17 Bookish Cats Recommend Their Favourite Reads

August 8, 2021

Yesterday, 21 litterate felines shared their favourite books with us. Today for International Cat Day, 17 more bookish cats throw their paws up for some great reads. 


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NEW_Squidgy_Only Pretty Damned

Squidgy recommends Niall Howell’s noir thriller  Only Pretty Damned (NeWest Press) for its rough and tumble characters and murderous plots. (Being a black cat has nothing to do with Squidgy's pick.) Submitted by NeWest Press.



Sassy meditates on Wendy McGrath’s poetry collection A Revision of Forward (NeWest Press). Submitted by NeWest Press.



COR_Bird with World of After

History-buff Bird with Stephen Henighan's historical novel  The World of After (Cormorant Books). Submitted by Sarah Cooper.



COR_Coppernicus with Pickles

Coppernicus identifies with the calico housecat in Pickles vs. The Zombies by Angela Misri (Cormorant Books). Submitted by Sarah Cooper.



POW_Micro-Onde with Lonely Boys

Micro-Onde is feline good after reading Sophie Bédard's graphic novel Lonely Boys (Pow Pow Press). Submitted by Chloe Legault.




GSL_Rich Evans_CuresForHunger

Rich Evans is deeply affected by Deni Ellis Béchard’s extraordinary personal memoir  Cures For Hunger (Goose Lane Editions). Submitted by Goose Lane Data and eCommerce Coordinator, Aurianna McLaughlin.




Mouse contemplates home and art after reading Archna Sahni's poetry collection Another Nirvana (Mawenzi House). Submitted by Sabrina Pignataro



Mouse shows off more recently read favourites from Mawenzi House: This Book Betrays My Brother by Kagiso Lesego Molope, Of Hockey and Hijab: Reflections of a Canadian Muslim Woman by Sheema Khan, and Another Nirvana for good measure. Submitted by Sabrina Pignataro



ECW_Wes with Why Birds Sing

Wes takes a paws with Nina Berkhout's novel Why Birds Sing (ECW Press). Submitted by Jen Knoch



PCP_George with AndysGone

George is taken with Marie-Claude Verdier’s contemporary retelling of Antigone  Andy's Gone (Playwrights Canada Press). Submitted by Jessica Lewis



Sophie may have been purrrsuaded by M.C. Joudrey's Of Violence and Cliché (At Bay Press) mouse-garnished cover, but was completely swept up in the cyberpunk novel. Submitted by M.C. Joudrey 



BWB_Captain Jack

Captain Jack relaxes with Susie Taylor's award-winning coming-of-age novel even weirder than before (Breakwater Books). Submitted by Susie Taylor. 




Karl curls up with the exceptionally honed short stories in Terry Doyle's Dig (Breakwater Books). Submitted by Taylor Doyle. 




Piggy thinks Elizabeth Frank's wartime tale of female friendship Censorettes (Stonehouse Publishing) is pawsome. Submitted by Lisa Murphy Lamb.




Gustav can't stop thinking about Wiebke von Carolsfeld's Claremont (Linda Leith Publishing), a gripping story of one family's journey through grief and toward healing. Submitted by Wiebke von Carolsfeld.




Bhanu lent out copies of two favourites: Philip Ernest's spooky debut The Vetala and coming-of-age The Far Himalaya (Linda Leith Publishing).




Babies poses with Kazim Ali’s  Northern Light (Goose Lane Editions) after reading up on the history of the Pimicikamak and considering the ongoing consequences of colonialism. Submitted by Goose Lane Publicity Manager, Ben Burnett




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A big thank you to Ashley Brekelmans from Signature Editions who pitched us this idea!

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