Friday, February 10, 2017

2017 What An Animal Reading Challenge List

2017 What An Animal Reading Challenge List

 1.   The Doctor's Calling by Stella Bagwell.  This is the story of Laurel Stanton and Dr. Russ Hollister. Dr. Hollister decides to be the vet on the Cantrell ranch vs having his own practice. He decides to take Laurel with him. He realizes that he is in love with her and they have intercourse. She is 30 and it is her first time. She really just wants to have an affair. He does all he can to convince her to be his wife. Will he succeed.
      The cover shows a calf. Laurel and Russ mention their pets and tell about the animals they work with which makes this suitable for the Animal challenge.

  2.  Literally Murder (Black Cat Bookshop Mystery #4) by Ali Brandon.  Hamlet becomes the star of a U-Tube video. The bookstore is having a Coffee Bar added to it. So it is a great time for Darla and Jake to agree to come to a cat show and have Hamlet center stage. After the show, they will stay with Jake's mother who lives in Florida.
     At the show, Hamlet is cat-napped and then a man is murdered in another's room. Hamlet helps find out who did the deed.

3.  By Familiar Means (A Witch's Cat Mystery #2)  by Delia James. Annabelle Britton is an artist who has decided to make her home in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  She has been adopted by a feline familiar named Alistair.  Anna is still learning to be a witch and has joined a coven.  Her Grandma B.B. comes to visit Portsmouth and her old coven.

4. 3 Sleuths, 2 Dogs, 1 Murder (The Sleuth Sisters #2) by Maggie Pill;  The 2 dogs are mentioned in many chapters of this book.  They even play a part in saving the lives of the Sleuths.

5.  About a Dog (A Bluff Point Romance #1) by Jenn McKinley.  Mac Harris finds a dog,  She takes it to the Vet, who is her best friend's brother and her "date" for her friend's wedding.  The dog brings them together in unexpected ways.  The book is about their romance and how the dog plays a part in the romance.

6. No Cats Allowed (Cat in the Stacks #7) by Miranda James.  Diesel, the main coon goes almost every where that Charlie Harris goes so he is a large part of this book.  There is a dog named Dante that comes to visit and becomes part of the household.

 7.  Familiar Trouble (Familiar Legacy #1) by Carolyn Haines.  Getting out of trouble is really what Trouble, the black cat, seems to do. He helps his human, Tammy Lynn, when she needs him the most. He loves Sherlock Holmes
     A black cat, a bookstore owner and a cop determined to find a serial killer. These are the main characters in Familiar Trouble.
     Trouble is definately a main character in this book and it qualifies for the animal challenge. It is also the Cat Lovers book for September. I had bought the book before it was mentioned as being free by the group.

7.  Plot Boiler (Black Cat Bookshop Mystery #5)  by Ali Brandon.  Hamlet helps the humans to find two bodies.  He also gets two books off the shelves to help Darla solve the mystery.  He also manages to help save a life.

2017 What An Animal Reading Challenge Sign Up

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 like).  In the past, books would qualify if an animal is in the title or on the cover, but that no longer qualifies.  The challenge is for books related to animals and just because theya re in the title or on the cover doesn't mean it's about an animal.

Level 1 - one to six books
Level 2 - seven to twelve books
Level 3- thirteen to twenty books
Level 4- twenty-one and over

I will be trying level 2.