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Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 ARC Master List

My list of arcs currently not read and in possession as of Dec. 31, 2011.

(ebooks are not included in this list.  They are not taking up shelf space, making a lot of them a lot different from the below books, in my mind.  I do however, count them in my books read list.)

2009
1. Portobello by Ruth Rendell
2. The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro
3. Etta by Gerald Kolpan
4. Palace Circle by Rebecca Dean
5. Cemetery Dance by Douglas Prestan
6. The Crying Tree by Naseem Rakha
7. Map of the Invisible World by Tash Aw
8. Valeria's Last Stand by Marc Fitten
9. The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville
10. The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox
11. The Glass of Time by Michael Cox
12. Intertwined by Gina Showalter
13. Ghost Song by Sarah Rayne
14. Evidence of Murder by Lisa Black
15. Voices in the Dark by Catherine Banner
16. Black Angels by Linda Beatrice Brown
17. Spellbinder by Helen Springer
18. The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
19. I am Not a Psychic by Richard Belzer
20. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4, Dog Days by Jeff Kinney

2010:
21. The Time Pirate by Ted Bell
22. The Strange Case of the Composer and His Judge by Patricia Duncker
23. The Whisperers by John Connoly
24. Fish by Gregory Mone
25. A Small Death in the Great Glen by A.D. Scott
26. Starcrossed by Elizabeth C. Bunce  unsolicited and just not interested anymore
27. Red Glove by Holly Black
28. No Such Thing as Dragons by Philip Reeve
29. Essential Modern Classics: The Rescuers by Margery Sharp
30. City of Tranquil Light by Bo Caldwell
31. The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story by Rudyard Kipling didn't realize it was only part of the original book, can't get motivated to read it
32. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
33. The Clockwork Three by Matthew Kirby
34. The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
35. Essential Modern Classics: Ballet Shoes for Anna by Noel Streatfield
36. Prisoners in the Palace by Michaela MacColl
37. The Action Bible
38. Started Early Took my Dog For a Walk by Kate Atkinson
39. Sparrow Road by Shelia O'Connor
40. Agatha H #9  received for Cybils review and do not plan to read until I read the series *in order*, someday
41. Virals by Kathy Reichs
42. The Anatomy of Ghosts by Andrew Taylor
43. Peter and Max by Bill Willingham
44. A Lonely Death by Charles Todd

2011:
45. It's a Snap: George Eastman's First Photograph by Monica Kulling
46. The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong
47. Wildcat Fireflies by Amber Kizer unsolicited, not interested anymore
48. Bink & Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones
49. The Hunt of the Unicorn by C.C. Humphreys unsolicited, not interested anymore
50. The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady by Elizabeth Stuckey-French
51. The Fifth Rule by Don Akers
52. How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend by Gary Ghislain
53. Mind Gap by Marina Cohen
54. Miracleville by Monique Polak
55. No Safe Haven by Kimberley Woodhouse
56. Saye: Winter on Valiku by Hasani Walker
57. Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante
58.  mothers & daughters by Rae Meadows
59. The Priest's Graveyard by Ted Dekker
60. That Boy Red by Rachna Gilmore
61. The House at Sea's End by Elly Griffiths
62. Noah Barleywater Runs Away by John Boyne
63. Something Deadly This Way Comes by Kim Harrison
64. True (...sort of) by Katherine Hannigan unsolicited not interested anymore
65. Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog by Garth Stein unsolicited do not like dogs
66. Ocean of Blood by Darren Shan
67. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Eric Larson
68. Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma
69. Lot's Return to Sodom by Sandra Brannan
70. The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen
71. Shut Your Eyes Tight by John Verdon
72. Kiss Her,Kill Her by Lisa Dewar
73. The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy
74. The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon
