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message 1: by Blagica (new)

Blagica  | 12050 comments MARATHON CHALLENGE

Duration: June 1 - June 30, 2018



On your marks, get set, READ! It’s time again to lace up your sneakers and speed into summer. Take the month to read as many books as you can while enjoying some sun. Pick a nice over-500-page book, a stack of books under 100 pages, or those books that have been on your TBR list for way too long. Anything you choose is fair game!

This is not a sprint, but a way to spend June in the pages! Pick the number of pages or books you would like to read in June and post them below. The goal is to make another dent in your TBR. Who would have thought that by hurrying up and sitting with a book that you could do a marathon? Let’s see how many books we can read and pages we can turn. 

I’ll be cheering you along as always! 


message 2: by Blagica (last edited Jul 04, 2018 06:40PM) (new)

Blagica  | 12050 comments MARATHON CHALLENGE
Duration: June 1 to June 30th 2018



Participants

Books Read:


Kristin (m6) | 3/10

 Nancy from NJ (m7) | 0/5

Katie (m13) | 1/3

Amanda (m14) | 6/7

Jennifer(m18) | 3/5

Fatma(m19) | 4/10

Debra (m20) | 7/10

Brittany(m21) | 7/10

Richard(m22) | 85/150

Meghan(m26) | 0/11

Ashleigh (m28) | 3/5

Kate(m29) | 1/6

Wayne(m31) | 23/25

Blagica (m40) | 4/20

Julianne(m44) | 0/20

Brittany (m46) | 5/7

matilde(m47) | 0/4

Veronica(m48) | 0/4

Hafsa (m49) | 0/10


Anchita (m53) | 3/4

Stacha (m54) | 0/6

Stephanie (m63) | 0/4

Jhuma (m65) | 3/4

Amanda (m67) | 3/8

Marina(m77) | 3/5

Elizabeth(m78) | 4/7

Rebecca(m79) | 2/5

Jennifer(m81) | 6/7

Tammie(m86) | 1/4

Saige(m112) | 5/9

Savannah(m135) | 2/7



Pages Read in June

Kristina (m3)| 1,458/2,400

Katie (m13) | 410/1,000

Amanda (m14) | 1,487/2,000

Jennifer(m18) | 1,029/1,000nice

Wayne(m31) | 5511/6,000

Nina(m45) | 1247/2600

Brittany (m46) | 2,189/2,600

Janine (m51) | 1758/3,000

Jhuma (m65) | 986/1,100

Emma(m95) | 0/5,000

Fatima (m97) | 103/1,000

Saige(m112) | 1562/2,000

Nikki(m113) | 1254/2,500




Finish Line

Anna (m5) |6/6 |2,222/2,000

Rachael(m15) | 1/1| 1,796/1,500

Cat(m83) | 3/3

SarahKat (m25) | 8/6

Lindsay (m3) |6/6

Ilona (m17) | 4/4

Megan BG(m30) | 10/10

Nina(m45) | 5/5

Steph(m52) | 8/8

Cindy III (m62) | 9/9

Nekesa (m80) | 9/8

Rachelnyc (m64) | 5/5 /| 2416/2,000

Angela(m111) | 10/8 /| 3208/2,500

Greg(m85) | 3312/3,000 | 8/7

Elina(m84) | 2573/2,000


message 3: by Lindsay (last edited Jul 01, 2018 05:00PM) (new)

Lindsay | 1327 comments I will aim for 6. Leaving one job and starting a new one this month so I'm not sure how much time I will have.

1) 1984
2) Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
3) Me Talk Pretty One Day
4) Revolution 2020: Love, Corruption, Ambition
5) Legendary
6) The Marvelous Land of Oz

6/6


message 4: by Kristina (last edited May 26, 2018 03:52PM) (new)

Kristina | 344 comments I will try for 2,400 pages.


message 5: by [deleted user] (last edited Jun 28, 2018 05:47AM) (new)

I'll try and read at least 6 books with a total of 2,000 pages.

***COMPLETE***

1. Galápagos by Kurt Vonnegut 02.06.2018 ★★★★★
2. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen 04.06.2018 ★★★☆☆
3. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan 10.06.2018 ★★☆☆☆
4. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë 12.06.2018 ★★★★☆
5. Frankenstein; Or, the Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley 19.06.2018 ★★★☆☆
6. The Trial by Franz Kafka 21.06.2018 ★★★★☆
7. Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse 28.06.2018 ★★★★★

Books: 7/6
Pages: 2,222/2,000


message 6: by Nancy from NJ (new)

Katz Nancy from NJ (nancyk18) I will try for five books.


message 7: by Blagica (new)

Blagica  | 12050 comments Lindsay wrote: "I will aim for 6."

welcome!


message 8: by Blagica (new)

Blagica  | 12050 comments Kristina wrote: "I will try for 2,400 pages."

Welcome good luck!


message 9: by Blagica (new)

Blagica  | 12050 comments Anna wrote: "I'll try and read at least 6 books with a total of 2,000 pages.

