one of the early books i read before i continue to read more frequently is marley and me. i bought the book at Kuala Trengganu airport (i think..) but i am sure its one of the airports while waiting for my husband doing something i don't remember. its a great story since i love animals too. my family, we don't have dogs but we have cats all the times. we can write a whole thick book about our family cats. the current cat in my parents' home is now Comot. But I like and miss the previous on, Combat.
Back to Marley & me. Read it if you are fond of house pets. If not, i don't think you can connect to the book.