75. A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson
76. Forbidden by Ted Dekker
77. Pure by Julianna Baggot
78. This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Oppel
79. Season of Darkness by Maureen Jennings
80. Darkness, My Old Friend: A Novel by Lisa Unger
81. The Accident: A Thriller by Linwood Barclay
82. The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma
83. Inheritance by Lisa Baker
84. Flash and Bones by Kathy Reichs
85. Ashtown Burials #1: The Dragon's Tooth by N.D. Wilson
86. Viper by John J. Desjarlais
87. The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
88. The Most Dangerous Thing by Laura Lippman
89. Headhunters by Jo Nesbo
90. The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett
91. The Postmortal by Drew Magary
92. Those Across the River by Christopher Buehlman
93. Salamander Smackdown! by John Sazaklis
94. Superpowered Pony by Sarah Hines Stephens
95. The Missing Mummy by Sean O'Reilly
96. Monster Beach by Sean O'Reilly
97. How Do We Know About Dinosaurs? A Fossil Mystery by Rebecca Olien
98. How Do We Stay on Earth? A Gravity Mystery by Amy S. Hansen
99. The Baker's Wife by Erin Healy
100. Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
101. The Downside of Being Up by Alan Lawrence Sitomer unsolicited, not even interested, don't know why I even kept it
102. MAOH: Juvenile Remix, Vol. 7 by Megumi Osuga
103. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 5 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
104. Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson
105. The Flint Heart by Katherine Paterson & John Paterson
106. Burned by Thomas Enger
107. The Infernals by John Connolly
108. Dreamland by Alyson Noel
109. The Cardturner by Louis Sachar
110. Before the Poison by Peter Robinson
111. The Alphabet of Vietnam by Jonathan Chamberlain
112. The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women by Deborah J. Swiss
113. Vincent Shadow: Toy Inventor by Tim Kehoe
114. The Shattering by Karen Healing
115. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 6 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
116. Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, Vol. 7 by Hiroyuki Asada
117. Wicked Good by Amy Lewis Faircloth
118. MAOH: Juvenile Remix, Vol. 8 by Megumi Osuga
119. Graphic Classics: African-American Classics edited by Tom Pomplun
120. A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison
121. Bound by Antonya Nelson
122. Who Cut the Cheese? by Jo Nesbo
123. The Translation of Bones by Francesca Kay
124. Fluffy, Fluffy Cinamoroll, Vol. 1 by Yumi Tsukirino
125. The Serial Killer Whisperer by Pete Earley
126. The Fathomless Fire by Thomas Wharton
127. The Betrayal of Trust by Susan Hill
128. Fever by Lauren DeStephano
129. Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King by William Joyce
130. Rebirth by Dave Longeuay
131. Out of Slavery: The Journey to Amazing Grace by Linda Granfield
132. The Green Man by Michael Bedard
133. X: 3-in-1, Vol.1 by CLAMP

Books added after the beginning of the year:
135. Judge Anderson: The Psychic Files by Alan Grant
136. Titanic 2012: Revised & Updated by Bill Walker
137. A Note From An Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker
138. Revenge of the Horned Bunnies by Ursula Vernon
139. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
140. Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood
141. Making Bombs for Hitler by Marsha Skrypuch
142. Behind Enemy Lines: World War II, Sam Frederiksen, Nazi-Occupied Europe, 1944 by Carol Matas
143. Torn Apart: The Internment Diary of Mary Kobayashi, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1941 by Susan Aihoshi
144. Kepler's Dream by Juliet Bell
145. Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks
146. Hades: Lord of the Dead by George O'Connor
147. Catholic Sexual Ethics by William E. May
148. The Secret World of Arrietty, Vol. 1
149. The Secret World of Arrietty, Vol. 2
150. Somebody Please Tell Me Who I Am by Harry Mazer
151. Dead to You by Lisa McMann
152. Library Wars, Vol. 7 by Kiiro Yumi
153. Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, Vol. 8 by Hiroyuki Asada
154. A Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths
155. The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott
