Saturday, November 19, 2016

2017 What An Animal Reading Challenge

I'll be participating in this one again, and will try to reach at least Level 3. Sign ups are here.

Welcome to the 2017 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, 2017 and end on December 31, 2017.

The rules are really simple.  I am changing it up a little bit, 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, get the idea...

3. Challenge runs from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017.

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. Black Beauty--Anna Sewell
  2. Owl Moon--Jane Yolen
  3. The Field of the Dogs--Katherine Paterson
  4. The Green Dog--Suzanne Fisher Staples
  5. Olivia--Ian Falconer
  6. Puss In Cowboy Boots--Jan Huling
  7. Beast--Donna Jo Napoli
  8. The Jolly Barnyard--Annie North Bedford
  9. Bad Dog (A Love Story)--Martin Kihn
  10. Not Your Typical Dragon--Dan El-Bar
  11. What Pet Should I Get?--Dr. Seuss
  12. The Goose Girl--Shannon Hale
  13. Crenshaw--Katherine Applegate
  14. Bob and Flo Play Hide-and-Seek--Rebecca Ashdown
  15. Make Way For Ducklings--Robert McCluskey
  16. Easter Bunny Murder--Leslie Meier
  17. The Cat Who Had 14 Tales--Lilian Jackson Braun
  18. Chasing Stanley--Deirdre Martin
  19. Night of the Ninth Dragon--Mary Pope Osborne
  20. The Art of Racing in the Rain--Garth Stein
  21. Angelina Ballerina--Katherine Holabird
  22. Angelina's Cinderella--Katherine Holabird
  23. How to Paint a Cat--Rebecca M. Hale
  24. Lilly's Big Day and Other Stories--Kevin Henkes
  25. Dragon of the Red Dawn--Mary Pope Osborne
  26. Monday With a Mad Genius--Mary Pope Osborne
  27. Dark Day in the Deep Sea--Mary Pope Osborne
  28. The Big Kitty--Claire Donally
  29. The Chickens and the City Council of San Juan Bautista--Paul J. Shanley
  30. My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish--Mo O'Hara
  31. My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish: The SeaQuel--Mo O'Hara
  32. My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish: Fins of Fury--Mo O'Hara
  33. My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish: Any Fin is Possible--Mo O'Hara
  34. How to Catch a Cat--Rebecca M. Hale
  35. The Penguin Who Knew Too Much--Donna Andrews
Challenge completed on December 22


Stephanie Faris said...

There are dogs and cats in Piper Morgan to the Rescue! Although I'd say go for a book where the main character turns into an animal. Those are always interesting!!!

Yvonne said...

Thanks for joining Jamie! Hope you have fun and find many great books to read.