Sunday, July 19, 2015

Beautiful Joe TBR

Beautiful Joe by Margaret Marshall Saunders
Beautiful Joe on Amazon
As a reader as well as a dog lover, I am always on the lookout for new reading material, namely book titles to add to my TBR (To Be Read) book list. 

In promoting my latest dog book review (Go, Dog. Go! review published on JAQUO) my friend Barbary asked, "Have you read the old classic, Beautiful Joe?"

I do not recall reading this book, so I immediately headed to Amazon to take a look at the book and its reviews. But of course, Beautiful Joe by Margaret Marshall Saunders has now been pinned to my TBR board on Pinterest where I am keeping track of the book titles I plan to buy for future reading.

Beautiful Joe is a novel, based on the true story of an abused dog, rescued and re-homed. The book was first published in 1894 with its animal rights messages loud and clear. (Messages against animal cruelty we dog lovers still read and write about today and messages animal abusers have yet to heed!)

Have you read Beautiful Joe? If so, please share your thoughts on the book in your comment. If not, does this sound like a book you will be adding to your reading list?