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#RogersReads 2021: Read A Book With An Animal On The Cover

Oct 1, 2021

It is true that you shouldn’t usually judge a book by its cover; however, if there are cute animals on that cover it is probably a good bet! It’s still not too late to get started on your #RogersReads challenges! To be eligible for the grand prize, all you have to do is complete 12 challenges by December 31, 2021. That’s still plenty of time! Here are some books with animals on there covers to help you get started.

You don’t have to settle for just one. If you want to be positively surrounded by animals, check out these books that have many animals featured on the cover. The Meaning of Birds by Simon Barnes. How To Be A Good Creature by Sy Montgomery. Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez.

There are no laughing hyenas in sight, but these non-fiction books are sure to make you laugh out loud. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson. How to Hold Animals by Toshimitsu Matsuhashi. Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby.


Zoologists love elephants, and we do too! Don’t forget to consider these books with elephants on the covers! Wild Moms by Dr Carin Bondar. Life at the Zoo by Phillip Robinson. Beyond Words by Carl Safina.

These books are for the birds, and that’s a good thing! There have been loads of recent publications with our avian amigos on the cover. Featherhood by Charlie Gilmo. A Wild Child’s Guide to Endangered Animals by Millie Marotta. A Short Philosophy of Birds by Philippe Dubois and Élise Rousseau.

I warned you that people were cuckoo for birds lately. These colorful fiction books also feature birds on their covers. Real Life by Brandon Taylor. Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton. This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone.

Speaking of “cover,” you can get cozy with these animal-themed cozy mysteries! Furmidable Foes by Rita Mae Brown. Tender is the Bite by Spencer Quinn. Animal Instinct by David Rosenfelt.

If you are looking for some serious realistic fiction, the books with these animal-laden covers are all about relationships and families. The Blessings of the Animals by Katrina Kittle. Migratory Animals by Mary Helen Specht. Awayland by Ramona Ausubel.

Do you want to get spooked? It’s not all bats and werewolves. These thrillers have animals on their covers! The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey. The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones. If It Bleeds by Stephen King.

The animals don’t have to be realistic. Check out these graphic novels and the cute animals on their covers! Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh. Chi’s Sweet Home by Kanata Konami. CatStronauts by Drew Brockington.

If you haven’t already, you can join the #RogersReads reading challenge by registering and entering the books you read at rpl.readsquared.com under “missions.” Each month, prizes will be awarded to two readers who complete a mission online by the end of the month. If you complete all twelve missions by December 31, 2021, you will be entered for the grand prize that will be awarded at the end of the challenge. You can finish the challenges in any order over the course of the year with eBooks, audiobooks, or print copies of a title.

Happy reading!

#RogersReads Reading Challenges for 2021
1. Read a book that makes you laugh.
2. Read a book that is about food or has food in the title.
3. Read a book set in or about space.
4. Read a book that is about or based on mythology or folklore.
5. Read a book whose author is known for something other than writing.
6. Read a book, fiction or non-fiction, about nature.
7. Read a fictional retelling of a historical event.
8. Read a book you meant to read in 2020.
9. Read a book with an animal on the cover.
10. Read a book from your least favorite genre.
11. Read a book that, for better or worse, you judged by its cover.
12. Read a book with a body of water on the cover or in the title.