156. A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwell Story of Survival by Julie Hedgepeth Williams
157. E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core! by William Joyce
158. The Rough Guide to The Titanic by Greg Ward unsolicited, not interested anymore
159. Bone: Quest for the Spark, Book Two by Tom Sniegoski
160. MAOH: Juvenile Remix, Vol. 9 by Megumi Osuga
161. Judge Dredd: Crusade & Frankenstein Division by Grant Morrison
162. Catch Me by Lisa Gardner
163. Story World Create-A-Story Kit: Quests & Adventures by John & Caitlin Matthews
164. Zig and Wikki in The Cow by Nadja Spiegelman & Trade Loeffler
165. Vincent Shadow: The Top Secret Toys by Tim Kehoe
166. Beyonders #2: Seeds of Rebellion by Brandom Mull
167. Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamoroll, Vol. 2 by Yumi Tsukirino
168. Story of the Titanic by DK Publishing
169. Welcome to Silverstreet Farm by Nicola Davies
170. The Traitor in the Tunnel by Y.S. Lee
171. Black Manta and the Octopus Army by Jane Mason
172. Joker on the High Seas by J.E. Bright
173. Lex Luthor and the Kryptonite Caverns by J.E. Bright
174. Too Short for the Court by Amy J. Lemke
175. The Quick Quarterback by Michelle Lord
176. Stegosaurus: Armored Defender by Kathryn Clay
177. Tyrannosaurus Rex: Mighty Meat-Eater by Sheila Hammer
178. Volcanoes! by Renee Gray-Wilburn
179. Earthquakes! by Renee Gray-Wilburn
180. Super-Pets Showdown by Sarah Hines Stephens
181. Starro and the Space Dolphins by Art Baltazar
182. The Amazing Mini-Mutts by Donald Lemke
183. How the Camel Got His Hump by Louise Simonson
184. How The Leopard Got His Spots by Sean Tulien
185. Tall: Great American Folktales (The Comics Anthology) edited by Donald Lemke
186. The Secret Life of Plants! by Janet Slingerland
187. The Lonely Existence of Asteroids and Comets by Mark Weakland
188. Egypt's Mysterious Pyramids by Agnieszka Biskup
189. Captured by Pirates! by Agnieszka Biskup
190. Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore
191. Dante's Inferno: The Graphic Novel by Joseph Lanzara
192. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again by Frank Cottrell Boyce
193. Stink and the Midnight Zombie Walk by Megan McDonald
194. Titanic: Disaster at Sea by Martin Jenkins
195. Shadow of the Titanic: The Etraordinary Stories of those who Survived by Andrew Wilson
196. One Moon, Two Cats by Laura Godwin
197. The Inquisitor by Mark Allan Smith
198. Phantom by Jo Nesbo
199. The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen
200. War Stories: An Enlisted Marine in Vietnam by Stephen G. MacDonald
201. The Fairy Ring: or Elsie and Frances Fool the World by Mary Losure
202. Another Jekyl, Another Hyde by Daniel & Dina Nayeri
203. Salsa Invertebraxa by Mozchops
204. MAOH Juvenile Remix, vol. 10 by Megumi Osuga
205. The Space Mission Adventure by Sharon M. Draper
206. The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
207. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
208. Carly's Voice: Breaking Through Autism by Arthur & Carly Fleischmann
209. Man Overboard! by Curtis Parkinson
210. Puppet by Eva Wiseman
211. Hey Canada! by Vivien Bowers
212. Leaving Fishers by Margaret Peterson Haddix
213. Don't You Dare Read This Mrs. Dunphrey by Margaret Peterson Haddix
214. Black Heart by Holly Black
215. Captain Awesome to the Rescue by Stan Kirby
216. Captain Awesome vs. Nacho Cheese Man by Stan Kirby
217. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, vol. 8 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
218. Voltron Force, vol. 1: Shelter From the Storm by Brian Smith
219. The Best Ghost Stories 1800-1849: A Classic Ghost Anthology edited by Andrew Barger
220. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 7 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
221. Master of Deceit: J. Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies by Marc Aronson
222. The Shark King by R. Kikuo Johnson
223. The Red House by Mark Haddon
224. Leviathon by Ian Edington
225. X, 3-in-1, Vol. 2 by Clamp
226. Heresy: Ten Lies They Spread About Christianity by Michael Coren
227. The Opposite of Tidy by Carrie Mac
228. Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, vol. 9 by Hiroyuki Asada
