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You love to read and you love cats, so why not combine the two into a literary match made in heaven? Curl up on your couch -- with your kitten -- and dive into one of these must-reads for any feline fancier.
Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat by Gwen Cooper
One look at Homer, a 3-week-old eyeless and abandoned black kitten, and Gwen knew he’d be coming home with her. Homer’s love of life and everyone around him forever changed Gwen’s life and showed her that love isn’t something you see with your eyes.
Cat Daddy: What the World’s Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love and Coming Clean by Jackson Galaxy
As host of Animal Planet’s “My Cat From Hell,” Galaxy sees his share of wild-child cats, but his own story is very similar. This tattoo-covered man isn’t what you’d expect as a cat expert. Once a down-and-out musician and drug addict, Galaxy shares how he and Benny, a cat he adopted with a shattered pelvis, helped fix each other.
Cat Women: Female Writers on Their Feline Friends by Megan McMorris
From laugh-out-loud funny to heartbreakingly beautiful, these quick-read tales from women writers about their beloved felines will warm your cat-loving soul.
Buckley’s Story by Ingrid King
Buckley’s Story is a celebration of the love and companionship between animals and their people. Just two short years after King adopted Buckley, she was diagnosed with heart disease, and this made their bond grow even stronger. This beautiful story about the day-to-day dealings of caring for a sick cat, as well as the joy of sharing such a deep love, make Buckley’s Story a sweet read for anyone who would do anything for their cats.
The French Cat by Rachael Hale
More picture book than literary masterpiece, The French Cat is a collection of photographs and narratives by animal photographer Rachael Hale. Quaint villas and chateaus serve as the backdrops for this collection of snapshots of the cats that populate the picturesque streets of France.
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