I’m proud of the participants in the Chunkster Reading Challenge 2021! I’ve had several send links for the books they’ve read in this challenge.
I thought it would be fun to write a post about world famous chunkster size books!
It is reported the largest handmade book in the world is in Hungary. It takes six people to turn the page! This was reported in 2020.
Link to read more about the huge book: World’s Largest Book.
Some of the longest novels:
The Stand, uncut edition, by Stephen King. This book has 1,152 pages.
It by Stephen King has 1,138 pages.
Under the Dome by Stephen King. It has 1,074 pages.
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. This book has 1,088 pages.
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. This book has 1,462 pages.
Venmurasu by Jeyamohan. This book has 22,400 pages.
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. This book has 1,456 pages.
If you type in the search space “big books” on YouTube, you will find several videos of people who are giving pointers on how to read a big book. Their helpful advice is for those readers intimidated by big books.
My favorites are these two:
Do you have a particular system when you read BIG books?
I place a small post-it note at every 100th page. My goal is to read to that point in one sitting, and then I work to read to the next point at the next sitting. My biggest problem is I read multiple books during the same period, and sometimes those books that are not being read for review (for a publisher or book tour company) gets pushed off to read later.
At this time, I am reading the following chunkster books:
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson. This book has 622 pages.
The Land Beyond The Sea by Sharon Kay Penman. This book has 688 pages.
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. This book has 608 pages.
The Last Boat Out of Shanghai by Helen Zia. This book has 496 pages.