Jan 4, 2010

Challenge complete!

Yesterday I read my last book for the What An Animal Challenge. The goal was to read six books featuring animals before Feb 2010 but I kind of outdid myself and read thirteen. That's because I realized the first list I made was too easy for me (I read animal books all the time, in case you haven't noticed) and I swapped it out before starting, to include books I was less likely to pick up on my own initiative. I ended up reading half of that first list anyway, just because I really wanted to!

So, here's the books I finished of the "coffee-table" set (the real challenge for me):

Frogs by David Badger
Alligators and Crocodiles by John Behler
The Cats of Lamu by Jack Couffer
The Long African Day by Norman Meyers
The Marsh Lions by Brian Jackman
Killer Whales by Sara Heimlich

And the others I read just for fun:

Running After Antelope by Scott Carrier
The Animal Wife by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
A Dog's Life by Ann Martin
The Dolphin Doctor by Sam Ridgway
Pigeons by Andrew Blechman
The Old Country by Mordicai Gerstein
Wolf Totem by Jiang Rong

That was fun! I'm eager to sign up for this reading challenge again when the third time comes around- and I think I'll make myself read books about animals I've never encounter between pages before. That should be interesting.


bermudaonion said...

Way to go!

Melody said...

Congrats on finishing the challenge!

Nan said...


Serena said...

Congrats to finishing this challenge