Book Lust

Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason

Pearl, Nancy

Book - 2003
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Book Lust
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. She 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.

Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Sasquatch Books ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2003
ISBN: 1570613818
Branch Call Number: 011.73 P359b 2003
Characteristics: xv, 287 p. ;,19 cm


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Pearl, a longtime reader, book reviewer and public librarian, presents 100 or so of her favorites in this novel guide to finding the right book for the right mood.

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Jan 12, 2015
  • WVMLStaffPicks rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Not sure what to read next? The subtitle of this book says it all. Pearl, Director of the Washington Center for the Book (and model for the recently-released librarian action figure) offers more than 175 creative and often witty lists of recommended fiction and non-fiction from World War I fiction to books featuring Elvis Presley to "Too Good to Miss" authors you may not have heard of. Although heavily weighted to American locations and themes, Pearl does offer international lists, such as "Polish Poems and Prose" and, yes, "Canadian Fiction." I had pen and paper nearby while reading Book Lust and now have suggested titles to keep me reading for months.

Mar 14, 2011
  • Earl64 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If you are having trouble finding something to read Book Lust by
Nancy Pearl is an excellent book to guide you.


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