15 Best Books For Dog Lovers To Know Better About Your Dog

What’s better than the actual physical presence of a cuddly, fuzzy, rambunctious dog? A heartwarming book about a cuddly, fuzzy, rambunctious dog.

For all you canine-obsessed humans, we’ve chosen modern classics and literary mainstays, touching memoirs and quirky reflections, each telling a riveting story with a captivating dog at the center.

#1 The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

An Oprah's Book Club pick, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle follows a lead character who after the tragedy, must learn to survive on his own in the wild with the help of three loyal dogs.

#2 A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

This beloved New York Times bestseller follows the life of a dog named Bailey who discovers the purpose of his own existence through his impact on the humans he loves. A feature film based on the book was released in 2016.

#3 The Call of the Wild by Jack London

In this 1903 London classic, a dog named Buck slowly succumbs to his natural wild instincts as he gets accustomed to his new role as a sled dog in the blistering cold Alaskan wilderness. The story will be adapted into a film later this year. 

#4 Because of Winn-Dixie by Katie DiCamillo

In this charming tale, a young girl named India Opal Buloni finds a new dog at the local supermarket—that she dubbs Winn-Dixie—whose presence seems to change Opal's summer for the better.

#5 Marley & Me by John Grogan

Adapted into the 2008 film starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson, John Grogan tells the story of an unruly, wild, but lovable Lab who left an indelible mark on his family's lives.

#6 Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

This 1961 children's novel tells the story of a boy named Billy who buys himself two new dogs: Old Dan and Little Ann. The threesome soon becomes a superior hunting team, but tragedy threatens to take away their triumph. 

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