Tuesday, December 5, 2017

My First 2018 Challenge Announcement

I've done this challenge for the past few years and it's pretty much a given for me.  I am so glad Yvonne @ Socrates Books Reviews hosts it every year.  I have achieved my goals every year so far with this one and I'm aiming for Level 3 this year.  Here are the rules and guidelines:

1. Any book read for this challenge has to have an animal that plays a major role in the book (which could be fiction or non-fiction.)
 It also counts if a main character is (or turns into) an animal (define that however you'd like). In the past, books would qualify if an animal is in the title or on the cover, but that alone no longer qualifies. This challenge is for books related to animals and just because they are in the title or on the cover, doesn't mean it's about an animal.

These are the levels.

Level 1 - Read 6 books

Level 2 - Read 7-12

Level 3 - Read 13-20

Level 4 - Read 21 or more

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

3. Challenge runs from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.

4. Books can be fiction or nonfiction.

5. You may make a list of books at the beginning of the challenge or you can just list them as you find them.

6. Book titles may be swapped out at anytime (assuming you made a list to begin with).

7. Crossovers with other challenges are permitted and encouraged.

8. You don't have to have a blog or write a review, but you can if you want to.
 If you don't have a blog, just post in the comment section that you'd like to join. You can post your books in there. Or you can sign up by joining my group on Goodreads for this challenge by clicking here.

9. Books can be in any format of your choice (print, audio, ebooks)

10. To sign up, use the Mister Linky below. There will be links for reviews and wrap posts later.

That's it! Enjoy and have fun!


  1. It is like this challenge was made for you, Barb!

  2. I can see this would be a no brainer challenge for you😊

  3. I participated in this challenge for the first time this year. I think I put myself at a level 2 but I definitely surpassed it. I think my total for this year is 15 so far. I am totally doing this again in 2018. Thanks for reminding me :)

    1. I could probably reach level 4 but I'll go for 3 just to be on the safe side.

  4. wow this was THE perfect challenge for you huh? great job!

  5. This sounds so fun, and right up your alley!! Good luck with the challenge :)

  6. Do you actually read anything that doesn't involve an animal though? You're going to knock this challenge out of the park. lol

    1. Of course, but if it has an animal, I'm usually sold on it :)

  7. Good luck! I don't see you having any trouble with animal books!