new)

Maureen Lo | 76 comments I am in.

Level One (Chunkster)
1) The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil 576 pages *Read 14 Jan 18*
2) Charlotte Bronte: A Fiery Heart 480 pages *Read 25 Jan 18*
3) Winter of the Gods 452 pages *Read 28 Jan 18*

Level Two (Flower Presser)
4) 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 421 pages *Read 12 Feb 18*
5) The Monk 425 pages *Read 28 Apr 18*
6) The Overstory 512 pages

Level Three (Back Breaker)
7) Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right 464 pages
8) Grotesque 480 pages
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message 6: by Cherry (last edited Jan 01, 2018 01:40PM) (new)

Cherry Coley | 12 comments I'm in. :)
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message 7: by Cindy (last edited Jun 18, 2018 05:36PM) (new)

Cindy (bkind2books) | 847 comments This one covers quite a few of my reads

Level One (Chunkster)
1 - Origin
2 - Whiskey Beach
3 - Triptych

Level Two (Flower Presser)
4 - Dead Simple
5 - Year One
6 - Fractured

Level Three (Back Breaker)
7 - Undone
8 - Fallen
9 - Lara
10 - Sail


message 8: by Kay (last edited Apr 12, 2018 08:53AM) (new)

Kay M (angeleyes003) | 21 comments Count me in this year :)

Round 1
Date Completed: 11/4/18

Level One (Chunkster)
1. Red Sister by Mark Lawrence (500 pages) - 7/1/18
2. Caraval by Stephanie Garber (407 pages) - 14/1/18
3. Ghosts and Grudges by Jasmine Walt (464 pages) - 21/1/18

Level Two (Flower Presser)
4. Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole (417 pages) - 3/2/18
5. Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter (480 pages) - 17/2/18
6. Last Breath by Rachel Caine (447 pages) - 10/3/18

Level Three (Back Breaker)
7. The Girl With The Painted Face by Gabrielle Kimm (480 pages) - 13/3/18
8. The Girl Who Was Saturday Night by Heather O'Neill (416 pages) - 2/4/18
9. Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole (515 pages) - 10/4/18
10. The King's Mistress by Gillian Bagwell (400 pages) - 11/4/18

Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor, #1) by Mark Lawrence Caraval (Caraval, #1) by Stephanie Garber Ghosts and Grudges (The Shaman Queen's Harem Book 1) by Jasmine Walt Kiss of a Demon King (Immortals After Dark, #7) by Kresley Cole Through the Zombie Glass (White Rabbit Chronicles, #2) by Gena Showalter Last Breath (The Morganville Vampires, #11) by Rachel Caine The Girl With The Painted Face by Gabrielle Kimm The Girl Who Was Saturday Night by Heather O'Neill Dreams of a Dark Warrior (Immortals After Dark, #11) by Kresley Cole The King's Mistress by Gillian Bagwell


message 9: by Tiffany (last edited Apr 06, 2018 08:49PM) (new)

Tiffany Marin (tiffers919) | 59 comments Level One (Chunkster)
1. Ringer 528 pages
2 The Crown's Fate 427 pages
3The Amarant 409 pages

Level Two (Flower Presser)
4 Handle with Care 512 pages
5 Lake Silence 416 pages
6 Renegades 552 pages

Level Three (Back Breaker)
7 The Lost Heiress439 pages
8 The Red Queen 450 pages
9 Legendary 416 pages
10 The Last Girl 416 pages


message 10: by Robert (last edited Apr 17, 2018 11:03AM) (new)

Robert Strupp | 7 comments Level One (Chunkster)
1. Nemesis ~ Jo Nesbo - 480 pb pages
2. Month that Changed the World - 484 hb pages
3. The Tourist ~ Steinhauer - 408 hb pages

Level Two (Flower Presser)
4. Heartbeat Away ~ Palmer - 404 hb pages
5. The Uploaded - 448 pb pages
6. The Fifth Gospel - 431 hb pages

Level Three (Back Breaker)
7. Phantom ~ Ted Bell - 672 pb pages
8. The Gone World - 400 hb pages
9. Collapse ~ Jared Diamond - 592 hb pages
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message 11: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1543 comments Mod
Glad to have everyone along!


message 12: by Ophelia (new)

Ophelia Gunn (opheliagunn) | 16 comments I'm in!
Level One (Chunkster)
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Level Three (Back Breaker)
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message 13: by Mariana (last edited Feb 03, 2018 04:33PM) (new)

Mariana | 34 comments I'd like to try to reach level 2 with only English books/English translations - I'm Portuguese and would like to improve my English writing/speaking skills

Level One - Chunkster
1. Fangirl, 459 pages - Jan. 29
2. Carry On, 528 pages - Feb. 3
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message 14: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1543 comments Mod
Marianna, your written english is quite good already! Also, glad to have you along with us :)


message 15: by Mariana (new)

Mariana | 34 comments Jenny wrote: "Marianna, your written english is quite good already! Also, glad to have you along with us :)"

Thank you, I'll try my best! :)


message 16: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1543 comments Mod
De Nada Marianne!


message 17: by Camille (new)

Camille (camillesbookishadventures) | 812 comments I'm in in my quest to read more big books!

