Book lust: recommended reading for every mood, moment, and reason

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Sasquatch Books, Aug 18, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 287 pages
207 Reviews
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 170 thematic 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 in this lively and informative illustrated guide.

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Good for skimming, a nice reference to have about. - Goodreads
Her Latin American fiction selection was not great. - Goodreads
A good starting point. - Goodreads
Good reference book of books for adults. - Goodreads
Good reference for books to be read in one's lifetime - Goodreads
A fun reference book. - Goodreads

Review: Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason (Book Lust)

User Review  - Cassie - Goodreads

I'm keeping this one on my reference shelf, in the case that I one day go through ALL of my books on my "to-read" bookcase (yes, I have a whole book case devoted to books I've purchased and have yet ... Read full review

Review: Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason (Book Lust)

User Review  - Janet Gardner - Goodreads

It's hard to know how to rate a book like this, as it's not really meant to be a great reading experience itself, but rather to point to future great reading experiences. It's a collection of short (1 ... Read full review

Contents

A My Name Is Alice
Academic Mysteries 4
He Say 10
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

NANCY PEARL is Director of the Washington Center for the Book and Collection Development Specialist at Seattle Public Library, Washington. She was also named winner of the 2003 Washington Humanities Award.

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