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Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments MARATHON CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1 - January 31, 2017


This was such a hit last year, that we are thought we would kick off the year again running! How often is our New Year's Resolution to read more books? How many of us set goals higher that we did last year? How many of us want to read that super long classic that has been sitting on our book shelf, or spend a winter day curled up on the couch with a pile of graphic novels? Let's start this 2017 with a marathon of reading!

With long holiday breaks coming, pick a pile of books you feel you could snuggle up with. A nice long over 500 page book, a group of books under 100 pages, that book that has been on your TBR waiting to read for way too long, or anything else you choose for yourself.

This is not a sprint, but a way to spend January in the pages! Pick the number of pages or books you would like to read in January and post them below. The goal is to get the New Year started fast! Who would have thought that by hurrying up and sitting with a book, that you could do a marathon?

Blagica will be leading this challenge. Thank you Blagica!


message 2: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (last edited Jan 31, 2017 08:20PM) (new)

Blagica  | 11883 comments MARATHON CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1 - January 31, 2017


Participants for Number of Books
Abir | 0/4
Agnieszka| 27/30
Alex| 3/6
Alya| 0/4
Amanda(188) | 1/4
Andrea| 7/5
Alisia| 0/15
Arushi| 0/5
Betty| 0/4
Blagica| 12/20
Breadcrumb| 0/6
Casandra| 2/3
Charity| 6/8
Cindee| 9/12
Cindy | 0/4
Claire| 0/8
Cynthia| 2/5
Daph| 0/7
Emma| 1/9
Erika | 0/10
Felicia| 0/3
Flora| 2/5
Gail| 0/3
Gwen S. | 5/9
Ilea | 0/12
Jeana| 10/15
Jennifer(343) | 0/3
Jessica H | 0/10
Jodi| 0/8
Jordyn| 0/5
Juliefellioncomcast.net | 0/5
Kadijah Michelle | 0/6
Karin| 2/4
Katie/Doing Dewey| 0/10
Kathi| 0/4
Kalpesh | 0/5
Karoline| 0/4
Kinza | 6/10
Kristin| 7/6
Latifa| 0/3
Lauri| 0/10
Lois| 1/5
Luisa| 0/7
Maddison| 2/10
Mandy| 0/5
Marelis| 4/5
Maureen| 0/10
Megan| 0/7
Mich | 0/4
Monica| 0/5
Nicole| 0/5
Oneika| 0/3
Pam| 2/4
Rachel| 0/3
Rebecca Burke| 3/12
Reshov | 0/20
Samantha| 0/10
Sharon | 0/9
Sheryl| 1/5
Stacey| 0/6
Supriya| 0/3
Tea | 0/5
Tea(166) | 0/10
Teena | 0/4
Tori-Ilana| 3/4
Trisha | 3/12
Tura| 0/20
Vernice| 0/5
Voracious_reader | 0/13




Participants for Number of Pages
Adriana|2,791/4,000
Agnieszka| 5,655/7,000
Blagica | 5,195/5,000
Claire| 349/750
Flora | 702/2,000
Gem | 0/4,000
Gwen S. | 784/2,100
Jeana| 1,944/2,000
Karin| 622/1,200
Kristina | 2,097/2,500
Lindsey| 706/1,000
Lynette|0/650
Marelis| 593/1,057
Melissa| 0/1,500
Maureen| 0/5,000
Niecie| 0/4,000
Nikinnia| 0/4,000
Supriya| 0/1,500
Tea(166) | 0/3,100
Tammy | 0/1,700
Trisha | 1,099/3,000
Vernice| 0/2,000