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Books: 0/6
Pages: 0/2,000"


Best of luck!


message 10: by Blagica (new)

Blagica  | 12050 comments Kristin wrote: "I will try for 10 books.

0/10 Complete

I have several buddy reads and other books to complete:

1. Alias Grace
2. The Song of Achilles
3. Circe
4. [bo..."


I always love your lists


message 11: by Blagica (new)

Blagica  | 12050 comments Nancy from NJ wrote: "I will try for five books."

good luck!


message 12: by Katie (last edited Jun 21, 2018 12:22PM) (new)

Katie | 43 comments Goal: Three books; totaling at least 1,000 pages.

1/3 books read
123/1,000 pages read

1.)A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
2.)
3.)


A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle


message 13: by Amanda (last edited Jul 04, 2018 01:33PM) (new)

Amanda R (fairyteapot) | 1478 comments June Marathon Challenge
Duration: June 1 - June 30, 2018


1. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
Completed 6/6/18 Rating 4 stars
140/245 pages read in June
2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Completed 6/6/18 Rating 4 stars
205/230 pages read in June
3. Op klaarlichte dag by Simone van der Vlugt
Completed 16/6/18 Rating 3 stars
277 pages
4. Evening Class by Maeve Binchy
Completed 22/6/18 Rating 4 stars
520 pages
5. The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket
Completed 24/6/18 Rating 4 stars
190 pages
6. The Marvellous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Completed 27/6/18 Rating 3 stars
155 pages

7.

6/7
1,487/2,000



message 14: by Rachael (last edited Jun 23, 2018 11:11AM) (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3429 comments Compared to other times I've done a marathon challenge in this group, I'm going to do this one differently.
I want to read Oz: The Complete Collection which is all in one book for me and over 1,500 pages. Hopefully, I should be able to finish it by the end of June.

Goal: 1 book/1,500 pages

COMPLETED 23 JUNE: 1 book; 1,796 pages


message 15: by Nancy from NJ (new)

Katz Nancy from NJ (nancyk18) Thanks Blagic. I am looking forward to this marathon.


message 16: by Ilona, Global Moderator (last edited Jun 30, 2018 12:46PM) (new)

Ilona | 4210 comments I only read 3 books in May, but I want to do better next month! Please sign me up for 4 books:

4/4 Completed!

Group read
A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four ★★★☆☆

Buddy reads
Tower of Dawn ★★★☆☆
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli ★★★★☆

The Boy on the Bridge ★★★★☆


message 17: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Burton | 234 comments I'm in for 5 books and
1,000 pages


message 19: by Debra (last edited Jun 19, 2018 02:27PM) (new)


message 20: by Brittany (last edited Jun 21, 2018 06:44AM) (new)

Brittany Morrison | 404 comments I’m going to try for 10 books. I’ve been working a lot lately, but I think I can still manage.

2/10

1. From Twinkle, with Love
2. A Study in Scarlet
3. The Girl from Everywhere
4. The Wall of Winnipeg and Me
5. John Muir, Earth - Planet, Universe
6. The Last Song
7. The Ice Beneath Her
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10.


message 21: by Richard (last edited Jun 30, 2018 01:29AM) (new)

Richard Moore (richoman25) 2018 Reading Challenge
Marathon Challenge
Duration: June 1 - June 30, 2018

150 for me. It is a marathon, I'm a quick reader, and I enjoy stretching myself.

Total: 106/150 = 34,008 pages

1-25 ✔
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26-50 ✔
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message 22: by Richard (last edited Jun 30, 2018 12:50AM) (new)

Richard Moore (richoman25) 2018 Reading Challenge
Marathon Challenge
Duration: June 1 - June 30, 2018

51-75 ✔
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76-100 ✔
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message 23: by Richard (last edited Jun 30, 2018 01:28AM) (new)

Richard Moore (richoman25) 2018 Reading Challenge
Marathon Challenge
Duration: June 1 - June 30, 2018

101-125
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126-150
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message 24: by SarahKat, Buddy Reads (new)

SarahKat | 3390 comments I'm in for 6 books.

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message 25: by Meghan L (new)

Meghan L | 338 comments June is the month of my wedding anniversary, which falls on the 11th. So, I'll aim for 11. I usually read about 10 a month, but we're going on a busy vacation, so it will be a bit of a stretch.


message 26: by Ashleigh (new)

Ashleigh Miller (ashleighsmediaaddiction) I would like to try for 5 books


message 27: by Kate (last edited Jun 04, 2018 03:16PM) (new)

Kate I'll go for 6 considering the reading slump I've been in lately

1/6
1. The Witch's Daughter


message 28: by Megan BG (last edited Jun 25, 2018 10:22AM) (new)


message 29: by Blagica (new)

Blagica  | 12050 comments I am adding everyone now so sorry the holiday has me a little behind.


message 30: by Blagica (new)

Blagica  | 12050 comments Katie wrote: "Goal: Three books; totaling at least 1,000 pages.

