After a few days of lots of heat and running around to do chores and errands, I wanted to choose a very light reading choice for my book review. Years ago a beautiful black cat who I named Inky walked into my life and changed it forever, inspiring my choice of “A Taste of Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover’s Soul”.
This little book is just 75 pages long and features an even dozen stories about cats. Two of the cats are heroes in one way or another where others feature cats with behaviors that could classify them as bothersome for at least some of the story.
The stories for the most part are upbeat, which I love in my light reading, and even those that end sadly have many happy moments throughout. It is clear that the authors truly love their cats and vice versa.
Unlike other Chicken Soup books I’ve read the last stories are as good as the first and I’d reread or perhaps even read to our baby someday almost all of them. The few I would not seemed a bit too long winded, yet that did not bring the whole book down a lot.
Rating – four baby booties out of five
4 thoughts on “A Taste of Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover’s Soul – Book Review ”
My grandma gave me this book about 10 years or so ago (the full one, not the “taste of” version), and while I finished it, I cried the whole time. The majority of stories are about cats dying and the person figuring out how to live with the loss. I mean, I’ve lost two cats throughout my life, and it was horrible and heartwrenching, but that’s not what I want to read. I was expecting many more uplifting stories than I got, which is why I’ve put the book aside and not read it again.
Wow thank you for saving me and possibly others from reading the whole thing! This is definitely not a book I’d want to read anytime soon or ever and I can’t imagine it after losing two beautiful cats. I’m sorry for your loss and that the book deepened your pain.
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There are some good, sweet stories in there, but the overwhelming majority seem to be about loss, which isn’t what I want when I read a cat book.
I’ll stick with my “Cat Who” series by Lilian Jackson Braun (about a Siamese cat who helps solve mysteries).
My cat chose me, but if I ever choose a cat someday it would be a Siamese one. I’ll have to check these out, thank you for the recommendation!
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