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.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

2013 ARC Master List

My list of arcs currently not read and in possession as of Dec. 31, 2012.

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

1. Portobello by Ruth Rendell
2. The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro
3. Etta by Gerald Kolpan
4. Palace Circle by Rebecca Dean gaveaway unread
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 gaveaway unread
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

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. A Small Death in the Great Glen by A.D. Scott
25. Red Glove by Holly Black
26. No Such Thing as Dragons by Philip Reeve
27. Essential Modern Classics: The Rescuers by Margery Sharp
28. City of Tranquil Light by Bo Caldwell
29. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer gaveaway unread
30. The Clockwork Three by Matthew Kirby
31. The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
32. Essential Modern Classics: Ballet Shoes for Anna by Noel Streatfield
33. Prisoners in the Palace by Michaela MacColl
34. The Action Bible
35. Started Early Took my Dog For a Walk by Kate Atkinson
36. Sparrow Road by Shelia O'Connor
37. Virals by Kathy Reichs
38. The Anatomy of Ghosts by Andrew Taylor
39. Peter and Max by Bill Willingham
40. A Lonely Death by Charles Todd

41. The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong
42. The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady by Elizabeth Stuckey-French
43. The Fifth Rule by Don Akers
44. How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend by Gary Ghislain
45. Mind Gap by Marina Cohen
46. Miracleville by Monique Polak
47. No Safe Haven by Kimberley Woodhouse
48. Saye: Winter on Valiku by Hasani Walker
49. Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante
50.  mothers & daughters by Rae Meadows
51. The Priest's Graveyard by Ted Dekker
52. That Boy Red by Rachna Gilmore
53. Noah Barleywater Runs Away by John Boyne
54. Something Deadly This Way Comes by Kim Harrison
55. Ocean of Blood by Darren Shan
56. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Eric Larson
57. Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma
58. Lot's Return to Sodom by Sandra Brannan
59. The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen
60. Shut Your Eyes Tight by John Verdon
61. Kiss Her,Kill Her by Lisa Dewar
62. The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy
63. The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon
64. Forbidden by Ted Dekker
65. Pure by Julianna Baggot
66. Season of Darkness by Maureen Jennings
67. Darkness, My Old Friend: A Novel by Lisa Unger
68. The Accident: A Thriller by Linwood Barclay
69. The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma
70. Inheritance by Lisa Baker
71. Ashtown Burials #1: The Dragon's Tooth by N.D. Wilson
72. Viper by John J. Desjarlais
73. The Most Dangerous Thing by Laura Lippman
74. Those Across the River by Christopher Buehlman
75. The Baker's Wife by Erin Healy
76. Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
77. Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson
78. Burned by Thomas Enger
79. The Infernals by John Connolly
80. Dreamland by Alyson Noel
81. The Cardturner by Louis Sachar
82. Before the Poison by Peter Robinson
83. The Alphabet of Vietnam by Jonathan Chamberlain
84. The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women by Deborah J. Swiss
85. Vincent Shadow: Toy Inventor by Tim Kehoe
86. The Shattering by Karen Healing
87. Wicked Good by Amy Lewis Faircloth
88. A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison
89. Bound by Antonya Nelson
90. Fever by Lauren DeStephano
91. Rebirth by Dave Longeuay
92. The Green Man by Michael Bedard

