I recently wrote a post about books with cats on the cover, which definitely fits with this week’s TTT topic. Check it out if you are interested- there seems to be a trend in cats on covers and I am here for it!
This week I am sharing some of my favourite animal characters in books, from companions to narrators!
The Travelling Cat Chronicles
Though I will talk about The Travelling Cat Chronicles any chance I get, it really is the perfect book for this week’s prompt. The entire story is told from the perspective of a hilarious cat named Nana. It is so charming and bittersweet. One of my favourites!
I feel like I talk about The Humans all of the time, but I rarely mention what a big role the family dog plays in the story and how sweet the relationship between the dog and the alien is!
Lying Cat is probably my favourite character in Saga! Hilarious and some great comic relief.
The House in the Cerulean Sea
Another cat! The cat in The House in the Cerulean Sea plays a small role, but he is the main character’s only companion at the start of the book and there are some funny moments surrounding the cat throughout.
Life of Pi
Life of Pi is a book I hated when I first read it but fell in love with upon a reread. The entire storyline surrounding the tiger is genius.
The Happy Ever After Playlist
The Happy Ever After Playlist is one of my favourite romances, and the two characters meet when Sloan finds Jason’s dog and agrees to take care of him while Jason is on tour. Such a sweet meet cute!
Second First Impressions
I just finished Second First Impressions and the turtles on the cover make sense when you read the book!
The History of Bees
I have always known the importance of bees, but The History of Bees really made me passionate about them. The book is told in three timelines, one of which is a dystopian world where bees are extinct.
The Essex Serpent
What makes The Essex Serpent so intriguing is the mystery behind this serpent and whether or not it actually exists.
The Feather Thief
The Feather Thief is probably an odd choice for this list, as it is nonfiction, but I don’t get a chance to talk about it as often as I would like. I had no idea that there was such a market for bird feathers within the fly fishing world until I read this book. It was fascinating!
I am realizing that I do love animals in books! I would love any recommendations!
23 thoughts on “Animals From Books!”
Oh my goodness! I completely forgot about Lying Cat from Saga but he’s the best!
Second First Impressions and The Happy Ever After Playlist are both on my TBR pile. And I really should read the History of Bees as my husband has a beehive in our backyard!
Aw I love that!!
I tried The Essex Serpent but couldn’t really get into it. I’m glad you enjoyed it more though.
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2021/04/27/top-ten-tuesday-313/
It is definitely not one I recommend to everyone!
I really need to read The Humans sometime.
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-rabbits-from-books/
It’s so charming!
Great list! House in the Cerulean Sea is a great choice 👌
I knew I would love it, but wow!
I haven’t read any of these, but THE HOUSE ON THE CERULEAN SEA is one I need to get to soon. I have a copy of it – I just need to make the time to actually read it!
It’s the perfect book to read when you need to smile!!
The Traveling Cat chronicles sounds wonderful, and I’ve been seeing good things about Matt Haig books too.
I think The Travelling Cat Chronicles and all of Matt Haig’s books are good if you need something inspirational that will also make you cry!
The Essex Serpent sounds interesting. Here is my Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks!
It’s amazing if you like Gothic fiction!
Awesome list! I thought about Lying Cat after I already finished mine — so happy to see LC included here. I loved The Humans, and the tiger from Life of Pi is such a great choice. (I love the turtles in Second First Impressions too!)
Lying Cat is the best!!
It is such an endearing novel!!
Aw I love that! The book really made me appreciate bees even more.
He really is!!
Great list. The Travelling Cat Chronicles is one of my favourites too, even though it left me an emotional wreck! I’ve recently read the first volume of Saga and I liked Lying Cat a lot.
I knew that The Travelling Cat chronicles would crush me but I still wasn’t prepared!
Lying Cat is probably my favourite character in Saga!
Some great books on this list!