Level 1
1. Victorian Fairy Tales (my edition has 444 pages)


message 18: by Trisha (last edited Apr 13, 2018 11:27AM) (new)

Trisha | 812 comments I’ll try this.

Level One (Chunkster)
1 Dying Fall, 405 pages
2 The Blackhouse, 401 pages
3 The Doll’s House, 438 pages

Level Two (Flower Presser)
4 The Hourglass, 544 pages
5 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, 466 pages
6 I am Missing, 519 pages

Level Three (Back Breaker)
7 The Snow Child, 428 pages
8 The Woman in White, 450 pages
9 The Fallen Leaves, 496 pages
10 The Well of Loneliness, 457 pages

Completed!


message 19: by [deleted user] (last edited Jan 30, 2018 07:30PM) (new)

I'm In - good personal challenge.
Might be able to do this. More mindful of pages. I have a few that could be done.

Level One (Chunkster)
1 Uncommon Type - some stories by Tom Hanks
2 The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman
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Level Two (Flower Presser)
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Level Three (Back Breaker)
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message 20: by Srividya (new)

Srividya Vijapure (theinkedmermaid) | 221 comments Am in. :)

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message 21: by Sonia (new)

Sonia | 437 comments Trisha wrote: "I’ll try this.

Level One (Chunkster)
1 Dying Fall, 405 pages
2 The Blackhouse, 401 pages
3 The Doll’s House, 438 pages

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401 pages. That's close.


message 22: by Anna (new)

Anna (kikina42) I'm in.

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message 23: by Trisha (new)

Trisha | 812 comments Sonia wrote: "Trisha wrote: "I’ll try this.

Level One (Chunkster)
1 Dying Fall, 405 pages
2 The Blackhouse, 401 pages
3 The Doll’s House, 438 pages

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401 pages. That's close."


Yes - I felt guilty adding it! But I’ll read some longer books too...


message 24: by Kay (new)

Kay Smeal | 99 comments Chunkster Challenge 2018 (400-600 pages)
Level One (Chunkster)
1. Someone Knows my Name
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message 25: by Kathy (last edited Sep 09, 2018 06:46AM) (new)

Kathy | 171 comments Level 1 - Chunkster
1 - Private, Paris by James Patterson = 411 pages
2 - Copy Cat by Alex Lake = 404 pages
3 - The Gray Ghost by Clive Cussler = 576 pages

Level 2 - Flower Presser
4 - Charlatans by Robin Cook...477 pages


message 26: by Katherine (last edited Feb 22, 2018 03:36AM) (new)

Katherine | 12 comments Chunkster Challenge 2018 (400-600 pgs)

Level One (Chunkster)
1. Oz, Complete Collection, Volume 1: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz / The Marvelous Land of Oz / Ozma of Oz - 574 pages - 9/2/18
2. The Indian In The Cupboard Trilogy - 543 pages - 11/2/18
3. Red's Untold Tale - 400 pages - 16/2/18

Oz, Complete Collection, Volume 1 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz / The Marvelous Land of Oz / Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum The Indian In The Cupboard Trilogy by Lynne Reid Banks Red's Untold Tale (Once Upon A Time, #4) by Wendy Toliver

Level Two (Flower Presser)
4. The Amber Spyglass - 548 pages
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The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3) by Philip Pullman


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message 27: by Dee (last edited Mar 15, 2018 05:04AM) (new)

Dee Level One (Chunkster)
1- A Gentleman in Moscow - 462 pages - 1/12/18
2 - The Marriage Pact - 415 pages 1/25/18
3 - Truly Devious - 420 pages 1/26/18

Level Two (Flower Presser)
4 - The Woman in the Window - 432 pages 1/31/18
5 - Odd Child Out - 432 pages 2/2/18
6 - The Portable Veblen - 448 pages 2/7/18

Level Three (Back Breaker)
7 - The Girls in the Picture- 448 pages 2/10/18
8 - I've Got Your Number - 449 pages 2/13/18
9 - Surprise Me - 448 pages 3/8/18
10 - Magpie Murders - 496 pages 3/15/18


message 28: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3932 comments Mod
Fantastic progress, Dee.


message 29: by Camille (new)

Camille (camillesbookishadventures) | 812 comments Dee, how do you manage all these big books so fast?


message 30: by Dee (new)

Dee Camille - I do not watch TV anymore and I read pretty much all the time.


message 31: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3932 comments Mod
I read a lot too, Dee, but my TBR list never seems to get any smaller.
I am planning to read A Gentleman in Moscow sometime this year. What did you think of it?


message 32: by Jackie (last edited Dec 31, 2018 03:09PM) (new)

Jackie The 2018 Reading Challenge Group

Year-Long Challenges 2018 > Chunkster Challenge 2018 (400-600 pgs)

January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018

Completed 3/3

Level One (Chunkster)

