Best Books About Cats Every Feline Lover Should Read

Books about cats can be both entertaining and educational. Whether you’re a new cat parent eager to understand your fur baby, or you just love reading, you’ll find plenty of books about cats to choose from. Some of these make great gifts for children as well.

As a child, one on my favorite poems was “Macavity the mystery cat” by T.S.Elliot. It’s humor can appeal to all children from three years plus. The following book is beautifully illustrated, encouraging your child to read, as well as making the perfect bed time story. Macavity the mystery cat poem will soon become a firm favorite with kids young and old! Find out more here.

Is your cat plotting to kill you?

is your cat plotting to kill you cat book

I’m sure your kitty isn’t really plotting to kill you, but the following book provides a fun and entertaining read! It contains hilarious cat humor that only kitty parents will truly understand! It’s available in both paperback and kindle format, and is a Times best seller. Find out more here.

The book street cat named Bob

a street cat named bob

One of the most heartwarming books about cats was written by a hard up street musician called James. On taking in a homeless injured cat, he went on to form a strong bond with the feline. It’s a story about their friendship, and the terrible injustice of life on the streets. It’s available in paperback, hardcover, and kindle. Find out more here

Cat care books to help you care for your precious feline

cat care books

Whether you’re a cat parent to be, or someone with lots of experience, it’s always good to have guidance. The following books would also make the perfect gift for a cat loving friend.

Complete Cat Care Manual: The Essential, Practical Guide to All Aspects of Caring for Your Cat

This complete cat care manual has over 180 pages of beautifully illustrated facts, and guidance on caring for your cat. It would be a handy book to have for cat parents and breeders, offering first aid tips, feeding advice, showing your cat, and lots more. This book is available in 5 formats including paperback and kindle. Click here to find out more

Cat Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook,

cat owners home veterinary handbook

The cat owners veterinary handbook has 660 pages of cat care and health guidance. It’s been bought up to date reflecting advances in feline medicine, and could prove a useful resource. Though it’s not meant to be an alternative for taking your cat to the vet, it can help you understand symptoms.

This book contains step by step easy to follow guides on treating common ailments. This could be handy as a first port of call before contacting your vet. It also contains information on holistic treatments and supplements, which can be used alongside traditional medicine.

The author James Giffin MD received a medical degree at Yale university in 1961 and has written several other books. Find out more here

Complete Care for Your Aging Cat

If you’re cat parent to a senior you may find this book a handy reference ang guide. As cats age they become prone to common health problems, in just the same way as humans. Complete care for your aging cat contains 320 pages, with everything from diet, ailments, to end of life.

It also includes a comprehensive A-Z listing of cat health conditions, as well as over 100 interviews with veterinary experts. The author Amy Shojai has over 25 years experience as a pet expert and has written over 30 pet care books. You can find out more here.

Four Paws, Five Directions: A Guide to Chinese Medicine for Cats and Dogs

If you’re interested in alternative medicine you may find this book a useful resource. While it’s not a substitute for visiting the vet, you are given plenty of guidance on traditional Chinese medicine. You don’t need to be an expert as the book contains easy to follow at home treatments covering diet and acupressure.

Glossy photos of 32 cats charting acupressure points makes the book a pleasure to read. Many buyers found this book an invaluable resource, but a few found the squiggly lines drawn on photos hard to follow. You can find out more here

Books about cat behavior to help you understand your fur baby.

Cats are often seen as mysterious and aloof creatures. Dogs can be easier to understand, but a cat can prove challenging. The following books provide an insight into your cat’s world, giving you a better understanding of her behavior

How to Speak Cat: A Guide to Decoding Cat Language

how to speak cat

Though this book is aimed at children, many adult cat parents will be fascinated by some of the myths and facts. How to speak cat has photos on every page making it appealing and a pleasure to read. The author Dr Gary Weitzman is a veterinarian and president of the San Diego humane Society. Find out more here

The cat language bible

The author of the cat language bible Jonas Jurgella is an animal behavior expert. He has 14 years experience in the field of human-animal interaction, and has worked with thousands of cat owners.

Cats are highly intelligent beings with feelings just like us. The only difference is your cat doesn’t have the power of speech. Cat language is highly complex, combining sounds with body language. Having an understanding of what your cat is trying to tell you helps strengthen the bond.

You get 107 pages of photo illustrated content. It’s easy to read and consists of 11 chapters. Each one covers various aspects of cat language including personality. You can only purchase the book in pdf format, but you get a full 60 day money back guarantee. Find out more in free video

Cat sense based on cutting edge science

Cat sense is a New York Times bestseller, and delves into the minds of cats.
It’s author is a renowned anthrozoologist who uses cutting edge scientific research to uncover the truth about goes on in your feline’s mind. John Bradshaw has 30 years experience of studying animal behavior, making him an expert in that field.

