2017 Penn State Marathon Read: First Books

Sep 07, 2017 12:00 PM to
Sep 08, 2017 12:00 PM
Lawn in front of Pattee/Paterno Library

During this annual event, volunteers take turns reading over a 24-hour period. This year's event, First Booksfocuses on author's first books that they published, or their first book in a series, by authors from all around the world. Each title will be available in English and the original language in which it was published.

Anyone may volunteer for two to five minutes of reading. Groups -- classes, teams, social organizations -- are encouraged to participate by volunteering for larger blocks of time. There will be pizza, t-shirts, and other surprises. 

For questions, or to sign up to read in advance in English, Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Chinese, Portuguese or Russian, please email .


The 2017 book list includes:

Catcher in the Rye,  JD Salinger

Black Swan,  Lyriae Van Clief-Stefanon

Ready Player One,  Ernest Cline

Black Heralds,  Cesar Vallejo

Love in a Fallen City,  Eileen Chang

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