Chunk Challenge

Chunk Challenge

This is a challenge that will appeal to people who love reading those books that could really be used as doorstops or breeze-blocks. You know the ones – they’re the books that squat heftily on your shelf, daring you to try and lift their weight (risking a hernia) and tackle their many pages.

There are those who feel intimidated by such tomes, but here is a place where the fearless gather and surround themselves with a mountain of massive books and become completely engrossed in the epic tales…

My own interpretation of a hefty tome would be something in the region of 500 pages or more (as my average appears to be somewhere around 350 pages), and I have pledged to tackle a chunk a month – that doesn’t seem too scary a thing to attempt.

2007

  1. The Boleyn Inheritance – Philippa Gregory (518 pages) – 8/10
  2. Black Dog – Stephen Booth (528 pages) – 8/10
  3. The Interpretation of Murder – Jed Rubenfeld (529 pages) – 7/10
  4. Deception – Randy Alcorn (496 pages)* – 8/10
  5. The Tea Rose – Jennifer Donnelly (782 pages) – 9/10
  6. The Rosary Girls – Richard Montanari (533 pages) – 8/10
  7. Wideacre – Philippa Gregory (622 pages) – 8/10
  8. The Robber Bride – Margaret Atwood (564 pages) – 7/10
  9. Dracula – Bram Stoker (520 pages) – 7/10
  10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J K Rowling (607 pages) – 7/10
  11. The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco (502 pages) – 7/10
  12. The Stand – Stephen King (1007 pages) – 10/10
  13. Carter Beats the Devil – Glen David Gold (563 pages) – 8/10
  14. A Spot of Bother – Mark Haddon (503 pages) – 7/10
  15. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins (502 pages) – 7/10

* Although this is just shy of 500 pages, I’m including it here as it’s a large hardback copy at 496 pages and I figure it’d be more in a regular-sized paperback.

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