229. Heroes of Olympus by Philip Freeman; adapted by Laurie Calkhoven
230. 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad
231. The Beatles Yellow Submarine adapted by Charlie Gardner
232. Pirates vs Ancient Egyptians in a Haunted Museum Nikalas Catlow
233. Hooey Higgins and the Shark by Steve Voake
234. Mrs. Noodlekugel by Daniel Pinkwater
235. Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamoroll, V3 by Yumi Tsukirino
236. Captain Awesome and the New Kid by Stan Kirby
237. The Death of Sweet Mister by Daniel Woodrell
238. Rogue Trooper: Tales of Nu-Earth, Vol. 1 by Gerry Finley Day
239. The Long March Home by Zoe S. Roy
240. Vermonia #6: To the Pillar of Wind by YoYo
241. Show Me a Story! Why Picture Books Matter edited by Leonard S. Marcus
242. The Moon Moth by Jack Vance
243. Bloody Chester by JT Petty
244. Baby's in Black by Arne Bellstorf
245. No Safety in Numbers by Dayna Lorentz
246. Zoe Letting Go by Nora Price
247. Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
248. The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey
249. Home by Toni Morrison
250. Anteater-Boy by Dean Ammerman
251. My Afghanistan: The Adventures of an American School Teacher Before the Taliban by Jean Boyce-Smith
252. XO by Jeffrey Deaver
253. Unconquered: The Saga of Cousins Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimmy Swaggart, and Mickey Gilley by J.D. Davis
254. A Mind of Winter by Shira Nayman
255. Voltron Force, V2: Tournament of Lions by Brian Smith
256. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, V9 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
257. Captain Awesome Takes a Dive by Stan Kirby
258. The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye
259. The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
260. Giants Beware by Jorge Aguirre
261. The Yard by Alex Grecian
262. The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler
263. Bink and Gollie: Two for One by Kate DiCamillo
264. Judge Dredd: When Judges Go Bad by John Wagner
265. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce
266. Judge Dredd: Complete Case Files 05 by John Wagner & Alan Grant
267. Marathon by Boaz Yakin
268. Growing Up Bronx by H.A. Hargreaves
269. Disgrace by Jussi Adler-Olsen
270. Fluffy, Flufy Cinnamoroll, Vol. 4 by Yumi Tsukirino
271. Jiu Jiu, Vol. 1 by Touya Tobina
272. The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse
273. White Lies by Jeremy Bates
274. Long Lankin by Lindey Barraclough
275. The Painted Bridge by Wendy Wallace
276. Judge Dredd: Inferno by Grant Morrison
277. Criminal by Karin Slaughter
278. The Pleasures of Men by Kate Williams
279. Graphic Classics: Robert Louis Stevenson edited by Tom Pomplun
280. A Door in the River by Inger Ash Wolfe
281. Toby's Room by Pat Barker
282. Butterfly Tears by Zoe S. Roy
283. Widow's Might by Sandra Brannan
284. Victory: Resistance, Book 3 by Carla Jablonski
285. Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom by Joan Holub
286. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, vol. 10 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
287. Tegami Bachi, Vol. 10 by Hiroyuki Asada
288. Voltron Force, v.3: Twin Trouble by Brian Smith
289. Krampus: The Yule Lord by Brom
290. Genocidal Organ by Project Itoh
291. Gold Mountain Blues by Ling Zhang
292. The Map of the Sky by Felix J. Palma
293. Library Wars: Love & War, V. 8 by Kiiro Yumi
294. Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamoroll V. 5 by Yumi Tsukirino
295. Midwinter Blood by Mons Kallentoft
296. Istanbul Passage by Joseph Kanon
297. The Black Heart Crypt by Christ Grabenstein
298. Bones are Forever by Kathy Reichs
299. The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legraand
300. Captain Awesome, Soccer Star by Stan Kirby
301. The Talk-Funny Girl by Roland Merullo
302. The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure by Martin W. Sandler
303. Sailor Twain: Or: The Mermaid in the Hudson by Mark Siegel
304. Broxo by Zack Giallongo
305. Sumo by Thien Pham
306. Judge Dredd: Cry of the Werewolf by Alan Grant
307.  Leonardo da Vinci: The Life of a Genius by Atsuo Sugaya
308. Whirlpool by Eileen Enwright Hodgetts
309. Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay
310. Lost Cause by John Wilson