Participants Who Finished
Sharon | 6,000/6,000 way to go
HyunAe | 9/4 Congrats
Amber| 4/4 Congrats
Claire| 14/10 way to go
Pamela| 4/4 nice going
cobean. | 4/4 good job
Diana | 2,001/1,500 nicely done
Heather| 8/8 way to go
Maxine | 5,095/5,000 awesome
Greg|4,909/3,200 pages 10/8 books Mission completed
Ece| 7/5 way to go
Sherry| 3/3 congrats
Erin | 4/4 way to go happy reading in 2017
Kate | 5/5 ~ 2,565/1,500 WAY to GO
JenniferR| 10/10 way to go
Margie | 10/10 NICE
Andrea| 3.205/2,500 way to go
Tanise| 3/3 awesome
Meaghan| 10/10 nice
Becky| 3/3 way to go
Anna | 4,890,/3,000 awesome job
Taylor R| 1,064/1,000 great work
Janine | 3,436/3,100 way to go
Mie | 2,647/2,600 congratulations
Jennifer| 5/5 nice job
Carol| 3/3 nice going
Rachael | 9/8 way to go
Brianna | 14/9|5,603/3,600 Nice
Emily | 3,039/2,000 Nice
Mary Pat| 6/5 way to go!
Kristin| 7/6 nice job
Richard| 80/80 Wow nicely done
Stephanie (R-A) | 11/10 congrats
Lindsay | 9/9 way to go!
Kelly | 10/8 good going
Siegwalt| 8/3 good going
Rebecca Burke| 6/6 3238 pages Nice
Gretchen| 8/4 congrats
Valerie| 5/5 way to go
Bernie| 4/4 nice job
Vanessa| 10/10 good work ~5,785/3,500
Lynette| 4,257/1,730~ 15/3 way to go
Debra | 16/10 ~3368/2,609 way to go
Amanda(message 120) | 19/18 NICE
Christy | 2,505/2,500 way to go
Ashly | 1,026/1,307 ~7/6 nicely done
Piyush| 7/7 way to go
Amber| 8/4 NICE!
Ami | 30/30 nicely done!
Nurai| 5/5 way to go
Lisa| 1,257/1,000 nicely done
Amanda| 8/6 ~2,448/2,000 congrats
Cindee| 9/9 way to go
Jessica | 24/20 congrats


message 3: by Kate (new)

Kate I'm in!


message 4: by Jessica (last edited Feb 03, 2017 03:14PM) (new)

Jessica R. | 508 comments Please put me down for 20 books :)

I'm counting books that I read to my daughter in my total book count this year. For this challenge, I will only be counting "grown up" books.

January Challenge: Marathon Challenge 2017

(Only counting "grown-up" books, and not bedtime stories to my daughter)

1. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
2. Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
3. How to Win at Feminism The Definitive Guide to Having It All—And Then Some! by Reductress
4. Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
5. The Emperor of All Maladies A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
6. Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1 No Normal by G. Willow Wilson
7. The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
8. My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
9. I Do It with the Lights On And 10 More Discoveries on the Road to a Blissfully Shame-Free Life by Whitney Way Thore
10. Hidden Figures The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
11. Apocrypha Now by Mark Russell
12. Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw
13. Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
14. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
15. Those Girls by Chevy Stevens
16. Misquoting Jesus The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why by Bart D. Ehrman
17. The Boleyn Inheritance (The Tudor Court, #3) by Philippa Gregory
18. Stay A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against It by Jennifer Michael Hecht
19. An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
20. Ashley Bell by Dean Koontz

20/20 - COMPLETED!


message 5: by Brianna (last edited Jan 31, 2017 02:05PM) (new)

Brianna (bebecburt) | 375 comments I would like to sign up for both pages and books (if possible)!

14 | 09 books
5,603 | 3,600 pages

Dare You To (Pushing the Limits, #2) by Katie McGarry Twinmaker (Twinmaker, #1) by Sean Williams Falling into Place by Amy Zhang The Green Glass Sea (Green Glass #1) by Ellen Klages The Force Awakens (Star Wars) by Alan Dean Foster American Gods (American Gods, #1) by Neil Gaiman The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Bad Blood (The Naturals, #4) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) by J.K. Rowling Outlander (Outlander #1) by Diana Gabaldon By Your Side by Kasie West One Week Girlfriend (One Week Girlfriend, #1) by Monica Murphy Wait for You (Wait for You, #1) by J. Lynn Be with Me (Wait for You, #2) by J. Lynn


message 6: by Mie (last edited Jan 20, 2017 02:41PM) (new)

Mie | 1812 comments Please sign me up for 1600 pages :)
Changing my goal to 2600 pages...

Todays total: 2647 - COMPLETE ✔️

I hope to finish (the Danish edition of) these:
Dracula - 396 pages
Calendar Girl: Volume Two - 456 pages
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - 200 pages
Watership Down - 396 pages
Nattens kys - 195 Pages
Persuasion - 234 pages
Calendar Girl: Volume Three - 435 pages
Blitz - 335 pages


message 7: by Erin (last edited Jan 26, 2017 08:33AM) (new)

Erin (ezridar03) | 321 comments I will sign up for 4 books, one per week. I am really hoping to get into a one book per week habit this year. I hope this will get me off to a good start.

