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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

ARC Reading Challenge - COMPLETE

According to my records I have finished this challenge. My numbers don't match up with the official ones on the challenge blog, but I can't be bothered to go back and check which ones I forgot to add to the challenge blog. It doesn't matter though as I intend to keep adding my arcs read to the challenge site throughout the year as I did last year. But for the record this is *my* official list of 31 books for the Platinum Level of the challenge. The challenge blog will have me listed at over 30 soon enough. I'll be adding extras to the bottom of this list.

ARC Reading Challenge (Platinum Level 30+) (Jan-Dec. 2011)

1. The Boy Who Conquered Everest: The Jordan Romero Story by Katherine Blanc
2. Free Country by Jeremy Duns
3. Birth of a Killer by Darren Shan
4. Incorruptible, Vol. 2 by Mark Waid
5. Agatha Christie's Peril at End House by Didier Quella-Guyot
6. The Zabime Sisters by Aristophane
7. New Monster in School by Sean O'Reilly
8. The Incredible Rockhead vs. Papercut! by Scott Nickel
9. Luna Park by Kevin Baker
10. A Sickness in the Family by Denise Fuso
11. End Zone Thunder by Scott Ciencin
12. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves by Matthew K. Manning
13. Two Generals by Scott Chantler
14. Genkaku Picasso, vol. 1 by Usamaru Furuya
15. Fire in the Sky by J. Gunderson
16. MAOH: Junevie Remix,Vol.3
17. Tango and the Maigc Pencil by Sankgo Tomtmot
18. Rescue in the Bermuda Triangle by Marc Tyler Nobleman
19. Escape from Pompeii by Terry Collins
20. Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 3 by Kiiro Yumi
21. The Whirlwind World of Hurricanes with MaxAxiom, Super Scientist by Katherine Krohn
22. The Dynamic World of Chemical Reactions with MaxAxiom, Super Scientist by Agnieszka Biskup
23. The Whicharts by Noel Streatfeild
24. Batman: Mad Hatter's Movie Madness by Donald Lemke
25. Unbroken: A Worl War II Story of Survival, Resiliance, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
26. Bubble in the Bathtub by Jo Nesbo
27. Death Note: Black Edition, Volume I by Tsugumi Ohba
28. City in Peril! by Paul Collicutt
29. Rust Attack! by Paul Collicutt
30. The Indestructible Metal Men by Paul Collicutt
31. Murder on the Robot City Express by Paul Collicutt