93. A Note From An Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker
94. Kepler's Dream by Juliet Bell
95. Somebody Please Tell Me Who I Am by Harry Mazer
96. The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott
97. Vincent Shadow: The Top Secret Toys by Tim Kehoe
98. Beyonders #2: Seeds of Rebellion by Brandom Mull
99. The Inquisitor by Mark Allan Smith
100. The Space Mission Adventure by Sharon M. Draper
101. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
102. Carly's Voice: Breaking Through Autism by Arthur & Carly Fleischmann
103. Leaving Fishers by Margaret Peterson Haddix
104. Don't You Dare Read This Mrs. Dunphrey by Margaret Peterson Haddix
105. Black Heart by Holly Black
106. The Red House by Mark Haddon
107. The Opposite of Tidy by Carrie Mac
108. Heroes of Olympus by Philip Freeman; adapted by Laurie Calkhoven
109. Hooey Higgins and the Shark by Steve Voake
110. Captain Awesome and the New Kid by Stan Kirby
111. Show Me a Story! Why Picture Books Matter edited by Leonard S. Marcus
112. No Safety in Numbers by Dayna Lorentz
113. Zoe Letting Go by Nora Price
114. Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
115. Home by Toni Morrison
116. Anteater-Boy by Dean Ammerman
117. My Afghanistan: The Adventures of an American School Teacher Before the Taliban by Jean Boyce-Smith
118. XO by Jeffrey Deaver
119. Unconquered: The Saga of Cousins Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimmy Swaggart, and Mickey Gilley by J.D. Davis
120. A Mind of Winter by Shira Nayman
121. Captain Awesome Takes a Dive by Stan Kirby
122. The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye
123. The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
124. The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler
125. The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse
126. Long Lankin by Lindey Barraclough
127. The Painted Bridge by Wendy Wallace
128. The Pleasures of Men by Kate Williams
129. Toby's Room by Pat Barker
130. Widow's Might by Sandra Brannan
131. Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom by Joan Holub
132. Genocidal Organ by Project Itoh
133. Gold Mountain Blues by Ling Zhang
134. The Map of the Sky by Felix J. Palma
135. Midwinter Blood by Mons Kallentoft
136. Istanbul Passage by Joseph Kanon
137. The Black Heart Crypt by Christ Grabenstein
138. Bones are Forever by Kathy Reichs
139. The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legraand
140. Captain Awesome, Soccer Star by Stan Kirby
141. The Talk-Funny Girl by Roland Merullo
142. Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay
143. Lost Cause by John Wilson
144. Bookweirdest by Paul Glennon
145. The Twelve by Justin Cronin
146. Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society by Amy Hill Hearth
147. Until We All Come Home: by Kim de Blecourt
148. The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen by Susan Nielsen
149. The Lady and Her Monsters: A Tale of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, and the Creation of Mary Shelley's Masterpiece by Roseanne Montillo
150. Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story by Arnold Schwarzenegger
151. Hocus Pocus Hotel by Michael Dahl
152. The Sanctuary by Ted Dekker
153. Brachman's Underworld by Vlad Vaslyn
154. Five Farthings by Monica Redich
155. The Adventures of Jewell Cardwell: Hydra's Nest by Fumi Hancock
156. Don't Feed the Boy by Irene Latham
157. Watching Jimmy by Nancy Harty
158. Saint Kaateri: Lily of the Mohawks by Matthew E. Bunson
159. Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir by Ellen Forney
160. Nura: Rise of the Yokai clan V. 12 by Hiroki Shiibashi
161. Poseidon and the Sea of Fury by Joan Holub
162. Volton Force V.5 by Brian Smith
163. Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors by Anne Rule
164. True Stories of World War II by Terry Collins
165. True Stories of the Revolutionary War by Elizabeth Raum
166. George Washington: The Rise of America's First President by Agnieska Biskup
167. Louis Armstrong: Jazz Legend by Terry Collins
168. A Tour of Your Digestive System by Molly Kolpin
169. A Tour of Your Circulatory System by Karen Ballen
170. The Joker Virus by Scott Peterson
171. Cat Commander by J.E. Bright
172. The Poisoned Planet by Matthew K. Manning
173. Demons of Deep Space by Laurie S. Sutton
174. The Incredible Rockhead: Rock, Paper, Scissorlegz by Scott Nichols  gaveaway unread
175. Zinc Alloy: The Invincible Boy-Bot by Donald Lemke   gaveaway unread
176. Swamp Thing vs The Zombie Pets by John Sazaklis
177. The Cat Crime Club by Steve Korte
178. Deep Sea Duel by John Sazaklis
179. President Batman by Mike Wayne
180. The Attack of the Virtual Villains by Mike Wayne
181. Dinosaur Round-Up by Sholly Fisch
182. Wanted: The Super Friends by Sholly Fisch
183. Young Justice: Haunted by Art Baltazar
184. Young Justice: Hack and You Shall Find by Art Baltazar
185. Tiny Titans vs. the Fearsome Five by Art Baltazar
186. Tiny Titans: Sidekick City Elementary by Art Baltazar
187. Superman Adventures: Men of Steel by Paul Dini
188. Superman Adventures: Distant Thunder by Scott McCloud
189. Batman Adventures: No Asylum by Ty Templeton
190. Batman Adventures: Free Man by Ty Templeton
191. Judge Dredd: The Garth Ennis Collection
192. The Intercept by Dick Wolf
193. Lou Scheimer: Creating the Filmation Generation by Lou Scheimer
194. Hating Heidi Foster by Jeffrey Blount
195. The Christmas Star by Ace Collins
196. Questions of Life ? by Nicky Gumbel

