I’m always fascinated to learn about our animal brothers. The emotional range of elephants, the level of commitment from lobsters, the strategy and hierarchy of a wolf pack…the animal kingdom never ceases to amaze me.
Whenever I’m in a reading slump and I don’t know what to read next, I tend to gravitate towards books about animals. The Secret Life of Lobsters was one I read on a whim…and was completely captivated by their social and romantic lives (I know, so scandalous!).
Never Cry Wolf was the book that motivated me to be more proactive about protecting this beautiful, smart, amazing creature…and The Elephant’s Secret Sense helped open my eyes to an animal that’s smarter, kinder, and more protective than most people I know.
Creating a list of books about animals is daunting to say the least…therefore, I have decided to break this up into parts…the first section being brought to you today! Here are a few great books to read if you want to learn about everything from the rat to the platypus.
Books about Your Favorite Animals, Part 1
The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fisherman and Scientists are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean
The Elephant’s Secret Sense: The Hidden Life of the Wild Herds of Africa
The Lost Grizzlies: A Search for Survivors in the Wilderness of Colorado
Never Cry Wolf: The Groundbreaking Book that Changed How the World Looks at the Wolf
Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid
Poseidon’s Steed: The Story of Seahorses, from Myth to Reality
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans
The Secret Lives of Bats: My Adventures with the World’s Most Misunderstood Mammals
The Whole Hog: Exploring the Extraordinary Potential of Pigs
How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain
Plan Bee: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Hardest-Working Creatures on the Planet
Pigeons: The Fascinating Saga of the World’s Most Revered and Reviled Bird
Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants
Cod: A Biography of the First Fish that Changed the World
Tuna: A Love Story
Foxes Unearthed: A Story of Love and Loathing in Modern Britain
Platypus: The Extraordinary Story of How a Curious Creature Baffled the World
Looking for a new book to read? Check in every Friday for a “Bee Happy” post, where I share reviews of books I’ve read or other book-themed lists.