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Books about Dogs: Fiction and Nonfiction

From heartwarming tales of companionship to exciting stories of adventure.

Books About Dogs To Read

Books about dogs come in all shapes and sizes; from unforgettable fiction adventures to fascinating nonfiction stories, these tales celebrate the incredible bond we have with man’s best friend.  Whether you are looking for an inspiring story of a rescue pup overcoming adversity, or simply searching for something familiar like Marley & Me, there is a book out there for every type of reader – not just canine fans.  Read on to discover some of our top picks of books about dogs!

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NONFICTION BOOKS ABOUT DOGS

London's Number One Dog-Walking Agency : A Memoir Kate MacDougall

London’s Number One Dog-Walking Agency by Kate MacDougall

The irresistibly charming memoir of a young woman who started her own business as a dog walker for London’s busy, well-heeled dog lovers. A true love letter to London, dogs, and growing up.

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Good Boy : My Life in Seven Dogs by Jennifer Finney Boylan

Good Boy : My Life in Seven Dogs by Jennifer Finney Boylan

From bestselling author of She’s Not There, New York Times opinion columnist, and human rights activist Jennifer Finney Boylan, Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs, a memoir of the transformative power of loving dogs.

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Sit, Stay, Heal : What Dogs Can Teach Us About Living Well Renee Alsarraf

Sit, Stay, Heal : What Dogs Can Teach Us About Living Well by Renee Alsarraf

An esteemed veterinary oncologist battles her own cancer diagnosis while fighting to save her four-legged patients diagnosed with the same disease in this moving and uplifting memoir.

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Forever Home : How We Turned Our House into a Haven for Abandoned, Abused, and Misunderstood Dogs—and Each Other Ron Danta, Danny Robertshaw, Larry Lindner

Forever Home by Ron Danta, Danny Robertshaw, Larry Lindner

From the stars of the Netflix documentary Life in the Doghouse and founders of one of the most recognized rescue organizations in the world, the poignant story of how Danny and Ron found each other during a time they each needed rescuing, and how they transformed their home into a haven for dogs in need.

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FICTION BOOKS ABOUT DOGS

Marley & Me by John Grogan

Marley & Me by John Grogan

The heartwarming and unforgettable story of a family and the wondrously neurotic dog who taught them what really matters in life. Now with photos and new material.

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Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

A national bestseller combining the emotional depth of The Art of Racing in the Rain with the magical spirit of The Life of Pi. An unforgettable hound that will break your heart–and put it back together again.

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The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

A moving story of love, friendship, grief, healing, and the magical bond between a woman and her dog.

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The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez

The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez

From the USA Today bestselling author of The Friend Zone comes an adorable and fresh romantic comedy about one trouble-making dog who brings together two perfect strangers.

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It Started with a Dog by Julia London

It Started with a Dog by Julia London

Thanks to an accidental phone swap, two adorable rescue pups, and a coffeehouse clash, a holiday flirtation goes to the dogs and hilarity ensues.

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Dog Days by Ericka Waller

Dog Days by Ericka Waller

A debut novel about the challenges life can bring and the way dogs can bring out the best in us, helping us understand life.

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Like Cats and Dogs by Kate McMurray

Like Cats and Dogs by Kate McMurray

Hilarious romcom from Kate McMurray! Can a cat person and a dog person ever find their happy-ever-after?

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The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

The New York Times bestselling novel from Garth Stein—a heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope—a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it.

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Good Dogs Don't Make It to the South Pole : A Novel Hans-Olav Thyvold, Marie Otsby (Translated by)

Good Dogs Don’t Make It to the South Pole by Hans-Olav Thyvold, Translated by Marie Otsby

Told through the eyes of a very grumpy yet lovable mutt, a funny and touching tale of aging, death, friendship, and life that proves sometimes a dog’s story is the most human of all.

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What do you think about these books about dogs?

Are you a dog owner?  Dog lover, maybe?  Have you read any books from this list?  What books would you add to the list?  Let’s talk more in the comments.

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