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BTT: Niche
tues 14 july 2009

Booking Through Thursday meme

  • There are certain types of books that I more or less assume all readers read. (Novels, for example.) But then there are books that only YOU read. Instructional manuals for fly-fishing. How-to books for spinning yarn. How to cook the perfect souffle. Rebuilding car engines in three easy steps. Dog training for dummies. Rewiring your house without electrocuting yourself. Tips on how to build a NASCAR course in your backyard. Stuff like that. What niche books do YOU read?

Speciesism by Joan Dunayer

In the nonfiction section my niches are:

  Animal Rights...
Speciesism by Joan Dunayer
Introduction to Animal Rights by Gary Francione

Fearless Creating and The Creativity Book by Eric Maisel
Art Escapes by Dory Kanter
A Writer's Book of Days by Judy Reeves
Life in Hand by Hannah Hinchman
Refuse to Choose by Barbara Sher
SARK (yeah, anything by SARK!)

In the science fiction and fantasy section, I love to read

  Animal Partner books (in which a human is telepathically bonded to a nonhuman)
Pern Series by the McCaffreys
Wolfwalker Series by Tara K. Harper
His Dark Materials Philip Pullman
Heralds of Valdemar Mercedes Lackey
Rider at the Gate and Cloud's Rider by C.J. Cherryh

  Animal Fiction books (in which a nonhuman is the main character)
The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West and Piper at the Gate by Mary Stanton
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Silverwing series by Kenneth Oppel
Breed to Come by Andre Norton

  Under water or ocean science fiction (pretty hard to find!)
Watersong by Mary Caraker
Riders of Leviathan and Typhon's Children by Toni Anzetti
Rifters series (first book okay but I -hated- the rest)

I do read general science fiction as well, but yeah, the books I love best are about animals. :) Fortunately, I'm not the Only person who loves these! There's a group over at Care2 where I get some of my reading recommendations called "Animal Fiction Novels". Sign up at Care2 and look us up, if you're interested.

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