2008: Challenges – 2009 ARC Reading Challenge

arc The next (I’m not even going to pretend it’ll be the last) challenge I’m signing up for is the 2009 ARC Reading Challenge, hosted by Teddy Rose. The guidelines are:

  1. List all of the ARC’s that you have to read right now.  Then throughout the year, you must continue updating that list as you receive more ARC’s.  (This is important). You should also strike out the ones that you finish.
  2. There are two options:
    1. All of us who have or will have more than 12 ARC’s must read and review 12.
    2. All of us who have or will have less than 12 ARC’s must read all of the ARC’s we have.  Note, that if you have 11 ARC’s and then receive a 12th one you will be bumped up to catagory a.
  3. You don’t have to make a list of which ARC’s you plan to read, but you can if you want.
  4. Crossovers with other challenges are allowed and Audio-books are allowed as long as they are ARC’s.
  5. Read the books and review them on your blog. If you don’t have a blog, you can post your review on sites like Powells, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc. Leave a comment on this post with a link to each of your reviews.

Here’s a list of my ARCS (and review books) as of 4/08/09 (last updated 6/2/09):

  1. Kopek the Destroyer – Phil Owens
  2. The Brass Verdict – Michael Connelly
  3. Upbound – Peter Hassebroek
  4. College GirlPatricia Weitz
  5. The Dying Game – Beverly Barton
  6. Jar City – Arnaldur Indridason
  7. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet – Jamie Ford
  8. The Heretic Queen – Michelle Moran
  9. Stalked – Brian Freeman
  10. Silence of the Grave – Arnaldur Indridason
  11. The Kiss Murder – Mehmet Murat Somer
  12. Voices – Arnaldur Indridason
  13. Playing Dead – Allison Brennan
  14. The Glister – John Burnside
  15. The Chemist – Janson Mancheski
  16. The Lost Hours – Karen White
  17. Mixed Blood – Roger Smith
  18. Drood – Dan Simmons
  19. Amberville – Tim Davys
  20. Darling Jim – Christian Moerk
  21. Two Brothers: One North, One South – David H. Jones
  22. First Family – David Baldacci
  23. Lucky Girl – Mei-Ling Hopgood
  24. Firefly Lane – Kristin Hannah
  25. April & Oliver – Tess Callahan
  26. The Mating Rituals of the North American WASP – Lauren Lipton
  27. Dark Places – Gillian Flynn

3 thoughts on “2008: Challenges – 2009 ARC Reading Challenge

  • December 18, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Thanks for joining the challenge! I look forward to seeing your list.

  • December 19, 2008 at 12:06 am

    I got my 2nd ARC 2 days back 🙂 And so I have no ARC’s to read right away 🙂 SO! No ! I am not doing this challenge 🙂

  • December 22, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    This is a fantastic challenge to start the new year with!


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