Book Smart

Your Essential Reading List for Becoming A Literary Genius in 365 Days

Mallison, Jane

Book - 2008
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Book Smart
Jane Mallison is the former head of the English department at New York's prestigious Trinity School More than five million Americans belong to a book club and members are always looking for new ideas Consumers spend more than a billion dollars on books each year Features "Book Smart Recommended Reading" sidebars that lead readers to similar books and authors

Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, c2008
ISBN: 9780071482714
Branch Call Number: 011.73 M254b 2008
Characteristics: xvii, 294 p. ;,23 cm


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Mallison outlines a month-by-month reading plan that tackles the most compelling books of all time.

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Jun 10, 2013
  • Liber_vermis rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This book is organized by twelve themes (one for each month of the year) with 10 books reviewed per theme. The author suggests that the reader select one book from the theme of the month. The objective is to read 12 or more books across these themes over a year. Each two page synopsis and commentary ends with a suggestion for further reading. It offers a good blend of 'classic' books as well as 'hidden gems'. The book has an index. The author suggests other strategies for picking from her 120 recommended books; and ways to find other good reads.


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