Sunday, December 29, 2013

What an Animal Reading Challenge VII 2014 Sign Up

I'm going to sign up for this one because these categories fit into a few of books I was already planning on reading.  Also, I've been surprised how many books have random birds and other animals on the cover even if they have nothing else to do with animals.
For now, I'm going to go for Level 2.

1. Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield - prominently features rooks; also rook feathers on cover
2. The House Girl by Tara Conklin - birds (and butterfly) on cover
3. Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin - magical white horse
4. Life of Pi by Yann Martel - Richard Parker (cover and character)
5. Splintered by A.G. Howard (insects on cover, moth character)
6. The Twistrose Key by Tone Almhjell - cover; majority of characters animals
Potential Reads:
Cat Sense
The Hare With Amber Eyes
Your Inner Fish
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Welcome to the 2014 What an Animal Reading Challenge VII. 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).

***** AMENDED:

Level 1 - Read up to 6 books

Level 2 - Read 7-12

Level 3 - Read 13 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, 2014 to December 31, 2014. That's a full year to read at least 6 books (you can read more if you'd like). 

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)