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?