Top Ten Tuesday - 10 Books to proof the world (and all its books) DOES revolve around me

Tuesday, September 15, 2020


Greetings humans! How are you all on this fabulous Tuesday? Tuesdays are of course synonym with Top Ten Tuesday. Today our lovely host, Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl, gave us one of best possible prompts - A cover freebie! You can do with this whatever you want, as long as its centered on book covers. 

This is the ideal opportunity for me to showcase just how much the world of books truly revolve around cats. Have you ever noticed how many book covers feature cats? Especially on the cozy mystery side. I strongly suspect that a cat is a prerequisite for your modern day sleuth. It does make perfect sense you know. We are inquisitive, have 6,7,8,9 senses and we never get emotionally involved. Like dogs. 

Only problem today is, there are hundreds of books with cats on the covers and we are only allowed 10 books. Solution: Ten Books with White Cats on the cover. 

    


Yes, this is a trilogy and although we haven't read it yet, I do believe there are a lot of similarities here. Polar Bear was white - so am I. Polar Bear had an endearing pair of green eyes - so do I. Polar Bear was rescued from the streets - so was I. I think we are going to read this.


Deep down in the underwater kingdom, Princess Finnglas is in the deadly grip of an evil sea monster, and the mermaids have bewitched Niall. Pangur Bán, the white cat, is desperate. He must rescue them—but how? Only Arthmael can do it. But who is Arthmael? And where is he? Can Pangur Bán find him in time? 
These spellbinding Celtic fantasies, which follow the exploits of the white cat Pangur Ban, his friend Niall, and the Princess Finnglas, are classic tales of good and evil, magic and danger. They are the work of acclaimed author Fay Sampson, three-time nominee for The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. 
This is the first book in the Pangur Ban Celtic Fantasies series that consists of 6 books. Mommy needs to get her hands on these. This sounds epic. 


Once in every age, there comes a special cat. His mission is not to rule, but to guide the rulers to their destiny, to uphold the balance of the natural world, and to discover the leonine heart and spirit that is the legacy of all cats everywhere. Now, in the grand storytelling style of "Watership Down" and "Tailchaser's Song," comes an epic tale of adventure and danger, of heroism against insurmountable odds, and of love and comradeship among extraordinary animals who must brave The Wild Road.

Secure in a world of privilege and comfort, the kitten Tag is happy as a pampered house pet--until the dreams come.


The little cat Deric Longden saw sitting forlornly on an upturned bucket belonged to the neighbours, but somehow when it began to rain it seemed only natural to bring him inside. Once there he slipped so easily into Deric and Aileen's lives that there was an unspoken agreement that he had found his real home. Little did he know that he had entered the Longden world, in which the unexpected (almost) always happens. . .

Cassel is cursed. Cursed by the memory of the fourteen year old girl he murdered. Life at school is a constant trial. Life at home even worse. No-one at home is ever going to forget that Cassel is a killer. No-one at home is ever going to forget that he isn't a magic worker.

Cassel's family are one of the big five crime families in America. Ever since magic was prohibited in 1929 magic workers have been driven underground and into crime. And while people still need their touch, their curses, their magical killings, their transformations, times have been hard. His granddad has been driven to drink, his mother is in prison and his brothers detest him as the only one of their family who can't do magic.
But there is a secret at the centre of Cassel's family and he's about to inherit it. It's terrfying and that's the truth.

Where's the pretty white cat? This sounds a bit dark and twisted. My Mommy loves those. 

Still on the darker side of the book-moon:


Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.


On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless - mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky 12-year-old Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the "steam" that children with the "shining" produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father's legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant "shining" power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes "Doctor Sleep."

Never thought a pretty white kitten can even appear remotely evil. I should practice that stare. 


Our modern, hectic lifestyles have helped create dissatisfaction, illness and disassociation with our true selves.

Although they are often puzzled by the human races actions and therefore, are incapable of knowing everything about the human world, through intense observations, Mr Midnight and Sir Winston thought it apt to lend a helping paw to perhaps put the modern individual back on track.
They attempt to open the eyes of the modern individual to the important things in life; namely, to not take oneself too seriously and to enjoy what life has to offer that much more.

My final book for today, is my Mommy's all-time favorite book featuring cats. It took me a very long time to find covers with white kitties on. I know Jennie was a tabby, but let's just imagine it was different shades of white. Almost like 50 shades of white. 


