The 2012 Black Stallion Reading Challenge is well under way!
My goal was to attempt to read at least one Black Stallion book per month, and I succeeded this month by reading (for the very first time ever) The Young Black Stallion by Walter and Steven Farley.
It was an interesting read, seeing where this mighty black stallion originated from. I know I always wondered. It was fairly easy to see where Walter and Steven's contributions are as they both have very different writing voices. It wasn't exactly what I was hoping for, but it was still enjoyable. I will post a full review soon.
Sal, from the Goodreads Group, has agree to let me share a link to his review. Be warned that there are spoilers.
So now it's your turn. How many Black Stallion books did you read this month? Which ones were they? Fill out the Rafflecopter form at the end of the post and remember to check in at the Goodreads Group page as well.
Remember that every single participant will receive a small swag package containing two bookmarks and a pen courtesy of RandomHouse Canada. More prizes will be open to participants who read higher quantities of books.
Here is a complete list of the books for this challenge:
These are the books written by Walter Farley, although The Young Black Stallion was co-written by Farley's son, Steven Farley. Steven Farley continued The Young Black Stallion series, about the Black's early years, and has written four Black Stallion novels, which are included at the end of the list.
Books are available at Chapters, Amazon, The Book Depository, and now they are also available for your e-reader! I just picked up a whole ton of them for my Kobo at kobobooks.com! Of course the local library is always an option as well.
The Black Stallion Series
2. The Black Stallion (1941)
3. The Black Stallion Returns (1945)
4. Son of the Black Stallion (1947)
5. The Island Stallion (1948)
6. The Black Stallion and Satan (1949)
7. The Blood Bay Colt (1951)
8. The Island Stallion's Fury (1951)
9. The Black Stallion's Filly (1952)
10. The Black Stallion Revolts (1953)
11. The Black Stallion's Sulky Colt (1954)
12. The Island Stallion Races (1955)
13. The Black Stallion's Courage (1956)
14. The Black Stallion Mystery (1957)
15. The Horse Tamer (1958)
16. The Black Stallion and Flame (1960)
17. The Black Stallion Challenged (1964)
18. The Black Stallion's Ghost (1969)
19. The Black Stallion and the Girl (1971)
20. The Black Stallion Legend (1983)
21. The Black Stallion’s Shadow (1996)
22. The Black Stallion’s Steeplechaser (1997)
23. The Black Stallion and the Shape-Shifter (2008)
24. The Black Stallion and the Lost City (2011)
The Young Black Stallion Series
1 The Promise (1998)
2 A Horse Called Raven (1998)
3 The Homecoming (1999)
4 Wild Spirit (1999)
5 The Yearling (1999)
6 Hard Lessons (1999)
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