Here's a cute little book for you. Yes, it's actually a little book, about 5 or 6 inches nearly square, 124 pages long. A quick read. Anne McCaffrey's No One Noticed the Cat is a whimsical fantasy, perfect for when you want a bit of light reading.
If you are regent to an adventurous prince with ambitious neighbors, what are you going to do when you know your death is approaching? Why, surround him with the perfect advisers, of course. Ones who will guide him without taking away his authority. However, Mangan Tighe's cleverest adviser he leaves for his nephew is no courtier, but a most extraordinary cat.
Niffy the cat follows Jamas everywhere, peruses every document, and somehow eases the burden of leadership. Jamas treats her with the same respect he gives to his human advisers, though most of the people around him think of her as simply his uncle's cat. Sometimes the perfect guardian is the one no one notices. Which comes in handy when a greedy king and queen in the neighboring kingdom decide they wish to annex Esphania. Niffy may be the only one who can keep her prince and kingdom safe.
This book is a charming story for young and old alike. It's well worth checking out.