8 Books You Should Read to Your Cat

We asked our audience, that means you, to help us out for our upcoming feature, ‘Books to Know’. Our first entertaining question: What books should you read to your cat? We have not been let down; you all gave excellent, well-reasoned answers. Here’s a handful of our favorites, and again, thanks for the advice! We’ve been trying to educate our felines…

The Silent Miaow by Paul Gallico

The Silent Miaow by Paul Gallico… it is a guide for kittens on how to take over a house & the people that live there. The premise is that Mr. Gallico wrote the book from a manuscript he found that had been typed by a cat.” –Myrna Kesterson Dooley  

I Could Pee on This by Francesco Marciuliano

I Could Pee on This – a book of poems about things cats do!” –Emily Magee 

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot

“What cat wouldn’t enjoy whimsical poems about cats?” –Valerie Waldron 

“Self-explanatory really.” –Melanie Spencer 

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Bret Witter and Vicki Myron

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World – because it is about a cat. J” – ????? ??????

Cleo. How an Uppity Cat Helped Heal Family by Helen Brown

Cleo. How an Uppity Cat Helped Heal Family by Helen Brown, or Dewey. The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched World by Vicki Myron, and many other books. But I think cats just like listening to our voices when we read.” – Irina Masiutenko  

The Magical Cat Mysteries by Sofie Kelly


“Why? Well, they are about two magical cats (one becomes invisible, the other walks through walls) who take their human minion out and solve murders using her as a go-between with the police. Perfect for that cat who rules the house and loves a good mystery. Plus, Sofie Kelly has the recipe for their favorite “fishy crackers” on her website! Make your cat a snack to eat while you read!”- Ani-Wade Welch 

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

“It’s a classic and I think my dog would even enjoy it.” – Susan Rae 

How to Live with a Neurotic Cat by Stephen Baker

“…anyone who has a cat will understand this one simply by the title LOL.” – Caprice Rezendes 

Well, this is more of a book to read to cat owners…

And last, but not least:

No books

“No books, it’s a f*cking CAT.” –Raine Screwball Eaday 

Make sure to look out for future ‘Books to Know’ posts- respond and your answer may make it into the article! 

Below is our attempt to read to Zolo; it wasn’t easy, but she eventually sat down and listened!