Friday, November 24, 2017

2018 What an Animal Reading Challenge

Once again, I am doing this one.



Welcome to the 2018 What an Animal Reading Challenge. 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 1, 2018 and end on December 31, 2018.

The rules are really simple. I am changing it up a little bit, though...read on...

1. Any book read for this challenge has to have an animal that plays a major role in the book (which could be fiction or non-fiction.)
 It also counts if a main character is (or turns into) an animal (define that however you'd like). In the past, books would qualify if an animal is in the title or on the cover, but that alone no longer qualifies. This challenge is for books related to animals and just because they are in the title or on the cover, doesn't mean it's about an animal. 

These are the levels.

Level 1 - Read 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, 2018 to December 31, 2018.

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)

10. To sign up, use the Mister Linky below. There will be links for reviews and wrap posts later.

That's it! Enjoy and have fun!



Here is what I am reading:

  1. Bear Make Den--Jane Godwin and Michael Wagner
  2. They All Saw a Cat--Brendan Wenzel
  3. Stay Close to Mama--Toni Buzzeo
  4. One Cool Friend--Toni Buzzeo
  5. Big Cat, Little Cat--Elisha Cooper
  6. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH--Robert C. O'Brien
  7. The Red Pony--John Steinbeck
  8. Leo the Late Bloomer--Robert Kraus
  9. Henny Penny--Paul Galdone
  10. Millions of Cats--Wanda Gag
  11. Hotel For Dogs--Lois Duncan
  12. The Underneath--Kathi Appelt
  13. The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers--Lilian Jackson Braun
  14. File M for Murder--Miranda James
  15. Our Library--Eve Bunting
  16. Island of the Blue Dolphins--Scott O'Dell
  17. Nightshade--Andrea Cremer
  18. Cat of the Century--Rita Mae Brown
  19. Sleight of Paw--Sofie Kelly
  20. Piper Morgan Joins the Circus--Stephanie Faris
  21. The Cat Who Went to Heaven--Elizabeth Coatsworth

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