1) The Black Echo by Michael Connelly READ 8/25/2018

2) The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah READ 9/18/2018

3 Pachinko by Min Jin Lee READ 9/22/2018
The Black Echo (Harry Bosch, #1; Harry Bosch Universe, #1) by Michael Connelly The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah Pachinko by Min Jin Lee


message 33: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3932 comments Mod
Good luck on you challenge, Jackie.


message 34: by Jackie (new)

Jackie Thanks Rosemarie!


message 35: by Dee (new)

Dee Rosemarie, I enjoyed A Gentleman in Moscow, as I am a fan of historical fiction. Russia is an interesting setting and not one that is common for me to read about.


message 36: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3932 comments Mod
Thanks,Dee. That's good to know, especially since I really like Russian literature, or books set in Russia.


message 37: by Martha (last edited Nov 20, 2018 10:29PM) (new)

Martha (marthag503) | 0 comments Level One (Chunkster)
1. The Great Alone 435 pages
2. The Stone Sky 416 pages
3. The Conqueror 483 pages

Level Two (Flower Presser)
4. The Overstory (502 pages)
5. Beneath a Scarlet Sky (513 pages)
6. Us Against You (435 pages)

Level Three (Back Breaker)
7. The Angel's Game (531 pages)
8. The Great Believers (421 pages)
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message 38: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany Marin (tiffers919) | 59 comments I guess I’ve finished this challenge, too?


message 39: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3932 comments Mod
Tiffany wrote: "I guess I’ve finished this challenge, too?"

You can always do another round, which is what I do when I have finished a challenge early in the year.

I usually continue the count where I left off, so round 2 would start with book 11.

Way to go on finishing the challenge.


message 40: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany Marin (tiffers919) | 59 comments Rosemarie wrote: "Tiffany wrote: "I guess I’ve finished this challenge, too?"

You can always do another round, which is what I do when I have finished a challenge early in the year.

I usually continue the count wh..."

Thank you! That’s a good idea! I think I had a few more to add. Is there a challenge for the books between 280-400 pages?


message 41: by Tiffany (last edited Jul 01, 2018 10:05PM) (new)

Tiffany Marin (tiffers919) | 59 comments Round 2
Level One (Chunkster)
11 Rising Silver Mist 530 pages
12 Stolen Enchantress: Beauty and the Beast meets The Pied Piper 448 pages
13 The Memory Keeper's Daughter 401 pages

Level Two (Flower Presser)
14 The Lacemaker414 pages
15 The Orphan Queen 416 pages
16 The Raven Boys 408 pages

Level Three (Back Breaker)
17 The Silent Corner 538 pages
18 The Mirror King 560 pages
19 When the Soul Mends 400 pages
20 The 49th Mystic 434 pages


message 42: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3932 comments Mod
Tiffany, we don't have a specific challenge with books with that number of pages, but we do have lots of other challenges that you could use. A fun, easy challenge is the Anti-alphabet challenge, where the titles need to be missing a certain letter.


message 43: by Camille (new)

Camille (camillesbookishadventures) | 812 comments Rosemarie wrote: "I read a lot too, Dee, but my TBR list never seems to get any smaller.
I am planning to read A Gentleman in Moscow sometime this year. What did you think of it?"



I know you asked ages ago but just wantes to chime in! I really liked this book, it was one of my favourites of 2017.


message 44: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3932 comments Mod
That's good to hear, Camille. I am planning on reading it later this year, when my "grandma duties" end. Right now we are looking after our two year old grand-daughter two or three days a week. Our seven year old grandson comes after school on Wednesdays and Thursdays, but that isn't the same as looking after a two year old.


message 45: by Camille (new)

Camille (camillesbookishadventures) | 812 comments Two years old can be exhausting, although lots of fun! I have less and leas time to read with my own two years old...


message 46: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3932 comments Mod
True, she is lots of fun and very funny. Enjoy your two-year old little one!


message 47: by Kay (last edited Apr 13, 2018 08:11AM) (new)

Kay M (angeleyes003) | 21 comments Finished Round 1 - now going onto Round 2.

Round 2
Date Completed: ?

Level One (Chunkster)
11. King of Ithaca by Glyn Iliffe (416 pages) - 13/4/18
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Level Two (Flower Presser)
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Level Three (Back Breaker)
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King of Ithaca (Adventures of Odysseus, #1) by Glyn Iliffe


message 48: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3932 comments Mod
Way to go, Kay!


message 49: by Trisha (last edited Jul 02, 2018 08:18AM) (new)

Trisha | 812 comments Ready for Round 2:

Level One (Chunkster)
11 The Toymakers, 480 pages
12 A Gathering Storm, 480 pages
13 Small Great Things, 491 pages

Level Two (Flower Presser)
14 The Fear, 417 pages
15 Then she was gone, 422 pages
16 Come a Little Closer, 406 pages

Level Three (Back Breaker)
17 Little Exiles, 433 pages
18 Villette, 548 pages
19 The Perpetual Curate, 540 pages
20 White Nights, 417 pages

Completed!


message 50: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1543 comments Mod
Wow, lots of you are already on another round! Way to go!!!


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