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Connie’s Book Club – Spring/Summer 2023

Editor-in-Chief Connie Wilson’s selection of must-read books for cat lovers

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The Book of Pet Love and Loss

By Sara Bader

As every cat person knows, the passing of a beloved pet is one of the most profound losses we can experience. The Book of Pet Love and Loss provides comfort by reminding readers that others, too, have experienced such heartbreak and that their grief is understood and shared. In amassing a poignant collection of quotations from the letters, journals, memoirs, and diaries of beloved cultural figures, Sara Bader offers comforting and wise words that help heal. 

All That Glitters Isn’t Old

By Gabby Allan

Whitney Dagner and her chonky cat Whiskers are enjoying their new life on Catalina Island, but not all is as it seems. Island time is dramatically disrupted when her grandmother’s old friend Darren returns to premiere his documentary—but his partner’s body is discovered before opening night! Whitney, along with her policeman boyfriend and Whiskers, of course, find themselves responsible for solving the case. A purrfect cozy mystery to curl up with!

Harvey and the Collection of Impossible Things

By Garret Weyr,
Illustrated by Minnie Phan

In this heartwarming middle-grade novel, Harvey the stray city cat must muster the courage to brave the mean city streets in search of shelter and acceptance. Charming illustrations throughout highlight the importance of trust, friendship, bravery, and kindness, themes young readers will relate to. 

This Is Not My Cat: Feline Friends Who Picked Their Humans

By Stevie Holcomb

Every cat person knows we don’t adopt cats—they adopt us. This Is Not My Cat is a hilarious and heartwarming collection of stories and photos from humans around the world who have been adopted by their cat in the most unexpected ways, proof that cats find us when we need them the most!

Kitten Lady’s CATivity Book

By Hannah Shaw and Megan Lynn Kott

This activity book is packed with cat puzzles, projects, and colouring pages to delight cat lovers of all ages. New York Times bestselling author Hannah Shaw has teamed up with illustrator Megan Lynn Kott to create an engaging book filled with creative games, DIYs, and activities, along with fun facts and ideas to help vulnerable cats.

This article originally appeared in the award-winning Modern Cat magazine. Subscribe today!


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