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A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.


I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Friday, January 1, 2010

ARCS Received and Read in 2010

My list of arcs currently not read and in possession as of Dec. 31, 2009.

Dec 31, 2010 = 74% read

2008 (woohoo finished)
1. The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews
2. The Levee by Malcolm Shuman

2009
3.Portobello by Ruth Rendell
4. The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro
5. The Color of Lightning by Paulette Jiles
6. Etta by Gerald Kolpan
7. Palace Circle by Rebecca Dean
8. The Daring Adventures of Penhaligon Brush by S. Jones Rogan
9. Ghostwriter by Travis Thrasher
10. Saints in Limbo by River Jordan
11. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
12. Cemetery Dance by Douglas Prestan
13. The Crying Tree by Naseem Rakha
14. Map of the Invisible World by Tash Aw
15. Shaghai Girls by Lisa See
16. Valeria's Last Stand by Marc Fitten
17. Afraid by Jack Kilborn
18. The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville
19. The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
20. The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox
21. The Glass of Time by Michael Cox
22. Dragon Seer by Janet McNaughton
23. The Texicans by Nina Vida
24. Innocent War by Susan Violante
25. Intertwined by Gina Showalter
26. Crush by Alan Jacobson
27. The Curse of the Romany Wolves by S. Jones Rogan
28. Grimpow: The Invisible Road by Rafael Abalos
29. The Hollow People by Brian Keaney
30. Meridian by Amber Kizer
31. Ghost Song by Sarah Rayne
32. Hamlet and Ophelia by John Marsden
33. Evidence of Murder by Lisa Black
34. Winter's Child by Cameron Dokey
35. Going Bovine by Libba Bray
36. Voices in the Dark by Catherine Banner
37. The Midnight Charter by David Whitley
38. Defenders of the Scroll by Shiraz
39. Genesis by Bernard Beckett
40. Black Angels by Linda Beatrice Brown
41. The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo
42. The Blue Umbrella by Mike Mason
43. Angel Time by Anne Rice boycott
44. Leviathan by Scott Westerfield
45. Spellbinder by Helen Springer
46. Claim to Fame by Margaret Peterson Haddix
47. The Gates by John Connolly
48. The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
49. I am Not a Psychic by Richard Belzer
50. Irredeemable Vol. 1 by Mark Waid
51. The Dragon Book edited by Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois
52. Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not so Fabulous Life by Rachel Renee Russell
53. Fallen by Lauren Kate
54. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4, Dog Days by Jeff Kinney
55. The Silver Anklet by Mahtab Narsimhan
56. The King's Legacy by Jim Stovall
57. Graphic Classics: Louisa May Alcott edited by Tom Pomplun
58. The Jungle Vampire by Mark Sinden
59. Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
xx. Death on the River by John Wilson

