Not into Valentine’s Day? Would you rather just curl up with a good book? Or maybe a dog? Why not both? Here are five perfect options for readers who prefer companionship of the canine variety.
A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
No one writes about the extraordinary role dogs play in our lives better than W. Bruce Cameron; A Dog’s Purpose is a testament to that. Told from the perspective of one sweet pup, whose soul continues to be reborn as he searches for his purpose. Reach for this one if you need your heart warmed on a cold night.
A Dog’s Way Home by W. Bruce Cameron
You saw the movie, now read the book! W. Bruce Cameron once again shows he’s the king of puppies who pull at your heartstrings with this powerful story of a determined dog’s perilous journey back to her person. Try to find devotion like that on Tinder!
Dog On It by Spencer Quinn
If you prefer your Valentine’s Day with a side of mystery, make a date with Chet & Bernie dog’s-eye-view, a perspicacious pooch who is fiercely devoted to his human (with whom he just happens to be solving murders). These addictive books are funny, heartwarming and genuinely thrilling.
Hero Dogs by Wilma Melville
Ok, dog lovers, get the tissues ready for this one: Wilma Melville singlehandedly established the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, inspired by her experience as a Search & Rescue volunteer with her Black Lab Murphy. Watch as a pack of unadoptable rescue dogs grow to become one of America’s most vital resources in national emergencies.
One Good Dog by Susan Wilson
If you have found yourself going on date after date without making any real connection, try One Good Dog! Adam March had it all–a powerful job, beautiful wife, great friends–and he lost it all in an instant. When his path crosses with Chase, an abused, mixed breed Pit Bull being kept in a basement, they save each other in the most unexpected ways.