Thursday, October 12, 2017

Kitty Lit Reading Challenge 2018

Jeppe, Bruno Liljefors, 1860-1939  
Host: Becky's Book Reviews (sign up here)
Duration: January - December 2018
Goal: To read books with CATS
# of books: minimum of 3

Last year I found a way to bring two of my loves together: drinking tea and reading books. This year, I hope to bring together two more of the things I love: CATS and books. I do encourage you to check out Kitten Academy, where kittens learn to cat; while you watch 24/7 on YouTube. Mr. A and DJ are awesome people. (https://kitten.academy/) I especially recommend the Kitten Close-Ups.

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What books count towards the reading challenge?
  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Board books
  • Picture Books
  • Early Readers
  • Early Chapter Books
  • Chapter Books
  • Graphic Novels
  • Middle Grade Books
  • Young Adult Books
  • Adult Books
  • Poetry
  • Short Stories
  • Plays
Brand new books, old-and tattered out-of-print books. Both are welcome! 

No list is required, but, you can make one as you go if you like. The fun thing about this challenge is that everyone's list is going to be unique!

Is a blog required? Are reviews required? No. If you do blog, I'd love a link to your blog so I can read your reviews and book recommendations. If you review books on GoodReads, leave a link to your profile so I can friend you and follow your reviews!

If you're on twitter, you can contact me @blbooks and talk cats OR books!

You can comment on this post or any challenge-related post to update others on your progress.

© 2017 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

4 comments:

Michelle Ann 10:17 AM  

Sounds an interesting challenge Becky. I can only think of two novels about cats - Blitzcat by Robert Westall (very good) and Jennie by Paul Gallico, which I read years ago. It will be interesting to see what else is out there!

Jamie Ghione 11:08 PM  

I'm in for this one too! I love cats, so this is perfect for me.
http://jannghi.blogspot.com/2017/10/kitty-lit-reading-challenge-2018.html

Teresa Kander 2:54 PM  

Sounds like a fun challenge! I'm in!!

Wendy Ross 7:31 PM  

This sounds like the funnest challenge ever! I'm trying to persuade my daughter to participate in this one with me.
https://lifeatrossmont.blogspot.com/2017/12/2018-reading-challenges.html

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I read in a variety of genres including realistic fiction, historical fiction, mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, literary fiction, and chick lit. (I've read one western to date.)

I read a few poetry books, a few short story collections, a few graphic novels, a few nonfiction books.

I am especially fond of:

  • Regency romances (including Austen prequels/sequels)
  • Historical fiction set in the Tudor dynasty
  • Historical fiction and nonfiction set during World War II
  • Jewish fiction/nonfiction
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  • apocalyptic fiction
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  • fantasy
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  • sports books
  • horse books
  • dog books if the dog dies (same goes with most pets actually except maybe fish)
  • westerns (if it's a pioneer story with women and children, then maybe)
  • extremely violent books with blood, blood, and more blood

I am more interested in strong characters, well-written, fleshed-out, human characters. Plot is secondary to me in a way. I have to care about the characters in order to care about the plot. That being said, compelling storytelling is something that I love. I love to become absorbed in what I'm reading.

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