Added after above date:
60. The Red Door by Charles Todd
61. Calamity Jack by Shannon and Dean Hale
62. The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker
63. The Lawyers Secret by M.E. Braddon
64. Burn by Ted Dekker & Erin Healy
65. An Irish Country Girl by Patrick Taylor
66. Leaving Gee's Bend by Irene Latham
67. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
68. A Kid for Two Farthings by Wolf Mankowitz
69. Miss Hargreaves by Frank Baker
70. Gone by Lisa McMann
71. Frankie Pickle and the Pine Run 3000 by Eric Wight
72. Mrs. Kaputnick's Pool Hall and Motza Ball Emporium by Rona Arato
73. A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee
74. Never Look Away by Linwood Barclay
75. Dragonbreath: Attack of the Ninja Frog by Ursula Vernon
76. Stolen Child by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
77. Exiles from the War by Jean Little
78. Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork
79. The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge by Joanna Cole
80. Copper by Kazu Kibuishi
81. My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete
82. Children of the Sea, Vol. 2 by Dasisuke Igarashi
83. The Janus Stone by Elly Griffiths
84. Loves Shadow by Ada Leverson
85. The Brontes Went to Woolworths by Rachel Ferguson
86. Tegami Bachi Vol. 2 by Hiroyuki Asada
87. Biomega Vol. 1 by Tsutomu Nihei
88. Grease Town by Ann Towell
89. The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession by David Grann
90. The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
91. City of Spies by Susan Kim & Laurence Klavan
92. Benny and Penny in The Toy Breaker by Geoffrey Hayes
93. Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework by Nadja Spiegelman
94. Stink: Solar System Superhero by Megan McDonald
95. Irredeemable Vol. 2 by Mark Waid
96. House Rules by Jodi Picoult
97. Zeus:King of the Gods by George O'Connor
98 Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess by George O'Connor
99. Farm by Elisha Cooper
100. Vanishing Habitats by Robert Bateman
101. A Crazy Case of Robots by Kenneth Oppel
102. A Strange Case of Magic by Kenneth Oppel
103. A Bad Case of Ghosts by Kenneth Oppel
104. Skin by Mo Hayder
105. The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan
106. Women Food and God by Geneen Roth
107. Bite Me by Christopher Moore
108. The Reckoning by Kelly Armstrong
109. Henrietta's War by Joyce Dennys
110. Mrs. Tim of the Regiment by D.E. Stevenson
111. The Boy Who Climbed Into the Moon by David Almond
112. Potter's Field by Mark Waid
113. The Passage by Justin Cronin
114. The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno by Ellen Bryson
115. In the Fabled East by Adam Lewis Schroeder
116. Lamb Bright Saviors by Robert Vivian
117. Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder by Jo Nesbo
118. White Cat by Holly Black
119. Biomega Vol. 2 by Tsutomu Nihei
120. Maoh: Juvenile Remix, Vol. 1 by Megumi Osuga
121. The Time Pirate by Ted Bell
122. The Shadows in the Street by Susan Hill
123. The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley
124. The Remnant by Stephen Baldwin
125. Die Hard, Year One: Vol. 1 by Howard Chaykin
126. Shake, Rattle & Turn That Noise Down!: How Elvis Shook Up Music, Me & Mom by Mark Alan Stamaty
127. Pearl of China by Anchee Min
128. Keeper by Kathi Appelt
129. Foiled by Jane Yolen
130. Bleeding Heart Square by Andrew Taylor
131. Impatient with Desire by Gabrielle Burton
132. Captivity by Deborah Noyes
133. Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius by Colin Dickey
134. Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 1 by Kiiro Yumi
135. Toy Story: The Return of Buzz LightYear by Jesse Blaze Snider
136. Essential Modern Classics: White Boots by Noel Streatfeild
137. Essential Modern Classics: Feather Boy by Nicky Singer
138. Essential Modern Classics: Street Child by Berlie Doherty
139. Essential Modern Classics: Spellhorn by Berlie Doherty
140. Early to Death, Early to Rise by Kim Harrison
141. First Modern Classics: Dimanche Diller by Hanrietta Branford
142. First Modern Classics: I, Houdini by Lynne Reid Banks
143. Never Let You Go by Erin Healy
144. The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan & Peter Sis
145. Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve
146. Trackers, Book One by Philip Carman
147. Wolven by Di Toft
148. Countdown by Deborah Wiles
149. The Deadlies: Felix Takes the Stage by Kathryn Lasky
150. Dark Life by Kat Falls
151. Saving Max by Antoinette van Heugten
152. Switch by Grant Mckenzie
153. mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
154. My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira
155. Children of the Sea, Vol. 3 by Daisuke Igarashi
