Welcome

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.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

2014 ARC Master List

I implemented a new strategy last year using the inventory control method of LIFO (last-in, first-out) while reading my ARCs and managed to read 79% of all ARCs received during the year 2014.  That's a great turn over as far as I'm concerned, since some of those books were unsolicited and yet I chose to read.  On top of that I also read widely across the previous years' backlog of ARCs that I still have every intention of reading someday.

Part of me wants to just knock off the first couple of years here as who knows when I'll eventually get to them now but full disclosure, honesty and my OCD with making and maintaining lists won't permit it.

So in all it's awesome glory, here is the remainders of my ARC list from 2009-2013 with new 2014 arrivals being added to the bottom.  I will again be using the LIFO method and will see if I can reach a round 80% read rate for the years ARCs.

2009
1. Portobello by Ruth Rendell
2. The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro
3. Etta by Gerald Kolpan
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4, Dog Days by Jeff Kinney
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. I am Not a Psychic by Richard Belzer
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



2010
19. Peter and Max by Bill Willingham
20. A Lonely Death by Charles Todd
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 Connolly
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. The Anatomy of Ghosts by Andrew Taylor
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

2011
38. Rebirth by Dave Longeuay
39. The Green Man by Michael Bedard
40. Bound by Antonya Nelson
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. A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison
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. Wicked Good by Amy Lewis Faircloth
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

2012
87. The Intercept by Dick Wolf
88. Five Farthings by Monica Redich
89. The Adventures of Jewell Cardwell: Hydra's Nest by Fumi Hancock
90. Don't Feed the Boy by Irene Latham
91. Watching Jimmy by Nancy Harty
92. Saint Kaateri: Lily of the Mohawks by Matthew E. Bunson
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. The Sanctuary by Ted Dekker
110. Brachman's Underworld by Vlad Vaslyn
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. Hocus Pocus Hotel by Michael Dahl
122. The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye
123. The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
124. Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story by Arnold Schwarzenegger
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. The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen by Susan Nielsen
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. Until We All Come Home: by Kim de Blecourt
141. The Talk-Funny Girl by Roland Merullo
142. Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay
143. Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society by Amy Hill Hearth
144. Bookweirdest by Paul Glennon
145. The Twelve by Justin Cronin

2013
146. Buried Prey by John Sandford
147. The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher
148. Far Far Away by Tom MacNeal
149. Vortex by S.J. Kincaid
150. The Color of Rain by Cori McCarthy
151. The Tilted World by Tom Franklin &
152. These Fragile Things by Jane Davis
153. Judge Dredd: Fatties by John Wagner
154. Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson
155. Red Dragon - White Dragon by Gary Dolman
156. Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 06 by John Wagner
157. Songs of the Willow Frost by Jamie Ford
158. The Magical Fruit by Jo Nesbo
159.The Wisdom of Psychopaths by Kevin Dutton
160. Button Man: Get Harry Ex by John Wagner
161. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
162. The Tree of Story by Thomas Wharton
163. Frankenstein and Philosophy: The Shocking Truth edited by Nicholas Michaud
164. The Future of Catholicism by Michael Coren
165. The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
166. The Sandman and the War of Dreams by William Joyce
167. Rogue Trooper: Tales of Nu Earth 2 by Gerry Finley-Day
168. Weight Loss Surgery: The Real Skinny by Nick Nicholson M.D.
169. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Vol. 3 by Shinobu Ohtaka
170. Judge Dredd: Mutants in Mega-City One by John Wagner
171. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 18 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
172. Dragon Ball (3-in-1), (7-8-9) by Akira Toriyama
173. Typhon and the Winds of Destruction by Joan Holub
174. Wise Acres by Dale E. Basye

(last year at this point I had 196 waiting in backlog, I'm 22 ahead of the game and feeling like I made good progress last year when you also take into account my 79% rate of 2013 ARCs read!)
(all new ARCS added from this point on)

