Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Animals

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is Animals from Books (these could be mythical, real, main characters, sidekicks, companions/pets, shifters, etc.) (Submitted by Paige @paigesquared and Jennifer Y. @ Never Too Many to Read).

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman – Between the daemons and the armored bears, the animals in these books are so badass.

Redwall by Brian Jacques – If we’re talking about books with animals then I have to include the series I was obsessed with as a child.

The Search by Nora Roberts – The main character trains dogs but also owns three search and rescue dogs and they’re seriously the coolest.

A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron – This book made me cry pretty much constantly but Bailey was so amazing.

Maximum Ride by James Patterson – Total is the funniest, most ridiculous dog ever.

Alta by Mercedes Lackey – The dragons in this world are more like dogs or cats than anything except HUGE and it’s hilarious.

The Outstretched Shadow by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory – The unicorns are my absolute favorite.

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan – Does Peaches count as an animal? Because he’s amazing.

Eragon by Christopher Paolini – I love Solembum. He’s definitely one of my favorites.

I had some trouble with this one so I didn’t quite get ten. What animal characters do you love?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books With Animals

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is animals from books.

The Accidental Apprentice by Amanda Foody
This story has all kinds of animals, some are ‘beasts’ but the one that befriends Barclay is my favorite and a really important part of Barclay’s journey.

Ashlords by Scott Reintgen
Phoenix horses. That is all.

Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe
The main character walks dogs for his job, so there’s lots of excellent doggies.

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
I don’t know if this one counts, but there’s a boy that shape shifts into animals and I love him.

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
The animal is a spider and I hate it, but I love this book.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Fleetfoot is my favorite dog.

Legacy by Nora Roberts
There is a doggie romance in this one and it’s adorable.

I’m just short of 10 this week, but that’s all I can think of right now. Let me know what books are on your list this week!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.