Subject: Dogs

A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey’s search for his new life’s meaning leads him into the loving arms of 8 year old Ethan. During their countless adventures Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey’s journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders, will he ever find his purpose?

Genre: Books to Movies, Humorous Fiction
Subjects: Dogs, Fiction, Mutts

Marley and Me by John Grogan

The story of a family in the making and the wondrously neurotic dog who taught them what really matters in life. Is it possible for humans to discover the key to happiness through a bigger-than-life, bad-boy dog? Just ask the Grogans.

Genre: Books to Movies
Subjects: Dogs, Drama, Families

Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

Teddy is unhappily single in L.A. In between sessions with his therapist and dates with men he meets online, Teddy has debates with his dachshund, Lily, who occupies his heart. Unfortunately, he is also able to communicate with theoctopus” attached to Lily‘s head, which is soon revealed to be a metaphor for¬†Lily‘s lethal cranial tumor. As Lily‘s condition worsens, Teddy faces off with theoctopus“, engaging it in a battle of wills that takes on epic proportions. An exceedingly authentic, keenly insightful, funny¬†and ardent tribute to the purity of love between a pet and its human.


Genre: Fiction, Staff Picks
Subjects: Dachsunds, Dog Owners, Dogs, Gay men