✔ 1. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
✔ 2. The Underground Railroad
✔ 3. Patron Saint of Liars
✔ 4. Rocket Boys

4/4 - Complete


message 8: by Kristina (last edited Jan 23, 2017 07:31PM) (new)

Kristina | 342 comments I'm in for 2,500 pages in January.

2,097/2,500

1) Agnes - 147 pages - Finished 1/2/2017
2) The Sparrow - 202 pages (45% in 2017) - Finished 1/4/2017
3) Behold the Dreamers - 380 pages Finished 1/8/2017
4) Nine Stories - 302 - 56 (from 2016) = 246 pages Finished 1/12/2017
5) If on a Winter's Night a Traveler - 278 pages Finished 1/16/2017
6) The Sun Is Also a Star - 348 pages Finished 1/19/2017
7) The Grownup - 64 pages Finished 1/21/2017
8) A.D. 30 - 432 pages Finished 1/21/2017
9) Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk - 284 pages
10) American Gods - 565 pages


message 9: by Maxine (last edited Jan 29, 2017 10:54PM) (new)

Maxine Robinson I have yet to complete this challenge. Third time is the charm.

5772/5000

345+270+495+699+252+238+537+223+671+325+377+330+329+376+301

Complete


message 10: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11883 comments all added good luck everyone!


message 11: by Anna (last edited Jan 28, 2017 12:44AM) (new)

Anna Glebova (annaglebova) | 1165 comments I'm in for 3,000 pages.

***COMPLETE***

1. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco - 672 pages
2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling - 251 pages
3. American Gods by Neil Gaiman - 722 pages
4. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach - 112 pages
5. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski - 750 pages
6. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas - 786 pages
7. The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens - 944 pages
8. Sex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction - 128 pages
9. Pulp by Charles Bukowski - 208 pages
10. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling - 317 pages

4,890/3,000


message 12: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11883 comments welcome Anna!


message 13: by Janine (new)

Janine | 1010 comments I've not participated in any of the marathon/page turning challenges before, so about time I gave it a go!

May sound a bit specific, but I'd like to aim for 100 pages a day, so 3,100 pages.


message 14: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11883 comments I like that idea! welcome to the challenge.


message 15: by Ashly (last edited Jan 30, 2017 11:07PM) (new)

Ashly (ashlyh) | 159 comments I'm in, 6 books and 1,307 pages.

7/6
1,588/1,307


1. Proxy - 50pgs (1/2/17)
2. Strong Signal - 229pgs (1/5/17)
3. The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks - 208 (1/10/17)
4. A List of Cages - 310pgs (1/21/17)
5. The Other Boy - 229pgs (1/23/17)
6. Under Rose-Tainted Skies - 326pgs (1/29/17)
7. Into the Blue - 236pgs (1/31/17)


message 16: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11883 comments good luck Ashly all added


message 18: by Diana (new)

Diana Hudac (ladyanaid) | 196 comments I'm in with 1,500 pages. :)


message 19: by Rachael, Challenges (last edited Jan 28, 2017 05:36AM) (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 2855 comments I'm going to read 6 books at least 8 books for this challenge.

COMPLETED: 9/8
1. Magic Kingdom For Sale/Sold read 6 January, ***
2. The Whistler read 10 January, ****
3. Partners: A Rogue Lawyer Short Story read 10 January, ****
4. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay read 11 January, ***** with review
5. The Testing read 14 January, ***** with review
6. Paper and Fire read 18 January, ****
7. Inside the Magic: The Making of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them read 21 January, ****
8. Ransom My Heart read 22 January, *****
9. Chocolat read 28 January, *** with review


message 20: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11883 comments welcome to you both I will add everyone now


message 21: by Barbara (last edited Dec 25, 2016 10:34AM) (new)

Barbara (lv2scpbk) | 19 comments Kadijah Michelle wrote: "MARATHON CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1 - January 31, 2017

This was such a hit last year, that we are thought we would kick off the year again running! How often is our New Year's Resolution to rea..."


I want in on the monthly challenges. I'm still trying to figure out how this works. But, I've been looking and love the challenges. Do I need to pick a number of books for each month or for the year?

