Friday, November 12, 2021

What An Animal Reading Challenge 2022 - Sign Up

Welcome to the 2022 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, 2022 and end on December 31, 2022.

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. Books can be fiction or nonfiction.

4. You may make a list of books at the beginning of the challenge or you can just list them as you find them.

5. Book titles may be swapped out at anytime (assuming you made a list to begin with).

6. Crossovers with other challenges are permitted and encouraged.

7. 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.

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

9. 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!

I'm signing up again for Level 2 and I'll list my books here...

1.  Doggone Deadly by Deborah Blake (Click here for my review.)

2.  File M for Murder by Miranda James (Click here for my review.)

3.  Kangaroos and Killings by Susan Harper (Click here for my review.)

4.  Murder Faux Paws by T.C. LoTempio (Click here for my review.)

Cat Prints on the Crime Scene by K.M. Waller (Click here for my review.)

Claws for Suspicion by Deborah Blake (Click here for my review.)

7. Killers of A Feather by TC LoTempio (Click here for my review.)

8.  Shifting and Shenanigans by Elizabeth Pantley (Click here for my review.)

Wedding Day and Foul Play by Duffy Brown (Click here for my review.)
10.  A Death in Door County by Annelise Ryan (Click here for my review.)

11.  A Cat Cafe Christmas by Codi Gary (Click here for my review.)

12.  Murder in the Meow by Daphne Hunt (Click here for my review.)

Sign up using the link below. Sign up in this format:

Line #1 - Your Name (Blog name, if you have one)
Line #2 - Link to your sign up post (please post the direct link to your post and not the link to your blog's homepage.)


  1. I want to sign up for catnip level. How do I do that?
    Great idea by the way.

    1. For the catnip level you must mean The Purrfect Reading Challenge. Do you have a blog? If so, for either challenge you just have to create a blog post and then put the direct link in the Mister Linky box. I did see your Goodreads post and commented there. Either challenge can also be joined on Goodreads.

  2. I originally aimed for Level 2 but ended up getting to level 4 before i realized i never signed up this has been a fun challenge


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