Friday, December 19, 2008

2009 ARC Reading Challenge


I keep telling myself no more challenges, but then I find one that fits in so well with the other challenges I'm doing that I just can't resist.

This challenge is being hosted by So Many Precious Books, So Little Time.

The rules are:

1. To sign up, leave a comment and a direct link to your blog post about this challenge that includes your list from rule #2.
2. List all of the ARC's that you have to read right now. Then throughout the year, you must continue updating that list as you receive more ARC's. (This is important). You should also strike out the ones that you finish.
3. a. All of us who have or will have more than 12 ARC's must read and review 12.
b. All of us who have or will have less than 12 ARC's must read all of the ARC's we have. Note, that if you have 11 ARC's and then receive a 12th one you will be bumped up to category a.
4. You don't have to make a list of which ARC's you plan to read, but you can if you want.
5. Crossovers with other challenges are allowed and Audio-books are allowed as long as they are ARC's.
6. Read the books and review them on your blog. If you don't have a blog, you can post your review on sites like Powells, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc. Leave a comment on this post with a link to each of your reviews.
7. Please subscribe to my blog, as I will be posting updates to the challenge periodically.
8. Enjoy!
Note of clarification: I guess I use the term ARC loosely. I consider anything sent from a publisher or author as an ARC because they are sent to us with the expectation that we will review them.

My list of ARCs/review books so far:

1. Down To a Sunless Sea by Mathias Freese (review)
2. So Long at the Fair by Christina Schwarz
3. Schooled by Anisha Lakhani
4. Blue Genes by Christopher Lukas
5. Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg
6. American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
7. Jewel of Medina by Sherry Jones (review)
8. Blonde Roots by Bernardine Evaristo
9. Mighty Queens of Freeville by Amy Dickinson (review)
10. Something Like Beautiful by Asha Bandele
11. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (review)
12. A Pearl in the Storm by Tori Murden McClure (review)
13. Midwife of the Blue Ridge by Christine Blevins
14. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (review)
15. A Thousand Veils by D. J. Murphy
16. Stalin's Children by Owen Matthews
17. Honeymoon in Tehran by Azadeh Moaveni
18. Sweet Mandarin by Helen Tse
19. Stealing Athena by Karen Essex
20. The Richest Season by Maryann McFadden
21. Tan Lines by J. J. Salem
22. The Aviary Gate by Katie Hickman
23. The Plague by Joanne Dahme (review coming soon)
24. Lost Boy by Brent Jeffs (review)
25. 20 Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler (review)
26. Angel's Advocate by Mary Stanton (review)
27. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (review)
28. A Child's Journey Out of Autism by Leeann Whiffen (review)
29. Delicate Edible Birds by Lauren Groff (review)
30. Mixed Blood by Roger Smith (review)
31. The Survivor's Club by Ben Sherwood (review)
32. Siam Nights by JF Gump (review)
33. Boneman's Daughter by Ted Dekker (review)
34. Secret Daughter by June Cross (review)
35. Breakneck by Erica Spindler (review)
36. The Girl She Used to Be by David Cristofano (review)
37. Bahama Burnout by Don Bruns (review)
38. Outcasts United by Warren St. John (review)
39. The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club by Gil McNeil
40. Illegal by Paul Levine (review)
41. Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton
42. The Rivers Run Dry by Sibella Giorello
43. A Final Arc of Sky by Jennifer Culkin (review)
44. A Lucky Child by Thomas Buergenthal (review)
45. The Blue Notebook by James Levine (review)
46. Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland (review)
47. Angels of Destruction by Keith Donohue
48. Precious by Sandra Novack (review)
49. Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz
50. Mother of the Believers by Kamran Pasha‏
51. The World in Half by by Cristina Henriquez (review)
52. Dragon House by John Shors
53. Perfection by Julie Metz (review coming soon)
54. True Colors by Kristin Hannah (review)
55. Best Intentions by Emily Listfield (review)
56. The Devlin Diary by Christi Phillips (review)

3 comments:

Teddy Rose said...

Thanks for joining the challenge!

Literary Feline said...

I am considering joining this one as well! I certainly have plenty of books to choose from. Good luck!

J. Kaye Oldner said...

Alright! This is about how many I have!! Now I don't feel so bad. :)