Thursday, November 10, 2022

What An Animal Reading Challenge 2023 - Sign Up

Welcome to the 2023 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, 2023 and end on December 31, 2023.

The rules are really simple. 

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.  Dial M for Meow by Ruth J. Hartman (Click here to read my review.)

2.  Cat Scratch Murder by Karen McSpade (Click here to read my review.)

3.  A Purr Before Dying by T.C. LoTempio (Click here to read my review.)

4.  Beguiled by Bourbon by Lucy Lakestone (Click here to read my review.)

To Kill A Mocking Girl by Harper Kincaid (Click here to read my review.)

Out of Circulation by Miranda James (Click here to read my review.)

7. Paws & Probable Cause by Molly Fitz (Click here to read my review.)

8.  Hiss Me Deadly by Miranda James (Click here to read my review.)

Genies and Gibberish by Elizabeth Pantley (Click here to read my review.)
10.  The Funeral Murder by Nancy Lynn Jarvis (Click here to read my review)

Death Steals the Spotlight by T.C. LoTempio (Click here to read my review)

Paw and Order by Chris Abernathy (Click here to read 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. excited for another year of reading

  2. Review under Christine Woinich. Looking forward to doing more than one challenge this year.

  3. I may fail again this year but I'm going to try!


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