Your’re taken from the role of cats in ancient Egypt, to the present. You’re shown how your cat sees the world through her eyes, as well as how cats live alongside each other. The author also projects into the future, giving insights into how cats will evolve domestically.

The book is easy to read with 299 pages, many of which are illustrated. It’s available as either paperback or hardcover. Find out more about Cat sense here

Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat

Total cat mojo is a comprehensive guide about cat behavior and their needs. Written by star of “My cat from hell” Jackson Galaxy, the book covers everything from basic cat parenting to solving common issues guaranteed to drive any cat parent mad! The book has over 350 pages, and is available in kindle, paperback or MP3 format. Find out more here

Funny cat books

Cats are hilarious creatures, never ceasing to provide us with love and laughter. Whether you’re a cat parent or just love felines, the following books will entertain you. Funny cat books make great gifts for your feline loving friends. Whether birthday, Christmas, or even as a thank you, your friends will cherish one of these books.

I could pee on this- the perfect gift for cat lovers

This funny cat book is a hilarious collection of tongue in cheek poems by Sally Forth. Photos of each author is included in this charming book. It’s available in either hardcover or kindle format, and would make the ideal gift for your kitty obsessed friend! Find out more here.

Stink Outside the Box: Life Advice from Kitty

This sweet, humorous book gives priceless advice to cats from adorable kitty gurus. Cat crazy humans and their friends will love the cute photos of these kitty experts. It would make a lovely coffee table book, or bedtime read. Stink outside the box is available as hardcover or kindle. Find out more here.

Texts from Mittens: A Cat Who Has an Unlimited Data Plan…and Isn’t Afraid to Use It

Lastly, this funny cat book is a series of text messages sent between a self absorbed cat and his long suffering human. The author, Angie Bailey is an award winning blogger and writer. Her humorous writing talents can be found on, and she is mum to three cats! Texts from mittens is only available in hardback. Find out more here.

Cat coloring books for adults

Coloring has become a very popular pastime for adults over the past few years. It not only helps relieve stress, but encourages creativity as well. Anxiety and tension become lower as you focus solely on coloring. Whether you’re a cat lover yourself, or have friends who are, a cat coloring book may provide the perfect way to relax.

Adult Coloring Creative Kittens Coloring Book

These beautifully drawn feline portraits can provide you with hours of soothing coloring. Each page is printed on one side only, with perforations for easy removal. The unique, intricate patterns require careful and skilled coloring. Each portrait includes flowers, hearts, paisleys, birds, and other motifs.
The author, Marjorie Sarnat is an award winning media artist with a background in textile design. The creative kittens coloring book has 64 pages of designs in paperback format. Find out more here

Doodle Cats Adults Coloring Book

Doodle cats coloring book is a collection of hand drawn doodle style designs. It contains 30 designs of varying levels of difficulty, making it ideal for beginners. As the images are printed only on one side you can safely use marker pen without risk of bleeding. This book is available as paperback and also contains a bonus. You get the download link to compilation 2, a printable book taken from the happy coloring book series. Find out more here.

Are books about cats a popular choice with so much info online?

In today’s world of Google and social media, are books still relevant? I think the answer with books about cats varies. Some healthcare information found on Google can be misleading. Books however, tend to be written by experts in their field. Many people still prefer handling a physical book compared to reading on a computer screen. If you’re one of these, you’ll be happy to learn that books will be around for a very long time to come. There’s something magical about holding a physical book and turning pages of glossy photos. You simply can’t get the same experience from a virtual book!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my reviews of some of the best books about cats, and that you choose to add one or two to your collection:) Of course, any one of these books would also make the perfect gift for a cat loving friend!

If you’d love to share any of your favorite books about cats, or want to comment on those I’ve reviewed, please add your comments below:)

Wishing you a purrfect day 🙂

2 thoughts on “Best Books About Cats Every Feline Lover Should Read”

  1. Hey Kathy, thanks for sharing this post. I have never read a book about cats but I’m sure I will soon enough. I laughed so hard when I saw the first title “Is Your Cat Plotting To Kill You?” LOL, I think I’ll definitely start with that one. There are a few more interesting titles on this list worth checking out later. Thanks again for sharing these!

    • Hi Ivan, yes, the title of that book is hilarious! I’ve not actually read “Is Your Cat Plotting To Kill you”, but it’s on my list:) Glad you enjoyed this post and thanks for stopping by:)


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