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19 Literary Cats We’d Love to Cuddle

Whether you love or hate them, cats rule the internet–which means they rule the world. It’s no wonder they’re featured players in literature. We’re bringing them to life and torturing them with kisses.
  1. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Book Cover Picture
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    Cheshire Cat

    Once you find this fluffy, pink, smiling kitty, hold on and never let him disappear.

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  2. Carbonel Book Cover Picture
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    Carbonel

    Carbonel may be a human trapped as a cat under a witch’s spell, but he’s currently cuddly, and that’s all that matters.

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  3. Kafka on the Shore Book Cover Picture
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    Talking cats

    We will trade places with Nakata to enter the strange, surreal world of talking cats that know the truth, “cats know everything, unlike dogs.”

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  4. The Master and Margarita Book Cover Picture
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    Behemoth

    What’s not to love about a giant, wise-cracking, vodka-drinking furball?

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  5. Men & Cats Book Cover Picture
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    Cat Models, Cats & Models

    JUST LOOK AT THIS BOOK.

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  6. Tail Gait Book Cover Picture
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    Mrs. Murphy and Pewter

    We need to hire these crime-solving felines to help us figure out how to squeeze their faces.

  7. Catify to Satisfy Book Cover Picture
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    Jackson Galaxy’s fleet of kitties

    Leave it to cat-whiskerer Jackson Galaxy, My Cat from Hell, to write self-catifying books for us crazies. Can we Netflix and chill at your place?

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  8. Breakfast at Tiffany's & Other Voices, Other Rooms Book Cover Picture
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    Cat

    Holly’s cat, aptly named Cat, needs some love in that tiny New York apartment, we can help out.

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  9. The Cat in the Hat Book Cover Picture
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    The Cat in the Hat

    Iconic cats must be awesome cuddlers, especially hilarious and wise ones.

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  10. The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers Book Cover Picture
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    Koko and Yum Yum

    All of these crime-fighting cats are starting to make us wonder about what our cats are doing at home right now…

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  11. Arsenic and Old Books Book Cover Picture
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    Diesel

    A furry, Maine coon librarian cat? Literally, a dream come true.

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  12. Sex and the Kitty Book Cover Picture
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    Nancy

    If Nancy the cat wants to be famous, we will help her. First, let’s make a viral videos of her purring on our laps.

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  13. Here Comes Santa Cat Book Cover Picture
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    Cat

    Cat is the perfect gift for Christmas, heartwarming and fuzzy.

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  14. Skippyjon Jones Snow What Book Cover Picture
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    Skippyjon Jones

    This funny little Siamese cat may think he’s a dog, but we won’t let him fool us. [Throws a mouse down the hallway].

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  15. Bernice Gets Carried Away Book Cover Picture
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    Bernice

    If we’ve learned anything from the internet, grumpy cats are by far the best cats.

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  16. Spy Cat Book Cover Picture
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    Pete

    The bad guys have robbed our hearts and Pete is here to purrtect us.

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  17. The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials Book Cover Picture
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    Lyra

    Lyra’s daemon becomes a beautiful Jaguar of which we must cuddle in order to save the world.

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  18. Abhorsen Book Cover Picture
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    Mogget

    Mogget might be a tiny white cat, but we can feel his magical essence. Let us love you.

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  19. The Enchanted Forest Chronicles Book One: Dealing with Dragons Book Cover Picture
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    Tribe of Cats

    A cuddle puddle of snarky cats with magical powers sounds like the perfect date night.

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