The weather is getting colder, which means it’s the purrfect time to cuddle up with your feline friend and a good book. Unsure of what to read? Here are 10 must-read books featuring cats. Remember to have tissues handy.
#1 – The Dalai Lama’s Cat
Written from the point of view of the Himalayan kitten that was rescued by the Dalai Lama’s staff, the book gives a unique perspective on the Dalai Lama himself from the creature closest to him. Story by David Michie. Available at Amazon.com.
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#2 – The Christmas Cat
A cat-allergic grandson finds himself left with his grandmother’s six cats and her lengthy and challenging instructions on how to get them adopted. Written by Melody Carlson. Available at BarnesandNoble.com.
#3 – A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life
A true story and New York Times Bestseller by James Bowen, the book is about the amazing friendship Bowen (a struggling London street musician) forms with a homeless and injured tabby cat. He could barely afford to feed himself and so he plans on letting “Bob” go after he is healed, but Bob has something else in mind. Available at Amazon.com.
#4 – The World According to Bob: The Further Adventures of One Man and His Streetwise Cat
The sensational and true sequel to A Street Cat Named Bob, The World According to Bob follows Bowen as he tries to adjust to life as an international celebrity. Of course, Bob is there to help him. Available at Amazon.com.
#5 – Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover’s Soul
No cat reading list would be complete without this popular book written by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Carol Kline, et al. The book is a collection of heartwarming, funny, and touching short stories (making it great fireside reading) about life with cats. Available at BarnesandNoble.com.
#6 – When Fraser Met Billy: When Fraser Met Billy: An Autistic Boy, a Rescue Cat, and the Transformative Power of Animal Connections
An amazing highlighting of the power a therapy animal can have, Louise Booth writes about the stray grey cat that enters her Autistic son’s life – and how he changed the whole family. It may just change the way you view your cat, or affirm your beliefs, in their special power over us. Available at BarnesandNoble.com.
#7 – James Herriot’s Cat Stories
One of the best writers of vet stories ever, Herriot has written several books on his life as a country vet in England. These stories are sure to delight and inspire. Available at BarnesandNoble.com.
#8 – 97 Ways to Make a Cat Like You
Ever wondered how to get your kitty to like you? This silly but helpful behavioral book is full of helpful tips in an enjoyable-to-read format. Written by Carol Kaufmann. Available at BarnesandNoble.com.
#9 – UNLIKELY HEROES: 37 Inspiring Stories of Courage and Heart from the Animal Kingdom
Packed with beautiful full-color photos, the book uncovers and celebrates a side of animals that we often think belongs primarily to people—heroism—and shares heartwarming stories that can only be described as remarkable. There are 4 hero cats in this book. As well as a story about a Shar Pei that saves cats. Even the non-cat stories are worth reading though! Available at Amazon.com.
#10 – Catification
This new book by the Cat Daddy himself, Jackson Galaxy, is all about how to design a functional yet stylish home for both cat and owner. This is one book your kitty is sure to approve. Available at Barnesandnoble.com.