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Now Read This III: A Guide To Mainstream Fiction (Now Read This #3)

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The third in the "Now Read ThiS" series, Pearl & Cords's guide briefly describes and organizes approximately 500 of the most popular and current contemporary, mainstream fiction titles according to their primary appeal features-character, setting, language, and story. It also notes award-winning titles and those appropriate for book clubs; and it offers users ...more
Hardcover, 405 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Libraries Unlimited
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Note to self: don't read so many genreflecting books back to back.
Even though I was eager to add (unnecessarily) more books to my to-read shelf, someone returned several of these to my library and I picked them all up on a whim since they were there. I ended up reading 3, one right after the other, so by the time I got to this one I didn't want to read through every description.
Since this is supposed to be 'mainstream' fiction, the titles aren't genrefied nicely, rather split into categories th
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Neil
Apr 12, 2010 Neil rated it it was amazing
Here's a strong entry in Pearl's series that helps readers find works of mainstream fiction based either on preference for a particular appeal (story, character, setting, language) or the enjoyment of one of the listed books. As with other Now Read This books, it's well indexed and the books are well chosen (this time drawing from books published since 2002, whwen Now Read This II came out, but focusing on books from the last three years). In this volume, the annotations are a little longer, ...more
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May 31, 2010 Lillian rated it it was amazing
A must for all librarians interested in reader's advisory. It is especially useful for an in depth understanding of the four doorways into a novel, bridge books into other genre's and similar reads.
Hannah Jo Parker
Jul 04, 2010 Hannah Jo Parker rated it it was amazing
Truly outstanding! Five hundred mainstream fiction books are impressively annotated, with excellent suggestions for other works to try if you like a particular title. Very well done!
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Sep 27, 2013 Lisa rated it it was amazing
A great Readers' Advisory resource. I love that Nancy Pearl uses the metaphor of a "doorway" as an appeal factor. The doorway is what draws the reader into the book. Love it.
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The lists on book related websites in the appendix make this well worth reading by themselves, but Nancy Pearl's and Sarah Cord's passion for books is pretty catching.
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very textbook-like and heavy (figuratively & literally) ick...much better options out there.
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Now Read This (3 books)
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  • Now Read This II: A Guide to Mainstream Fiction, 1990-2001

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