156. Graphic Classics: Edgar Allan Poe edited by Tom Pomplun
157. The Water Seeker by Kimberly Willis Holt
158. Whiter Than Snow by Sandra Dallas
159. Alison Dare: Little Miss Adventures by J. Torres
160. An Incredible Case of Dinosaurs by Kenneth Oppel
161. A Weird Case of Super-Goo by Kenneth Oppel
162. A Creepy Case of Vampires by Kenneth Oppel
163. A Family Affair by Caro Peacock
164. Manifest by Artist Arthur
165. The Secret Fiend by Shane Peacock
166. Broken by Karin Slaughter
167. The Thin Executioner by Darren Shan
168. City of the Snakes by Darren Shan
169. Wayfarer by R.J. Anderson
170. An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo
171. Incorruptible, Vol. 1 by Mark Waid
172. The Strange Case of the Composer and His Judge by Patricia Duncker
173. Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated by Allison Arngrim
174. The Dark Deeps by Arthur Slade
175. The Fossil Hunter of Sydney Mines by Jo Ann Yhard
176. Heart of Glass by Vivian French
177. Pinnochio by Carlo Collodi
178. Jonathan Swift's Gulliver by Martin Jenkins
179. Salem Brownstone: All Along the Watchtowers by John Harris Dunning
180. The Whisperers by John Connoly
181. Adam by Ted Dekker
182. Harmony by Project Itoh
183. Hanoko and the Terror of Allegory, Vol. 1 by Sakae Esuno
184. Think of a Number by John Verdon
185. Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner
186. Blimpo: The Third Circle of Heck by Dale E. Bayse
187. Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen
188. Terry Fox: A Story of Hope by Maxine Trotter
189. The Sisters from Hardscrabble Bay by Beverly Jensen
190. Irredeemable, Vol. 3 by Mark Waid
191. Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom by Susin Nielsen
192. MAOH: Juvenile Remix, Vol. 2 by Megumi Osuga
193. Hanoko and the Terror of Allegory, Vol. 2 by Sakae Esuno
194. Agatha Christie's Cards on the Table by Frank LeClercq
195. Agatha Christie's Dumb Witness by Marek
196. The Trouble with Half a Moon by Danette Vigilante
197. First Modern Classics: Harry the Poisonous Centipede by Lynne Reid Banks
198. First Modern Classics: The Witch's Tears by Jenny Nimmo
199. Velocity by Alan Jacobson
200. Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop edited by Otto Penzler
201. Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
202. I'd Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman
203. Spider Bones by Kathy Reichs
204. Adventures in Cartooning Activity Book by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold & Alexis Frederick-Frost
205. Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love by Chris Robertson
206. Revolver by Matt Kindt
207. The Witch of Artemis, Vol. 1 by Yui Hara
208. Fish by Gregory Mone
209. Radiance by Alyson Noel
210. Ghostopolis by Doug TenNapel
211. The Adventures of Ook & Gluk: Kung Fu Cavemen From the Future by Dave Pilkey
212. A Small Death in the Great Glen by A.D. Scott
213. Coppermine by Keith Ross Leckie
214. Brain Camp by Susan Kim
215. The Unsinkable Walker Bean by Aaron Renier
216. Room by Emma Donoghue
217. End of Days by Max Turner
218. The Dreaming: The Collection by Queenie Chan
219. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
220. A Little Death in Dixie by Lisa Turner
221. Tegami Bachi, Vol. 3 by Hiroyuki Asada
222. Immanuel's Veins by Ted Dekker
223. From Slave to Priest by Caroline Hemesath
224. Library Wars: Love & War,Vol. 2 by Kiiro Yumi
225. Great Joy by Kate Di Camillo
226. Bink & Gollie by Kate Di Camillo & Alison McGhee
227. Nightwood by Robin Muller
228. All Aboard! Elijah McCoy's Steam Engine by Monica Kulling
229. Lucy Unstrung by Carol Lazar
230. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
231. Hudson by Janice Weaver
232. The Body in the Tower by Y.S. Lee
233. Black Gate Vol. 1-3 by Yukiko Sumiyoshi
234. Trail of Blood by Lisa Black
235. The Cloud Searchers by Kazu Kibuishi
236. Starcrossed by Elizabeth C. Bunce
237. The Danger Box by Blue Balliett
238. No Such Thing as Dragons by Philip Reeve
239. The Smoky Corridor by Chris Grabenstein
240. Bookweirder by Paul Glennon
241. Torment by Lauren Kate
242. Bad Boy by Peter Robinson
243. Dust City by Robert Paul Weston
244. On the Blue Comet by Rosemary Wells
245. The 10 p.m. Question by Kate de Goldi
246. Another Pan by Daniel & Dina Nayeri
247. American Vampire by Scott Snyder & Stephen King
248. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
249. Essential Modern Classics: The Rescuers by Margery Sharp
250. Dragonbreath: Curse of the Were-Weiner by Ursula Vernon
251. City of Tranquil Light by Bo Caldwell
252. The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story by Rudyard Kipling
253. Birth of a Killer by Darren Shan
254. Free Country by Jeremy Duns
