Welcome to the 2016 What an Animal Reading Challenge IX. I began hosting this challenge in 2010, when I took it over from Kristi at Passion for the Page. I love reading books that feature animals and am going to host this one again. I hope you will join me.
The challenge will begin on January 1st. Read on for more details...
The rules are really simple...
1. Read at least 6 books that have any of the following requirements:
a. there is an animal in the title of the book
b. there is an animal on the cover of the book
c. an animal plays a major role in the book
d. a main character is (or turns into) an animal (define that however you'd like).
Level 1 - Read at least 6 books
Level 2 - Read 7-12
Level 3 - Read 13-20
Level 4 - Read 21 or more
2. The animal can be any type of animal (real or fictitious)--dog, cat, monkey, wolf, snake, insect, hedgehog, aardvark...dragon, mermaid, centaur, vampire, werewolf...you get the idea...
3. Challenge runs from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. That’s a full year to read at least 6 books.
4. Books can be fiction or nonfiction.
5. You may make a list of books at the beginning of the challenge or you can just list them as you find them.
6. Book titles may be swapped out at anytime (assuming you made a list to begin with).
7. Crossovers with other challenges are permitted and encouraged.
8. You don't have to have a blog or write a review, but you can if you want to. If you don't have a blog, just post in the comment section that you'd like to join. You can post your books in there. Or you can sign up by joining my group on Goodreads for this challenge by clicking here.
9. Books can be in any format of your choice (print, audio, ebooks)
Here is what I am reading:
- White Cat--Holly Black
- A Dog's Life--Ann M. Martin
- The Metamorphosis--Franz Kafka
- It's Raining Pigs and Noodles--Jack Prelutsky
- Hiss of Death--Rita Mae Brown
- Werewolves of New Idria--John Chadwell
- Six of Crows--Leigh Bardugo
- Hyperbole and a Half--Allie Brosh
- Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter--Rachel Renee Russell
- Dig, Dogs, Dig: A Construction Tail--James Hovarth
- Yoda: The Story of a Cat and His Kittens--Beth Stern
- Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups--Tadgh Bentley
- What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night--Refe and Susan Tuma
- The Summer of the Swans--Betsy Byars
- King of the Wind--Marguerite Henry
- Memoirs of a Goldfish--Devin Scillian
- The Gates--John Connolly
- Blood and Chocolate--Annette Curtis Klause
- Five Black Cats--Patricia Hegarty
- Turkey Trouble--Wendi Silvano
- Wolf Dreamer of the Longest Night Moon--Elayne Silva-Reyna
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time--Mark Haddon
- The Christmas Puppy--Roberta Grovel Intrater
Challenge completed on December 15