Pages Read Challenge – 2017

Stack of books on left. Text on right says Pages Read: How many pages can you read this year?

While I’m participating in a number of challenges that hinge on how many books you’ve read throughout the year, I’m also participating in this Pages Read challenge hosted by Book Dragon’s Lair. Let’s face it, when you read one of those epic books that has several hundred pages (like the Hamilton biography I’m working on now), it almost seems as if it should count for more than one book. Now it can, heh.

I’m shooting for the “Dwarf Peach” level of 24,001-36,000 pages for 2017. I may move up a category, but I felt this was the best level to start at. After all, for most reading challenges, including this one, you can go up the ladder of levels, but not down.

** Update 1/9/17 – Based on how many pages I’ve read in just the first 9 days of 2017, I’ve upped my challenge level to that of “Oak” – between 48,001-60,000 pages.**

If you’re interested in joining the challenge, click on the button/link at the bottom and it’ll take you to the challenge’s main page.

Running Tally of Pages = 38,976 pages

  1. Mystery of the Blue Train – Agatha Christie – 339 pages
  2. Peril at End House – Agatha Christie – 226 pages
  3. Lord Edgeware Dies – Agatha Christie – 269 pages
  4. Home Sweet Love – Ava Miles – 300 pages
  5. Towhee, Get Your Gun – J.R. Ripley – 232 pages
  6. Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie – 315 pages
  7. Three Act Tragedy – Agatha Christie – 249 pages
  8. Death in the Clouds – Agatha Christie – 253 pages
  9. The ABC Murders – Agatha Christie – 247 pages
  10. Cinder Edna – Ellen Jackson – 32 pages
  11. Assault & Beret – Jenn McKinlay – 304 pages
  12. Scorched Eggs – Laura Childs – 320 pages
  13. Egg Drop Dead – Laura Childs – 288 pages
  14. Murder in Mesopotamia – Agatha Christie – 264 pages
  15. Color Me Dead – Teresa Trent – 241 pages
  16. Cards on the Table – Agatha Christie – 249 pages
  17. The Water and the Wild – K.E. Ormsbee – 448 pages
  18. The Doorway and the Deep – K.E. Ormsbee – 480 pages
  19. Masked to Death – Christina Freeburn – 226 pages
  20. Command Me – Geneva Lee – 361 pages
  21. Conquer Me – Geneva Lee – 300 pages
  22. Crown Me – Geneva Lee – 248 pages
  23. Complete Me – Geneva Lee – 185 pages
  24. Smugglers and Scones – Morgan Talbot – 250 pages
  25. Dumb Witness – Agatha Christie – 317 pages
  26. Wish – Barbara O’Connor – 240 pages
  27. Echoes in Death – J.D. Robb – 384 pages
  28. Terror in Taffeta – Marla Cooper – 278 pages
  29. The Drawing Game – Deirdre Verne – 312 pages
  30. Spells & Scones – Bailey Cates – 320 pages
  31. Drawing Conclusions – Deirdre Verne – 312 pages
  32. Brotherhood in Death – J.D. Robb – 388 pages
  33. Drawing Blood – Deirdre Verne – 336 pages
  34. The Next Always – Nora Roberts – 324 pages
  35. The Last Boyfriend – Nora Roberts – 319 pages
  36. The Perfect Hope – Nora Roberts – 308 pages
  37. Kneaded to Death – Winnie Archer – 352 pages
  38. Crime & Poetry – Amanda Flower – 345 pages
  39. Gilt: By Invitation Only – Geneva Lee – 300 pages
  40. A Tale of Two Mommies – Vanita Oelschlager – 20 pages
  41. Pekoe Most Poison – Laura Childs – 317 pages
