Great Books With Cat Characters
The winter months are a great time to catch up on your reading. Cats have been featured characters in many books for ages, and every cat lover we know loves reading about them! Below is a list of favorites that make great reading and holiday gifts. Check with Amazon, your local bookstore, or your library to purchase or read them. Remember, most libraries now offer access to e-books for instant gratification!
Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat by Gwen Cooper
This is a delightful story about a kitten no one wanted, and he ends up teaching the author all about life and love. It's a genuinely touching story about a cat with a giant heart.
Sneaky Pie Brown series by Rita Mae Brown
New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown pens delightful "cozy" mysteries that take place in rural Virginia. It's about a vet and her 3 animal companions: Mrs. Murphy (cat), Tee Tucker (dog), and Pewter (cat). There are a lot of books in this series, and you'll enjoy every one of them.
Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
No cat book list would be complete without this book! I bet most of us read this book as kids. It's fun, rhyming, and features a tall cat with a red striped hat that finds all sorts of mayhem, which he ultimately cleans up. This book is a great children's book and makes a great gift.
The Incredible Journey by Shelia Burnford
A Lab, Bull Terrier, and a brave Siamese set out on an adventure to go back home in the Canadian wilderness. This great classic inspired the movie Homeward Bound, and if you haven't read it, it's an unforgettable story that will capture your heart!
The Cat Who series by Lilian Jackson Braun
These books are delightful! This is a great and funny series about Jim Qwilleran, a reporter, and his two Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum. They all work together to solve mysteries in the town of Pickax, which is in Moose County, said to be "400 miles north of everywhere."
A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen
A heartwarming story about a man and a cat and how they both get a second chance. This book is non-fiction and is about James Bowen, a street musician in London, who finds an injured cat (Bob) in the hallway of his apartment building. He nurses Bob back to health, and in turn, Bob changes his life.
Shop Cats of New York by Tamar Arslanian
NYC has a lot of shop cats that reside in unique places like bookstores, yoga studios, bike shops, and even the Algonquin Hotel. This coffee table book has stunning images and stories of some of the city's shop cats. A must for every cat lover, whether you live in New York or not!
These are just a few of many great cat books, just in time for National Cat Lovers Month (every December). Let us know if you have other favorites! Make a cup of tea and enjoy!