Are you the ultimate cat lady? Can’t get enough of your feline friends? Well, we’ve found the purrfect books to instantly better your life. From Crookshanks to Buttercup, we promise you’ll love these kitty cameos in our fave stories.
Here’s our top picks:
‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll
Why? The Cheshire Cat
Who doesn’t love the whimsical tale of Alice in Wonderland? We sure do. This children’s classic is a timeless piece full of dynamic, extraordinary characters – including none other than the Cheshire Cat himself. So why not jump down the rabbit hole and sale hello to the Mad Hatter whilst you’re at it.
‘Coraline’ by Neil Gaiman
Why? The talking cat
Duh. There’s a talking cat, what’s not to love? This is perfect for anyone after a short read to polish off on a rainy afternoon and, let’s be real, the cat is one of the coolest cats we’ve ever encountered. Did we mention he talks already?!
‘The Harry Potter Series’ by J.K. Rowling
Why? Crookshanks and Mrs Norris
Okay, so Mrs Norris isn’t exactly the most friendly beast out there, but we’d kill for a half cat/half kneazle intelligent little furball like Crookshanks. She plays a bigger role in the series than most fans will probably remember. That’s right, she was the one on a year-long hunt to murder Scabbers the rat aka Peter Pettigrew. Even Hermione, smartest witch of her age, didn’t pick up on the fact this was way more than your normal cat-chases-mouse scenario.
‘The Hunger Games Trilogy’ by Suzanne Collins
Our favourite angry little fluff ball, Buttercup the cat is a sweetheart and a half – when he’s not hissing and spitting at Katniss, of course. We see his sweeter side when everybody is locked down in the emergency bunker during ‘Mockingjay’ and, what can we say other than: thanks for saving him, Katniss! You da real MVP.
‘The Turning: What Curiosity Kills’ by Helen Ellis
Why? She is literally a cat
*Spoiler alert* but Mary is going through “the turning” and it is all kinds of levels of awesome. Imagine being a human one day and the next… you’re developing feline abilities that help you transform into a cat at will. Where do we sign up for this?!
‘The Cat in the Hat’ by Dr Seuss
Why? The cat is in a hat
Do you need any more convincing, other than to be told there is a cat in this book wearing a hat? Classic Dr Seuss which we all know and love, you can fly through this hilarious rhyming children’s tale in next to no time and have a good chuckle whilst you’re at it. Perfect pick me up.
Bonus cat: Aslan
Do you have any favourite literary felines? Let us know in the comments.