The Book Lovers' Companion: What to Read Next

The Book Lovers' Companion: What to Read Next

by Lionel Shriver
     
 

More than 200 truly rewarding reads are covered, with a non-spoiler synopsis, background information, discussion points, and suggested companion volumes

With so many fantastic books out there, book clubs and avid readers can have difficulty choosing what to read next—thankfully, this comprehensive guide brings together the best and most loved titles

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Overview

More than 200 truly rewarding reads are covered, with a non-spoiler synopsis, background information, discussion points, and suggested companion volumes

With so many fantastic books out there, book clubs and avid readers can have difficulty choosing what to read next—thankfully, this comprehensive guide brings together the best and most loved titles for easy reference. Featuring a diverse selection, from Pride and Prejudice to The Handmaid's TaleThe Kite Runner to Cloud Atlas, the guide includes interesting discussion points and facts as well as potential companion books with similar themes, honest opinions from readers, and razor-sharp reviews from critics, so readers will know they're making the right choice every time. Top ten lists are also included, such as Top Ten Quick Reads (Metamorphosis, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), Top Ten Challenging Reads (Anna Karenina, Possession), Top Ten Gay Reads (Giovanni's Room, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit), and Top Ten Chilling Reads (The Stand, Ring). Compiled by a range of English literature experts and avid readers, this book is sure to inspire any book lover.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“a diverse yet discriminating treasure trove of rewarding books.”  —BlogCritics

"Compels even the most veteran reader to reassess their personal repertoire of good literature." —Utne.com

"A handy guide featuring in depth analysis of over 200 rewarding. . . titles."  —Michael O'Mara

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843179603
Publisher:
Michael O'Mara Books
Publication date:
04/01/2013
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
349,804
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author


Lionel Shriver is the author of The Post-Birthday World; So Much for That, a finalist for the National Book Award; and We Need to Talk About Kevin, the winner of the Orange Prize. She lives in London and New York City.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Brooklyn, New York, and London, England
Date of Birth:
May 18, 1957
Place of Birth:
Gastonia, North Carolina
Education:
B.A., Barnard College of Columbia University, 1978; M.F.A. in Fiction Writing, Columbia University, 1982
Website:
http://www.talkaboutkevin.com

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