Top Ten Tuesday!

Posted August 10, 2021 by WendyW in Blogging, Bloglinks, Book Blog Meme, bookblogger / 15 Comments

top ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week a new theme is suggested for bloggers to participate in. 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 The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.

Today’s Top 10: Secondary/Minor Characters Who Deserve More Love

My favorite side characters are usually pets or animals of some kind. So here are my top 10 books with my favorite animals as side characters.

Publication date: December 18, 2012, Pages: 413, Publisher: HQN

#1. Too Good To Be True by Kristan Higgins. The little dog, a West Highland terrier is adorable. I have had 2 Westies in my life, and the personality of the dog in the book is so similar to my westies.

Publication date: August 2, 2011, Pages: 448, Publisher: St. EMartins

#2. Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie features Elvis, a grumpy, old, one-eyed cat who loves Elvis music.

Publication date: September 6, 2019, Pages: 206, Publisher: Central Park Books

#3. The Trouble with Tabbies by A. G. Henley is about a romance writer who rescues cats and lives in a house full of them.

Publication date: June 29 2021, Pages: 254, Publisher: Mira

#4. Pug Actually by Matt Dunn is a very cute story and told from the POV of the dog, Doug the Pug. Doug is determined to set up his rescuer, Julie with their neighbor, Tim.

Publication date: March 22, 2018 Pages: 186, Publisher: Central Park Books 

#5. The Problem with Pugs by A. G. Henley also stars a pug named Doug. Except this pug is misbehaved and his human friend Amelia enlists the help of a handsome veterinarian, Travis to help teach Doug some manners.

Publication date: September 7, 2021, Pages: 320, Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

#6. A Spot of Trouble by Teri Wilson features not one, but two adorable dalmatians. Violet’s dog Sprinkles is the only dalmatian in Turtle Beach. When handsome firefighter Sam moves to town with his very well trained dalmatian, Cinders, the dogs get mixed up and

Publication date: July 27, 2021, Pages: 297, Publisher: Entangled

#7. It’s Raining Men by Julie Hammerle, features a fun, quirky dog named Joanne.

Publication date: September 28, 2021, Pages: 272, Publisher: Kensington

#8. The Twelve Days of Snowball. Snowball is the official kitty of the B&B and as she causes trouble for the new manager, Sophie. In order to make amends for causing trouble, Snowball works to match her to the construction manager Daniel.

Publication date: February 4, 2021, Pages: 245, Publisher: Aria.

#9. Finding Love at Mermaid Terrace by Kate Forster features a tabby cat Ginger Pickles who steals the show in this lovely story.

Publication Date: June 29, 2021, Pages: 400, Publisher: Forever

#10. Falling in Love on Willow Creek by Debbie Mason. This book features happy golden retriever named Finn.

Have you read any of these books? What do you think of pets/animals as secondary characters? Comment below!

15 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday!

  1. What a great twist Wendy. I also love books with animals that play a role. I may use this along with humans when I put mine together later today. I have not read any of these, but have The Twelve Days of Snowball on my TBR. The Pug ones also appeal to me, especially as my daughter has a Jug (jack russell/pug).