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Friday, March 16, 2012

2012 ARC Reading Challenge - FINISHED

ETA- Mar. 16. I have officially completed the Platinum Level (35 ARCs) so will consider this challenge completed.  However I will continue to play along and list my arcs read here and add them to the monthly posts on Teddy's site.

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The lovely Teddy Rose is hosting this challenge as usual, and once again I will be joining. I find it keeps me accountable for the massive amount of ARCs I manage to get myself buried under. This year Teddy has added a new level of 35 or more books which I will sign up for. Last year I found myself humming and hawing as to whether I should add smaller books to this challenge, like picture books and some graphic novels. So my personal rule for this challenge, this year, will be to only include my ARCS that have 100 pages or more.

ARCS (of 100+ pages) read this year:
Post reviews here.
1. Drop In (Tony Hawk's 900 Revolution #1) by Donnie Lemkie
2. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 5 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
3. Who Cut the Cheese? by Jo Nesbo
4. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 6 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
5. MAOH: Juvenile Remix, Vol. 7 by Megumi Osuga
6. The Translation of the Bones by Frances Kay
7. MAOH: Juvenile Remix, Vol. 8 by Megumi Osuga
8. Green River Killer: A True Detective Story by Jeff Jensen
9. No Such Thing as Dragons by Philip Reeve
10. Super Dinosaur, Vol. 1 by Robert Kirkman
11. 50 Underwear Questions: A Bare-All History by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
12. The Last Dragon by Jane Yolen
13. The Fathomless Fire by Thomas Wharton
14. Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, Vol. 7 by Hiroyuki Asada
15. African-American Classics edited by Tom Plumplun
16. The Betrayal of Trust by Susan Hill
17. 101 Puzzle Quizzes by The Grabarchuk Family
18. Nicholas St. North and the Nightmare King by William Joyce
19. The Clockwork Three by Matthew J. Kirby
20. The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett
21. Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamoroll, Vol. 1 by Yumi Tsukirino
22. The Flint Heart by Katharine & John Paterson
23. Titanic 2012 by Bill Walker
24. Revenge of the Horned Bunnies by Ursula Vernon
25. X, 3-in-1, Vol. I by CLAMP
26. All Different Kinds of Free by Jessica McCann
27. Judge Anderson: the Psychic Crime Files by Alan Grant
28. Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks
29. Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood
30. The Secret World of Arrietty, Vol. 1 by Studio Ghibli
31. The Secret World of Arrietty, Vol. 2 by Studio Ghibli
32. Cinder by Marissa Myer
33. A Rare Titanic Family by Julie Hedgepeth Williams
34. Library Wars: Love & War, vol. 7 by Kiiro Yumi
35. Tegami Bachi, Letter Bee, Vol. 8 by Hiroyuki Asada

