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Cats are not just loved as pets and companions, but they are also adored in the literary world — appearing as heroes, antagonists, or simply just their adorable selves. True enough, a good book always sounds like a good idea. But a good book featuring a kitty always makes any story a little bit better.
Here is a compilation of feline-themed books you can read while cuddling your cat or convince you to adopt a fur baby or two.
When bookish high school student Rintaro Natsuki is about to close the secondhand bookstore he inherited, a talking cat named Tiger appears with an unusual request: help in saving books with him. Now, Tiger and Rintaro must save lonely books left unread and unloved and liberate them from their neglectful owners.
The Cat Who Saved Books is a captivating, heartwarming, and whimsical modern fable about the power of books to heal.
A chronicle of an unloved, unwanted, wandering kitten who spends all his time commenting on the follies of the humans around him, Sōseki Natsume’s comic masterpiece written from 1904 through 1906 that satirizes the foolishness of upper-middle-class Japanese society during the Meiji era.
Richly allegorical and delightfully readable, I Am Cat is a timeless classic Japanese literature masterpiece that is sure to be enjoyed by readers all over the world for years to come.
In a collection of fantastic and light poems, T. S. Elliot explores feline psychology and sociology, intended as gifts for the children of his friends and the poet’s grandchildren. It also served as the basis for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1981 wildly popular musical Cats.
Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats is a collection of humorous and amusing poems, describing the different kinds of cats: irascible, indifferent, superior, needy, cool, and lovable.
She and Her Cat by Makoto Shinkai
Makoto Shinkai, the Japanese animator, filmmaker, author, and manga artist behind the 2016 anime film Your Name, writes a collection of four interrelated, stream-of-conscious short stories in which four women and their feline companions explore the frailty of life, pain of isolation, and limits of communication.
With clever narration alternating between the cats and their owners, She and Her Cat is a whimsical short story unlike any other—offering a unique and sly commentary on human foibles and our desire for connection.
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When the unnamed narrator learns he only has months to live, he sets out to tackle his bucket list. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat Cabbage for company, he was unprepared for the doctor’s diagnosis. Then one day, the Devil appears with a special offer: in exchange for making one thing in the world disappear, he can have one extra day of life.
If Cats Disappeared from the World is a beautifully crafted story of change, grief, and loss—a journey of one man’s journey to discover what really matters in modern life.
A children’s book written by American author Theodor Geisel, using the pen name Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Cat centers on a tall eccentric cat who shows up at the house of Sally and her brother when their mother was away.
The Cat in the Hat is deeply loved by kids and adults alike, showing readers the importance of staying true to oneself and enjoying the simple things in life.
Narrated in turns by Nana the cat and his owner, both of them cruise around Japan through the changing seasons as they visit Satoru’s old friends. Since Soturo won’t say, Nana is clueless about why this road trip was needed. But when Nana finally works it out, his small heart breaks.
Funny, uplifting, and heartrending, The Traveling Cat Chronicles shows how the smallest things can provide the greatest joy and affirms what kindness and self-sacrifice can do.
An autobiographical seinen manga written and illustrated by Junji Ito, the book follows the adventures of J-kun, a horror manga artist as he adjusts to life with cats. This draws on autobiographical elements of Ito’s personal experiences with cats.
The Japanese horror manga Cat Diary presents a series of hysterical tales chronicling his real-life trials and tribulations of becoming a cat owner—another classic Junji Ito readers will love.
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The international phenomenon that has sold more than two million copies, If Cats Disappeared from the World is a heartwarming, funny, and profound meditation on the meaning of life.
The young postman’s days are numbered. Estranged from his family and living alone with only his cat, Cabbage, to keep him company, he was unprepared for the doctor’s diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can tackle his bucket list, the devil shows up to make him an offer: In exchange for making one thing in the world disappear, the postman will be granted one extra day of life. And so begins a very strange week that brings the young postman and his beloved cat to the brink of existence.
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T. S. Eliot
The inspiration for Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical CATS, and its upcoming movie adaptation, directed by Tom Hooper and starring Taylor Swift (Bombalurina), Idris Elba (Macavity the Mystery Cat), Dame Judi Dench (Old Deuteronomy), Ian McKellen (Gus the Theatre Cat), James Corden (Bustopher Jones), Jennifer Hudson (Grizabella), Jason Derulo (Rum Tum Tugger), and Rebel Wilson (Jennyanydots).
These lovable cat poems were written by T. S. Eliot for his godchildren and continue to delight children and grown-ups. Eliot's beloved cat poems are a curious and artful homage to felines young and old, merry and fierce, small and unmistakably round, and Edward Gorey's graphic interpretations are sure to charm.
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A diary of true events that happened to the author when his girlfriend moves into the author's new house with two strange feline friends.
Series Overview- Horror comics author Junji Ito has recently purchased a new house and has decided to invite his girlfriend to move in with him. However, when she moves in, she comes with two cats, Yon, a strange-looking white cat with a ghastly fur pattern on its back that resembles a skull, and Mu, Yon's cute counterpart and playmate. This manga is a diary of the author's life as he tries and often fails to connect with his two feline friends. The manga is drawn in Junji Ito's horror comic style featuring intricate and finely drawn images, which when combined with the humorous story, results in a experience that is sure to bring laughter to the reader.
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A book that “speak[s] volumes about our need for connection—human, feline or otherwise” (The San Francisco Chronicle), The Travelling Cat Chronicles is a life-affirming anthem to kindness and self-sacrifice that shows how the smallest things can provide the greatest joy—the perfect gift for cat lovers and travellers!
An instant international bestseller and indie bestseller, The Travelling Cat Chronicles has charmed readers around the world. With simple yet descriptive prose, this novel gives voice to Nana the cat and his owner, Satoru, as they take to the road on a journey with no other purpose than to visit three of Satoru's longtime friends. Or so Nana is led to believe...
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Soseki Natsume, Aiko Ito
A classic of Japanese literature,I Am a Cat is one of Soseki's best-known novels. Considered by many as the most significant writer in modern Japanese history, Soseki'sI Am a Cat is a classic novel sure to be enjoyed for years to come.
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Caitlin Doughty, Dianné Ruz
New York Times Bestseller
Winner of a Goodreads Choice Award
Everyone has questions about death. In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, best-selling author and mortician Caitlin Doughty answers the most intriguing questions she’s ever received about what happens to our bodies when we die. In a brisk, informative, and morbidly funny style, Doughty explores everything from ancient Egyptian death rituals and the science of skeletons to flesh-eating insects and the proper depth at which to bury your pet if you want Fluffy to become a mummy. Now featuring an interview with a clinical expert on discussing these issues with young people—the source of some of our most revealing questions about death—Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? confronts our common fear of dying with candid, honest, and hilarious facts about what awaits the body we leave behind.
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From the #1 bestselling author in Japan comes a celebration of books, cats, and the people who love them, infused with the heartwarming spirit of The Guest Cat and The Travelling Cat Chronicles.
Bookish high school student Rintaro Natsuki is about to close the secondhand bookstore he inherited from his beloved bookworm grandfather. Then, a talking cat appears with an unusual request. The feline asks for—or rather, demands—the teenager’s help in saving books with him. The world is full of lonely books left unread and unloved, and the cat and Rintaro must liberate them from their neglectful owners.
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