Tuesday, June 30, 2009

What an Animal Reading Challenge


Dates: July 1st, 2008 through June 30, 2009

Host: Kristi

For details: Click here.

The challenge (put simply): Read 6 books with any combination of the following: animal in the title, animal on the cover, animal plays big part in book, main character turns into an animal.

My list of possibles (after wasting a great deal of time pulling out every book with an animal in its title off my TBR shelves, excluding books that are in the middle of a series):

*The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett

*The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge by Harry Harrison

*The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World by Harry Harrison

*Wolves of the Crescent Moon by Yousef Al-Mohaimeed

*The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

*Rats: Observations on the History & Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants by Robert Sullivan

*The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

*The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

*Lord of the Flies by William Golding

*The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

*The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

*Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog: The Quirky History and Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences by Kitty Burns Florey (thanks, Jean!)

*The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman

*The Ugly Duckling by Iris Johansen

*Dark Horse by Tami Hoag

*Stone Monkey by Jeffery Deaver

*Wolf by Gillian Cross

*May-Bird and the Ever After by Jodi Lynn Anderson

*Monkey Girl: Evolution, Education, Religion, and the Battle for America's Soul by Edward Humes

*The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst

*Crow Lake by Mary Lawson

*The Book of Chameleons by Jose Eduardo Agualusa

*The Jaguar Smile: A Nicaraguan Journey by Salman Rushdie

*The Bat-Poet by Randall Jarrell

*...I never saw another butterfly...: Children's Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp, 1942-1944

*The Tale of One Bad Rat by Bryan Talbot

*The Hoboken Chicken Emergency by Daniel Pinkwater

Well, I definitely have a eclectic mix to choose from anyway. :)

5 comments:

Kristi said...

That is quite a wide choice. But, hey, I don't know about you, but I like my challenges that way ;>). Hope you enjoy reading for the challenge!

Ruth said...

This looks like a fun challenge! And you do have an interesting mix of titles to choose from. If you're interested in a memoir to add to your collection, I can highly recommend Bill Seaton's My Seven Years in Captivity: Tails and Misadventures in the San Diego Zoo as a light-hearted and entertaining read.

Jean said...

I can highly recommend The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (I give this a high recommendation; I think you'd REALLY get into this one), Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog: The Quirky History and Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences, Stone Monkey (assuming you like Jeffery Deaver; some people don't), and The Hound of the Baskervilles. Don read Rats: Observations on the History & Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants and liked it. Not that I should be enabling you here, but hey, why not!

The Holistic Knitter said...

Thanks for this post ... i've gone over & joined this challenge too ;0)

Bellezza said...

I loved The Curious Incident of The Dog...I hope you do, too.