January 31, 2012

Current Stats as of end of Jan. & Organized List of Reviews

Well our first month in has been a grand success! Out of our 42 participants 14  have started the challenge posting 54 reviews between them and 2 have even finished the official number of 12 books. Plus we have participants reading books in the original Japanese and French!  At this point we don't have a popular book yet.  Everybody is pretty much making individual choices, there are only a couple of books that more than one person has read, but no more that two people.  Someone has gone full steam ahead on the Tin Tin series and has published in depth reviews.  We've got a mix of fiction, non-fiction, superheroes, kiddie comics, graphics and manga.  Good showing for the first month!  Don't forget to visit each other's reviews and drop a brief comment.

For those who have finished please continue to add your books each month as it will help others find great new titles to read, send more traffic your way and enter you for any contest(s) I manage to get together.

At the end of the stats is a list of all the books and links to reviews so far.

Here's who has started the challenge and how far along they are but first the speedy readers who have read all 12.  Maybe we should make those overachievers read 12 *every* month {just kidding}!

Twelve and Over:
Nicola: 12
Aaron: 12

Karissa's Reading Review: 7
Jim Black: 4
TFrances: 4
Larissa: 4
Chris@ Nerf Reader: 3
Mervi: 2
John: 1
GuadiRC: 1
Bex: 1
Kat: 1
Healiel: 1
Reading Challenged: 1
28 participants: 0

Individual Books Read So Far:

Hiroyuki Asada: Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, Vol. 1 (Larissa); Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, Vol. 7 (Nicola)

Atsuko Asano: NO.6, Vol. 1 (Healiel)

Penelope Bagieu:
Cadavre Exquis (Larissa); La Page Blanche (Larissa)

Frank Beddor:
Hatter M, Vol. 1 (Karissa); (TFrances); Hatter M, Vol. 2 (TFrances); Hatter M, Vol. 3 (TFrances)

Alison Bechdel: Fun Home (Bex)

Hannah Berry: Britten and Brulightly (Chris@Nerfreader)

Joe Brusha: Neverland (Karissa)

Kurt Busiek: Superstar: As Seen On TV (Jim Black)

Scott Chantler: Two Generals (John)

Scott Ciencin: Power at the Plate (Nicola)

Keith R.A. DeCandido: Star Trek :TNG: Perchance to Dream (Mervi)

Garth Ennis: The Boys, Vol. 9 (TFrances)

Graphic Classics: Vol. 22, African-American Classics (Nicola)

Justin Gray: Trailblazer (Jim Black)

Cigars of the Pharoah (Aaron); The Blue Lotus (Aaron); The Broken Ear (Aaron);  The Black Island (Aaron); King Ottokar's Sceptre (Aaron); The Crab with the Golden Claws (Aaron); The Shooting Star (Aaron); The Secret of the Unicorn (Aaron); Red Rackham's Treasure (Aaron); The Seven Crystal Balls (Aaron); Prisoners of the Sun (Aaron); Land of Black Gold (Aaron)

Jeff Jensen: Green River Killer: A True Detective Story (Nicola)

Chigusa Kawai: Alice the 101st, Vol. 2 (Reading Challenged)

Robert Kirkman:
Super Dinosaur, Vol. 1 (Nicola); The Walking Dead, Vol. 1 (GuadiRC)

Alan Moore: Tom Strong, Book 3 (Mervi)

Ted Naifeh:
Courtney Crumrin in the Twilight Kingdom (Karissa); Courtney Crumrin and the Coven of Mystics (Karissa)

Megumi Osuga:
MAOH: Juvenile Remix, Vol. 7 (Nicola); MAOH: Juvenile Remix, Vol. 8 (Nicola)

Greg Pak: Alpha Flight, Vol. 1 (Jim Black)

David Peterson: Mouse Guard: Fall of 1152 (Karissa)

Mike Raicht: The Jungle (Karissa)

Marjanne Satrapi: Chicken with Plums (Larissa)

Hiroshi Shiibashi:
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 5 (Nicola); Nura:Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 6 (Nicola)

Kean Soo: Jellaby (Nicola); (Chris@Nerfreader)

Brandon Terrell: Riptide Pride (Nicola)

Sara Varon: Bake Sale (Karissa)

Marv Wolfman: Teen Titans: Games (Jim Black)

Craig Yoe: Bob Powell's Terror, Vol. 2 (Kat)

Jane Yolen: The Last Dragon (Nicola); (Chris@Nerfreader)

January 1, 2012

January Reads

What books did you read in January?