2011 Stephen King Challenge

I know, I know, I already have a Stephen King challenge, but that one is perpetual, and I’m hoping I’ll maybe get enough SK read with this that I can (finally) start on the Dark Tower series. (Yes, I haven’t read it yet. I’m saving it for last.)

Details of the challenge (hosted by Book Chick City):

  • Timeline: 01 Jan 2011 – 31 Dec 2011
  • Rules – There are two levels: Read either SIX (6) or TWELVE (12) Stephen King novels in 2011 (6 is the minimum but you can read more than 12 if you wish!)
  • You don’t have to select your books ahead of time, you can just add them as you go. Also if you do list them upfront you can change them, nothing is set in stone! The books you choose can crossover into other challenges you have on the go.
  • You can join anytime between now and the later part of next year.
  • At the beginning of Jan 2011, I will add a link so you can add your reviews.
  • You don’t have to have a blog to join in – for those without a blog just FILL IN THIS FORM and I will add you to the list – just join the discussion in the comments section to let us know when you’ve read a book and what you thought of it! šŸ™‚

I know I’m crazy. I’m going to do 12 books.

  • The Shining
  • ‘Salem’s Lot
  • Christine
  • It
  • The Tommyknockers
  • The Regulators
  • Four Past Midnight
  • Hearts in Atlantis
  • The Stand
  • Firestarter
  • The Running Man
  • Full Dark, No Stars [review]

All twelve of those books I currently own. Actually, they’re the only SK books I own that I haven’t read, and I bought four of them within the last few weeks (not necessarily for this challenge, but because when I go to the bookstore, I can’t resist picking up at least one SK book, sometimes two). I’m very excited about reading Full Dark, and am completely dreading reading IT, because the TV mini-series gave me nightmares. Also, it’s probably the most daunting of the books on that list. Even The Stand doesn’t look nearly as scary to read as IT, and The Stand is, if I’m not mistaken, the longest novel he’s written (so far), although Under the Dome came pretty close.

If you want to see a total list of SK’s work, plus what I own vs. what I’ve already read, see the perpetual challenge page, here.


3 thoughts on “2011 Stephen King Challenge

  1. *lynne* says:

    Hi! I just signed up for the 2011 Stephen King Challenge too (I’m #68!), and am dropping by to visit other participants. Funnily enough, my focus will be rereading the Dark Tower series. I hope you finally make your way there, it’s epic! šŸ˜€ Looking forward to your choice of reads, and reviews!

    • Jen says:

      Thanks for stopping by! I’m hoping to get to the DT series soon, but it doesn’t look that way. Maybe once I’ve finished this challenge. I really wanted to wait, but the DT series is tied into so many of the stand-alone novels that I might as well read DT, right? (Truth is, I’m just impatient. I want to read them NOW NOW NOW!)

  2. Welcome to The 2011 Stephen King Challenge! Thanks for signing up. I hope you enjoy the challenge and reach your reading goals. Happy New Year! šŸ™‚

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