Friday, December 28, 2018

2019 Chunkster Challenge

I think this is my last one...really!  I haven't done a chunkster challenge in a while, and I have quite a few piled up around here, so here we go.  Becky at Becky's Book Reviews is hosting, and I'm putting all the rules here so I don't forget, because there's a whole system!

2019 Chunkster Challenge
Host: Becky's Book Reviews (sign up here)
Duration: December 2018 - December 2019
# of books: Ultimately up to you

The mission: see how many points you can earn reading chunksters in 2019. Can you earn 100 points and get that A+?

Each book will have a point value attached to it. Bonus points are possible so you can earn extra credit to help you get that perfect grade.

E-books do count if their print counterparts are over 450 pages.
Audio books, if unabridged, DO count if their print counterparts are over 450 pages. 
If a book is over 450 in large print, but NOT over 450 in regular print, then it doesn't count. 

Point System

Basics:

  • Middle Grade and Young Adult Novels over 450 pages -- 3 points
  • Middle Grade and Young Adult Novels over 700 pages -- 5 points
  • Adult Novels over 450 pages -- 5 points
  • Adult Novels over 825 pages -- 10 points
  • Nonfiction over 450 pages, any age audience -- 5 points
  • Anthologies (short stories, plays, essays, sermons, poetry) over 450 pages, any audience, 3 points*
  • Omnibus edition of an author's work over 450 pages, 3 points**
Bonuses:
  • If you complete an entire series and each of the books in the series qualifies as a chunkster, you earn an additional bonus point. 
  • If you read four or more (series OR non-series books) by the same author--each one qualifying as a chunkster--you earn an additional bonus point.
  • If you read a chunkster that has been translated into English, you earn an additional bonus point. 
  • If you read two or more new-to-you authors, you earn an additional bonus point.
  • For every chunkster classic you read that was published before 1800, you earn an extra two points.
  • For every chunkster classic you read that was published before 1900, you earn an extra one point. 
  • If you choose to make a list, you can give yourself an extra point every time you finish a book from the list. 

I don't think I can earn 100 points, but I can see how it goes.  Excelsior!

6 comments:

Jenny @ Reading the End said...

Oh my gosh these rules are so stringent! I'm going to be impressed if ANYone gets to 100 points, as I know that I never would. :p I love seeing all your bookish challenges for the new year!

Cleo @ Classical Carousel said...

Okay, now you're tempting ME! I kind of like this idea. It would be most interesting if you competed with yourself over a number of years. I doubt I'd get to 100 points either but it would be kind of fun to see how many your could get. Hmm ..... ?? I blame you ..... ;-)

Jean said...

I know I'm going to tie myself into knots trying to figure out the points! But I also need to pay some attention to the massive row of chunksters on my shelf, and the acrobatics might be fun. Join me, and together we shall rule the bloggersphere!

reese said...

Hmm! You made me curious about this one, too. I went back over my previous years and think I got about 60-80 points, so 100 would really be a challenge, but maybe doable? Going to think about this one!

Lory said...

Brave you are, my friend. One chunkster at a time is enough challenge for me. I hope I can get through the next half of Don Quixote this year.

curlygeek04 said...

I like the idea of a chunkster challenge, since I felt like I steered away from really long novels in 2018. I don't think I'd get close to 100 points though. Good luck and enjoy!