Summer Reading for Cat Lovers

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One of my greatest summer pleasures is spending time outside with a good book. Whether it’s on my deck, in a sidewalk cafe, or a park, there’s just something about reading outdoors that makes one of my favorite pastimes even more special. I like to read a lot of different genres, but of course, a large part of my summer reading list is made up of cat books.

You can find plenty of suggestions for your reading list in the book section on this site. Today, I thought I’d share some old favorites that make for great summer reading.

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Love Saves the Day by Gwen Cooper is a hauntingly beautiful, heart touching, and at times painfully raw novel. The primary narrator is Prudence, a brown tabby rescued from a deserted construction site on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The story begins when one day Sarah, Prudence’s human, doesn’t come home from work, and Prudence’s world falls apart. Prudence ends up living with Sarah’s daughter Laura and her husband. Told from the three alternating points of view – Prudence’s, Laura’s and Sarah’s – the past of a troubled mother-daughter relationship is revealed, culminating in one defining moment that changes the trajectory of everyone’s lives.

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If you’ve never read Samantha Mooney’s A Snowflake in My Hand, make this the summer you read this wonderful book. Set at the famed Animal Medical Center in New York City, I consider this one of the most beautiful cat books ever written, and I hold this book responsible for my career in veterinary medicine.

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The cover of Animal Attraction by Jill Shalvis caught my eye at a bookstore a couple of years ago (and how could it not!), and I was delighted to discover that it was part of a series. This installment is the story of glamorous city girl Jade who runs from a traumatic event in her past and finds herself in a quiet ranching town in Idaho, working for Dell Connelly, the local veterinarian. It’s your typical romance, with chemistry and attraction sizzling between the two protagonists. You know from the very first page that they’ll end up together, you just don’t know how they’re going to overcome all the obstacles they face along the way.

And now it’s your turn: share some of the books on your summer reading list with us in a comment!

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4 Comments on Summer Reading for Cat Lovers

  1. Melissa & Mudpie
    July 17, 2016 at 6:17 pm (3 years ago)

    I couldn’t agree with you more about Love Saves the Day…one of my very favorite novels. I’ve had A Snowflake in My Hand in my collection for many years and never read it…I’ve been afraid it would tear my heart in half.

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    • Ingrid
      July 18, 2016 at 5:48 am (3 years ago)

      A Snowflake in My Hand will definitely make you cry, but it will also warm your heart.

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  2. Janine
    July 17, 2016 at 7:33 am (3 years ago)

    These sound like some great books. A friend sent me an advanced copy of Oliver the Cat Who Saved Christmas by Sheila Norton to read and review. I’ll be starting it soon. the premise sounds really good.

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    • Ingrid
      July 18, 2016 at 5:46 am (3 years ago)

      I have a review copy of Oliver the Cat Who Saved Christmas, too, Janine, and I’m looking forward to reading it.

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