The book I just finished up was Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter. This book kind of gave me a Marley and Me feel... with the whole story being an animal that has somehow touched our lives. This storey begins with Vicki, a director of a small library in a small town in Iowa opening the library to find a small kitten shoved into the book drop. Here's the thing, it is January and the cat is almost frozen to death. Vicki helps the kitten until it is in good health. They then decide to adopt him. As I was reading this, it was nice seeing a community bonding over this cat.
The story went on to describe the life of Dewey Readmore Books. The chapters ranged from what he ate, to his quirky habits, to how the community received him. Me being a dog person did find it difficult to get into the book too deeply. I had no experience to draw from when it comes to owning a cat, but I did enjoy the book. It was very well written and even though I do not have experience with a cat, I did snicker a little bit as the author describes the cats antics, and I did shed some tears as the tragedies came. I think anyone who enjoys animal stories such as Marley and Me, We Bought the Zoo, The Cat Lady of Concord, and Rescuing Sprite will enjoy the story of Dewey.
Next up: Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton