Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods break down the cognitive attraction between readers and dog books in their ‘mind-blowing’ New York Times essay, Why Are There So Many Dog Books? (NYT)
Category Archives: Dog Novel
This Dog’s Purpose Is To Go On A Journey to Find Its Way Home?
Here comes another cute, kid-friendly dog movie from W. Bruce Cameron, the author of A Dog’s Purpose and A Dog’s Journey…
Grief Is A Thing With…Fur? #dogs #novel
Sigrid Nunez’s new novel, The Friend (Riverhead), wryly and thoughtfully details how a woman copes with the loss of a dear friend — when she inherits her late friend’s dog, a gigantic Great Dane named Apollo.
Surely there will be a lot of laughs — and tears — in this one! (Amazon)
Cuddle up with your fave #dogs book! #ValentinesDay
12 Best #Dogs Books for Christmas #kindle
With all the “Best of” lists coming out as we wrap up 2016 — I figured why not add a pile of this year’s dog books to the mix? If you’re looking for stocking stuffers or other pet presents, there’s plenty of reading material to entertain the dog person in your life!
Lily and the Octopus (Steven Rowley)
Twelve Dogs of Christmas (David Rosenfelt)
Sit! Stay! Speak! (Annie England Noblin)
Earnest (Kristin Von Kreisler)
Being A Dog: Following the Dog into A World of Smell (Alexandra Horowitz)
Dogs and Their People (BarkPost)
The Secret Language of Dogs (Victoria Stilwell)
The Education of Will: A Mutual Memoir of a Woman and Her Dog (Patricia McConnell) – Available Feb 2017
Let Me Tell You About Jasper: How My Best Friend Became America’s Dog (Dana Perino)
Free Days with George: Learning Life’s Little Lessons from One Very Big Dog (Colin Campbell)
Dog Gone: A Lost Pet’s Extraordinary Journey and the Family Who Brought Him Home (Pauls Toutonghi)
Top 100 Books for #Dogs and their People!
Wesley Banks, author of the newly-released Faith in Every Footstep, has compiled a list of his Top 100 Dog Books using a complex, dog-eared algorithm of ratings, reviews, and sales (call it Moneyball for Mutts) — and It’s Just A Dog is proud to chew up the #30 slot!
Also, Mr. Banks is gifting a bundle of classic dog books this weekend — so check out his giveaway here on his website!
#PoweredbyIndie Pumps New #Kindle Books!
It’s Just A Dog is thrilled to be part of Amazon’s new October promo, #PoweredbyIndie. So whether you like dog books, romance, thrillers, non-fiction, or humor, I’m sure the book behemoth will have something in stock for your Kindle!
A Dog’s Purpose Trailer!
The best-selling novel, A Dog’s Purpose, will soon have dog lovers arguing the age-old adaptation question, “Which is better — the book or the movie?”
@Bookbub deals for #dogs #kindlebargain
Mountaintop School For #Dogs – today’s #Kindle deal $1.99!
As the dog days of summer wind down, seek higher ground with Ellen Cooney’s The Mountaintop School for Dogs – today’s Kindle deal for $1.99!
Lily and the Octopus $1.99 on #kindle!
The dog book of the summer, Lily and the Octopus, is now on sale for $1.99 on Amazon Kindle. Reviews have compared it to The Art of Racing in the Rain and Life of Pi — so if you’re into some good old-fashioned animal magic, you might like this read!
Midnight Rolls Out the #DogBooks !
The @Midnight game show on Comedy Central referenced “#dogbooks” for its #hashtagwars segment last night — and the results were hilarious! (#DogBooks on @midnight)
@BCEnglishDept Color Me #DogsofInstagram — no, Littlefield!
Of course you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but I absolutely love the hardcover jacket for The Dogs of Littlefield by Suzanne Berne.
Unfortunately, the story seems to be a rather dark comedy about dogs being poisoned in suburbia — think American Beauty meets My Dog Skip — and we all know what happened to those lead characters…
However, looking on the bright side, if this novel’s writing is as clever as the cover, then I’m sure all readers will be feeling the Berne! (Amazon)
#Cats and #Dogs Books Roundup!
The Chicago Tribune has wrangled up a gang of pet books that should please just about any animal lover — from pet politics to Men With Cats to Chicken Soup for the feline soul! (Chicago Tribune)
The Great Big Fat #Cats and #Dogs #Books Giveaway!
There’s only one thing better than curling up with a good book — and that’s curling up with your pet AND a book! So, Vanessa Morgan of the well-traveled Traveling Cats blog, is combining two of our favorite pastimes by putting on a great big Rafflecopter giveaway of pet books — and you can check it out HERE!