  42. Be Light Like a Bird – Monika Schröder – 240 pages
  43. Elementary, She Read – Vicki Delany – 320 pages
  44. Death By Chocolate Lab – Bethany Blake – 304 pages
  45. Twelve Angry Librarians – Miranda James – 288 pages
  46. Cat Got Your Diamonds – Julie Chase – 336 pages
  47. Prose & Cons – Amanda Flower – 323 pages
  48. A Killer Read – Erika Chase – 294 pages
  49. The Cracked Spine – Paige Shelton – 304 pages
  50. Of Books & Bagpipes – Paige Shelton – 304 pages
  51. A Christmas Tartan – Paige Shelton – 85 pages
  52. Borrowing Blue – Lucy Lennox – 282 pages
  53. Dying on the Vine – Marla Cooper – 288 pages
  54. Brad (novella) – Lucy Lennox – 32 pages
  55. Taming Teddy – Lucy Lennox – 238 pages
  56. The Moonlight Serenade – Ava Miles – 87 pages
  57. Cat Got Your Cash – Julie Chase – 336 pages
  58. Jumping Jude – Lucy Lennox – 257 pages
  59. Caramel Crush – Jenn McKinlay – 304 Pages
  60. Teach Me – Isabella Sterling & Demi Donovan – 208 pages
  61. Grounding Griffin – Lucy Lennox – 264 pages
  62. No Charm Intended – Mollie Cox Bryan – 320 pages
  63. Strange Fruit – Gary Golio & Charlotte Riley-Webb – 40 pages
  64. Kale to the Queen – Nell Hampton – 288 pages
  65. Magick & Mayhem – Sharon Pape – 358 pages
  66. Reunion in Death – J.D. Robb – 371 pages
  67. A Stone’s Throw – Debbie De Louise – 372 pages
  68. Between a Rock & a Hard Place – Debbie De Louise – 277 pages
  69. Written in Stone – Debbie De Louise – 214 pages
  70. Day of Secrets – Daryl Wood Gerber – 270 pages
  71. Homicide in Hardcover – Kate Carlisle – 289 pages
  72. If Books Could Kill – Kate Carlisle – 290 pages
  73. Dumpster Dying – Lesley A. Diehl – 223 pages
  74. Murder Under Cover – Kate Carlisle – 304 pages
  75. The Connecticut Corpse Caper – Tyler Colins – 317 pages
  76. Grilled, Chilled, and Killed – Lesley A. Diehl – 224 pages
  77. Pages of Sin – Kate Carlisle – 68 pages
  78. Jamie Quinn Box Set (#1-3) – Barbara Venkataraman – 361 pages
  79. The Convenient Cadaver – Matt Ferraz – 200 pages
  80. Star-Crossed – Barbara Dee – 288 pages
  81. Death on the Nile – Agatha Christie – 333 pages
  82. Bearly Departed – Meg Macy – 293 pages
  83. The Frog Princess Returns – E.D. Baker – 208 pages
  84. Once Upon a Spine – Kate Carlisle – 288 pages
  85. Treble at the Jam Fest – Leslie Budewitz – 288 pages
  86. The Swallow’s Nest – Emilie Richards – 496 pages
  87. The Witch & the Dead – Heather Blake – 320 pages
  88. All Signs Point to Murder – Connie Di Marco – 336 pages
  89. My Secret Guide to Paris – Lisa Schroeder – 224 pages
  90. Sealed with a Secret – Lisa Schroeder – 224 pages
  91. Stuck: The Penningtons Investigate – C.T. Collier – 309 pages
  92. Do Fairies Bring the Spring – Liza Gardner Walsh – 32 pages
  93. The Fiesta Burger Murder – Rosie A. Point – 110 pages
  94. Curiosity Thrilled the Cat – Sofie Kelly – 324 pages
  95. Calamity at the Continental Club – Colleen J. Shogan – 272 pages
  96. Town in a Blueberry Jam – B.B. Haywood – 320 pages
  97. Town in a Lobster Stew – B.B. Haywood – 384 pages
  98. Hospitality and Homicide – Lynn Cahoon – 217 pages
  99. Killer Party – Lynn Cahoon – 190 pages
