Top Ten Tuesday – Titles with animals in them and/or covers with animals on them #TopTenTuesday #TuesdayBookBlog

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

The rules are simple:

Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post. Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists. Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

This week’s topic: Titles with animals in them and/or covers with animals on them. I’ve read six of these titles, and the remaining four are on my TBR.

Here are the Goodreads links to each title:

Pocketful of Names” by Joe Coomer (I’ll never forget the dog in this book! – It was a tale of a solitary women living on an island and how the finding of a washed up dog set in motion for her many life changes.  A truly human (and animal) drama.)

Black Rabbit Hall” by Eve Chase (Every page of this novel was a treat.  I loved the story of the Alton family and admired the way the author brought the two story lines together.  Resplendent with atmosphere and all of the things that make for good fiction, love, heartbreak, bitterness, guilt, loss, and regret – this novel was an auspicious debut for Eve Chase and made me a fervent fan of her writing.)

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep” by Joanna Cannon (this is on my TBR. It has been recommended to me countless times by other book bloggers. I have read a few of her other novels and enjoyed them.)

The Lion Tamer who Lost” by Louise Beech (this is on my TBR and it was recommended to me by fellow bookblogger Jen Lucas – her review)

The White Hare” by Jane Johnson (Jane Johnson transports her readers to Cornwall, one of my own personal favourite settings. Steeped in rich history, folklore, and yes… magic. The story is set in the winter of 1954/55. It is a story of fresh starts, childhood traumas, superstition, historic murders, myths, old religions, and ancient Cornish history.)

The Last House on Needless Street” by Catriona Ward (I can understand that this would not be to everyone’s taste. The cat co-narrator, the dark subject matter, the unreliability of all the narrators. Yet, somehow, I loved it! “The Last House on Needless Street” is probably one of the most unique, original, twisted, and riveting reads I’ve had for quite some time.)

How the Penguins Saved Veronica” by Hazel Prior (Told via the alternating perspectives of Veronica and her grandson Patrick, the story was heart-warming, poignant, humorous, and up-lifting. A story about caring, moral values, the ravages of war, environmentalism, human-animal connection, and love. It explores the possibility that even a heart that has been rusted shut for seventy years can be opened to love and connection.)

When God was a Rabbit” by Sarah Winman (this is on my TBR and it was recommended to me by author Libby Page. I’ve read other novels by this author and loved them.)

Just After Midnight” by Catherine Ryan Hyde (Fresh starts, learning to trust your own instincts, self knowledge, having empathy for other people, and the kindness of strangers are the themes running throughout this story.)

Rabbit Hole” by Mark Billingham (this is on my TBR and was recommended to me by fellow bookblogger Jen Lucas – her review)

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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33 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday – Titles with animals in them and/or covers with animals on them #TopTenTuesday #TuesdayBookBlog

  1. The Trouble with Goats and Sheep is on my TBR too. I hope it’s as good as the author’s other books.


  2. masterspj says:

    The cover for How the Penguins Saved Veronica is so cute, and your summary makes it sound like a fun read. I will have to check it out.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

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  3. Sylvia says:

    Thanks for the recommendations

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  4. The Lion Tamer Who Lost is an interesting title. It makes me curious.

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  5. Cassie says:

    Oooh I am very intrigued by The Last House on Needless Street

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  7. Aymee says:

    Black Rabbit Hall sounds interesting!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!


  8. Emma says:

    I can’t remember the last book I read with or about animals…this has really got me thinking!

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  9. Here are two that come to mind: The Cat In The Hat, by Dr. Seuss. Fantastic Mr. Fox, by Roald Dahl.

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  10. Carla says:

    Great list Lynne. I also read The Last House on Needless Street, and although very far out of my comfort zone, I also enjoyed it. The other 9 are all ones I will need to check out. I do love covers with animals on them though.

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  11. Pocketful of Names sounds really promising. I enjoyed The Trouble with Goats and Sheep a lot.

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  12. Fab covers Lynne! I’d forgotten about this topic and wasn’t going to join in until I saw your post!

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  13. Joanne says:

    What fun idea for a post. I might do this myself later today!

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  14. CJRTB Books says:

    Fab list! I was amazed how many I owned!

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