The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa @BerkleyPub #6bookbestiestravellingcat #6bookbestiesapproved #bookreview

Happy Monday Book lovers!

Delighted to share with you today my review for this heartwarming and adorable book! Another fantastic read with my BOOK BESTIEs 💕😻

The Traveling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

My Thoughts

A beautifully told, heartwarming story, that will make you never look at your cat the same way again….

Do you ever wonder what your cat is thinking? Especially when he gives you one of those looks, you know the one! In this charming story guaranteed to put a smile on your face you will get the perspective of Nana, The cat and his owner Satoru… there is a sweet innocence to this book that will melt even the hardiest of hearts…. cat person, dog person, it doesn’t matter this is a book perfect for all human people….

Nana is a content stray who is befriended by Satoru…. their relationship is limited to Satoru giving him crunchies, until one day Nana is injured and needs his friend… from there a beautiful relationship blooms between man and cat…. then one day Satoru takes Nana on a road trip, determined to find the perfect New home… but Nana is confused, why must Satoru find him a new home?

The quest for Nana‘s new home takes the two of them on a journey down memory lane… I loved all The people they met along the road trip, I loved all the back stories, and learning about Satoru’s childhood…. but most of all I love Nana’s insight and snarky comments… what a brilliant cat with a quick tongue and a heart of gold… at its very core this book really is about the unconditional love between people and their pets…. it is about the impact we have on other peoples lives however insignificant we might think it is… it is about kindness, heart, hope, and compassion….

This is a refreshing story, unlike anything I have ever read… it will rejuvenate your Faith in all species big and small… A book that will break your heart and then build you back up and fill you with hope!

Absolutely recommend to anyone who enjoys a good story, with well developed characters, that will both inspire you and comfort you…

*** A huge thank you too Berkley for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

Sometimes you have to leave behind everything you know to find the place you truly belong… 

Nana the cat is on a road trip. He is not sure where he’s going or why, but it means that he gets to sit in the front seat of a silver van with his beloved owner, Satoru. Side by side, they cruise around Japan through the changing seasons, visiting Satoru’s old friends. He meets Yoshimine, the brusque and unsentimental farmer for whom cats are just ratters; Sugi and Chikako, the warm-hearted couple who run a pet-friendly B&B; and Kosuke, the mournful husband whose cat-loving wife has just left him. There’s even a very special dog who forces Nana to reassess his disdain for the canine species. 

But what is the purpose of this road trip? And why is everyone so interested in Nana? Nana does not know and Satoru won’t say. But when Nana finally works it out, his small heart will break… 


please check out all the bestie’s reviews, we all found this book incredibly charming!🐱

Book friends are the best friends! Berit☀️✨

24 thoughts on “The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa @BerkleyPub #6bookbestiestravellingcat #6bookbestiesapproved #bookreview

    1. I think it is just so different from everything we generally read, it’s such a breath of lovely fresh air!😻


      1. I know I will-I went and grabbed it off EW before it disappeared, lol. Aww, I just have one but did have 3-2 lived long, long lives but I miss them all the time. Chloe is 9 and we talk about getting another, but she is such a feisty little miss that I think she wouldn’t like that, lol. Haha, we used to have a kitty that acted like she was a puppy, but I’ve never seen a puppy who thinks she’s a cat! Too cute!

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      2. My girl cat is part dog, so I guess they’ve kind of met in the middle! We will see what happens when puppy gets bigger than her? Although she won’t be much bigger, and probably not as big as my boys!


      3. That’s funny! Pets are great! I bet they’ll still be the way they are now! My 80 lb lab lets my cat climb all over him, chew his ears, and sleep beside him on his bed. They’ve been the best of friends since he was 1 and I brought her home. It’s a funny sight seeing a cat curled up with a huge dog, lol.

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    1. Apparently it’s still on edelweiss I’m not sure if you use that or not? I hope you love it when you get a chance read it!


  1. Wonderful review Berit. I really need to get to this book, I have it on my TBR. I wish I could meet this cat. I love these stories where traveling brings all sorts of characters into the lives of the main characters.


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