Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason
Book Lust Recommended Reading for Every Mood Moment and Reason Author:Nancy Pearl 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 personali... more »ty. 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.« less
Marci S. (MarciNYC) reviewed Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason on
Helpful Score: 11
While I got some good reading recommendations out of this book, they've been hit or miss for me. I debated long and hard about making this a part of my permanent collection, but for now I can go skim it at Border's and get ideas if I should lose my wishlist at Amazon. Not a keeper, but worth a skim to find books to add to Mount TBR. (Like I need more books!)
Nancy Pearl is a goddess among librarians. I've read this book before, but I enjoyed reading it again. It's a great book for when I feel like I don't know what I want to read. It covers just about everything you can imagine, from hefty histories and biographies, to classic literature, to popular fiction, to graphic novels and more. I especially like how enthusiastic she is about reading and books. There isn't any genre that she feels is beneath her, including romances and chick lit, two genres that many hardcore readers love to hate. Reading Nancy Pearl reminds me why I love to read.