Monday, December 14, 2015

2016 What an Animal Reading Challenge IX

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, 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)

This reading challenge event is hosted by Socrates' Book Reviews....
​For more information and to sign-up, please see this post.

I think I will go for Level 2 - 7-12 books

1 An Armadillo in New York by Julie Kraulis
2 Mermaids on Mars by Nancy Guettier
3 Over-Schedule Andrew by Ashley Spires
4 Dog Number 1, Dog Number 10 by Ami Rubinger
5 The Bear Who Couldn't Sleep by Caroline Nastro
6 The Green Umbrella by Jackie Azua Kramer
7 Herbie's Big Adventure by Jennie Poh
8 Let's Go, Dear Dragon by Margaret Hillert


  1. Welcome to the challenge! Have fun!

  2. Hi, I'm doing this one, too. And I'm hosting a challenge for the first time. Let me know if you are interested:


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