10. Jennie by Paul Gallico (The Abandoned is the same book, just under a different title)

London hasn’t been kind to Peter, a lonely boy whose parents are always out at parties, and though Peter would love to have a cat for company, his nanny won’t hear of it. One day, as Peter is walking out the door, he sees a truck bearing down on a tabby. Dashing out to save the cat, he is struck by the oncoming truck himself.   
Everything is different when Peter comes to: He has fur, whiskers, and claws; he has become a cat himself! But London isn’t any kinder to cats than it is to children. Jennie, a savvy stray who takes charge of Peter, knows that all too well. Jennie schools young Peter in the ways of cats, including how to sniff out a nice napping spot, the proper way to dine on mouse, and the single most important tactic a cat can learn: “When in doubt, wash.” Jennie and Peter will face many challenges—and not all of them are from the dangerous outside world—in their struggle to find a place that is truly home.


I do hope that I've managed to convince you that the world of books does revolve around cats. Especially fluffy white ones. Have you read any of these? 

If you feel the world doesn't spin as well as it should lately, why don't you go and adopt a cat from your nearest shelter? From my listed books, it's obvious that the strays and abandoned kittens make for the best companions. 

Happy TTT!

Elza 







31 comments

  1. I love cat covers! Especially The Cat Who Came In the Cold. Nice cover. And the cover of The abandoned.

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    1. Hi there Greg! Of course I also love covers with cats on.
      The abandoned does have a lovely sketch on. I still want to make a wall with framed book covers.

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  2. These are so beautiful. I am amazed that you were able to find ten covers with beautiful white cats. Wow.

    I love cats so much. I would love to have a cat, but my husband says no. Maybe someday. When I'm in my last years.

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    1. Thanks Deb! It took some time to get them, but I'm glad I did.

      You are always welcome to visit little Elza. I share her and all her quirks and stories with the greatest of pleasure with you.

      Xxx

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  3. I love how specific your theme is. Bravo!

    My post .

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    1. Thanks Lydia! It was fun putting it together.

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  4. Well, I guess you've convinced me. Books do kinda revolve around you!

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    1. Aaaah thank you Savannah! You are now officially my favorite human.

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  5. Lovely books featuring white cats. I am a cat lover too, and we have an adopted cat, Rosie.

    Thanks for visiting my Top Ten post.

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    1. Hi there Rosie's human! We are so glad you enjoyed it.

      Thanks for returning the favor.

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  6. I was trying to think if I knew of any other books with cats on the cover and came up blank! Very unique topic!

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    1. Hi Deana! Have a look on Goodreads, there are 100's of books with cats on the covers.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. You're making me want to pet all of those cats. :)

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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    1. Hi Astilbe! You are always welcome to hop over here and pet me.

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    1. Hi Heather! Of course it is. Glad you liked it!

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  9. I actually own 2 of these books! The Cat Who Came for Christmas and The Wild Road. I immediately thought of The Wild Road when I saw your topic. This is a fun take on today's prompt!

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    1. I think The Wild Road will be a wonderful book. I hope to get my hands on it soon.

      Thanks for the compliment and for stopping by!

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  10. What a perfect twist on this week's theme! And you included a Paul Gallico book—he's one of my favorite authors, but it seems like he's fallen out of fashion a bit.

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    1. Hi Christopher, I love Paul Gallico. They should just bring out his books with new covers and everyone will read them again! Some of my best books on my shelf.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Oh! I didn't know that Doctor Sleep had a white cat on the cover! Great list!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. I also didn't know as it isn't the default cover. But it popped up and it fit my post this week perfectly!

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  12. These are so cute! My neighbors had a fluffy white cat when I was a kid. I used to play with him when he came to visit my yard.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Hi AJ! You are always welcome to come and visit us and play with Elza. She loves attention.

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  13. I have four cats--no white ones--so no need to convince me. I totally believe the world revolves around my feline companions. Thanks for sharing these cool covers. Some are new to me.

    Thanks for visiting my blog today.

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    1. Hi there Cheryl! I also have 4 cats. I am very inter-racial here. One white, one black and two of any color you would like them to be.

      Thanks for returning the favor!

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  14. Books with cats on the cover are just adorable. *.* My Gizmo would approve this list -- he's also a white cat. I really want to read White Cat -- I have been eyeing it for a very long time.

    Happy readings!
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

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    1. HI there gorgeous Gizmo's human! We are so glad that you approved of our list and enjoyed it! We also haven't read White Cat yet, but it is always on the TBR mountain.

      Thanks for visiting us!

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  15. Such a fun choice! I have a white kitty named Sophie, and she is a picky princess that insists on sleeping on my pillow with me at night. Ha!

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    1. White cats truly believe themselves to be princesses. This little princess only needs a crown and a scepter.
      Thanks for visiting!

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  16. I love seeing all the cat covers! Elza would be very happy with cozies because cats feature heavily in the covers! I'm not really that much of a cat person (horrible I know but I am allergic so hopefully that makes it okay) but I love seeing them all.

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