Finding a great book can be a daunting task, especially if you are looking for a tale that appeals to your inner dog lover. To help give your summer reading program a boost, here’s our “Awesome” list of 5 books specifically geared toward folks like us who love our canine companions.
1. A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
Told through the eyes of a dog, this heart warming story chronicles the many lives of Bailey, who begins a shortly lived life as a stray mutt, but is soon reborn as a tail-swinging golden retriever. A Dog’s Purpose is a clever and hilarious story aimed at the everlasting question: ‘Why are we here?’
2. Emily And Einstein by Linda Francis Lee
Emily and Einstein is the story of Emily Portman, whose gracious life collapses after losing her husband, house, and most of her possessions. Emily soon realizes her beloved marriage was based around lies and deceit, and begins a journey to find out the truth. Emily then meets Einstein, a scruffy scoundrel who helps her confront the past and work towards the truth.
3. Doggone But Not Forgotten by Cynthia Selwyn
This love tale surrounds Carrie Moore, whose grandmother suddenly dies and leaves behind a valuable estate. Carries grandmother also leaves behind an unknown dog who wreaks havoc on the house and causes Carrie to confront the animal control officer on a daily basis, who is also Carries ex-lover.
4. Dogs Don’t Lie by Clea Simon
Dogs Don’t Lie is a mystery tale about Pru Marlowe, the animal psychic, who gets involved with a dog named Lily, whose owner suddenly dies. Pru deals with her new-found friend while dealing with the mysterious circumstances surrounding the owner’s death.
5. Inside Of A Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, And Know by Alexandra Horowitz
This interesting piece of non-fiction comes from the perspective of a cognitive scientist, who lightly conveys what dogs feel on a daily basis, and what they ultimately think of their strange human companions.
So grab a good book, head to the beach, and enjoy summer with your pooch. Happy reading!