READ THIS NEXT: And Discover Your 500 New Favourite Books

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Penguin Books Limited, Dec 2, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 464 pages

In 2009 it was How NOT to Write a Novel ('A hilarious, wickedly observed and deeply useful guide' Observer). In 2010 it's READ THIS NEXT - Sandra Newman and Howard Mittelmark have written the perfect book for anyone who has ever struggled to choose what to read next.

But this is far more than a guide for book groups. Covering 600 books ranging from The Shock Doctrine to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and exploring all the important issues like how to tell the difference between Naomis Wolf and Klein, whether anyone really likes Emma Bovary, what makes a really good loo book and whether it's really wrong to marry for money, READ THIS NEXT reminds you exactly why you love reading and then makes you want to go out and read lots more. And what's more, it's very, very funny.

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A lot of interesting books, presented in clearly defined groups of topic. Found a lot of authors and titles until now unknown to me and added to my to read list. What I like about this book - it is written in a funny, witty style. Read full review

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User Review  - bohemima - LibraryThing

There are plenty of suggestions here, some of them obscure enough to be intriguing. The authors had an excellent idea—somewhat like Nancy Pearl’s books, where reading one thing leads you to another ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Sandra Newman is the author of the novels Cake and The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done (which was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award). Her writing has appeared in Harper's and Granta, amongst others. Howard Mittelmark is the author of Age of Consent. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post and other publications. Their first co-written book How Not to Write a Novel was a great success and their next book takes on the entire canon of Western literature.

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