This reading challenge is completely focused on reading all those bigger and intimidating books. I don’t know about you guys but I tend to put off reading some bigger books, especially as they look daunting on my shelf. Mass Market Paperbacks are so confronting with those big spines.
The Main Goal
The main goal of this reading challenge is to read 1 big book per month so 12 this year. But of course you can set your own goal.
Runs from January 1st to December 31st
Only books started in 2020 count. Sorry guys.
(E)Book has to be 500 or over pages in your copy.
Translated books that hit over 500 pages when the original isn’t, still count.
No rereads. Sorry, this is to knock out those books from your tbr.
Audiobooks count as long as the print copy is 500 pages or over.
Collections of stories or a bind-up counts as long as it is over 500 pages.
No Manga or Manga bind-ups. Sorry.
For those that enjoy bingo cards I created one. Of course this is completely optional! It isn’t nessecary to do it to join this yearly challenge. The bingo card has 8 prompts and one freebie. It does depend on the edition one has for if some of these books go over 500 pages or not. If you know of any big books that fit these prompts you are welcome to leave them in the comments.
Examples: The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle / A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin / A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin / Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke / Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
On Your Shelf for Longer Than a Year
You can change shelf to tbr if you are a primarly library user
Any big book sequel counts here
Examples: The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter / The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang / Jade City by Fonda Lee / Pachinko by Min Jin Lee / On the Come Up by Angie Thomas / Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
Examples: The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon / A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab / The Diviners series by Libba Bray / Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey / The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley
Examples: The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter / Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyami / The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty / On the Come Up by Angie Thomas / The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu
You can sign up your sign up post here. Blog posts, goodread shelves or twitter threads are all accepted.