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Read On... Life Stories: Reading Lists for Every Taste

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With the genre of memoirs filled with so many titles and from such a variety of authors, it is hard to grasp what's available and what's worth reading. For all those who love delving into the lives of others, this "Read On " volume offers help.

"Read On Life Stories: Reading Lists for Every Taste" offers brief descriptions of nearly 450 published memoirs, from classics like
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Paperback, 175 pages
Published September 23rd 2009 by Libraries Unlimited (first published 2009)
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Mar 10, 2012 Bookclubcheerleader rated it it was amazing
Books! Not only do I love books, themselves: novels, memoirs, mysteries, histories—I love to read books about books!

The latest Must-Buy I picked up is a book about Memoirs—Read On…Life Stories by Rosalind Reisner. Rosalind is heading up a new team I joined (well, I’m really the newbie—the team has existed for years in association with Women’s National Book Association) to select this year’s Great Group Reads in celebration of National Reading Group Month in October. After reading Rosalind’s bio,
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Carol
Apr 16, 2010 Carol rated it it was amazing
Shelves: readers-advisory
If you're looking for that next perfect biograhphy or memoir, than this is the book for you. Chock full of reading lists with thoughtful annotations, there are as the substitle claims, reading for every taste. Seperated into five chapters, the lists reflect character, story, setting, language, and mood. Each segment includes a best book to start with if you are not certain where to begin and award books are noted. The index is helpful for finding other like titles of one you've enjoyed. Just loo ...more
Amanda
Dec 10, 2009 Amanda rated it really liked it
Wonderfully detailed and organized. If you enjoy memoirs this is a great book for you because you can browse through each section to find the next book you want to read... I personally think this is a great book and really useful!!
Kristine
Mar 24, 2010 Kristine rated it it was ok
This is a book filled with suggested books for many different kinds of biographies and autobiographies. I was disappointed that it contained so few British and Early American Biographies that I am interested in. However, I did highlight about a dozen books I plan to read someday.
Neil
Nov 12, 2009 Neil rated it it was amazing
One of the best entries I've seen yet in our Read On... series. My only wish is that it had been about 100 pages longer. This is a big portion of the reading market and I'd like to explore more of it than this.
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