Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Mammoth Book Challenge

Darlene's Book Nook is hosting another Reading Challenge. 

Here are the details:
1. This challenge will run from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.
2. You can join the challenge at any time. All books read in 2012 count for the challenge, regardless of when you sign up.
3. This challenge can cross-over to your other reading challenges.
4. You do not need a blog to participate! If you are not a blogger, you can post your reviews at Goodreads, Shelfari, or LibraryThing and link them up here.
5. All formats of books are acceptable: Bound copies, e-books, and audiobooks as long as they meet the guidelines of Point #6 below!
6. IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT E-BOOKS AND AUDIOBOOKS: If you are using an e-book or audiobook for the challenge, the bound format equivalent must be a minimum of 450 pages. Only unabridged audiobooks will count!
7. Both adult and children’s literature are allowed: As long as it meets the minimum page count of 450 pages.
8. About LARGE-PRINT BOOKS: Same rules apply as noted in Point #6. As long as the regular-bound format equivalent is a minimum of 450 pages, this format will count.
9. No anthologies, short story collections, or poetry: Just novels.
10. There are four levels for the challenge:
a. Level 1: Read 2 mammoth-sized books.
b. Level 2: Read 4 mammoth-sized books.
c. Level 3: Read 6 mammoth-sized books.
d. Level 4: Read 8 or more mammoth-sized books.
11. When you write your sign-up post, you must choose your level. You can go up, but you cannot go down!
12. There will be link-ups for your reviews on a quarterly basis, which will be posted on THIS page.
13. There will be a link for your wrap-up post at the end of the year.
14. Create a sign-up post and link back to this post. Sign up with Mister Linky below! Be sure to use the direct url to your sign-up post and not the url to your blog.
15. Grab the challenge button and post it in your sidebar.
  Click Here to register

I'm daring to go with Level 4. I will update as I read these books and attach reviews as they are completed.

1. 11/22/63 by Stephen King 
2. Under the Dome by Stephen King
3. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
4. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
5. The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel
6. Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James
7. Fifty Shades Darker by E L James
8. The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon
9. The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
10. The Stand by Stephen King
11. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
12. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
13. Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
14. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
15. Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James
16. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
17. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
18. The Given Day by Dennis Lehane
19. The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
20. IT by Stephen King

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to the Mammoth Book Challenge, Kristen, and thanks for joining! Wow, you are almost completed Level 4! I'm going to have to make it more challenging for you next year :)

    Hope you are having fun!