255. Irredeemable, Vol. 4 by Mark Waid
256. Late, Late at Night by Rick Springfield
257. Princess Candy: The Evil Echo by Michael Dahl & Scott Nickel
258. Avalanche Freestyle by Scott Ciencin
259. Hide and Shriek! by Sean O'Reilly
260. It's Not About the Crumbs! by Veronika Martenova Charles
261. It's Not About the Pumpkin! by Veronika Martenova Charles
262. It's Not About the Hunter! by Veronika Martenova Charles
263. It's Not About the Apple! by Veronika Martenova Charles
264. It's Not About the Rose! by Veronika Martenova Charles
265. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
266. Making the Grade: Plucky Schoolmarms of Kittitas County by Barb Owen
267. Christmas Classics: Graphic Classics, Vol. 19 edited by Tom Pomplun
268. Two Generals by Scott Chantler
269. Call Me Russell by Russell Peters
270. Hope for Hard Times by Scott Hahn
271. The Clockwork Three by Matthew Kirby
272. Peril at End House by Didier Quella-Guyot
273. The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
274. Essential Modern Classics: Ballet Shoes for Anna by Noel Streatfield
275. Prisoners in the Palace by Michaela MacColl
276. Hamster and Cheese by Colleen A.F. Veneable
277. And Then There Were Gnomes by Colleen A. F. Venable
278. The Drained Brains Caper by Trina Robbins
279. Nola's Worlds #1: Changing Moon by Mathieu Mariole
280. The Action Bible
281. The Indestructable Metal Men by Paul Collicutt
282. Murder on the Robot City Express by Paul Collicutt
283. I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg
284. Started Early Took my Dog For a Walk by Kate Atkinson
285. MAOH, Juvenile Remix, Vol.3 by Megumi Osuga
286. The Circle Series The Visual Edition of Black, Red and White by Ted Dekker
287. The Odyssey by Gareth Hinds
288. Vermonia #3: Release of the Red Phoenix by YoYo
289. Lilo and Ecco's Do-it-Yourself Comics Club by Willow Dawson
290. Binky to the Rescue by Ashley Spires
291. Luna Park by Kevin Baker
292. Sparrow Road by Shelia O'Connor
293. Maps and Shadows by Krysia Jopek
294. Mercury by Hope Larson
295. Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell and the Wings of Rani
296. Fables: Witches by Bill Willingham
297. The Zabime Sisters by
298. Agatha H
300. Meanwhile by Jason Shiga
301. Zebrafish by Sharon Emerson
302. Chi's Sweet Home Vol. 1 by Konami Kanata
303. Twin Spica Vol. 1 by Kou Yaginuma
304. Toy Story: Some Assembly Required by Jessie Blaze Snyder
305. Incorrubtible Vol. 2 by Mark Waid
306. Virals by Kathy Reichs
307. Library Wars Vol. 3 by
308. The Gift by Carol Ann Duffy
309. The Arabian Nights by Wafa' Tarnowska
310. The Night Owls by the Timony Twins
311. The Odyssey by
312. A Study in Scarlet by Ian Edginton
313. The Anatomy of Ghosts
314. The Adventures of Odysseus by Hugh Lupton & Daniel Morden
315. Arthur of Albion by John Matthews
316. Tales of Magic and Mystery by Hugh Lupton
317. The Boy Who Conquered Everest: The Jordan Romero Story by Katherine Blanc
318. Trackers 2: Shanarian by Patrick Carman
319: Bone: Quest for the Spark, Book One by Tom Sniegoski
320. Peter and Max by Bill Willingham
321. Trickster: Native American Tales edited by Matt Dembicki
322. A Lonely Death by Charles Todd
323. Deathnote: Black Edition, Vol. 1 by
324. Red Glove by Holly Black
325. Wither by
326. The Lost Lunch by Lori Mortensen
327. Bus Ride Bully by Cari Meister

5 comments:

  1. Wowsers Nicola, that's alot of books to read! Though not ARC's for me, I do own #'s 1&11 and still need to get to them. My 9-y.o. read Dork Diaries last year and loved it! She tells me there is another one due out this year in June, can she give a hint or what? ;)

    Happy New Year and good luck getting through your ARC's!

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  2. Wow, you did great! Are going to join the 2010 ARC Reading Challenge?

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  3. I'm still debating it Teddy. I was going to try and not join challenges this year except the Graphic Novel, John's Canadian and Carl's RIP. But I am going to be reading ARCs anyway ... Still thinking on it :-S

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  4. I'm so glad I'm not the only one with a huge list! I joined the ARC Challenge hoping it would nudge me to read them quicker.

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  5. Yeah, Book Dragon, I'm so glad to have finished all the 2008 books now. LOL! I had 6 starting Dec. and was pleased to start the new year with only 2 remaining, but now that they are finished, it's onto 2009 while trying to keep 2010 under control at the same time :D I am requesting less books this year .... hopefully ;-S

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