Reading Challenge 2021

2020 was supposed to be the year of the chonk, but 2020 had different plans. While I did read a record number of books (100+?!), it wasn’t really a chonky year. So I want to take on the challenge again. I don’t mind the slimmer books I read last year. Heck, it was a year for light and fluffy. But I really want to commit to the big chonkers again. They don’t get enough love in this house and that’s all my fault. Here’s to 2021, the second chonker year, and finger crossed I can actually read more chonkers this time.

I’ll be using the same system as last year for keeping score:

400 – 599 pages is one point

600 – 799 pages is two points

800 > pages is three points

Books with less than four hundred pages are good for half a point. It’s still reading progress, so it feels right to reward yourself a little. I considered lowering the page count by a hundred for all of the classifications but eventually decided against it. It feels a bit like cheating, making it easier for me to reach my goal, while my eventual goal is to focus on the bigger books in my library. Not the thinner ones.

I’ve realised my goal of 50 chonker points is a stretch, so I’m going to set my goal at 30 points. My overall reading goal is 45 for the whole year. That gives me space to read a few thinner books among the chonkers.

One other thing I want to focus on is my physical TBR. I have a lot of books I haven’t read and bought even more last year. A few non-chonker books are the complete Selection series by Kiera Cass and the Wilde Investigations by Laura Laakso. I bought these two series last year and haven’t started them. Other commitments kept me from reading them, but I so want to read them. Soon, I’ll get to you.

What are your favourite chonkers? Which new releases are you looking forward to?

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