So, I am signing up to join two book challenges. Let's start with the LOST challenge, shall we?
The LOST Books Challenge is obviously inspired by the TV show, which I am still making my way through (I am still in Season 2). Throughout the show, many books are seen either being read by the characters, in the background of scenes, or talked about. Books are a large part of life on the island.
For me to win this challenge, I have to read 5 books seen on LOST. These are the five I have chosen:
- Animal Farm by George Orwell-FINISHED
- Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
- Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
- Lord of the Flies by William Golding- FINISHED
- Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut - FINISHED
- O Pioneers! by Willa Cather- FINISHED
- The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
The second challenge I am joining is the Chunkster Challenge.
A "Chunkster" is a a piece of ADULT LITERATURE over 450 pages. You can imagine that with a list full of classics there are quite a few "Chunksters" on the list.
There are three levels to this challenge:
- The Chubby Chunkster - this option is for the reader who has a couple of large tomes on their TBR list, but really doesn't want to commit to much more than that. 3 books is all you need to finish this challenge.
- Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big? - this option is for the slightly heavier reader who wants to commit to 4 Chunksters over the next twelve months.
- Mor-book-ly Obese - This is for the truly out of control chunkster. For this level of challenge you must commit to 6 or more chunksters OR three tomes of 750 pages or more. You know you want to.....go on and give in to your cravings.
In choosing my titles, I made sure to double check all of my books to make sure they hit the requirement. I have also added page numbers to the titles so you can verify (these page numbers are according to my editions of the books).
*EDIT* I have decided that since there are so many large volumes on my list, I am going to double the challenge to 12 Chunksters that will be taken from this list of possibilities*
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (547 pages)
- The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (608 pages): FINISHED
- Moby Dick by Herman Melville (506 pages)
- Tom Jones by Henry Fielding (982 pages)
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (489 pages): FINISHED
- An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser (859 pages)
- Emma by Jane Austen (453 pages)
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (838 pages)
- Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (463 pages )-This will double with the LOST Challenge
- The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (647 pages)
- Clarissa by Samuel Richardson (1536 pages)
- Native Son by Richard Wright (504 pages)
- Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (521 pages)
- Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell (661 pages)
- The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (635 pages)
- The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky (696 pages)
- David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (737 pages)
- Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood (468 pages): FINISHED
- The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky (796 pages): FINISHED
- The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (1462 pages): FINISHED
Slaughterhouse-Five is...interesting :D
Happy reading, <3Amelia
Thanks for joining the LOST Challenge - we're glad to have you! I have to put in a plug for THE TURN OF THE SCREW. It's short but really good. :)ReplyDelete
Also, since your plan is to read the classics, you may want to check out the 1% Well Read Challenge. You can read the details here: http://1morechapter.com/1percent/?p=9 It's the intro for last year's version of the challenge, but the same rules apply for this year and the challenge just started in Jan (it ends in Oct). I've found SO MANY wonderful books - mostly classics - through this challenge. It is my very favorite challenge to participate in (other than LOST of course!).