P.S. I want to sign up for the monthly challenges for the year.


message 22: by Gem (last edited Feb 01, 2017 07:28PM) (new)

Gem  | 184 comments I'm in for 10 and 4,000 pages.

I fell short on this one 5 books and 1,906 pages.

✔ 01. 144 in The Happy Prince and Other TalesThe Happy Prince and Other Fairy Tales
✔ 02. 404 in VictoriaVictoria
✔ 03. 520 in Little WomenLittle Women
✔ 04. 417 in The Underground RailroadThe Underground Railroad
✔ 05. 07. 421 in Defending JacobDefending Jacob


message 23: by Bernie (new)

Bernie | 126 comments I'm in for 4 books please


message 24: by Kalpesh (new)

Kalpesh Rajdeo (th4dd3u5) I'm in for 5 books.


message 25: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11883 comments Welcome Gem Bernie Kalpesh


message 26: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11883 comments Barb wrote: "Kadijah Michelle wrote: "MARATHON CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1 - January 31, 2017

This was such a hit last year, that we are thought we would kick off the year again running! How often is our New..."


Barb the monthly challenges are posted here

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/group...

yearly
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/group...

quarterly

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/group...


just let the challenge leader know you want to join and for how many books


message 27: by Amanda (last edited Jan 31, 2017 02:34PM) (new)

Amanda R (fairyteapot) | 1327 comments Marathon Challenge
Duration: January 1 - January 31, 2017


1. Family Happiness by Leo Tolstoy Completed 6/01/17 Rating 3 stars 76 pages
2. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Completed 9/01/17 Rating 4 stars 352 pages
3. A Very Long Engagement by Sébastien Japrisot Completed 14/01/17 Rating 4 stars 327 pages
4. A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen Completed 21/01/17 Rating 3 stars 81 pages
5. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon Completed 27/01/17 Rating 3 stars 863 pages
6. The Lost Art of Gratitude by Alexander McCall Smith Completed 28/01/17 Rating 4 stars 249 pages
7. Unsolved Mysteries of Amsterdam by Martijn J. Adelmund Completed 28/01/17 Rating 2 stars 157 pages
8. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 by Jack Thorne, John Tiffany J.K. Rowling Completed 31/01/17 Rating 3 stars 343 pages

8/6
2,448/2,000

Challenge completed


message 28: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11883 comments welcome Amanda!

everyone please let me know if I have made a mistake.


message 29: by Abir (new)

Abir Amami | 1 comments Please sign me up for 4 books


message 30: by Erika (new)

Erika (erikarae) | 708 comments I will sign up for 10 books, please :)


message 31: by Cindy (new)

Cindy Kolle Put me down for 4 books for Janrary please


message 32: by Pietra (new)

Pietra (piihpeach) I'd like to sign up for 4 books. Cheers *v*


message 33: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11883 comments welcome to you all!


message 34: by Trisha (last edited Jan 17, 2017 11:35AM) (new)

Trisha I'm going to try for 12 books and 3,000 pgs

January Marathon challenge:

12 books/3,000 pgs
1. Big Little Lies 486 pgs
2.What Alice Forgot
3. The Hypnotist's Love Story
4. The Borgia Bride
5. Blood & Beauty: The Borgias
6. Unicorn's Blood
7. The Butterfly Sister
8. Mrs. Poe
9. Deep Blue
10. Darkhouse
11. Whispers of the Bayou 310 pgs
12. The Darwin Conspiracy 303 pgs

Finished : 1,099 pgs/3,000 pgs


message 35: by Kelly (last edited Jan 31, 2017 12:28PM) (new)

Kelly (kellysrambles) | 1000 comments Sign me up for 8 books please! :)

MARATHON CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1st - January 31st, 2017

I'd like to read 8 books in January!

