Summer Beach Reading List

Posted June 23 2014

Hi beach doggies! We've compiled the perfect dog-related reading list for this summer that includes comedy, romance, and numerous heart-warming stories, enjoy!


Overview: Ricochet is the only dog in the world who surfs with wounded warriors, people with disabilities, and children with special needs as an assistive aid and SURFice dog. This book is proof of the love and inspiration that dogs are able to provide us with.


The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel
by Garth Stein

Overview: This book is a heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope - as only a dog could tell it.


How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain
by Gregory Berns

Overview: This book follows Emory University neuroscientist Gregory Berns who had spent decades using MRI imaging technology to study how the human brain works, but a different question still nagged at him: What is my dog thinking?


Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him
by Luis Carlos Montalván, Bret Witter

Overview: A heartwarming dog story about Tuesday, a lovable golden retriever, who changes a former soldier's life forever.


I Could Chew on This: And Other Poems by Dogs
by Francesco Marciuliano

Overview: A volume of poems by dogs that will have dog lovers laughing out loud. Accompanied throughout by portraits of the canine poets in all their magnificence, I Could Chew on This is a work of insatiable appetite, unbridled enthusiasm, and, yes, creative genius.


Bad Dog: A Love Story
by Martin Kihn

Overview: A true story about a dog named Hola. She’s a nightmare with an alcoholic master, Marty. Desperately trying to save his marriage, Marty dives into the world of competitive dog training but unfortunately, he knows even less than Hola.