Top 5 Books Any Cat Lover Will Want to Snuggle Up With


Books for Cat Lovers, animal books


Do you love cats? Do you love reading? If you answered yes to both of those questions, I bet you’d enjoy reading quality books about our feline friends. It’s worth having a few around you can pick up when you need something to read. Today we’re going to look at the top 5 cat coffee table books you’ll want to snuggle up on the couch to read.

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

by Vicki Myron

How many cats do you know who became famous around the world? One abandoned cat, Dewey achieved that amazing feat and he did it by transforming a small library while saving a classic American town in the process. You’ll enjoy sitting down and reading the touching story about a cat from Spencer, Iowa and by the end of the book you’ll know exactly how much of an impact one small animal can have.

Vicki Myron was a single mother who had survived the loss of her family farm and an alcoholic husband. But her biggest challenge as the new head librarian in Spencer, Iowa, was to raise the spirits of a small, out-of-the-way town mired deep in the farm crisis of the 1980s. Then, on the coldest morning of the year, Vicki found a tiny, bedraggled kitten almost frozen to death in the night drop box, and her life—and the town of Spencer—was never the same –

The Fur Person 

by May Sarton

May Sarton chronicles the real life adventures of her own cat, Tom Jones in her classic and inspirational cat literature novel, The Fur Person. At first he is happy to roam about the streets comfortable in the vegabond lifestyle he has become accustomed to.  But after a while he decides saying goodbye to his freedom in order to find an appealing home is the right thing to do. You’ll be mesmerized reading about the ups and downs during his transformation.

Highway Cats

by Janet Taylor Lisle

How would feral highway cats react after discovering 3 small kittens who have been thrown off the back of a random truck? At first they wouldn’t know how to deal with them, but unfortunately they don’t have much time to think about it because there are more pressing issues at hand. Bulldozers are making their way to their homes intent to destroy them, but maybe those 3 little kittens can prove to be the solution to all their problems.  Great for kids ranging from 3rd to 5th grade!

Book & Cat, good books about pets

On Cats

by Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing grew up on a small farm in Africa, and from a very young age she fell in love with the cats who surrounded her. Throughout the years her fascination deepened and she ended up sharing her life and her home with the domesticated creatures she loved so much. On Cats is a classic that shares the exploits of all the charming cats who made their way into her life and no stone is left unturned as she talks about everything they’ve taught her.

Into the Wild (Warriors)

by Erin Hunter

Into the Wild is a children’s fantasy novel about four clans of cats who have lived together for generations in the same forest. During this time they’ve had to abide by the rules laid down to the clans by their warrior ancestors. Things start to go wrong and some clans are in danger. Noble warriors are dying and something needs to be done. Rusty, a simple house cat could help to change everything and they realize he might be the bravest cat of them all.

You Won’t Be Able To Put Them Down

All the books we’ve looked at today are highly addictive and you’ll appreciate your own cats a lot more after reading them. I didn’t list them in any particular order, so start with the one that sounds the most interesting and work your way through them.

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WagBrag’s co-founder, Russ Boles, has a deep history in animal rescue and welfare. For the past 12 years, Russ has served in various roles with Atlanta-based animal advocacy organizations focused on rescue, training and education. In addition, Russ led a local rescue volunteer team into New Orleans immediately after Hurricane Katrina, assisting in efforts to rescue and care for stranded animals. This experience changed his life, and animal rescue and advocacy will always be a part of everything he does.