  100. Town in a Wild Moose Chase – B.B. Haywood – 336 pages
  101. Town in a Pumpkin Bash – B.B. Haywood – 336 pages
  102. Town in a Strawberry Swirl – B.B. Haywood – 320 pages
  103. Town in a Sweet Pickle – B.B. Haywood – 336 pages
  104. Shadow Girl – Gerry Schmitt – 336 pages
  105. Vangie Vale and the Murdered Macaron – R.L. Syme – 422 pages
  106. The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden – 322 pages
  107. Town in a Cinnamon Toast – B.B. Haywood – 320 pages
  108. Catering to Nobody – Diane Mott Davidson – 301 pages
  109. Strawberry Cream Murder – Susan Gillard – 218 pages
  110. Maple Frosted Murder – Susan Gillard – 218 pages
  111. Cadbury Creme Murder – Susan Gillard – 213 pages
  112. Tricky Blueberry Murder – Susan Gillard – 210 pages
  113. Chocolate Frosted Murder – Susan Gillard – 205 pages
  114. Mint Chip Murder – Susan Gillard – 210 pages
  115. Red, White and Blueberry Murder – Susan Gillard – 215 pages
  116. World of Innocent – Nadine Keels – 106 pages
  117. Town in a Maple Madness – B.B. Haywood – 304 pages
  118. Stepbrother with Benefits 1 – Mia Clark – 110 pages
  119. Stepbrother with Benefits 2 – Mia Clark – 99 pages
  120. Stepbrother with Benefits 3 – Mia Clark – 101 pages
  121. Stepbrother with Benefits 4 – Mia Clark – 97 pages
  122. Stepbrother with Benefits 5 – Mia Clark – 100 pages
  123. Stepbrother with Benefits 6 – Mia Clark – 138 pages
  124. Stepbrother with Benefits 7- Mia Clark – 99 pages
  125. Broken Angel – Kristy Gibs – 120 pages
  126. Moving Maverick – Lucy Lennox – 279 pages
  127. The Witness – Nora Roberts – 468 pages
  128. The Collector – Nora Roberts – 496 pages
  129. A Knit Before Dying – Sadie Hartwell – 288 pages
  130. My Stepbrother’s Arrangement 1 – Juliette Jaye – 110 pages
  131. My Stepbrother’s Arrangement 2 – Juliette Jaye – 106 pages
  132. My Stepbrother’s Arrangement 3- Juliette Jaye – 39 pages
  133. My Stepbrother’s Arrangement 4 – Juliette Jaye – 40 pages
  134. My Stepbrother’s Arrangement 5 – Juliette Jaye – 37 pages
  135. A Christmas Peril – J.A. Hennrikus – 288 pages
  136. Secrets in Death – J.D. Robb – 370 pages
  137. Body on Baker Street – Vicki Delany – 297 pages
  138. If You Give a Mouse a Brownie – Laura Numeroff – 32 pages
  139. Cat Got Your Secrets – Julie Chase – 311 pages
  140. Murder at the Riverbend Retirement Resort – Stan Schatt – 181 pages
  141. Vangie Vale & the Corpseless Custard – R.L. Syme – 330 pages
  142. Beware the Orchids – Cynthia Hickey – 217 pages
  143. A Party for Myrtle (children’s book) – 28 pages
  144. The Cupcake Caper – Kelle Z Riley – 241 pages
  145. Stepbrother with Benefits 8 – Mia Clark – 119 pages
  146. Stepbrother with Benefits 9 – Mia Clark – 119 pages
  147. Cookies, Corpses, and the Deadly Haunt – Rachael Stapleton – 208 pages
  148. Watching Glass Shatter – James J. Cudney – 278 pages
  149. Death Overdue – Allison Brook – 329 pages
  150. Murder on the Toy Town Express – Barbara Early – 304 pages
  151. Seashells, Spells, & Caramels – Erin Johnson – 286 pages
  152. Shaken, Not Purred – Kelle Z Riley – 249 pages

 

 

Stack of books on left. Text on right says Pages Read: How many pages can you read this year?