10 Best Books About Animals For Adults Update 05/2022

So you’re on the couch with a lot of time on your hands. As many Angry Birds games as your thumbs can handle. What comes next? If you want to read something, why not open a book?

From literary classics to modern day DIYs, these books take a different (see what we did there?) look at your favorite subject: pets.

“How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You”

Is there anything else the world needs right now? Jokes! There are a lot of cat jokes. It’s hard to find a better cat joke author than cartoonist Matthew Inman. His website, The Oatmeal, is the funniest place on the internet. “How to Tell if Your Cat Is Planning to Kill You” includes some of his best work, as well as 15 new comics made just for the book. Sit with your favorite cat and read its pages, but keep an eye out for sneak attacks!

“Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon”

If you’re the owner of a pit bull, you know that some people think your dog is bad. Isn’t it weird that these sweet animals got such a bad name? In her book, “Pit Bull,” Bronwen Dickey looks into the history of the breed. She shows how pit bulls were important in everything from the Battle of Gettysburg to Hollywood in the 20th century. If you read this book, you’ll be ready to correct the next person who doesn’t know what pit bulls are.

“Call of the Wild”

There’s never been a better time to brush up on the old movies. As a dog, Buck is taken from his California home and sent to Alaska to help with the Klondike Gold Rush in the 1890s. He is a hero. I think it’s a classic story, but the movie based on this book, with Harrison Ford in the lead, has brought it back into the news.

“Animals: A Mindful Coloring Book”

Maybe you just need to put your brain away for a little while. I think you might need to light up the parts of your brain that are too often overrun by the things that happen in life. “Animals: A Mindful Coloring Book” lets you use your imagination. There are 35 illustrations for you to color in any way you want. Each animal design has swirls and patterns that are inspired by Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as a little bit of information about each animal and where it lives. Change your focus by coloring these pages. It will also help you relax, and it will make you more creative.

“Crafting with Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make with Your Cat”

Let’s face it: When things get bad, you have to act quickly. When you spend a lot of time at home with your favorite pet, things can get a little weird. Unorthodox. A little weird, but also very cute! Just look at these cute cat-themed coin purses! They’re so cute! The gloves and mittens could also be a good choice. And did you also know that you can make tote bags, picture frames, and even your cat’s own toys out of their hair? You can do this too! Look, don’t say anything until you’ve tried it. The weirdest thing you do when you don’t want to be around people is to reuse your cat’s hair. If that’s the only thing you do, you’re more normal than most people.

“The Problem With Pugs”

Looking for a light, fun book to cheer you up? This one is for you. “The Problem With Pugs,” the first book in author A.G. Henley’s “Love & Pets Romantic Comedy Series,” is very much your kind of book. Amanda, whose ex-boyfriend left her with his aggressive pug, Doug, as she tries to get back into the dating game. Afterward, Amanda asks Travis, her veterinarian, for help, and… well, you can figure out where this story is going from there, right? Is this book your favorite? If so, there are three more books in the series to read: “The Trouble With Tabbies,” “The Problem with Dachshunds,” and “The Lessons of Labradors,” to name a few.

“Three Bags Full”

If there was ever a good time to start reading a cozy mystery, now is the time. And there’s no mystery more cozy than one with farm animals in it. This Leonie Swann book is about a whodunnit, and the sheep are the main characters. It all starts when their shepherd, George, is found dead by a spade in his own field. Before he died, George spent his nights reading to the sheep, giving them the intelligence and insight they need to figure out who is to blame in their village. Sure, it’s an interesting idea. But it turns into a fun and surprising story that you’ll never expect.

“Lady Long Rider: Alone Across America on Horseback”

Bernice Ende is one of the most badass people I have ever met. With single-stretch rides of up to 8,000 miles, she’s become known as “Lady Long Rider.” She does this by riding across the country on horseback. People haven’t been able to do this before. “Lady Long Rider: Alone Across America on Horseback” takes readers on a journey with her. She pushes her physical and mental boundaries, copes with being alone, and rethinks her sense of self. It doesn’t matter if you can’t go on vacation right now. You can still live vicariously through other people.

“The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances”

Dogs can be tamed at times. Many times, it’s not like that at all! This book by Ellen Cooney, which is about a girl named Evie, is both. As a dog lover, Evie takes a job at a sanctuary for rescued dogs, even though she doesn’t know how to care for dogs. Like the pups in her care, she has had a bad past. In the end, they work together to let the love and kindness of today heal their wounds. We hope you have a lot of tissues in your house.

“Doctor Dogs: How Our Best Friends Are Becoming Our Best Medicine”

Your pet would do anything for you. It could also save your life with the right training. Welcome to the world of MDs, which stands for Medical Dogs. Four-legged friends can help detect cancer, predict seizures, and soothe people with autism. Maria Goodavage, an author, talks about how dogs help people stay happy and healthy. She also talks about how dogs are being trained to help us live our best lives. Even more proof that we don’t deserve dogs.

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