Welcome to the Chunkster Reading Challenge - a challenge which satisfies those readers who like their books fat and chunky!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Chunkster Challenge Sticky Post

It’s the end of January and depending on where you live, it’s the perfect season to snuggle up with a chunkster. (Really any time is a good time to crack open a chunkster.) More than 100 people have signed up for the Chunkster Challenge so far!! Thank you.

Every month, you can find announcements about chunkster read-alongs, guest posts, and anything else chunkster-related that I can think of.

Happy reading!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

April Review Link-up

It's April! What chunksters are you planning on plowing through this month? Link up your April reads in Mr. Linky. If you decide not to review your chunkster, leave a short comment about your thoughts on it.

Monday, March 3, 2014

March Link-up

Can you believe that March is here already?! Time is going by so fast. 

How are you doing on the challenge so far? Is there a chunkster that you're dying for others to read? Is there one you're looking forward to reading.

Below is March's linky for reviews. Remember to link up to your review post and not the main page of your blog. For those of you who don't have a blog, be sure to leave a comment letting the rest of us know how you're doing.

Happy reading!!


Sunday, February 9, 2014

February Link-Up

Hey guys! We're two months into the new year! I know some of you have been diving into chunksters already, reading new books along with old reads.
On the Mr. Linky below, please leave links to your REVIEWS, not the main page of your blog. Just in case, you don't know the format:
Your name - (title of the book you read)
If you decide not to review a chunkster you read, leave your thoughts in the comments. We would love to know what did you think about a book.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

January 2014 Reviews Link-Up

Thanks to Wendy for this post. Just like the challenge rules have changed, so have the rules for linking your reviews. Please read everything before linking up your review or thoughts.

Here is where you can give us a link to your reviews of the books you read for the 2014 challenge...but please remember, the challenge starts JANUARY 1st - any books read prior to this date do not count!!
When you provide the link to your review, please use the following format:
YOUR NAME (Title of Book)
Please don't include your blog's name. Just your name and the title of the book you read. It's an easy way for participants to find reviews on the chunksters they're interested in.

Example: Wendy (Shantaram)

 When you provide your link on Mr. Linky, please link DIRECTLY to your review (not the main page of your blog). Links which only lead to the main blog will be deleted.

Finally, if you do not have a blog or decide not to review a book, please leave a comment telling me which book you read and your thoughts on it!

 Thanks...and have fun!!!!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Announcement: The Goldfinch Read-along

Thinking about reading one last chunkster before the end of the year?

Unsure as to which one it should be?

Well you're in luck!

I'm hosting a read-along of Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch with Athira from Reading on a Rainy Day. The read-along starts now and continues until the end of the year. This is a laid-back event. If you don't want to write a blog post, don't. Just join us in the discussion at the end of the year. Twitter hashtag: #goldfinch

Saturday, December 7, 2013


2014 Chunkster Challenge Sign-ups

Welcome to the 2014 Chunkster Challenge! I’m your host, Vasilly

Wondering what’s a chunkster? A chunkster is an adult or YA book, non-fiction or fiction, that’s 450 pages or more. 

Rules for this challenge:

  • Audio books and e-books are now allowed. You want to listen to a chunkster on audio? Be my guest. 
  • Essay, short story, and poetry collections are allowed but they have to be read in their entirety to count.
  • Books may crossover with other challenges.
  • Anyone can join.
  • You don’t have to list your book ahead of time.
  • Graphic novels don’t count. Sorry guys but reading a chunkster graphic novel isn’t the same as reading a non-graphic chunkster.

I’ve been thinking long and hard about the levels of participation that have always been a part of this challenge. This year we’re going to try something new: there won’t be any levels

Don’t get me wrong. This is still a reading challenge. Challenge yourself without being locked in to a certain number. If you didn’t read any chunksters in 2013 and want to change that in 2014, come up with a number and try to read that amount. 

I understand that chunksters can be a bit intimidating. My goal is to encourage as many people as possible to give chunksters a try. We all love short books because we can get through them in a sitting or a few days. It’s different with chunksters. With chunksters, you have to slow down and take your time. The Chunkster Challenge is all about having fun and reading good books. 

All I ask is that participants either write a post or leave a comment in the comments section letting the world know your goal. Mr. Linky is acting up so if you write a post, leave a link in the comment section.

 I’ll be right here to cheer you on. Happy reading.

2013 Wrap-Ups

It’s December which means this year’s Chunkster Challenge is coming to an end. If you wrote a wrap-up post or plan to, please use Mr. Linky below to link up to your post. If you don’t have a blog, leave a comment in the comments section telling us how you did with this challenge. We would all love to know what your favorite chunkster was this year. Was there a chunkster you didn’t enjoy? Let us know that too. 

Monday, December 2, 2013


Last year when Wendy and I thought of the Chunky Book Club, we were so excited to find a way to interact more with Chunkster participants. Unfortunately, that hasn’t worked out as planned. So we’ve decided to abandon the book club. Thank you to everyone who has participated over the past year or so.

In a few days, I’m going to put up the sign-up posts for the 2014 Chunkster Challenge. Remember to look out for that.

Wendy has been the host of this challenge for years now. As of last week, I've taken over the reins as Chunkster host. Thank you, Wendy for all your hard work and dedication on this challenge.