I am an audiobook fanatic. Mostly I stick to sci-fi, fantasy, and other things that could never happen. There are a few books that I liked, but I’ve only truly learned to adore since I became a dog person. Sometimes all a book needs is a dog glad-handing to take it from entertaining to completely delightful.
My favorite series in this category is Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles, which starts with Hounded. The series co-stars Oberon, the Irish Wolfhound. Of course he can talk to his person because fantasy is awesome like that. This allows him to nerd out over all the right books and movies, bargain for sausages, and insert an amazing amount of humor into books that were already pretty funny.
Another notable piece of dog literature is the third book in the Howl’s Moving Castle series by Diana Wynne Jones. House Of Many Ways features Waif, a disreputable-looking magical mutt. She can change her size, navigate corridors that bend time and space, protect her person from monsters, and use her cuteness to acquire people food and generally do what she wants.
What’s your favorite book starring a dog? Anything important I’m missing?