This tome steers you to both the established best-selling authors and the newest top writers-the must reads! There are more than 1,000 works with fun-to-read information, selected excerpts, and links to online retailers that sell them or offer more information about them.
TAKE THE LUCK OUT OF FINDING THAT "GREAT READ"
Be it fiction or nonfiction, luck usually plays a role in finding that extraordinary work, the great read that keeps you spell-bound. But now you can take the luck out of finding the best novels and nonfiction with this continuously updated book guide, which is crafted to steer you to ones that "hit the mark" every time.
The reading recommendations cover 116 literary genres-in fiction and nonfiction-with a range as broad as American history and time travel to self-help, the best biographies, and even zombies. Selections include not only the classics and the best sellers, but also lesser known genre fiction and the leading nonfiction penned by the top authors in almost every major field. It also offers selected excerpts in every literary genre. And, it's a fun read that you'll enjoy on its own.
FICTION and NONFICTION
There are two general categories among our must reads: The greatest novels and the best nonfiction. There are over 100,000-words of informative text about them. Please see the sample pages found in the "Look Inside" feature on our Amazon page for a list of the over 100 fiction and nonfiction genres, encompassing over 1,000 titles you should read before your own "final chapter."
NONFICTION: There is a reason that so much of the suggested readings in this category are either best-selling works or the "classical treatments" of a particular subject: the marketplace and the experts are notorious for picking the leading books in the information world. It is, after all, the foremost professionals in the field that usually write them, and buy them. They usually possess some special knowledge in choosing the most reliable information sources in their areas of expertise, which means you have one of the most respected voices in each nonfiction genre. Our experts have identified them for you.
FICTION: Big sales are not the only gauge of worth, though our reading recommendations don't ignore the bestsellers either; rather we look for authors with a knack for story-telling as well as those that have perfected a particular writing style.
PERFECT FICTION is not just every great novelist's goal; it was also the goal in selecting inclusions in this guidebook to books. An experienced team of literary professionals chose works that meet three important criteria found in only the best fiction:
1. A story so good you don't want it to end
2. Unforgettable characters
3. Writing that hooks you on the first page
A TEAM OF EXPERIENCED LITERARY PROFESSIONALS
Selections in this book guide are chosen and penned by literary professionals: publishers, editors, authors, scholars, and critics, pointing you to the leading novels and nonfiction by the best writers. Each fiction genre provides an average of a dozen choices - making it much more likely that you'll find your next "great read." This convenient handbook on literature also includes selected excerpts and online links to buy them or just learn more with a simple tap of your finger. No other literary guide has so much.
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