Monday, May 26, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #13

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

YES THIS IS A FREEBIE! Hold on, lemme take a minute to think...

Top Ten Books Featuring Fuzzy Animals!

You know what? Animals are adorable! Some actually play a huge role in their story, and I think they should be recognized for that! You see, I've never owned any pet, not even a fish. So anytime I'm introduced to a fluffy, little animal, I just want to squish and cuddle with them. With that said, I have decided to pick out ten books that have animals in them, whether they talk, don't talk, play a role, or are just too darn cute.

Note: All art is from their rightful owners at Deviantart! Feel free to click on the image to go directly to the source!

1. Sabriel by Garth Nix (Abhorsen Trilogy)
Have I told you guys that I ADORE MOGGET. He's a sarcastic, little talking cat, and I don't care how mean he is I just want to squish him. And plus this is only a temporary form, that he's been sealed in. So I don't know exactly what his origins are. Very mysterious....dun dun dun. BUT STILL CUTE.

2. Lirael by Garth Nix (Abhorsen Trilogy)
And this gets me to our next adorable animal, The Disreputable Dog! Please don't ask me about the name, because I have no idea why she calls herself that. She also talks, and pretty much helps out Lirael in any way she can. She's also super powerful and created by powerful magic (somehow), but her origins are also unknown.

"I am the Disreputable Dog. Or Disreputable Bitch, if you want to get technical. When are we going for a walk?"

Ok, so a Wyverary, or this dragon looking animal, IS NOT FUZZY, but still an awesome companion to our main character here! And plus, he loves books and libraries, and is also known as Wyverary A-Through-L (because he knows everything about the things starting with those letters).

4. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
And look it's Grimalkin! My other favorite sarcastic cat (was he sarcastic, pretty sure he was. Such a long time since I've read the Iron King). I also found a picture of him and Mogget together on DeviantArt. They're just so fluffy!
5. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
A couple of fuzzy characters here. For one, there's Lyra's daemon, Pantalaimon. And then there's also the talking polar bear, Iorek. It's been nearly six years since I've read HDM, but I've always wanted a daemon in real life. It would be cool to see what my spiritual animal is! (I WANT IT TO BE DINOSAUR. jk, a panda will do)  

6. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
I really liked how the mouse Algernon, was basically Charlie's only "friend" he could relate too. Both of them were given the same drug to enhance their IQ. Poor little Algernon.

7. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
ROSIE THE ELEPHANT. I want an elephant so bad, I don't care if they're huge and smell. I was rooting the whole time for Rosie while reading.

8. The Boy Next Door by Meg Cabot
Okay, so I might be grasping at straws a little, as I usually do, but I'm pretty sure the dog Paco in Meg Cabot's The Boy Next Door, is what causes "Max", aka John, to come up and take care of him. So yes. Paco the Great Dane has caused these two lovely people to meet.

9. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
I'm talking about Dustfinger's lizard that is always with him, which is also on the cover here. Other than that, I don't remember any other animals. Though I feel like there were. hmm.

10. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
SO there are a lot of fun animal companions in the series, but I've decided to focus on the Prisoner of Azkaban! Only because we have Crookshanks, Scabbers (haha but not really), Buckbeak, and also Hedwig! I loved Hedwig. I've always wanted an owl for myself.

So yay I came up with ten! This was actually a pretty fun topic, I'm surprised I've read so many books with animals/talking animals as companions.

Are there any other books out there that also feature cute, awesome animals? Also share your TTT below!


  1. #7 could also include the white horses. Here are some of mine:
    1. All kinds of critters from Jame's Herriot's "All Creatures Great and Small" and its sequels, 2. The doves from Alice Hoffman's "The Dovekeepers", 3. Talat (the three legged white horse) from Robin Mckinley's "The Hero and the Crown". There were some other critters there too, but I can't readily name them, 4. The direwolves from "Game of Thrones", and also, Daenerys's horse, 5. Enzo from "The Art of Racing in the Rain".
    Well, that's all I can quickly remember right now. Nice to hear about fuzzy animals every once in a while on a book blog: Great post!

  2. There's a pig called Rosie in Poison by Bridget Zinn, she is freaking adorable and plays a significant part in the story. Great post i love your topic =)

  3. That's SUCH a fun topic, actually...but I have noooo idea if I'd be able to come up with 10 books with animals in them. o.O Animals are strangely missing from my reading life. Of course, I know HP and Inkheart and I read 50% of Water for Elephants and I WAS totally rooting for the elephant too. Why were they ever mean to her? *glowers at meanie August* I'm tempted to finish it, buuuut...other things came up. x)
    I have to admit I LOVE the pandoras in Fire & Flood. And Will's horse Tug (in Rangers Apprentice) will always be a favourite.

  4. I love how unique and creative you are! Such a one of a kind topic for this week's top ten.

    I did Books that were Recommended to Me

  5. Hey, I actually did a similar post this month, great minds think alike and all that... There's some mentioned here I hadn't heard of before though, your number one for instance, and it looks like an interesting read!

    My TTT:

  6. This is great! I loved Rosie in Water for Elephants!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  7. Awww, all these animals are giving my heart the warm fuzzies. They sound so adorable. But why must you feature the Harry Potter owls...? ;_; Now I am reminded of the last book... *sniff*

    Faye at The Social Potato Reviews

  8. Great topic for the freebie choice :) I haven't read Water for Elephants yet, but I've heard nothing but good about it!


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