Best Books for Discussion: Dogs!

This week’s theme list is dedicated to my beloved Juno, who brightened my days for nearly eighteen years. I have not read all of the titles on the list, but did research the ones I have not read to verify whether or not they might be worth a book club’s time… Feel free to add any titles I missed in the comments, too!

  • Paul Auster – Timbuktu
  • Terry Bain – You Are a Dog: Life through the Eyes of Man’s Best Friend
  • John Berger – King: A Street Story
  • Kathryn Davis- The Thin Place
  • Farley Mowat –The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be
  • Clifford D. Simak – City
  • Garth Stein – The Art of Racing in the Rain
  • David Wroblewski – The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
  • John Grogan – Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog
  • Jon Katz – A Dog Year: Twelve Months, Four Dogs, and Me
  • Ted Kerasote – Merle’s Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog
  • Farley Mowat – The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be
  • John Muir – Stickeen: The Story of a Dog
  • Anna Quindlen – Good Dog. Stay.
  • John Steinbeck – Travels with Charlie: In Search of America
  • Jim Gorant – The Lost Dogs
  • Monica Holloway – Cowboy and Wills
  • Abigail Thomas – A Three Dog Life
  • Rick Bass – Colter
  • John Muir – Stickeen
  • Be sure to check out the first six posts in this series, too:

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    6 Responses to Best Books for Discussion: Dogs!

    1. Fantastic list – thank you! I did a similar post a few months ago, but didn’t come up with nearly as many as you did:

      Because so many commenters mentioned The Art of Racing in the Rain, I read it a few weeks ago, and absolutely loved it!

    2. Lynne says:

      You could add A Three Dog Life by Abigail Thomas to your list of dog books. Well written, interesting short little book.

    3. Kristen says:

      Rick Bass’ book Colter is a marvelously written dog book. I highly recommend it.

    4. Kristen says:

      I did, too, Greg! I thought Rain would feel “gimmicky” but really enjoyed it…

    5. Kristen says:

      Thank you, Lynne and Kristen! I will add your recommendations ASAP!

    6. Colleen says:

      Highly recommend and suggest this book is added:
      Real Dogs Don’t Whisper

      Very well written, a true story about special need dogs and the life lessons that they have taught their owner. And, the book is co-authored by one of the dogs, Mr MaGoo; he is hysterical, and always enthralling.

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