17 awesome cat books


Here’s an eclectic list of 17 awesome cat books (click on the cover images to purchase a copy).


In compiling this list, I’ve left aside the various cat-related mysteries by both Rita Mae Brown and Lilian Jackson Braun, the Warriors series, and the many “cozy mysteries” with cats on the cover and/or in the story.


The 17 books shown here (in alpha order) range from children’s books and collections of short stories to poetry, history, and philosophy … plus: photo books; a short novel that features an impressively realistic-sounding feline narrator; and two of my favorite novels, which happen to feature prominent cat characters.


If you, too, are a devotee of cat books, I hope you’ll find at least one title on this list to fall in love with.


Click here to read “reviews” of other books we adore.


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I’m Jennifer: reader of fiction, cat whisperer, nerdy introvert. Possessor of a vivid imagination, a massive streak of curiosity, and a love of puzzles. Firm believer in — and ready to help you discover — the health-and-happiness benefits of reading and quiet time, whether indoors or out; “everyday” mindfulness; gardening; and walks in nature. Artist, writer, and founder of the Read. Purr. Collective.