Read This Next: 500 of the Best Books You'll Ever Read
Ever been betrayed by a pretty cover and a pair of alluring blurbs? Rest assured: Read This Next will never hurt you. The 500 book recommendations contained within these pages have all been carefully vetted and approved by two literary professionals with discerning taste and witty wit. Arranged... show more
Ever been betrayed by a pretty cover and a pair of alluring blurbs? Rest assured: Read This Next will never hurt you. The 500 book recommendations contained within these pages have all been carefully vetted and approved by two literary professionals with discerning taste and witty wit. Arranged into delightful thematic lists, these suggestions cover the best of literature high and low, from page-turning classics to mind-expanding fluff; from murder mysteries and post-apocalyptic visions to historical fiction and bathroom books. Each book is paired with deeply insightful, deeply hilarious discussion questions, perfect for book groups or for readers who just enjoy talking to themselves. In a world where so many books disappoint— robbing you of your time and money, promising more than they can deliver—Read This Next is the wickedly smart, faithful, and attractive partner you’ve always dreamed would bring you true and lasting reading happiness.
Publish date: November 2nd 2010
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Pages no: 414
Edition language: English
I love lists. Actually, I should probably specify that I love reading lists written by other people – writing my own lists and following them? ha. haha. No. So, when I had a chance to grab a copy of Read This Next: 500 of the Best Books You’ll Ever Read by Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman? I thou...
If you've seen a few of my sillier book reviews, you'll understand why I loved this book. I'm giving it a slightly higher rating than I've given other books of this type. These people are juvenile, playful, heinously un-PC, and utterly hilarious. This book provided me with numerous late-night cackle...
With the number of books in my "to-read" pile this is the last book I need to read but it does look interesting...
No doubt about it, this book may not have the best list of best books to read, but it definitely has the cleverest presentation. Newman and Mittelmark name their favorite reads and offer a list of questions for discussion. Here's an example: What Makes Sammy Run? by Budd Schulberg is a suggested re...
What's in a list?Outside of the things in the actual list itself, in a list of book recommendations, a list can - and does - say a great deal. It tells tales of its own on about the personality, the affiliations and where the truth in the lister lies. In this case, we have two listers at work in...