FIRST FELINES: A LITTER HISTORY OF CATS IN THE WHITE HOUSE
With news that another cat will soon live in the White House, here’s a litter history of all the most famous felines to have served as First Cat.
10 PURRFECT Stories to Start Reading if you Love Cats
Looking for an enthralling tale you can sink your teeth into to help pass the time? How about one full of adventures, romance, fantasy and CATS?
There are loads of books who use our furry friends to add a little more character and a lot more adorable excitement to their plots. Here are just a few cat-themed tales you should give a read in your free time.
The Top 10 Books for Cat Lovers Across All Genres
1. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
This 1865 novel was written by English author Lewis Carroll and is a literary classic. Adapted into a variety of cartoons and movies, the book first told the tale of a young girl named Alice who falls through a rabbit hole into a world of fantasy and intrigue. Along the way she meets a mischievous cat with an unforgettable smile.
2. Catnap: A Midnight Louie Mystery
The first book in a series by Carole Nelson Douglas, which follows the cat Midnight Louie and his on-and-off roommates as they find love and solve crimes in Las Vegas.
3. Life of Pi
This book by Yann Martel follows Pi Patel, the son of a zookeeper, as he ventures to North America from India aboard a Japanese cargo ship with his family and their zoo animals. Of the zoo animals, Pi has an especially close connection with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.
4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
The first book in this popular series by J.K. Rowling follows a young Harry Potter as he learns of his magical past and ventures away from his home to a school for magical children where he encounters new creatures, new friends and even a few enemies. If you love magical creatures, this series is chocked full of cats and other fantastic beasts.
5. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
This fiction classic by Truman Capote follows a young writer as he becomes infatuated with the girl next door, a socialite with a penchant for wooing men, who takes in a nameless cat who she has a difficult connection with. Holly Golightly’s relationship with her cat becomes a metaphor for her life, resulting in a make-or-break moment where she must decide whether to accept emotional connection.
6. Into the Wild: Warriors
The first book in this adventure series follows four clans of fierce warrior cats which share their home forest according to laws set down by their ancestors. When danger descents, they must turn to an unlikely ally for help.
This lengthy fantasy series is made up of 22 books which chronical the history of a magical universe where anthropomorphic animals interact with mythical creatures and experience supernatural happenings. Of the species featured in the books, wildcats are heavily featured as leaders and often villains!
8. The Cat in the Hat
While this book might not classify as a literary novel, it’s a great family read and a charming classic. This anthropomorphic cat stumbles into the home of two children and manages to wreak havoc while performing his “tricks.”
9. A Street Cat Named Bob
This endearing story follows a homeless musician on the streets of London, making his way busking on the streets until he encounters an injured stray cat who changes his life for the better. Bob the cat worms his way into Bowen’s life, and ultimately becomes his motivation for giving up his precarious lifestyle.
10. Sailor Moon
This fantastic tale by Naoko Takeuchi follows a girl whose life is forever changed when she encounters a talking cat named Luna, becomes Sailor Moon and learns to fight evils with a group of girls called Sailor Senshi.
Any one of these cat-themed books is sure to keep you entertained for hours. Once you’ve read through this list, make sure to take a look at our top cat movies for more fun feline stories to keep you entertained at home.