2019 Chunkster Challenge

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!

  1.  Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky -- 7 points
  2.  Born to be Posthumous,  -- 5 points
  3.  Black Earth, by Timothy Snyder -- 5 points
Total so far: 17 points

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