Books added after the beginning of the year:
197. A Question of Identity by Susan Hill
198. Speaking from Among the Bones by Alan Bradley
199. The Starry Window by Patricia Bow
200. The Nightmare by Lars Kepler
201. Poseidon: Earth Shaker by George O'Connor
202. 07-Ghost, Vol. 2 by Yuki Amemiya
203. All-Star Future Shocks by Alan Grant et. al.
204. Curses! Foiled Again by Jane Yolen
205. Jerusalem: The Story of a City and a Family by Boaz Yakin
206. The Bedlam Detective by Stephen Gallagher
207. Sever by Lauren DeStefano
208. Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers by Dav Pilkey
209. Tegami Bachi Vol. 12 by Hiroyuki Asada
210. Redakai Vol.2: The Tiger Terror by Terrance Griep
211. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan V.13 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
212. Iscariot: A Novel of Judas by Tosca Lee
213. Buried Prey by John Sandford
214. Barrage V.1 by Kouhei Horikoshi
215. White Shanghai by Elvira Baryakina
216. Night's Child by Maureen Jennings
217. Precocia by Dale E. Basye
218. 07-Ghost 03 by Yuki Amemiya
219. The Bird King: An Artist's Notebook by Shaun Tan
220. Chickenhare by Chris Grine
221. Bone: Quest for the Spark, Book 3 by Tom Sniegoski
222. Tom Gates: Excellent Excuses (and Other Good Stuff) by L. Pichon
223. Judge Dredd: Origins by John Wagner
224. Native American Classics edited by Tom Pomplun
225. Volton Force 6: True Colors by Brian Smith
226. Crash by Lisa McMann
227. Red Handed: The Fine Art of Strange Comics by Matt Kindt
228. American Comic Book Chronicles: 1960-64 by John Wells
229. The Thirteenth Rose by Gail Bowen
230. Notes From a Coma by Mike McCormack
231. Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen
232. Sihpromatum - I Grew my Boobs in China by Savannah Grace
233. Doll Bones by Holly Black
234. Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee Vol. 14 by Hiroyuki Asada
235. Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses by Bess Lovejoy
236. The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher
237. Zebrafish: SPF 40 by Sharon Emerson
238. Pepita: Inoue meets Gaudi by Takehiko Inoue
239. Who is AC? by Hope Larson
240. Hades and the Helm of Darkness by Joan Holub
241. Barrage Vol. 2 by Kouhei Horikoshi
242. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan V14 y Hiroshi Shiibashi
243. Library Wars: Love & War V9 by Kiiro Yumi
244. Tiger & Bunny V1 by Mizuki Sakakibara
245. Neon Genesis Evangelion 3-in-1 Edition, Vol. 3 by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
246. 07-GHOST, Vol. 4 by Yuki Amemiya gave away unread
247. Neon Genesis Evangelion 3-in-1 Edition, Vol. 2 by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
248. Sunny, Vol. 1 by Taiyo Matsumoto
249. Redemption by Jussi Adler-Olsen
250. Consuming the Word: The New Testament and The Eucharist in the Early Church by Scott Hahn
251. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan V15 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
252. Dragon Ball (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 1 by Akira Toriyama
253. Monsuno Combat Chaos, Vol. 1: The Moto Mutants by Brian Smith
254. Far Far Away by Tom MacNeal
255. Waking Up in Heaven: A True Story of Brokenness, Heaven, and Life Again by Crystal McVea
256. Island of Silence by Lisa McMann
257. Children of the Sea V5 by Daisuke Igarashi
258. War Machine by Dave Gibbons & Will Simpson
259. The Fire Witness by Lars Kepler
260. The Heist by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg
261. Vortex by S.J. Kincaid
262. Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson by Jeff Guinn
263. The Returned by Jason Mott
264. A Tap on the Window by Linwood Barclay
265. Asylum by Madeleine Roux
266. The Color of Rain by Cori McCarthy
267. The Tilted World by Tom Franklin &
268. Sleeping Funny: Stories by Miranda Hill
269. Unseen by Karin Slaughter
270. Bobcat and Other Stories by Rebecca Lee
271. D. Gray-man 3-in-1, Vol. 1 by Katsura Hoshino
272. The Truth is Out There Vol. 1 by Amadeus
273. Mr. Monk Helps Himself by Hy Conrad
274. Let Him Go by Larry Watson
275. These Fragile Things by Jane Davis
