Can't resist a good challenge.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2014 ARC Reading Challenge

**See my wrap-up post HERE**

Dates: Throughout 2014
Hosted by: Teddy Rose @ So Many Precious Books, So Little Time

Guidelines (quoted from the announcement/sign-up page):
  • You can join this challenge at anytime throughout the year. 
  • You don't have to make a list of which ARC's you plan to read, but you can if you want. If you choose a lower level, you can always change it to a higher level if you like. However, you cannot go from a higher level back down to a lower level.
  • Crossovers with other challenges are allowed and Audio-books and ebooks are allowed as long as they are ARC's. 
  • 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. 
Levels:
  1. Level Bronze:
    a. All of us who have or will have fewer than 12 ARCs must read all of the ARCs we have. Note that if you have 11 ARCs and then receive a 12th one you will be bumped up to category b.
    b. All of us who have or will have 12 or more than 12 ARCs must read and review at least 12.
  2. Level Silver: Read 24 ARCs
  3. Level Gold: Read 35 ARCs
  4. Level Platinum: Read 40 or more ARCs

✷ I'll be signing up at the Silver Level (read 24 ARCs) this year. 

● See my original post about the challenge HERE
● See my wrap-up post HERE
● See the challenge announcement/sign-up page HERE.
~ See the January review link page HERE.


MY READING LIST
(These are the ARCs and other books from publishers or authors that I need to read. As I acquire more books, I'll add them to the list.  As I read and review a book, I'll cross it off the list and add a link to the review.)

~ CURRENT PILE:  Books published / to be published in 2014, and those issued in 2013:
  1. The After House. Michael Phillip Cash (30 September, 2014) 
  2. After I'm Gone. Laura Lippman (February 2014)
  3. Andrew's Brain. E.L. Doctorow (January 14, 2014) Library Thing Early Reviewers (see review
  4. Another Side of Bob Dylan. Victor Maymudes and Jacob Maymudes (September 9, 2014
  5. The Antiquarian. Gustavo Faveron Patriau (June 3, 2014)
  6. The Asylum. John Harwood (May 21, 2013)
  7. Bellman & Black. Diane Setterfield (November 5, 2013
  8. Bliss House. Laura Benedict (15 June, 2014) 
  9. Blue Labyrinth. Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (11 November 2014)  
  10. The Bookman's Tale. Charlie Lovett (May 28, 2013)
  11. The Burgess Boys. Elizabeth Strout (March 26, 2013)
  12. Children of the Revolution: Inspector Banks #21. Peter Robinson (5 March, 2014)
  13. A Cold Season. Allison Littlewood (September 24, 2013
  14. The Collector of Dying Breaths. M.J. Rose (April 8, 2014)
  15. The Days of Anna Madrigal. Armistead Maupin (1 January, 2014)  
  16. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches: Flavia de Luce #6. Alan Bradley (14 January, 2014)
  17. A Delicate Truth. John LeCarré (May 7, 2013
  18. The Dirty Book Murder. Thomas Shawver (13 May, 2014)
  19. The Good Suicides. Antonio Hill (June 2014) Library Thing Early Reviewers (see review)
  20. Guilt by Association (A Rachel Knight Novel). Marcia Clark (26 July 2014)
  21. The Hundred-Year House. Rebeca Makkai (10 July, 2014)
  22. Hunting Shadows: Inspector Rutledge #16. Charles Todd (31 December, 2013)
  23. The Innocent Sleep. Karen Perry (February 2014)  Library Thing Early Reviewers (see review)
  24. Island Girls. Nancy Thayer (17 June 2014) Library Thing Early Reviewers 
  25. James Garner's Motoring Life. Matt Stone (15 September 2014) Library Thing Early Reviewers
  26. Kind of Cruel. Sophie Hannah (August 6, 2013)
  27. Last Summer at Mar's Hill. Elizabeth Hand (May 14, 2013)
  28. The Litter of the Law. Rita Mae Brown (January 1, 2013) Library Thing Early Reviewers (see review)
  29. The Mist in the Mirror. Susan Hill (paperback reissue published February 11, 2014)
  30. No Man's Nightingale: Inspector Wexford #24.  Ruth Rendall (5 November, 2013
  31. One Lucky Bastard: Tales from Tinseltown. Roger Moore (October 21, 2014
  32. Peter Pan Must Die: Dave Gurney #4. John Verdon (July 2014)  
  33. The Pierced Heart. Lynn Shepherd (21 October, 2014
  34. The Quick. Lauren Owen (17 June, 2014
  35. The Resurrection Maker. Glenn Cooper (15 November 2014
  36. Ripper. Isabel Allende (8 January, 2014
  37. Saffron and Brimstone: Strange Stories. Elizabeth Hand (30 June, 2014)
  38. Sexplosion: From Andy Warhol to A Clockwork Orange - How a Generation of Pop Rebels Broke All the Taboos. Robert Hofler (15 January, 2014)
  39. Small Blessings. Martha Woodroof (12 August, 2014)
  40. Stranded. Alex Kava (July 16, 2013)
  41. Sweet Thunder. Ivan Doig (August 20, 2013
  42. Ten Lords A-Leaping. C.C. Benison (December 3, 2013)  Library Thing Early Reviewers (see review)
  43. The Transcriptionist. Amy Rowland (May 13, 2014) Library Thing Early Reviewers (see review)
  44. The Two Hotel Francforts. David Leavitt (October 15, 2013)
  45. The Universe Versus Alex Woods. Gavin Extence (June 25, 2013) 
  46. The Very Witching Time of Night: Dark Alleys of Classic Horror Cinema. Gregory William Mank (1 July 2014)  Library Thing Early Reviewers
  47. Voyage of the Slave Ship. Stephen May (8 May 2014) Library Thing Early Reviewers
  48. The Weight of Blood. Laura McHugh (March 11, 2014)  
  49. While Beauty Slept. Elizabeth Blackwell (20 February, 2014
  50. The Witch of Painted Sorrows. M.J. Rose (17 March, 2015
~ THE LEFT-BEHIND PILE: Books published in 2012 and earlier (embarrassing, but yes, I do have a stack left over from former years) - I'd still like to read these, as time permits:
  1. Altar of Bones. Philip Carter 
  2. The Blue Death. Joan Brady
  3. Istanbul Passage. Joseph Kanon
  4. The Map of the Sky. Felix J. Palma
  5. The Map of Time. Felix J. Palma
  6. The Secret Keeper. Kate Morton
  7. Torn. Casey Hill
  8. The Yard. Alex Grecian
  9. The House of Velvet and Glass. Katherine Howe
  10. Prophecy. S.J. Parris
  11. Dreams of Joy. Lisa See
  12. Iron House. John Hart
  13. The Land of Painted Caves. Jean M. Auel

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