This wonderful book, Think Like a Cat: How to Raise a Well-Adjusted Cat--Not a Sour Puss, is a sort of guide to raising and living with companion cats. I read this book years ago when we first added cats to our family and it helped us to understand the minds of our little furry companions.
Linked here is the Kindle e-book version of this popular book. The print version is 434 pages. This highly-rated book was first published in 2000. The guide covers topics including understanding cat communication, training your cat, keeping your cat safe and healthy at home, and problem-solving. Our favorite chapter is subtitled "Yes, You Can Have a Cat and Nice Furniture Too".