Jul 19, 2009

What An Animal II

I'm going to participate in the What An Animal II reading challenge, hosted by Kristi at Passion for the Page. You can hop on over to her challenge post to read the full rules, but in short the goal is to read six books before Feb 2010. The books must all have: an animal in the title, an animal as a main character, an animal that plays a major role, or an animal depicted on the cover. Fiction or Non-. I have tons of animal books on my shelves, so I picked out some of the older ones that have been getting passed over for a while. Here's my beginning list:

The Flight of the Snow Goose by Des and Jen Bartlett
A Ring of Endless Light by Madeline L'Engle
Running After Antelope by Scott Carrier
Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson
The Animal Wife by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
An Episode of Sparrows by Rumer Godden
The Horse's Mouth by Joyce Cary
Handbook to the Orders and Families of Living Mammals by Lawlor
A Dog's Life by Ann Martin
Hurry Home Candy by Rumer Godden
Beasts of Eden by David Rains Wallace
Love, War and Circuses by Eric Scigliano
The Dolphin Doctor by Sam Ridgway
Pigeons by Andrew Blechman
The Old Country by Mordicai Gerstein
Wolf Totem by Jiang Rong

That's more than six because I doubt I'll complete them all, some (maybe half) will get abandoned along the way.


bermudaonion said...

Good luck!

TheBlackSheep said...

Ooo! I look forward to reading the reviews!

Janet said...

This sounds neat! I'm being noncommittal about formal challenges, but I may join you informally in this one.

Do rereads count? I've been thinking lately about 'Watership Down' for some reason.

Jeane said...

Bermudaonion- Thank you!

BlackSheep- And I will be looking forward to writing them!

Janet- If I was doing re-reads, Watership Down would definitely be on my list, too. I don't know if they count for this challenge, you'd have to ask Kristi...