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

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Compiled by editor, lecturer, and interviewer Mickey Pearlman. What to Read offers a lifetime supply of annotated, intriguing, and original book lists. Designed for reading club members who need new ideas and book lovers who want to know about wonderful contemporary and classic books that they may have missed, What to Read features thoughtful and unusual lists, such as:

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Paperback, 229 pages
Published 1994 by HarperCollins
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Megan
I've never been part of the book club crowd or understood its appeal, so this is quite probably an excellent resource for book clubs, either those trying to get started or trying to give themselves a fresh kick. Possibly because I'm not a book club person, I shouldn't have looked at a book list for book clubs and expected much, but I just thought a what-to-read list would be universal, whether intended for groups or individuals. I thought wrong. I found the whole book pretty banal. Half the stuf ...more
Mary Bronson
A little outdated. I found this at my local library and decided to check it out. Found some titles interesting and wrote them down. Other than that it was okay.
David
This is just a long, long, categorized list of books for book clubs to read. The book opens with some discussion and advice about book clubs in general, but I don't think that the book is enormously valuable or anything. It does have some sentimental value, though, because my buddy Jason gave it to me.
Donna Siebold
This book was published in 1994, at this point - 2012 - it seems so dated as to be essentially obsolete. I was trying to get ideas for how to spark interest in our library's book groups. I found almost nothing of value here.
Kennedy
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.
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Etta Mcquade
So, do I like book lists? Aha, even when I can think of many better books than recommended.
Dana Resch Lopez
My to-read-list just gained about 300 new titles, hahah.
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Author Biography: Mickey Pearlman, Ph.D., is an editor and lecturer. She is the editor of A Few Thousand Words About Love, A Place Called Home, and Between Friends; the author of Listen to Their Voices; and the co-author of A Voice of One's Own.

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