Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason
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... show more
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.
Publish date: August 12th 2003
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, Books About Books
, Library Science
Series: Book Lust
"I live by what I call "the rule of fifty," which acknowledges that time is short and the world of books is immense. If you're fifty years old or younger, give every book about fifty pages before you decide to commit yourself to reading it, or give it up. If you're over fifty, which is when time get...
A great guide for those who read books from Oprah's book club or non-fiction. I don't usually read these "genres" so much of this book was wasted on me. But to be honest, I was able to remove a few books from my monstrous TBR based on Nancy Pearl's information - realizing a books subject matter did...
I stumbled across this book in the gift shop at NYC public library, and it seemed like a must-have for a bookworm like myself. Unfortunately it ended up being a very disappointing read indeed. In part because Nancy Pearl and I obviously don't really share a taste in books at all, but mostly because ...
Of her two books, this first one is the better one. One has to give Ms. Pearl credit for being such a voracious reader and for parlaying it into a career. She also deserves credit for encouraging people to read for pleasure and to find what works for them. The book does have some misses, some which ...
I was really excited when I saw this book at the library. I'm always looking for books to add to my queue, and one of my librarian friends recommended the book to me. The problem, for me, with this sort of book, is that it all comes down to taste. My tastes don't really line up with the author's ...