Thursday, November 4, 2010

Celebrating Dog Books



A few of my DOG BOOK collection.
  Lately I've been reading some amazing books about dogs. Wanted to share some of my recommended reads with you.

LOST AND FOUND by Jacqueline Sheehan haunts me still. The characters are rich and vivid and the dialogue is amazing. The author wrote me back after I sent her a fan mail!

LISTEN by Stephanie Tolan. A quiet, thoughtful book about the power a relationship with a dog can have. Loved it. This author also wrote me back!

THE BOY WHO SPOKE DOG by Clay Morgan. Interesting that the dog's speak in this story. And they are fiercely loyal.


PUPPIES, DOGS, and BLUE NORTHERS by Gary Paulsen. It's by Paulsen, so what more can I say about this. Loved it.


IZZY AND LENORE by Jon Katz. Katz has a special way of writing about dogs that worms into your brain. I've enjoyed all of his books. And especially SOUL OF A DOG. Just wow.




DOG GONE by Cynthia Chapman Willis. Great story, amazing characters, emotional read. Loved it!

Have you read any good books about dogs lately? I'd love to hear about them.

11 comments:

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Believe it or not, I actually have two of those in my TBR pile. I have Lost & Found and The Boy Who Spoke Dog. Now I'm even more eager to read them. :-)

Kelly said...

Great recommendations! I"m going to pass them along to my best friend who is a huge dog lover!!

Becky Monroe said...

Wow, I am the best friend who is a huge dog lover - but I have not read any of those! They sound great! Thanks!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Thanks for these titles! And awww, double thanks for including DOG GONE on your list. Hurray for the pups!
Also, I loved A DOG'S LIFE by Ann Martin. Be still my heart. : )

Becky Monroe said...

By the way - if you want a funny book - read, "walking in circles before lying down." Not mean to be a dog book - but a hilarious look into what dogs think of us woven into a funny novel about people.

Jess said...

These all look great! I'm doing a books-as-holiday-gifts post sometime in December...do you mind if I post a link to this for the Animal Lovers category?

Paul Greci said...

Cool books, Terry! Thanks for sharing them!

Susan Fields said...

These look like some great books. And how cool that those authors wrote you back!

Angela said...

I haven't read any good dog books in awhile, but I really enjoy a dog character (even if not a MC & don't hear thoghts). One of my favorite dog characters is Doorman in I AM THE MESSENGER by Markus Zusak.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

No, but I'm hoping to pick up Oogy soon!

Rena said...

Great collection! We have a lot of dog books in our house as well.