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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.
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    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Book Cover Picture
    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Book Cover Picture

    Cheshire Cat

    by Lewis Carroll

    Once you find this fluffy, pink, smiling kitty, hold on and never let him disappear.
    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Book Cover Picture
    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Book Cover Picture

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    Carbonel Book Cover Picture
    Carbonel Book Cover Picture

    Carbonel

    by Barbara Sleigh

    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.
    Carbonel Book Cover Picture
    Carbonel Book Cover Picture

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    Kafka on the Shore Book Cover Picture
    Kafka on the Shore Book Cover Picture

    Talking cats

    by Haruki Murakami

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

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    The Master and Margarita Book Cover Picture
    The Master and Margarita Book Cover Picture

    Behemoth

    by Mikhail Bulgakov

    What’s not to love about a giant, wise-cracking, vodka-drinking furball?
    The Master and Margarita Book Cover Picture
    The Master and Margarita Book Cover Picture

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    Men & Cats Book Cover Picture
    Men & Cats Book Cover Picture

    Cat Models, Cats & Models

    by Marie-Eva Chopin and Alice Chaygneaud

    JUST LOOK AT THIS BOOK.
    Men & Cats Book Cover Picture
    Men & Cats Book Cover Picture

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    Tail Gait Book Cover Picture
    Tail Gait Book Cover Picture

    Mrs. Murphy and Pewter

    by Rita Mae Brown

    We need to hire these crime-solving felines to help us figure out how to squeeze their faces.
    Tail Gait Book Cover Picture
    Tail Gait Book Cover Picture

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    Catify to Satisfy Book Cover Picture
    Catify to Satisfy Book Cover Picture

    Jackson Galaxy’s fleet of kitties

    by Jackson Galaxy and Kate Benjamin

    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?
    Catify to Satisfy Book Cover Picture
    Catify to Satisfy Book Cover Picture

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

    Cat

    by Truman Capote

    Holly’s cat, aptly named Cat, needs some love in that tiny New York apartment, we can help out.
    Breakfast at Tiffany's & Other Voices, Other Rooms Book Cover Picture
    Breakfast at Tiffany's & Other Voices, Other Rooms Book Cover Picture

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

    The Cat in the Hat

    by Dr. Seuss

    Iconic cats must be awesome cuddlers, especially hilarious and wise ones.
    The Cat in the Hat Book Cover Picture
    The Cat in the Hat Book Cover Picture

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    The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers Book Cover Picture
    The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers Book Cover Picture

    Koko and Yum Yum

    by Lilian Jackson Braun

    All of these crime-fighting cats are starting to make us wonder about what our cats are doing at home right now…
    The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers Book Cover Picture
    The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers Book Cover Picture

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    Arsenic and Old Books Book Cover Picture
    Arsenic and Old Books Book Cover Picture

    Diesel

    by Miranda James

    A furry, Maine coon librarian cat? Literally, a dream come true.
    Arsenic and Old Books Book Cover Picture
    Arsenic and Old Books Book Cover Picture

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    Sex and the Kitty Book Cover Picture
    Sex and the Kitty Book Cover Picture

    Nancy

    by Nancy the Cat

    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.
    Sex and the Kitty Book Cover Picture
    Sex and the Kitty Book Cover Picture

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    Here Comes Santa Cat Book Cover Picture
    Here Comes Santa Cat Book Cover Picture

    Cat

    by Deborah Underwood

    Cat is the perfect gift for Christmas, heartwarming and fuzzy.
    Here Comes Santa Cat Book Cover Picture
    Here Comes Santa Cat Book Cover Picture

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    Skippyjon Jones Snow What Book Cover Picture
    Skippyjon Jones Snow What Book Cover Picture

    Skippyjon Jones

    by Judy Schachner

    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].
    Skippyjon Jones Snow What Book Cover Picture
    Skippyjon Jones Snow What Book Cover Picture

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    Bernice Gets Carried Away Book Cover Picture
    Bernice Gets Carried Away Book Cover Picture

    Bernice

    by Hannah E. Harrison

    If we’ve learned anything from the internet, grumpy cats are by far the best cats.
    Bernice Gets Carried Away Book Cover Picture
    Bernice Gets Carried Away Book Cover Picture

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    Spy Cat Book Cover Picture
    Spy Cat Book Cover Picture

    Pete

    by Peg Kehret and Pete the Cat

    The bad guys have robbed our hearts and Pete is here to purrtect us.
    Spy Cat Book Cover Picture
    Spy Cat Book Cover Picture

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    His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife (Book 2) Book Cover Picture
    His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife (Book 2) Book Cover Picture

    Lyra

    by Philip Pullman

    Lyra’s daemon becomes a beautiful Jaguar of which we must cuddle in order to save the world.
    His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife (Book 2) Book Cover Picture
    His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife (Book 2) Book Cover Picture

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    Abhorsen Book Cover Picture
    Abhorsen Book Cover Picture

    Mogget

    by Garth Nix

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

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    The Enchanted Forest Chronicles Book One: Dealing with Dragons Book Cover Picture
    The Enchanted Forest Chronicles Book One: Dealing with Dragons Book Cover Picture

    Tribe of Cats

    by Patricia C. Wrede

    A cuddle puddle of snarky cats with magical powers sounds like the perfect date night.
    The Enchanted Forest Chronicles Book One: Dealing with Dragons Book Cover Picture
    The Enchanted Forest Chronicles Book One: Dealing with Dragons Book Cover Picture

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