2009: Challenges – 2009 ARC Reading Challenge Updated

There’s been a couple of new levels that have been added to the 2009 ARC Reading Challenge, hosted by Teddy Rose. The original guidelines were:

  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.

And the new updates!

  • Level 2 of the challenge is for those of you who have or will finish 12 books, read another 12 books for a total of 24 books.
  • Level 3 of the challenge is for the ARC Obsessed and is over 25 books.

I think I can manage to do Level 3.  In the next few days I need to 1) update my ARC list with everything I have and 2) make sure all my reviews are linked.

Here’s a list of my ARCS (and review books):

list last updated 7/17/09, reviews last updated 10/7/09

  1. Kopek the Destroyer – Phil Owens
  2. The Brass Verdict – Michael Connelly
  3. Upbound – Peter Hassebroek
  4. College Girl – Patricia Weitz
  5. The Kiss Murder – Mehmet Murat Somer
  6. The Chemist – Janson Mancheski
  7. The Lost Hours – Karen White
  8. Darling Jim – Christian Moerk
  9. First Family – David Baldacci
  10. April & Oliver – Tess Callahan
  11. The Mating Rituals of the North American WASP – Lauren Lipton
  12. Dark Places – Gillian Flynn
  13. Bad Things – Michael Marshall
  14. Breathers – S.G. Browne
  15. The Secret Life of Prince Charming – Deb Caletti
  16. Reunion – Therese Fowler
  17. Naamah’s Kiss – Jacqueline Carey
  18. Ms. Taken Identity – Dan Begley
  19. Best Intentions – Emily Listfield
  20. Jar City – Arnaldur Indridason
  21. The Big StealEmyl Jenkins
  22. Evil at Heart – Chelsea Cain
  23. A Circle of Souls – Preetham Grandhi
  24. Huge – James W. Fuerst
  25. Cleopatra’s Daughter – Michelle Moran
  26. The Dying Game – Beverly Barton
  27. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet – Jamie Ford
  28. The Heretic Queen – Michelle Moran
  29. Stalked – Brian Freeman
  30. Silence of the Grave – Arnaldur Indridason
  31. Voices – Arnaldur Indridason
  32. Mixed Blood – Roger Smith
  33. Drood – Dan Simmons
  34. Two Brothers: One North, One South – David H. Jones
  35. Lucky Girl – Mei-Ling Hopgood
  36. Firefly Lane – Kristin Hannah
  37. No One You Know – Michelle Richmond
  38. Last Last Chance – Fiona Maazel

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