311. Bookweirdest by Paul Glennon
312. Nightsong by Ari Berk
313. Halloween Classics by Tom Pumplun
314. Christened with Crosses by Eduard Kochergin
315. Becoming Holmes: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Final Case by Shane Peacock
316. Toothiana, Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies by William Joyce
317. The Twelve by Justin Cronin
318. The Bat by Jo Nesbo
319. Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society by Amy Hill Hearth
320. Redakai, Vol. 1: Invasion of the Gilfreem by Aubrey Sitterson
321. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 11 by Hiroshi Shiibasha
322. The Sandman: The Story of Sanderson Mansnoozie by William Joyce
323. The Secret of the Stone Frog by David Nytra
324. Tharg's Creepy Chronicles by Mark Millar
325. Hill of Beans: Coming of Age in the Last Days of the Old South by John Snyder
326. Until We All Come Home: by Kim de Blecourt
327. Arn? Narn. by Bruce Meisterman
328. Tegami Bachi, Vol. 11: A Bee's Bag by Hiroyuki Asada
329. Voltron Force, Vol. 4: Rise of the Beast King by Brian Smith
330. The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen by Susan Nielsen
331. The Bridge by Jane Higgins
332. Laura Secord: A Story of Courage by Janet Lunn
333. Going Up!: Elisha Otis's Trip to the Top by Monica Kulling
334. The Lady and Her Monsters: A Tale of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, and the Creation of Mary Shelley's Masterpiece by Roseanne Montillo
335. Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story by Arnold Schwarzenegger
336. Hocus Pocus Hotel by Michael Dahl
337. The Sanctuary by Ted Dekker
338. 07-Ghost, Vol. 1 by Yuki Amemiya
339. Highly Inappropriate Tales for Young People by Douglas Coupland
340. Brachman's Underworld by Vlad Vaslyn
341. Five Farthings by Monica Redich
342. The Two Linties by Clare Mallory
343. The Adventures of Jewell Cardwell: Hydra's Nest by Fumi Hancock
344. Neon Genesis Evangelion 3-in-1, Vol. 1 by Yoshiyuko Sadamoto
345. The Ten Seconders: American Dream by Robbie Williams
346. Don't Feed the Boy by Irene Latham
347. Watching Jimmy by Nancy Harty
348. Saint Kaateri: Lily of the Mohawks by Matthew E. Bunson
349. Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir by Ellen Forney
350. Nutcracker by E.T.A. Haffman. Illus by Maurice Sendak
351. Nura: Rise of the Yokai clan V. 12 by Hiroki Shiibashi
352. Poseidon and the Sea of Fury by Joan Holub
353. Volton Force V.5 by Brian Smith
354. Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors by Anne Rule
355. True Stories of World War II by Terry Collins
356. True Stories of the Revolutionary War by Elizabeth Raum
357. George Washington: The Rise of America's First President by Agnieska Biskup
358. Louis Armstrong: Jazz Legend by Terry Collins
359. A Tour of Your Digestive System by Molly Kolpin
360. A Tour of Your Circulatory System by Karen Ballen
361. The Joker Virus by Scott Peterson
362. Cat Commander by J.E. Bright
363. The Poisoned Planet by Matthew K. Manning
364. Demons of Deep Space by Laurie S. Sutton
365. The Incredible Rockhead: Rock, Paper, Scissorlegz by Scott Nichols
366. Zinc Alloy: The Invincible Boy-Bot by Donald Lemke
367. Swamp Thing vs The Zombie Pets by John Sazaklis
368. The Cat Crime Club by Steve Korte
369. Deep Sea Duel by John Sazaklis
370. President Batman by Mike Wayne
371. The Attack of the Virtual Villains by Mike Wayne
372. Dinosaur Round-Up by Sholly Fisch
373. Wanted: The Super Friends by Sholly Fisch
374. Young Justice: Haunted by Art Baltazar
375. Hack and You Shall Find by Art Baltazar
376. Tiny Titans vs. the Fearsome Five by Art Baltazar
377. Tiny Titans: Sidekick City Elementary by Art Baltazar
378. Superman Adventures: Men of Steel by Paul Dini
379. Superman Adventures: Distand Thunder by Scott McCloud
380. Batman Adventures: No Asylum by Ty Templeton
381. Batman Adventures: Free Man by Ty Templeton
382. Judge Dredd: The Garth Ennis Collection
383. The Intercept by Dick Wolf
384. Lou Scheimer: Creating the Filmation Generation by Lou Scheimer
385. Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander, M.D.
386. Hating Heidi Foster by Jeffrey Blount
387. Rally 'Round the Corpse by Hy Conrad
388. The Christmas Star by Ace Collins
389. Questions of Life ? by Nicky Gumbel