Read On...Women's Fiction: Reading Lists for Every Taste

Overview

Created to offer a different perspective on women's fiction and to reach a broad reading audience (including fans), Read On…Women's Fiction: Reading Lists for Every Taste offers new reading paths for women's fiction lovers. Rebecca Vnuk categorizes and lists hundreds of popular women's fiction titles, but her scope is more current and more selective than that found other guides, the tone is lighter and more informal, annotations are shorter and livelier. Most important, the organization and approach are based on ...

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Overview

Created to offer a different perspective on women's fiction and to reach a broad reading audience (including fans), Read On…Women's Fiction: Reading Lists for Every Taste offers new reading paths for women's fiction lovers. Rebecca Vnuk categorizes and lists hundreds of popular women's fiction titles, but her scope is more current and more selective than that found other guides, the tone is lighter and more informal, annotations are shorter and livelier. Most important, the organization and approach are based on various appeal factors of the genre, rather than on the formal genres and subgenres adhered to by other guides.

Use these lists to advise readers; to create thematic reading lists for library websites, flyers, and newsletters; and as checklists or reading plans for those who enjoy women's fiction. Buy two copies—one for the reference and readers advisory desk, and one to circulate!

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Vnuk (adult services, Glen Ellyn Public Library, Illinois) introduces readers and their advisors about what to read to a broad sampling of books available in subgenres of women's fiction. Following an introduction defining women's fiction in historical context, she lists succinctly-annotated books by categories including working women, dating, and 'mommy lit.' Especially engaging is the inclusion of less conventionally themed books: e.g., 'never hit ‘reply all,' ' stories told through emails and other communiques. The guide's reading lists can be used to create library print materials and on library web sites."

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Reference & Research Book News

"Those who need it are certainly readers' advisory librarians and by extension, libraries that offer this service. When faced with a patron with the familiar query, 'What shall I read now?', these librarians can use Read On . . . Women's Fiction as a valuable starting place."

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ARBAonline

"…a current and lighthearted guide to hundred of popular titles. . . . With the growing number of women's fiction writers, Vnuk has written a concise, valuable, and useful reading guide that will be helpful to any librarian trying to identify new and pleasing titles for eager readers."

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Public Libraries

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591586340
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/19/2009
  • Series: Read On Series
  • Pages: 126
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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