Something that comes up time and time again on our Facebook page is how much you love those little characters that aren’t quite human. If we’re not saving odd socks for Dobby the House Elf we’re shedding a tear for the rabbits of Watership Down, so we thought we’d ask you what your favourite books with non-human protagonists are.
As expected you were enthusiastic in your replies and from those we’ve put together the top 33 books named to bring you a list of the best books with non-human protagonists.
Watership Down – Richard Adams
One of the most well known books with anthropomorphic characters has to be Adams’ classic, Watership Down. Popular with children and adults alike this is where many learned about the brutal nature of the great outdoors so we’re not surprised to see it at the top of the list.
The top ten books in our list were the ones with the most votes from you, but there were many more mentioned too. Next on the list and all with an equal number of votes is:
The Tale of Despereaux – Kate DiCamillo
Stuart Little – E.B White
The Incredible Journey – Sheila Burnford
Chronicles of Narnia – C. S. Lewis
Then we continue into the next set of equal votes with:
Fluke – James Herbert
Oy (Dark Tower Series) – Stephen King
Host – Stephenie Meyer
Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH – Robert C. O’Brien
Then finishing the list with a coupe of notable mentions each is:
Lad a Dog – Albert Payson Terhune
The Plague Dogs – Richard Adams
The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Graeme
Watchers – Dean Koontz
The Black Stallion – Walter Farley
E.T – William Kotzwinkle
Warriors (series) – Erin Hunter
Where the Redfern Grows – Wilson Rawls
Seagull – Jonathon Livingstone
White Fang – Jack London
Shadow the Sheepdog – Enid Blyton
The Bane Chronicles – Clarissa Claire
Dracula – Bram Stoker
Three Bags Full – Leonie Swann
Freddy the Pig (series) – Walter R. Brooks
That was certainly a wide and varied list and as always we hope it offers you a little reading inspiration!
Of course we don’t want to dictate what you should read, but from your votes we have a list of fifty children’s books that you recommended! We’re sure many of you will have your own suggestions too, feel free to add them in the comments. Read More
Hit of the Lits – FRA Top 40
Every month we collate your reading habits to create a Top 40 chart of your reads from the previous month. Last month’s list was totally dominated with television and movie adaptations as many of you rushed to read the book before you read the adaptation, and this month is also thoroughly influenced by things coming to the big screen pretty soon!
Thanks so much to the 500 people who voted on their favourite reads, giving us a list of over 150 books and a top 40 that we’ll share with you now!
These are my personal suggestions, and we’re sure you’ll have a few of your own too. Let’s see if you agree with my top ten creeps from the pages of our favourite novels. Read More
Here is a list of novels canine lovers will enjoy. Many have been adapted into films but the written word is always special for us! Read More