Extras:
32. Wonder Woman: Rumble in the Rainforest by Sarah Hines Stephens
33. Ghostwriter by Travis Thrasher
34. Superman: Cosmic Bounty Hunter by Blake A Hoena
35. Bone: Quest for the Spark, Book One by Tom Sniegoski
36. Jack London Call of the Wild Graphic Novel by Lloyd S. Wagner
37. Charles Dickens AS Christmas Carol Graphic Novel by Scott McCullar
38. Saints in Limbo by River Jordan
39. The Girl Who Became a Beatle by Greg Taylor
40. Jonathan Swift's Gulliver retold by Martin Jenkins
41. Incorruptible, vol 3 by Mark Waid
42. The Hollow People by Brian Keaney
43. Irredeemable, Vol. 5 by Mark Waid
44. Shantorian: Trackers, Book Two by Patrick Carman
45. Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, Vol. 4 by Hiroyuki Asada
46. Silly Lilly in What Will I Be Today? by Agnes Rosenstiehl
47. Genkaku Picasso, Vol. 2 by Usamaru Furuya
48. Daytripper by Fabio Moon & Gabriel Ba
49. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 1 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
50. The Deadly Conch by Mahtab Narsimhan
51. Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann
52. The Rukan Prophecy, Vermonia 4 by Yoyo
53. DC Super-Pets! Super Hero Splash Down by Jane Mason
54. Missile Mouse: Rescue on Tankium3 by Jake Parker
55. Dragon Seer by Janet McNaughton
56. Winter's Child by Cameron Dokey
57. MAOH: Juvenile Remix, Vol. 4 by Megumi Osuga
58. A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley
59. Wither by Lauren DeStefano
60. Slog's Dad by David Almond
61. Travelers Along the Way: The Men and Women Who Shaped My Life by Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R.
62. Greek Myths retold by Marcia Williams
63. Stink and the Ultimate Thumb-Wrestling Smackdown by Megan McDonald
64. Quiver by Holy Luhning
65. Greek Myths by Ann Turnbul
66. Death Note: Black Edition, Volume II by Tsugumi Ohba
67. Taro and the Terror of Eats Street by Sango Morimoto
68. Mystify by Artist Arthur
69. Merci Mister Dash by Monica Kullings
70. Royal Rodent Rescue by John Sazaklis. Illustrated by Art Batzazar
71. Lewis & Clark by Nick Bertozzi
72. Excalibur: The Legend of King Arthur by Tony Lee
73. My Dad's a Birdman by David Almond
74. Amaryllis in Blueberry by Christina Meldrum
75. The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry
76. Nearly Nonsense: Hoja Tales from Turkey by Rina Singh
77. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 2 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
78. In Grandma's Attic by Arleta Richardson
79. More Stories from Grandma's Attic by Arleta Richardson
80. Dragonbreath #3: Curse of the Were-Wiener by Ursula Vernon
81. Dragonbreath #4: Lair of the Bat Monster by Ursula Vernon
82. DC Super-Pets! The Fastest Pet on Earth by J.E. Bright
83. Graphic Classics: Western Classics edited by Tom Pomplun
84. Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff
85. Love You More by Lisa Gardner
86.Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
87. Aquaman: Deepwater Disaster by J.E. Bright
88. The Promises She Keeps by Erin Healy
89. Midway Monkey Madness by Sarah Hines Stephens
90. The Door in the Wall by H.G. Wells
91. Why Catholics Are Right by Michael Coren
92. Cowboys & Aliens by Fred Van Lente
93. Toy Story: Toy Overboard by Jessie Blaze Snider
94. The Odyssey: Homer by Tim Mucci
95. Sleeping Beauty, Vampire Hunter by Maureen McGowan
96. Cinderella, Ninja Warrior by Maureen McGowan
97. The Gates by John Connolly
98. The Sindbad Trilogy by Ludmila Zeman
99. Genkaku Picasso, Vol.3 by Usamaru Furuya
100. Irma Voth by Miriam Toews
101. Heroes of the High Seas by J.E. Bright
102. Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, Vol. 5 by Hiroyuki Asada
103. Genesis by Bernard Beckett
104. MAOH: Juvenile Remix by Megumi Osuga
105. Tales of an African Vet by Roy Aronson
106. Death Note: Black Edition, Vol. 3 by Tsugumi Ohba
107. A Study in Scarlet by Ian Edginton
108. Alone in the Classroom by Elizabeth Hay
109. Trickster: Native Americac Tales, A Graphic Collection edited by Matt Dembicki
110. I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg
111. Stones for my Father by TrilbyKent
112. Empire of the Ruins by Arthur Slade
113. Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 5 by Kiiro Yumi
114. Nick of Time by Tim Downs
115. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 3 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
116. Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity by Dave Roman
117. DC Super Pets! Pooches of Power by Sarah Hines Stephens
118. Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
119. The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
120. Fallen by Karin Slaughter
121. Think of a Number by John Verdon
122. The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock
123. Capturing Joy: The Story of Maud Lewis by Jo Ellen Bogart
124. Picasso: Soul on Fire by Rick Jacobson
125. William Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice by John F. McDonald
126. Miguel de Cervantes: Don Quixote Part 1 by Lloyd S. Wagner
127. William Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet by John F. McDonald
128.Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Raymond Riggs
129. The Three Musketeers by Bruce Buchanan
130. The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo
131. The Dusk Society by Sidney Williams & Mark Jones
132. Taro and the Carnival of Doom by Sango Morimoto
133. Mercy by Jussi Adler-Olsen
134. Death Note: Black Edition Vol. IV by Tsugumi Ohba
135. In Defense of the Realm by Sanjay Deshpande
136. Photo Booth by Lewis Helfand
137. The Flight of Dragons by Vivian French
138. The Leopard by Jo Nesbo
139. Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier
140. Frankie Pickle and the Mathematical Menace by Eric Wight
141. Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory by George O'Connor
142. Defiance, Resistance Book 2 by Carla Jablonski
143. Sita, Daughter of the Earth by Saraswati Nagpal
144. Space Race by C.E.L. Welsh
145. H.G. Wells: The War of the Worlds by Ryan Foley
146. Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, Vol. 6 by Hiroyuki Asada
147. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 4 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
148. MAOH: Juvenile Remix, Vol. 6 by Megumi Osuga
149. The Color of Lightning by Paulette Jiles
150. Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol
151. Sinking Deeper or My Questionable (Possibly Heroic) Decision to Invent a Sea Monster by Steve Vernon
152. Vermonia #5: The Warrior's Trial by Yoyo
153. After the Challenger by Robert Marsh
154. The Mysteries of Angkor Wat: Exploring Cambodia's Ancient Temple by Richard Sobol
155. The Midnight Charter by David Whitley
156. The Floor of Heaven: A True Tale of the Last Frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush by Howard Blum
157. Shimmer by Alyson Noel
158. Hamlet & Ophelia by John Marsden
159. George R.R. Martin's Fevre Dream by Daniel Abraham
160. The Tiffin by Mahtab Narsimhan
161. Jeannie Out of the Bottle by Barbara Eden
162. Still More Stories from Grandma's Attic by Arleta Richardson
163. Treasures from Grandma's Attic by Arleta Richardson
164. Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery edited by Tom Pomplun
165. Ancient Egypt: Tales of Gods and Pharaohs by Marcia Williams
166. The Clockwork Girl by Sean O'Reilly & Kevin Hanna
167. The Blue Umbrella by Mike Mason
168. Good Little Wolf by Nadia Shireen
169. Orcs: Forged for War by Stan Nicholls
170. Green Lantern: Web of Doom by Michael Anthony Steele
171. Bleeder by John Desjarlais
172. The Remains of War: Surviving the Other Concentration Camps of World War II by G. Pauline Kok-Schugars
173. Green Lantern: Savage Sands by J.E. Bright
174. I am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley
175. First Descent by Pam Withers
176. Tales from India: Stories of Creation and the Cosmos by Jamila Gavin
177. The Dragon Turn by Shane Peacock
178. Straw House, Wood House, Brick House, Blow by Daniel Nayeri
179. In the Bag! Margaret Knight Wraps it Up by Monica Kulling
180. The White Ballets: Swan Lake, Giselle, and La Bayadere by Rajka Kupesic
181. Holy Women by Pope Benedict XVI
182. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
183. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
184. Felix Takes the Stage by Kathryn Lasky
185. That Fatal Night: The Titanic Diary of Dorothy Wilton, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1912 by Sarah Ellis
186. Blood and Iron: Building the Railway, Lee Heen-gwong, British Columbia, 1882 by Paul Yee