The And More ...
36. A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson
37. MAOH: Juvenile Remix, vol. 9 by Megumi Osuga
38. The Serial Killer Whisperer by Pete Early
39. Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamoroll, Vol.2 by Yumi Tsukirino
40. Making Bombs For Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
41. Salsa Invertebraxa by Mozchops
42. The Fairy Ring or Frances and Elsie Fool the World by Mary Losure
43. Phantom by Jo Nesbo
44. Fish by Gregory Mone
45. Headhunters by Jo Nesbo
46. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again by Frank Boyce Cottrell
47. MAOH: Juvenile Remix, Vol. 10 by Megumi Osuga
48. The Best Ghost Stories, 1800-1847: A Classic Ghost Anthology edited by Andrew Barger
49. E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core! by William Joyce
50. Another Jekyll, Another Hyde by Daniel & Dina Nayeri
51. War Stores: An Enlisted Marine in Vietnam by Stephen MacDonald
52. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 7 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
53. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 8 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
54. The Traitor in the Tunnel by Y.S. Lee
55. The Reeducation of Cherry Truong by Aimee Phan
56. Leviathan by Ian Edington
57. The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen
58. Heresy: Ten Lies They Spread About Christianity by Michael Coren
59. The Justice League (The New 52) Vol. 1: The Origin by Geoff Johns
60. Tall: Great American Folktales, The Comics Anthology edited by Donald Lemke
61. Blink & Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones
62. Stink and the Midnight Zombie Walk by Megan McDonald
63. The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
64. Tegami Bachi: Vol, 9 by Hiroyuki Asada
65. Snivel: The Fifth Circle of Heck by Dale E. Bayse
66. Behind Enemy Lines: World War II, Sam Frederiksen, Nazi-Occupied Europe, 1944 by Carol Matas (5/5)
67. Fluffy, Fluffy, Cinnamoroll, Vol. 3 by Yumi Tsukirino
68. 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad
69. Spontaneous by Joe Harris
70. The Coldest City by Antony Johnston
71. Torn Apart: The Internment Diary of Mary Kobayashi, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1941 by Susan Aihoshi
72. The Avalon Chronicles, Vol. 1 by Nunzio Defilippis & Christine Weir
73. The Death of Sweet Mister by Daniel Woodrell
74. Crogan's Loyalty by Chris Schweizer
75. Catch Me by Lisa Gardner
76. Bone: Quest for the Spark, Book Two by Tom Sniegoski
77. Man Overboard! by Curtis Parkinson
78. Vermonia 6: To the Pillar of Wind by Yoyo
79. The Puppet by Eva Wiseman
80. The Long March Home by Zoe S. Roy
81. Holliday by Nate Bowden
82. The Yard by Alex Grecian
83. The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey
84. Rogue Trooper: Tales of New of Nu-Earth by Gerry Finley-Day
85. Baby's in Black by Arne Bellstorf
86. The House at Sea's End by Ellie Griffiths
87. Jack Vance The Moon Moth by Humayoun Ibrahim
88. Bloody Chester by J.T. Petty
89. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
90. The Dispatcher by Ryan David Jahn
91. Captain Awesome to the Rescue by Stan Kirby
92. Reed Gunther,The Bear Riding Cowboy: Volume 1 by Shane & Chris Houghton
93. Dreams of Gold by Jonathan Chamberlain
94. Xenoholics, Vol. 1 by Joshua Williamson
95. Shadow of the Titanic: The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived by Andrew Wilson
96. Beneath the Shadows by Sara Foster
97. Sunset by Chritos Gage
98. A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson
99. Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy by Nathan Hale
100. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, V.9 by Hiroshi Hiibashi
101. Butterfly Tears by Zoe S. Roy
102. The Journeys of John and Julia in Chapter One: Genesis by Aurelia
103. Judge Dredd: When Judges Go Bad by John Wagner
104. Orchid, Vol. 1 by Tom Morello
105. The Occultist, Vol. 1 by Tim Seely
106. The Monocyte by Kasra Ghanbari
107. The Boxcar Children The Beginning by Patricia MacLachlan
108. Shine, Shine, Shine by Lydia Netzer
109. Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life by Brian Lee O'Malley
110. The Bionic Man Vol. 1: Some Assembly Required by Kevin Ssmith
111. White Lies by Jeremy Bates
112. Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 05
113. This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Oppel
114. Victory: Resistance Book 3 by Carla Jablonski
115. Graphic Classics: Robert Louis Stevenson edited by Tom Pomplun
116. Fluffy, Fluffy Cinamoroll Vol. 4 by Yumi Tsukirino
117. A Door in the River by Inger Ash Wolfe
118. Jiu Jiu, Vol. 1 by Touya Tobina
119. Disgrace by Jussi Adler-Olsen
120. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 10 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
121. Peter Panzerfaust: The Great Escape by Kurtis J. Wiebe
122. Tegami Bachi, Vol. 10 by Hiroyuki Asada
123. Judge Dredd: Inferno by Grant Morrison & Mark Millar
124. Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 8 by Kiiro Yumi
125. Criminal by Karin Slaughter
126. Lost Dogs by Jeff Lemire
127. Fluffy, Fluffy, Cinnamoroll, Vol. 5 by Yumi Tsukirino
128. Bucko by Jeff Parker
129. Leonardo da Vinci: The Life of a Genius by Atsuo Sugaya
130. A Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths
131. Catholic Sexual Ethics: A Summary, Explanation & Defense, 3rd Edition by William E, May
132. Dead to You by Lisa McMann
133. The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
134. Judge Dredd: Cry of the Werewolf by John Wagner & Alan Grant
135. Graphic Classics: Halloween Classics edited by Tom Pomplun
136. Whirlpool by Eileen Enwright Hodgetts
137. Two and Twenty Dark Tales:Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes edited by Georgia McBride.
138. Dark Matters, Vol. 1: Rebirth by Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie.
139. Flash and Bones by Kathy Reichs
140. Growing Up Bronx: A Memoir of my Shapers and Shakers by H.A. Hargreaves
141. Such Wicked Intent by Kenneth Oppell
142. Thief of Thieves, Vol. 1: "I Quit" by Robert Kirkman
143. Broxo by Zack Giallongo
144. Prophet, Volume 1: Remission by Brandon Graham
145. Sailor Twain or The Mermaid in the Hudson by Mark Siegel
146. Captain Awesome vs. Nacho Cheese Man by Stan Kirby 
147. Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite by Barry Deutsch
148. August Moon by Diana Thung
149. The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure by Martin W. Sandler
150. Kirby: Genesis, Volume 1 by Kurt Busiek
151. Christened with Crosses: Notes Taken on My Knees by Eduard Kochergin
152. Upside Down: A Vampire Tale by Jess Smart Smiley
153. Becoming Holmes by Shane Peacock
154. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 11 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
155. Tharg's Creepy Chronicles by Mark Millar et al
156.