Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason

Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason

by Nancy Pearl
     
 

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What to read next is every book lover's greatest dilemma. Nancy Pearl comes to the rescue with this wide-ranging and fun guide to the best reading new and old. Pearl, who inspired legions of litterateurs with "What If All (name the city) Read the Same Book," has devised reading lists that cater to every mood, occasion, and personality. These annotated lists cover such…  See more details below

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What to read next is every book lover's greatest dilemma. Nancy Pearl comes to the rescue with this wide-ranging and fun guide to the best reading new and old. Pearl, who inspired legions of litterateurs with "What If All (name the city) Read the Same Book," has devised reading lists that cater to every mood, occasion, and personality. These annotated lists cover such topics as mother-daughter relationships, science for nonscientists, mysteries of all stripes, African-American fiction from a female point of view, must-reads for kids, books on bicycling, "chick-lit," and many more. Pearl's enthusiasm and taste shine throughout.

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times
As an author, too, Ms. Pearl is primarily a librarian. Book Lust is a frank, pleasant read...but the meat of the matter is the recommendations.—Claire Dederer
Library Journal
For librarians who read (and many of them do not), the most enjoyable aspect of work has often been the opportunity to provide a readers' advisory service: to read, examine, and literally digest reams of books in the pursuit of finding the perfect title to recommend to an enthusiastic, dedicated reader. In Book Lust, Pearl (Washington Ctr. for the Book), a longtime LJ reviewer, has distilled hours and weeks of reading into recommendations for others. The titles, arranged by categories, will most likely be appreciated by readers whose interests coincide with Pearl's, as some categories have more suggestions than others. For the most part, these categories do not contain "expected" titles such as the "classics," heavily publicized works, or books made into TV movies; instead, they are individualistic recommendations from a voracious reader. For another perspective-that of authors themselves-one might consult Ronald B. Shwartz's For the Love of Books: 115 Celebrated Writers on the Books They Love Most. For other personalized lists like Pearl's, look to Colin Wilson's The Books in My Life; for more specific titles, check out Clive Bloom's Bestsellers: Popular Fiction Since 1900. For all public libraries.-Marilyn Lary, Stewart Lib., Dahlonega, GA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570616594
Publisher:
Sasquatch Books
Publication date:
09/29/2009
Series:
LUST
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
703,905
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Nancy Pearl has been a librarian and bookseller in Detroit, Chicago, Tulsa, and Seattle. She lives in Seattle.

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