0/3 books read
0/1,000 pages read

1.)
2.)
3.)"


Awesome plan good luck!


message 31: by Blagica (new)

Blagica  | 12050 comments Amanda wrote: "I'll go for 7 books and 2,000 pages thanks.


June Marathon Challenge
Duration: June 1 - June 30, 2018

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0/7
0/2,000"


Lucky number 7!


message 32: by Blagica (new)

Blagica  | 12050 comments Rachael wrote: "Compared to other times I've done a marathon challenge in this group, I'm going to do this one differently.
I want to read Oz: The Complete Collection which is all in one book for ..."


Can't wait to see how you like it!


message 33: by Blagica (new)

Blagica  | 12050 comments Nancy from NJ wrote: "Thanks Blagic. I am looking forward to this marathon."

you are welcome I am looking forward to it myself!


message 34: by Blagica (new)

Blagica  | 12050 comments Ilona wrote: "I only read 3 books in May, but I want to do better next month! Please sign me up for 4 books:

Group read
A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four

Buddy reads
[book:Tower of Dawn|3145..."


Welcome!


message 35: by Blagica (new)

Blagica  | 12050 comments Richard wrote: "2018 Reading Challenge
Marathon Challenge
Duration: June 1 - June 30, 2018

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Wow! Awesome I will be here cheering!


message 36: by Blagica (new)

Blagica  | 12050 comments SarahKat wrote: "I'm in for 6 books.

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welcome! good luck


message 37: by Blagica (new)

Blagica  | 12050 comments I am doing my standard 20


message 38: by Blagica (new)

Blagica  | 12050 comments Meghan wrote: "June is the month of my wedding anniversary, which falls on the 11th. So, I'll aim for 11. I usually read about 10 a month, but we're going on a busy vacation, so it will be a bit of a stretch."

I love that idea. welcome


message 39: by Blagica (new)

Blagica  | 12050 comments Ashleigh wrote: "I would like to try for 5 books"

good luck!


message 40: by Blagica (new)

Blagica  | 12050 comments Everyone is added few more days and we get off to a running start.


message 41: by [deleted user] (new)

My Goal is 20 books!!

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message 42: by Nina (last edited Jun 29, 2018 01:58PM) (new)

Nina | 340 comments I am in!

I want to read 5 Books including 2600 pages.

So far i hope to read:

1. The Bronze Horseman
Not sure if i am gonna finish it tomorrow or dragg it into June.


Just managed to finish this one, so i can have a fresh start in June

2. Tintenherz (Inkheart)
3. Six of Crows - 495 pages
4. Emma
5. Shatter Me
6. Der Seidenspinner (the silkworm) - 667 pages

I didn' read any of the above mentioned books but instead:
Anonym - 352 pages
The Borgia Bride - 509 pages

I listend to Flammen des Himmels - 752 pages

5/5 and 1247/2775.
***Competed***


message 43: by Brittany (last edited Jun 30, 2018 01:18PM) (new)

Brittany | 602 comments I'm in! I will go for 7 books and at least 2600 pages

1. Midnight Blue-Light Special (InCryptid, #2) by Seanan McGuire 338 pages
2. Into the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep, #1) by Mira Grant 440 pages
3. Ocean Light (Psy-Changeling Trinity, #2; Psy-Changeling, #17) by Nalini Singh 416 pages
4. The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2) by Brandon Sanderson 763 pages
5. Adapted for Film by Stacey Rourke 232 pages
6.
7.

5/7
2189/2600 pages


message 44: by matilde (new)

matilde (matiswonderland) I will try and do 4

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message 45: by Veronica (new)

Veronica (looking_for_veronica) | 85 comments I’m in for 4


message 46: by Hafsa | حفصہ (last edited May 30, 2018 11:04PM) (new)

Hafsa | حفصہ (vibingwithabook) | 20 comments I'm in for 10 books!!

/10


message 47: by Nancy from NJ (new)

Katz Nancy from NJ (nancyk18) Ready set almost GO. ..........


message 48: by Janine (new)

Janine | 1140 comments I'm in for 3000 pages.


message 49: by Steph (last edited Jun 30, 2018 01:59PM) (new)

Steph V | 58 comments I'm in! Sign me up for 8.

Update: 8/8 **COMPLETED**

1. You Think It, I'll Say It 6.2.18
2. How to Walk Away 6.3.18
3. Sometimes I Lie 6.5.18
4. The Perfect Mother 6.12.18
5. The Mars Room 6.18.18
6. You Me Everything 6.18.18
7. Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood 6.27.18
8. Not That I Could Tell 6.28.18


message 50: by Anchita (last edited Jun 29, 2018 12:07PM) (new)

Anchita (autumn02) | 14 comments Sign me up for Four books!!!
I'm excited to see where this goes as I'm a slow reader.

3/4

1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
2. The Book Thief
3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower

I don't think I'll be able to finish a fourth book in the month of June now, so this is a wrap for me.


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