What to Read, Revised Edition: The Essential Guide for Reading Group Members and Other Book Lovers

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HarperCollins, Apr 1, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 351 pages
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In this revised edition of the classic guide for book clubs, Mickey Pearlman'editor, lecturer, and reading group expert--offers annotated, innovative book lists for every dedicated reader. Whether you've been in a reading group for years, are interested in forming or finding one, or you're a book lover looking for new ideas, What to Read is an indispensable resource, listing hundreds of contemporary and classic books organized by subject. By updating every list and adding many new ones, Pearlman now offers pages and pages of fresh ideas. Among the lists that have been revised are:

  • Stop Kidding Around (books for children and young adults)

  • On the Beach

  • Let's Talk About Me (memoirs by men and women)

New lists include:

  • What an Adventure!

  • Think About Health

  • Who's on First?

  • Keep it Short (short story collection)
What to Read also includes tips on creating and maintaining your own reading group, organizing an E-mail book club, or joining on on-line. See sections called "How to Read," "When to Read," and "Where to Read" for more help!

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What to read: the essential guide for reading group members and other book lovers

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Pearlman, the director of a book club for several years, here suggests how to organize and run a reading group. She provides 33 briefly annotated lists of contemporary and classic titles arranged by ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kennedy - Goodreads

Rather dated--published in 1994 so many books from 92 & 93 that didn't end up having staying power. Nancy Pearl's book suggestion books are much better. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

MICKEY PEARLMAN is the editor of American Women Writing Fiction: Memory, Identity, Family, Space (1989), of Mother Puzzles: Daughters and Mothers in Contemporary American Literature (Greenwood Press, 1989), and of the forthcoming Canadian Women Writing Fiction.

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