We are a group of readers who want to make reading books accessible and enjoyable for everyone. We talk all things literary and sometimes not so literary just to keep it fresh. We are also a podcast and book group on Goodreads with a specialization in classic books, both traditional and contemporary.
So this month we are reading The Life of Pi by Yann Martell, so that lead me to wonder...any other classic animal books out there for adult readers? Why do we let the kids have all the fun with Charlotte's Web or Black Beauty?
So here's what I came up with.
Call of the Wild by Jack London
The other wolf/dog book London wrote
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The source of farmers' nightmares ever since
Aesop's Fables by Aesop
Too bad Aesop didn't profit like Disney did when they had animals teach morals to people
Jaws by Peter Benchley
Remember "We're going to need a bigger boat"? *
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
I think Captain Ahab should follow Quint and Brody's lead about that boat
Next week on Book Association: Life of Pi Part 2 - The Nautical Round
*yeah I know that was the movie version, but creative license and all that.