The first thing to know about this book is that its core emphasis is on captivating reading, not just the giant pillars of world literature. Howard Mittelman and Sandra Newman have searched hard to identify compelling fictional works, from time-tested classics to eerie science fiction thrillers to arresting whodunits to historical novels and amusing bathroom reading fluff. A nice gift for recent graduates and older people who want to get back in the game.
Read This Next: 500 of the Best Books You'll Ever Readby Howard Mittelmark, Sandra Newman
Are you tired of bland, overly earnest reading guides that discuss the same old books? Read This Next by Sandra Newman and Howard Mittlemark is the answer. A smart, irreverent, honest, and truly hilarious guide to your 500 new favorite books, Read This Next is aimed at those readers and book groups that are looking for great reading suggestions with more variety and spice than the usual book club picks—while offering food for thought and laughter in equal measure.
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Meet the Author
Writer and editor Howard Mittelmark's book reviews and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Hollywood Reporter, Writer's Digest, and other publications. He is the author of the novel Age of Consent.
Sandra Newman is the author of The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done, which was short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award. She is also the author of the novel Cake; the memoir, Changeling; How Not to Write a Novel, an irreverent how-to guide with Howard Mittelmark; and The Western Lit Survival Kit. She lives in New York.
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This book is fantastic. In the intro they explain how to start your own book club (if you so please). The book is divided into categories like love, war, religion, etc. and with each book they give you info about it and questions to discuss with your book club. They also have little sub sections full of even more great books to read. So great! I cant wait to start reading.