Tuesday, November 22, 2011

CHALLENGE: 2012 ARC Reading Challenge

The 2012 ARC Reading Challenge is hosted by The Eclectic Bookshelf. I thought that this challenge would be a good way to keep track of my ARC books, as well as those I am requested to review.

The nitty gritty:

What qualifies for this challenge?:

1. Actual Advance Reader Copies - this includes from tour sites like ATW Tours.
2. Any book that YOU ARE ASKED by either an author, publisher, publicist, media group, etc. to review.
3. Book Sneeze, Pump Up your Books, Tyndale and S&S Galley Grab ("they send out a monthly list & the first ~100 to get to their site gets the book to review").

What does NOT qualify for this challenge?:

1. Any book that YOU personally asked for a review copy of.
2. Netgalley

The Rules:
  • Anyone can join.
  • You don't need a blog to participate.
  • Non-Bloggers: Post your list of books in the comment section of the monthly wrap-up post on Jamie's blog.
  • Audio, eBooks, and bound books count.
  • No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.
  • Create a sign up post and link to the linky below.
  • Challenge runs from January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012.
  • Crossover challenges is ok
There are four levels:
  1. The Mini ARC Challenge – Read 4 ARC's.
  2. The "Fun Size" ARC Challenge – Read 10 ARC's.
  3. The Jumbo Size ARC Challenge – Read 20 ARC's.
  4. The Mega size ARC Challenge – Read 21+ ARC's.
NOTE:  You may UPGRADE your challenge but you can NOT DOWNGRADE your challenge.

I'm trying for the "Fun Size" of 10 ARCs.
  1. The Expats by Chris Pavone
  2. The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen 
  3. Getaway by Lisa Brackmann 
  4. Edge of Light by Cynthia Justlin 
  5. Overseas by Beatriz Williams 
  6. One Moment by Kristina McBride 
  7. The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay 
  8. The Dog Stars by Peter Heller 
  9. And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman 
  10. John Saturnall's Feast by Lawrence Norfolk 
  11. Backyard Foraging by Ellen Zachos (review scheduled for 2/2713)
  12. Me, Who Dove Into the Heart of the World by Sabina Berman
  13. Wilderness by Lance Weller
  14. Sleep Talkin' Man by Karen Slavic-Lennard
  15. Dog by Matt Hlinak

1 comment:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I haven't even thought about 2012 challenges yet. Too much going on it seems.

Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!