A book featuring an animal Marley and Me by John Grogan
2. An adult fantasy book The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
3. A YA or juvenile fiction book Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
A non-fiction book on an obscure topic (or something you don't usually read about) Infernal Device by Erik Ruhling
5. A book about plants, gardening, or food Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell
Marley and Me is definitely for dog lovers. There are just some things in that book that only a pet owner or former pet owner can truly appreciate. He talks about how Marley is a terrible dog and I have to heartily agree. I had a wonderful dog for 12 years and we didn’t have a fraction of the problems they had including jumping, slobbering, shedding, garbage raiding, food stealing, leash pulling, disobedience, random property damage, and anxiety. It also helped that my dog was smaller but still.
Marley is a big, loveable lug who just can’t seem to learn certain things. While it’s easy to understand the massive frustrations, you also feel the love and appreciation they have for that dog and the other way around. One time when John Grogan is out of town for business, his wife and kids notice how Marley just seems restless in his inability to locate him. It’s a sweet dopey thing that dogs do when they miss you and want you home. I won’t say too much more since the book is better left read.
It’s not a great work of literature and it won’t change your life but it was a very nice read. It’s a fun romp for pet owners since, no matter how wonderful you dog is or was, they have done at least one of the things Marley has done.