276. A Wilder Rose by Susan Wittig Albert
277. Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutennt by Tony Cliff
278. Saints by Gene Luen Yang
279. Boxers by Gene Luen Yang
280. Judge Dredd: Fatties by John Wagner
281. Tommysaurus Rex by Doug TenNapel
282. The Silver Six by A.J. Lieberman
283. Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson
284. Help for the Haunted by John Searles
285. The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan
286. Red Dragon - White Dragon by Gary Dolman
287. Library Wars: Love & War, V.10 by Kiiro Yumi
288. Tegami Bacchi, V.14 by Hiroyuki Asada
289. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, V.16 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
290. Hyperion and the Great Balls of Fire by Joan Holub
291. Star Wars: Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown
292. The Hypnotists by Gordon Korman
293. Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice: The Graphic Novel by Laurence Sach
294. MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
295. Joe Victim by Paul Cleave
296. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Vol. 1 by Shinobu Otaka
297. Neon Genesis Evangelion 3-in-1, V4 by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
298. Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 06 by John Wagner
299. 07-Ghost, Vol. 5 by gaveaway unread
300. Tiger & Bunny, Vol. 2 by Mizuki Sakakibara
301. Dragonball 3-in-1 (4,5,6) by Akira Toriyama
302. Monsuno Combat Chaos, Vol. 2 by Brian Smith
303. The Tulip Eaters by Antoinette van Heugten
304. The Maid's Version by Daniel Woodrell
305. Battling Boy by Paul Pope
306. Songs of the Willow Frost by Jamie Ford
307. Police by Jo Nesbo
308. The Magical Fruit by Jo Nesbo
309. The Unwanteds: Island of Fire by Lisa McMann
310.The Wisdom of Psychopaths by Kevin Dutton
311. Button Man: Get Harry Ex by John Wagner
312. Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano
313. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
314. Who I'm Not by Ted Staunton
315. The Tree of Story by Thomas Wharton
316. Making Contact! Marconi Goes Wireless by Monica Kulling
317. The Facebook Diet by Gemini Adams
318. Tiger & Bunny, V3 by Sakakibara, Mizuki
319. D.Gray-man (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 4-5-6 by Katsura Hoshino
320. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, V17 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
321. Bleach (3-in-1 Edition), Vols. 16-17-18 by Tite Kubo
322. Voice Over!: Seiyu Academy, Vol. 1 by Maki Manami
323. Sweet Rein, V1 by Sakura Tsukuba
324. Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning (The Movie) Side A by Tsutomu Oono
325. Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning (The Movie) Side B by Tsutomu Oono
326. Neon Genesis Evangelion, Vol. 13 by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
327. Magi, V2 by Shinobu Ohtaka
328. Uzumaki (3-in-1, Deluxe Edition) by Junji Ito
329. Frankenstein and Philosophy: The Shocking Truth edited by Nicholas Michaud
330. Tegami Bachi, V15 by Hiroyuki Asada
331. The Future of Catholicism by Michael Coren
332. The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
333. Introducing Fascism: A Graphic Guide by Stuart Hood
334. The Sandman and the War of Dreams by William Joyce
335. Sunny, Vol. 2 by Taiyo Matsumoto
336. Rogue Trooper: Tales of Nu Earth 2 by Gerry Finley-Day
337. Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo
338. Weight Loss Surgery: The Real Skinny by Nick Nicholson M.D.
339. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Vol. 3 by Shinobu Ohtaka
340. Judge Dredd: Mutants in Mega-City One by John Wagner
341. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 18 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
342. Dragon Ball (3-in-1), (7-8-9) by Akira Toriyama
343. Typhon and the Winds of Destruction by Joan Holub
344. Wise Acres by Dale E. Basye


  1. I have never seen a list of ARCs this long! I can see why you entered the 2013 ARC challenge. Good luck & have fun reading all those great books :)

  2. LOL, Christine! Just keeping it real and honest :-)