Read This Next

Read This Next

500 of the Best Books You'll Ever Read

Book - 2010
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Are you tired of bland, overly earnest reading guides that discuss the same old books? Read This Next by Sandra Newman and Howard Mittlemark is the answer. A smart, irreverent, honest, and truly hilarious guide to your 500 new favorite books, Read This Next is aimed at those readers and book groups that are looking for great reading suggestions with more variety and spice than the usual book club picks--while offering food for thought and laughter in equal measure.
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061856037
Branch Call Number: 011.73 NEW
Characteristics: xxvii, 432 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Mittelmark, Howard

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Liber_vermis
Jul 22, 2013

The overall content of this compendium is good but the forced humour of the (too opinionated) authors is off-putting. The organization is by ten themes with mini-lists provided as bonuses (but why put the mini-list on food books within the "humour" theme?). A single paragraph synopsis for each title is followed by a list of questions that may be useful for a book club group to initiate discussion. The book concludes with an alphabetical index of author surnames and titles.

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kukuli
Oct 23, 2011

Hmm. I think I can choose the books I would like to read. Dah, what was I thinking when I requested this book?

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redwallflower
Oct 05, 2011

A good reference tool for bookclubs and individual readers who are stuck on what to read next. The authors are actually quite funny, which makes the book more than just a reference list.

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Ubalstecha
Sep 18, 2011

A great list of books to read aimed at book clubs and people who lack ides of what to read. Actually, quite funny, there were places where I laughed out loud as I read the book. This book is best read in small doses, it is perfect for the bathroom or the guest bedroom.

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