2014
175. Then Like the Blind Man: Orbie's Story by Freddie Owens
176. Vinland Saga 2 by Makoto Yukimura
177. December Park by Ronald Malfi
178. Voice Over!: Seiyu Academy, Vol. 2 by Maki Minami
179. Bleach (3-in-1 Edition), V. 19-20-21 by Tite Kubo
180. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
181. Red Rising by Pierce Brown
182. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 19 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
183. Voice Over!: Seiyu Academy, Vol. 3 by Maki Minami
184. Dragon Ball Full Color: Saiyan Arc, Vol. 1 by Akira Toriyama
185. Justice League Unlimited: In the Dimming Light by Adam Beechen 
186. Justice League Unlimited: Darkseid's Inferno! by Adam Beechen
187. Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Bounty Hunter by Art Baltazar
188. Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Counterfeits by Art Baltazar
189. Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Trouble in the Arena by Art Baltazar
190. Superman Family Adventures: Monkey Metropolis! by Art Baltazar 
191. Superman Family Adventures: Enter Bizarro! by Art Baltazar
192. Superman Family Adventures: Attack of the Toyman! by Art Baltazar
193. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Vol. 4 by Shinobu Ohtaka
194. Tiger & Bunny, Vol. 4 by Mizuki Sakakibara
195. Deadman Wonderland, Vol. 1 by Jinsei Kataoka
196. Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 07 by John Wagner & Alan Grant 
197. The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon 
198. 9,000 Miles of Fatherhood: A True Story by Kirk Millson
199. Krypto the Super Dog: Here Comes Krypto by Jesse Leon McCann 
200. Krypto the Super Dog: Bad Moon Rising by Jesse Leon McCann 
201. Gangsta, Vol. 1 by Koshke
202. Whisper by Chris Struyk-Bonn
203. Evil in a Skirt!: #5 (Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade) by Landry Q. Walker
204. Off to Save the Day #6 (Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade) by Landry Q. Walker
205. Superman vs. Bizarro (DC Super Heroes) by John Sazaklis
206. Batman vs. Catwoman (DC Super Heroes) by J.E. Bright
207. D.Gray-man (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 3: Includes vols. 7, 8 & 9 by Katsura Hoshino
208. Tegami Bachi, Vol. 16 by Hiroyuki Asada
209. Dragon Ball (3-in-1 Edition), vols. 10, 11 & 12 by Akira Toriyama
210. Guilt by Jussi Adler-Olsen
211. Torn Away by Jennifer Brown
212. Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art by Carl Hoffman
213. Phantom Thief Jeanne, Vol. 1 by Arina Tanemura
214. DC Super-Pets Character Encyclopedia by Steve Korté
215. Defend Until Death!: Nickolas Flux and the Battle of the Alamo by Nel Yomtov
216. D-Day: June 6, 1944 by Agnieszka Biskup
217. The Chase by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg
218. Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 1 & 2 by Rumiko Takahashi
219. Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin by Marguerite Henry
220. Paradise by Toni Morrison
221. UQ Holder Vol. 1 by Ken Akamatsu
222. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley
223. Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust by Loic Dauvillier
224. Aphrodite: Goddess of Love by George O'Connor
225. The Undertaking of Lily Chen by Danica Novgorodoff
226. Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey by Nick Bertozzi
227. Andre the Giant: Life and Legend by Box Brown
228. The Tweedles Go Electric by Monica Kulling
229. Graphic Classics: H.G. Wells (3rd Ed.) by Tom Pomplun
230. A Story of Easter and All of Us by Roma Downey
231. The Seven Deadly Sins Vol. 1 by Nakaba Suzuki 
232. Banzai Battalion: Just Another Bug Hunt by John Wagner
233. Mr. Puzzle Super Collection! by Chris Eliopoulos
234. The Belief in Angels by J. Dylan Yates
235. Always Emily by Michaela MacColl 
236. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Vol. 5 by Shinobu Ohtaka
237. Deadman Wonderland, Vol. 2 by Jinsei Kataoka
238. 9,000 Miles of Fatherhood: A True Story by Kirk Millson
239. Middle School: Ultimate Showdown by James Patterson
240. The ACB with Honora Lee by Kate De Goldi 
241. Battle Royale by Koushun Takami 
242. Library Wars, V11 by Kiiro Yumi
243. Sweet Rein, V2 by Sakura Tsukuba
244. Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach
245. The Confabulist by Steven Galloway
246. Sunny, Vol. 3 by Taiyo Matsumoto
247. Ro-Busters: The Disaster Squad of Distinction by Pat Mills
248. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 20: Kusozu by Hiroshi Shiibashi
249. 
Dragon Ball, Full Color Saiyan Arc Vol. 2 by Akira Toriyama
250. Monster Soul 1 by Hiro Mashima
251. Noggin by John Corey Whaley
252. Ghandi Before India by Ramachandra Guha
253. Bleach (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 22, 23 & 24 by Tite Kubo
254. Phantom Thief Jeanne, Vol. 2 by Arina Tanemura
255. The Son by Jo Nesbo
256. Gangsta, Vol. 2 by Koshke
257. Dragon Ball (3-in-1 Edition), vols. 13, 14, & 15 by Akira Toriyama
258. Dragon Ball, Full Color Saiyan Arc Vol. 3 by Akira Toriyama
259. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 21 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
260. Seraph of the End, Vol. 1: Vampire Reign by Takaya Kagami
261. Goat on a Boat by John Sazaklis
262. The Good, the Bad, and the Monkeys by Scott Sonneborn
