Apr 6, 2012

What an Animal Reading Challenge

This is a challenge that attracted me just because I liked the challenge button. Doesn’t it perfectly match with the spirit of spring at least for those who live in the northern hemisphere?!? At first, I hesitated a bit. I have almost 100 books in my TBR list sitting on my shelves or peacefully waiting for me in my kindle but I had no idea how many of those were somehow animal related. When I checked my list, I was surprised to see 16 of them had an animal in the title of the book so I made up my mind.

The challenge is held by Yvonne and it runs from March 1, 2012 to February 28, 2013. You have to read at least 6 books that have any of the following requirements:
There is an animal in the title of the book.
There is an animal on the cover of the book.
An animal plays a major role in the book.
A main character is (or turns into) an animal (define that however you'd like).

The animal can be any type of animal (real or fictitious)--dog, cat, monkey, wolf, snake, insect, hedgehog, aardvark ...dragon, mermaid, centaur, vampire, werewolf...

Here is my planned reading list for this challenge. Here I promise myself and you all to read the first three books in a year. The other three may change any time:

1. Gece Kelebegi by Haydar Karataş: This a book by a Turkish author. The direct translation of the book would be Night Butterfly. This is a book I randomly bought just because I liked its name. I don’t have a clue about what it is about.
2. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Philip K. Dick: This book has been sitting on my shelf for almost two years now. I really want to read it as a friend of mine gave it to me as a present after her trip to UK. Its Turkish translation does not exist. I think I have been avoiding it as it, of course, takes much more time to read in a foreign language.
3. The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski: I have only once reread a book in my life but this year I realized some books truly deserve rereading. Boyalı Kuş is one of them. I read it when I was in high school. I gave it as a present to my friends twice. Today I have no clue about the book except for I liked it at one time in my life.
4. Wild Swans by Jung Chang
5. Crabwalk by Günter Grass
6. Big Fish by Daniel Wallace

1 comment :

  1. Welcome to the challenge! You have a great list there. Enjoy!