1. A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard ✔
2. The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr ✔
3. Burned and Broken by Mark Hardie ✔
4. The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace ✔
5. Wing Jones by Katherine Webber ✔
6. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake ✔
7. 1984 by George Orwell ✔
8. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton ✔
9. Dancing into Battle by Julian Fellowes ✔
10. Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton ✔

Completed: 10/8 - challenge complete!


message 36: by Margie (last edited Jan 27, 2017 06:43PM) (new)


message 37: by Lois (last edited Jan 10, 2017 06:04PM) (new)

Lois Lane I'm in for 5 books.
1. The Princess Diarist (I got this for Christmas, and now I can't look at the cover without tearing up.)
2. An Ember in the Ashes
3. Three Dark Crowns
4. Listening in: Radio and the American Imagination
5. Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power


message 38: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11883 comments welcome everyone who joined!Few more days and we can start all over again.


message 39: by Debra (last edited Jan 30, 2017 12:23PM) (new)

Debra Barstad | 359 comments Sign me up for 10 books and 2417 pages
1. The Secret Garden & A Little Princess (331 pages
2. Behind Closed Doors (304 pages)
3.A Shiver at Twilight (108 Pages)
4. The Fault in Our Stars(313 pages)
5. One Crazy Summer(133 pages)
6. Rosalind(182 pages)
7. Land(200 pages)
8.Minutes Before Sunset (278 pages)
9. The House On Sunflower Road(270 pages)
10.Perfect(298 pages)


message 40: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11883 comments welcome Debra!


message 41: by Emily (last edited Jan 22, 2017 01:26PM) (new)

Emily (emilyesears) | 511 comments I'm in for 2000 pages, my usual Marathon Challenge goal! : p

Completed with 3,039 pages.

1. Tender Is the Night completed 1/4 - 344 pages
2. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald completed 1/8 - 384 pages
3. The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe completed 1/11 - 300 pages
4. Kristy's Great Idea (Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels #1) completed 1/12 - 186 pages
5. The Truth About Stacey (Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels #2) completed 1/13 - 141 pages
6. I Could Pee on This And Other Poems by Cats completed 1/13 - 112 pages
7. Mary Anne Saves the Day (Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels #3) completed 1/14 - 154 pages
8. Claudia and Mean Janine (Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels #4) completed 1/14 - 162 pages
9. The Splendid Outcast: Beryl Markham's African Stories completed 1/16 - 139 pages
10. A Wrinkle in Time completed 1/16 - 260 pages
11. When You Reach Me completed 1/18 - 199 pages
12. The Silver Chair completed 1/21 - 217 pages
13. Moriarty completed 1/22 - 441 pages


message 42: by Chele (last edited Dec 26, 2016 02:53PM) (new)

Chele | 20 comments I'm in for 12! I'm using this as an opportunity to finish all the books I started in 2016 along with counting the group reads I'm enrolled in.


message 44: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11883 comments All added!


message 46: by Supriya (new)

Supriya Gokarn (supriyagokarn) | 22 comments Hi! I'd like to sign up for 3 books and 1,500 pages please. Thanks!


message 47: by Kinza (last edited Jan 05, 2017 09:46PM) (new)

Kinza (kinzaa) | 60 comments I'm in for 10 books.
1. Into the Still Blue
2. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2
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message 48: by Wolf (Alpha) (new)

Wolf (Alpha) | 241 comments I'm in for 20 books.


message 49: by Charity (last edited Jan 31, 2017 06:12PM) (new)

Charity (faeryrebel78) | 1465 comments Sign me up for 8 books.

6/8

1. When We Collided by Emery Lord 1/6/17
2. This Raging Light by Estelle Laure 1/9/17
3. Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch 1/15/17
4. Loud in the House of Myself: Memoir of a Strange Girl by Stacy Pershall 1/18/17
5. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty 1/22/17
6. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven 1/30/17
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message 50: by Kristin (last edited Jan 30, 2017 09:33AM) (new)

Kristin MB | 2735 comments I have a lot of shorter books (mostly comics/graphic novels), one long audiobook, and one long print book to read. I'm going to go with 6 books for this challenge which will set me up well for the rest of the year!

1. Hot Dog Taste Test by Lisa Hanawalt - COMPLETED 01/04/17
2. Rolling Blackouts by Sara Glidden - COMPLETED 01/06/17
3. Women, Food, and God by Geneen Roth - COMPLETED 01/09/17
4. Girl Trouble by Kerry Cohen - COMPLETED 01/17/17
5. The Walking Dead, Book 5 by Robert Kirkman - COMPLETED 01/23/17
6. The Walking Dead, Book 6 by Robert Kirkman - COMPLETED 01/24/17
7. ODY-C, Vol. 1 by Matt Fraction & Christian Ward, - COMPLETED 01/27/17
8. ODY-C, Vol. 2 by Matt Fraction & Christian Ward - COMPLETED 01/29/17
9. American Gods by Neil Gaimon - COMPLETED 01/30/17


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