Friday, February 3, 2012

What An Animal Reading Challenge V

The What an Animal Reading Challenge IV ends at the end of this month on February 29th. Our new challenge will begin on March 1, 2012 and end on February 28, 2013. 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).

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 March 1, 2012 to February 28, 2013. That’s a full year to read at least 6 books (you can read more if you’d like). You can still sign up after March 1st as long as you can get 6 books read by February 28, 2013).

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.

9. Books can be in any format of your choice (print, audio, ebooks)

If you'd like to sign up, please use Mr. Linky at my What an Animal Reading Challenge blog! Just click here.

I will list my six books here, as well as listing them on Mr. Linky.

1.  Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis (Click for review)
2. Cats Can't Shoot by Clea Simon (Click for review.)
3. Whisker of Evil by Rita Mae Brown (Click for review.)
4. A Fistful of Collars by Spencer Quinn (Click for review.)
5. A Charming Crime by Tonya Kappes (Click for review.)
6. The Cat,The Wife, and The Weapon (Click for review.)

I will have links for completed reviews each month.


  1. I played along last year, so count me in again this year.

  2. so glad you're doing this again...I've already got a space for it on my challenge page!

  3. Shoot this one might happen for me accidentally! I read a lot of urban fantasy (shape shifters) and cozies (cats and dogs). I'm halfway there without even trying!

  4. Found it but same problem as before; don't see a sign-up spot. Please advise at my blog (on dial-up it's hard for me to get back to multiple sites):


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