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What an Animal Reading Challenge III Wrap Up Post

There was a sheep, a mice, a mamba, an a mockingbird and some flies in my reading list. I read 5 out of the required 6 of the Animal Reading Challenge.

Socrates of Socrates’ Book Reviews is hosting the What An Animal III Reading Challenge.   The full rules are on the challenge web page. The Challenge runs from March 1, 2010 to February 28, 2011.

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).

These are what I read this year:

  1. A Wild Sheep Chase, Haruki Murakami
  2. Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
  3. Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  5. Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Upon quick check at my shelf, I have acquired a few animal title books this year that could have qualified for the challenge:

The next challenge will start March 1, 2011, do hop off toAnimal Challenge IV to sign-up if you want. As for me I have enough of hunting for animal titles last year. I’ll pass for this year.

About JoV

A bookaholic that went out of control.... I eat, sleep and breathe books. Well, lately I do other stuff.


8 thoughts on “What an Animal Reading Challenge III Wrap Up Post

  1. Oh no, not another fun challenge x__x I will skip this (for now…). Did you acquire those new books because you were now keeping an eye out for animal titles? 😉 Croc-Attack sounds intriguing!

    Posted by Chinoiseries | February 27, 2011, 3:34 pm
    • Chinoiseries, oh no. I never acquire a book because I have to participate in a challenge, rather I read what I like and see if I could fit into those challenge. But Croc Attack is quite intriguing as it is written by an Isreali writer which talks about the incident of a suicide bombing. Go ahead and join the Animal title challenge if you want to! 🙂

      Posted by JoV | February 27, 2011, 4:44 pm
  2. Congrats on finishing the challenge! Thanks for participating.

    Posted by Yvonne | February 28, 2011, 2:18 am
  3. This is a fun challenge! I didn’t know such challenge exist 😦
    I will try to join in next time.

    I love animals. The 4th category is really unusual.

    Posted by Novroz | February 28, 2011, 1:34 pm


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Ratings Defined

0 = Abandon the book after first chapter

1 = Waste of paper, we will see what the environmentalist say about this!

2 = Skip it, read the book if you have got nothing better to do

2.5 = An average book, easily forgettable.

3 = A good read.

3.5 = A good entertaining read, a page-turner

4 = So glad that I read the book, a book with substance and invaluable for future reference

4.5 = So glad that I read the book, would pester everyone to read it, invaluable, I would want to own it and wouldn't mind a second read (something that I seldom do)

5 = The book is so good that I feel like I am on scale 4 and 4.5, and more, it blew me away and lingers on my head for weeks!

Books Read

JoV's bookshelf: read
Hold Tight
The Fault in Our Stars
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
The Thief
Catching Fire
A Tale for the Time Being
Into the Darkest Corner
The Liars' Gospel
Goat Mountain
Strange Weather In Tokyo
Strange Shores
And the Mountains Echoed
Ten White Geese
One Step Too Far
The Innocents
The General: The ordinary man who became one of the bravest prisoners in Guantanamo
White Dog Fell from the Sky
A Virtual Love
The Fall of the Stone City

JoV's favorite books »
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Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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