Socrates of Socrates’ Book Reviews is hosting the What An Animal III Reading Challenge. The full rules are on the challenge web page.
The Requirement is to read at least 6 books that have any of the following requirements:
a. there is an animal in the title of the book
b. there is an animal on the cover of the book
c. an animal plays a major role in the book
d. a main character is (or turns into) an animal (define that however you’d like).
The Challenge runs from March 1, 2009 to February 28, 2011 and you are asked to read at least six books that comply with the rules. I have one or two books with animal theme in it, if I think harder I might come up with a few more but here are some of them:
- To Kill a Mocking Bird – Harper Lee
- Wild Steep Chase – Haruki Murakami
- Marley and me – John Grogan
- The Black Swan: The impact of the highly improbably by Nassim Taleb
- Birds without wings by Louis De Bernieres. (Not sure about this, will have to re-think, De Bernieres’ books are such a deep read)
- Something from Michael Crichton’s work ?…..
The challenge is in its third year but it will be my first. I’ll scour through my TBR pile to find some to add on the list or alter the list if I find something more interesting. I am sure children’s animal books don’t count, because I could have read 30 of them. Surely Vampires are not animal? Because I really like to read Anne Rice’s Inteview with Vampire and what about flies? I like to read “Lord of the Flies by William Golding“, flies are insects right? hmm.. it’s been a tough choice to shortlist my books of animal. 🙂
So bring it on!