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The best books for cat lovers looking for a new beach read

When you’re packing up for a trip to the beach, some great reading material is a must-have. That’s why we’ve included seven of the best books for cat lovers to help you with your shopping. These books include a little bit of everything. Some are informative books that can help you better understand your cat’s behavior, and some are inspiring reads that will have you marveling at the way cats can change lives. There are a few lighthearted options in here, too, in case you need a laugh. No matter what type of book you prefer, these books for cat lovers are great to take to the beach for some quality reading time.

I Could Pee On This: And Other Poems By Cats

Learn all about cat behavior straight from the source — cats! Creative felines have “authored” this book of poetry, writing about life from a cat’s-eye view. Poems include “This Is My Chair,” “Kneel Before Me,” “Who Is That on Your Lap?” and more. This volume of lighthearted cat poetry is sure to keep you entertained.

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The Cat Bible: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know

Become an expert in all things cat with The Cat Bible: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know. This guide by the host of the radio show Cat Chat is packed with fascinating cat facts. The guide supplies everything you should know about health, nutrition, grooming, and more. It’s full of solutions to the most common cat-related challenges and can give you a better idea of just what’s behind your cat’s behavior.

A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life

A Street Cat Named Bob is a moving true story about how an injured stray cat ultimately changed street musician James Bowen’s life. Nursing Bob back to health was just the first part of the pair’s adventure, and reading about their life is inspiring and entertaining. This book is a memorable read about the power of love — and cats’ power to captivate humans.

Second-Chance Cats

A purr-fect choice for anyone who’s ever given a cat in need a second chance, Second-Chance Cats is a collection of inspiring and heartwarming stories about the power of adoption. Each story is told by a different writer, and book contributors include Lauraine Snelling, Kristin Billerbeck, and Melody Carson. The stories highlight some of the more surprising ways that rescuing a cat transforms people’s lives, and you’ll be ready to head to your local shelter after turning the last pages.

Nala’s World

In Nala’s World, you’ll meet Dean Nicholson, an adventurer set on biking around the world. You’ll also meet Nala, the abandoned kitten that changes the course of Nicholson’s journey. Together, Nala and Nicholson set out on an incredible adventure. Heartwarming, inspiring, and uplifting, this book details the fascinating story of how the pair forged such a strong bond and how they’ve quickly grown to Instagram fame.

A Cat’s Tale: A Journey Through Feline History

Cats have been around for thousands of years, and they’ve held special roles among different civilizations. In A Cat’s Tale: A Journey Through Feline History, Baba the Cat will shed light on the fascinating story of feline survival. You’ll learn about prehistoric cats, the Egyptian cat goddess Bastet, heroic cats from World War I and II, the role cats played in the Enlightenment period, and more. Powered by in-depth research, this is a fascinating chronicle of cats through history, but these facts are complemented by some detailed and entertaining costume portraits that add a touch of modern life to that history.

Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat

Authored by cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy, Total Cat Mojo is a comprehensive guide that can help you better understand and care for your cat. Galaxy includes all the information you need to better grasp your cat’s instinctive behavior, including how to use that knowledge to eliminate common behavioral problems. The book contains everything you need to know about your cat’s physical and emotional needs, so you’ll be better prepared to care for your cat from his kitten days to his golden years.

Whether you’re relaxing outside or spending some quiet time on the couch, these books about cats can keep you entertained and informed. Don’t forget that they also make great gifts for that special cat lover in your life! With an assortment of great reading material, you can learn how to better understand your cat, brush up on your cat history facts, and of course, get in a good laugh thanks to stories and poems about cats’ crazy antics. Any of these reads will make a great choice, and they’re sure to become bookshelf favorites that you return to again and again.

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