Looking to read more in 2020? Here are a few books animal lovers may be interested in.
Poet Daniel Ladinsky offers a loving tribute to the animal bed friends in our lives, paired with illustrations by Mutts comic strip creator Patrick McDonnell.
Marley & Me: Life with the World’s Worst Dog by John Grogan
Before it was an emotional rollercoaster of a movie, it was an emotional rollercoaster of a book. Marley & Me tells the true-life story about raising the misbehaved, neurotic Labrador Retriever, Marley, and all the laughs and tears that entails.
The Fur Person by May Sarton
This charming fictionalized account of author May Sarton’s real-life cat, Tom Jones, is sure to charm cat owners—especially those who have witnessed the transformation of a vagabond “cat about town” settle into a domestic “fur person”.
Sophie: The Incredible True Story of the Castaway Dog by Emma Pearse
Journalist Emma Pearse uses interviews with family members and island locals to piece together a narrative telling the true story of Sophie: the Australian cattle dog who fell overboard during a boating trip, washed ashore, and survived!
I Am a Cat by Soseki Natsume
I Am a Cat is a classic piece of Japanese satire, written between 1904 through 1906 during Japan’s Meiji era—a time when Japanese culture was importing and adapting to many new Western attitudes and customs. The narrator is a judgmental house-cat, who applies his acerbic wit and perspective as he judges the humans around him.