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Top Ten Tuesday: 19 Books With Animals On the Cover (That I’ve Read!)

Hey y’all! Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish question idea that was originally created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, from way back in June 2010! Since January 2018, Top Ten Tuesday has been hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Thanks for taking it over! The idea is to make a list of ten books or bookish things on different topics each week. Check out her site for details on how to join and what the upcoming prompts are. 😊 You can also see all the posts from other bloggers linked on each weekly post on their main site.

This week’s post theme is ten books with something on the cover, with each person choosing what thing they want to focus on! I originally thought water, and ended up being super surprised at how few books I had with actual water on the cover. And then also being surprised at how many had animals on the cover.

I ended up pivoting, and I found so many animals that this week’s post is books I’ve actually read before that have animals on the cover, while I’ll do another one later on with books I want to read that have animals on the cover. I’m also trying not to duplicate animals, just to make it more fun! 🙂

The books

  • SCORPION – The Kinder Poison by Natalie Mae
  • FOX – The Fox & Little Tanuki, Vol. 1 by Mi Tagawa
  • CAT – The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa
  • CAT – The Cat I Never Named by Amra Sabic-El-Rayess,
  • DOG – China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan
  • SQUIRREL – The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 3: Squirrel, You Really Got Me Now by Ryan North & Erica Henderson
  • WHALE – The Whale Library by Zidrou
  • MANTICORE – A Spell for Chameleon by Piers Anthony
  • MOUSE – Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
  • MOUSE – Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman
  • BIRD (CROW) – Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi
  • BIRD (HUMMINGBIRD) – Island Affair by Priscilla Oliveras
  • RACCOON – Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
  • OCTOPUS – The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
  • BULL – Bull by David Elliott
  • HORSE – The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • SWANS – Sapphique by Catherine Fisher
  • BUTTERFLY – Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr
  • PENGUINS – Bleaker House: Chasing My Novel to the End of the World by Nell Stevens

That’s what I found for this week’s theme y’all! Do you have any favorite books with animals on the cover?


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24 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: 19 Books With Animals On the Cover (That I’ve Read!)

  1. Wow, that’s a lot of different animals! Though now I’m curious how easy it would be to find a list of book covers that each had different birds on them (since you called out 4 of them in your list that I counted—crow, hummingbird, swan, and penguin). Maybe I’ll revisit that one when I need to pivot from a TTT prompt.

    My TTT this week:

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    1. Pffft I totally didn’t even think about the fact that swans and penguins are also birds. xD I guess because they’re different shapes and sizes from the more “standard” hummingbird and crow setup?


  2. What a cute topic. I did one with animals ages ago when the real topic was “Top Ten Characters I’d Name a Pet After”. LOL

    Thanks for visiting my TTT this week which has books with maps on the cover.

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