263. Millennium Snow (2-in-1) , Vols. 1 & 2 by Bisco Hatori 
264. Millennium Snow, Vol. 3 by Bisco Hatori
265. Middle School: Save Rafe! by James Patterson & Chris Tebbetts
266. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Vol. 6 by Shinobu Ohtaka
267. Judge Dredd: The XXX Files by John Wagner didn't want to read too sexy; donated
268. Batman Adventures: Masquerade in Red! by Dan Slott
269. Batman Adventures: Phantasm Strikes! by Dan Slott
270. The Seven Deadly Sins V3 by Nakaba Suzuki
271. UQ Holder V2 by Ken Akamatsu
272. How the World Was: A California Childhood by Emmanuel Guibert
273. Millhouse by Natale Ghent
274. Cop Town by Karin Slaughter
275. Batman Strikes! Jokers Wild! by Bill Matheny
276. Batman Strikes! In the Clutches of the Penguin! by Bill Matheny
277. Batman Strikes! Bane on the Rampage! by Bill Matheny
278. 2 A.M. at the Cat's Pajama's by Marie-Helene Bertino
279. Graphic Classics: Canine/Feline Classics edited by Tom Pomplun
280. About That Night by Norah McClintock
281. Teen Titans Go! The Beast Who Cried Wolf by J. Torres
282. Teen Titans Go! Demo by J. Torres
283. Monster Soul 2 by Hiro Mashima
284. No Safe House by Linwood Barclay
285. Vinland Saga 4 by Makoto Yukimura
286. The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem by Ethan Gutmann
287. The Heroic Legend of Arslan 1 by Yoshiki Tanaka
288. Of All the Gin Joints by Mark Bailey
289. The Sixteen by Ali B. 
290. Noragami: Stray God 1 by Adachitoka
291. The Sandman by Lars Kepler
292. Iris Brave by Ali B.
293. Death at Chinatown by Frances McNamara
294. The Broken Hours by Jacqueline Baker
295. Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire
296. Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned From a Little Golden Book by Diane Muldrow
297. The Seven Deadly Sins 4 by Nakaba Suzuki
298. Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley
299. The Map to Everywhere by Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis
300. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
301. A.D. 30 by Ted Dekker
302. The Color of Courage: A Boy at War, The World War II Diary of Julian Kulski
303. Where I Belong: Small Town to Great Big Sea by Alan Doyle
304. Joy to the World: How Christ's Coming Changed Everything (and Still Does) by Scott Hahn
305. Vinland Saga, Book Five by Makoto Yukimura
306. The Heroic Legend of Arslan 2 by Yoshiki Tanaka
307. Billy Joel: The Definitive Biography by Fred Schruers
308. UQ Holder 3 by Ken Akamatsu
309. The Seven Deadly Sins by Nakaba Suzuki
310. So Anyway ... by John Cleese
311. Creatures of the Rock: A Veterinarian's Adventures in Newfoundland by Andrew Peacock
312. Clockwork Game: The Illustrious Career of A Chess-Playing Automaton by Jane Irwin
313. Gaijin: American Prisoner of War by Matt Faulkner
314. Warren Commission Report: A Graphic Investigation into the Kennedy Assassination by Dan Mishkin
315. Explorer: The Hidden Doors by Kazu Kibuishi
316. The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth by Ian Lendler
317. Maddy Kettle: The Adventure of the Thimblewitch by Eric Orchard
318. In the Shadows by Kiersten White
319. Bird & Squirrel On Ice by James Burks
320. Cast Away on the Letter A by Fred
321. Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Treaties, Trenches, Mud and Blood
322. The Red Baron: The Graphic History of Richtofen's Flying Circus and the Air War in WWI by Wayne Vansant
323. The Battle of the Bulge: A Graphic History of Allied Victory in the Ardennes, 1944-1945 by Wayne Vansant
324. The Croc Ate My Homework: A Pearls Before Swine Collection by Stephan Pastis
325. Muddy Max: The Mystery of Marsh Creek by Elizabeth Rusch
326. Shackleton's Journey by William Grill
327. The Lunch Witch by Deb Lucke
328. The Job by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg
329. Neurocomic by Dr. Hana Ros
330. The Isobel Journal: Just a Northern Girl from Where Nothing Really Happens by Isobel Harrop
331. Siberiak: My Cold War Adventure on the River Ob by Jenny Jaeckel
332. Norigami: Stray God 2 by Adachitoka
333. Motherless by Erin Healy
334. Starlette Universe, Book 2: Eva From E-Ville by Kathy Johnson
335. The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami
336. Bad Houses by Sara Ryan
337. Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Rift Part 1 by Gene Luen Yang
338. Aw Yeah Comics! And... Action! by Art Baltazar & Franco
339. Satan's Prep: A Graphic Novel by Gabe Guarente
340. Ballad by Blexbolex
341. The Wrenchies by Farel Dalrymple
342. In Real Life by Cory Doctorow
343. Tune 2: Still Life by Derek Kirk Kim
344. Above the Dreamless Dead: World War I in Poetry and Comics edited by Chris Duffy
345. The Rise of Aurora West (Battling Boy) by Paul Pope
346. The People Inside by Ray Fawkes
347. Bad Machinery Volume 2: The Case of the Good Boy by John Allison
348. Costume Quest: Invasion of the Candy Snatchers by Zac Gorman
349. The Sixth Gun Dlx Ed Volume 1 HC by Cullen Bunn
350. Megagogo Volume 001 by Wook Jin Clark
351. A Boy & a Girl by Jamie S. Rich
352. Mermin Volume 2: The Big Catch by Joey Weiser
353. Mermin Book Three: Deep Dive by Joey Weiser
354. Buzz! by Ananth Panagariya
355. Down. Set. Fight! by Chad Bowers
356. Meteor Men by Jeff Parker

No comments:

Post a Comment