Celebrate National Puppy Day with These Reads

It doesn’t matter if your dog is nine months old or nine years, they will always be the most precious, adorable little puppy on the whole planet to you. This fiercely loyal cross-species bond has inspired many heartfelt stories about the depths of the human capacity for love and kindness. In celebration of National Puppy Day, snuggle up with your pup and these intense-tail-wag-worthy books featuring the best canine companions.

Marley & Me

Even into his adult life, Marley retains the best (and sometimes the worst) qualities of a puppy, showering his humans with unconditional love through fraught times.

The Art of Racing in the Rain

See the trials and tribulations of a fraying family from the heartwarming perspective of its dog. Man’s best friend has much to teach about winning, losing and loving on this emotionally turbulent ride.

The Guardian

Before he died, Julie Barenson’s husband left behind a Great Dane puppy named Singer, who becomes a guard dog for Julie as she starts falling in love again in Nicholas Sparks’ romantic thriller.

Inside of a Dog

This is the bestselling book that asks what dogs know and how they think. The answers will surprise and delight you as Alexandra Horowitz, a cognitive scientist, explains how dogs perceive their daily worlds.

Rin Tin Tin

Not just a sprawling history of a beloved celebrity dog, this biography by New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean is also a deeply touching tale of loyalty and love.

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