Wednesday, July 1, 2009

2009 - What an Animal II Challenge

July 1, 2009 - February 28, 2010

I had so much fun with this challenge last year that I couldn't resist signing up again this year. Thanks Kristi for hosting this challenge in 2009/2010.

The rules for the What an Animal II Challenge are the same as the original What an Animal Challenge:

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 ;o)

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 July 1, 2009 to February 28, 2010. That’s 8 months to read at least 6 books (you can read more if you’d like). You can still sign up after July 1st as long as you can get 6 books read by February 28th ;o).

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.

My list: (completed - august 2009)

  1. A Lion Called Christian: The True Story of the Remarkable Bond between Two Friends and a Lion; Bourke - 5/5
  2. Cats of Kittyville; Sommerville - 5/5
  3. Homer's Odyssey; Cooper - 4.5/5
  4. Heroic Measues; Jill Coment - 4.5/5
  5. My Abandonment; Rock - 4/5
  6. Promise of the Wolves: A Novel; Hearst - 4.5/5


  1. Good luck with the challenge. Hope you enjoy the books you have chosen.

  2. Diane, have your read "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein? The best animal-themed book I have ever read.

  3. This sounds like a fun challenge and every time I watched the video of Christian the Lion I get all weepy!!

  4. It's an interesting reading challenge. I look forward to your reviews.

  5. This looks like a really fun challenge! I'll have to sign up soon. I've got a few animal covers in my line up anyway.

  6. The "wolves" books look interesting. Happy Animal Reading.

  7. I've read 3 of Dargatz novels and enjoyed them all. Looking forward to your thoughts on "...Bees".


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