Hello and meow, my friends! It is me, Cosmo the Library Cat. These chilly, gray days of winter are the perfect time to cozy up with a good book. If you’re looking for your next read, I have some ideas for you, from the Grand County Public Library collections: 

“Our Dogs, Ourselves” by Alexandra Horowitz. This book explores the relationship between humans and dogs, from their evolution to their diets to their social lives to their toys and sweaters. (Seriously, what’s with the sweaters?) This book helped me understand more about the appeal of these slobbery creatures. 

“The Extraordinary World of Birds” by David Lindo, featuring phenomenal illustrations by Claire McElfatrick and packed with fun bird facts. You’ll find it in the kids’ room of the library. Reading this book is almost as good as watching a real bird!  

“The Bullet That Missed” by Richard Osman. This is the third installation of the Thursday Murder Club series. If you’re a big mystery fan like me, and you haven’t checked out the Thursday Murder Club yet, what are you waiting for? You’ll wish these smart and sassy characters were your real friends! We have the whole series, and a fourth one is coming out this year.

“The Cat I Never Named” by Amra Sabic-El-Rayess. Set in Bosnia in 1992, this award-winning book tells the story of sixteen-year-old Amra and her family and a stray cat who comforts them and even helps saves their lives as they face war in their country. Very touching! 

“Remarkably Bright Creatures” by Shelby Van Pelt. I admit I picked this one up just for the cover, but I have no regrets. Two words: Octopus detective. 

I hope these recommendations give you some literary inspiration! Feel free to ask any staff member at the library for help finding a good book, anytime: it’s just about their favorite question. Well, that and “Where’s the cat?”