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Book Lust by Nancy Pearl
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Aug 29, 2010

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This is a comprehensive and entertaining collection of lists, detailing Nancy Pearl's recommendations for good books in every possible category imaginable -- including many she made up herself. Pearl is a rock star in the librarian world, and she's undoubtedly the most well-read person I've encountered. My one complaint is that Pearl's taste in reading is so promiscuous and seemingly undiscerning that you wonder at times if she isn't recommending any and every book she encounters. I tend to be a more critical reader, and there are a few books she recommends that I just can't believe she enjoyed or bothered to include in her list. But to each his own. Pearl's approach is definitely more accessible for a wider range of people; her goal for the Book Lust books is to make a recommendation for every "mood, moment, and reason" -- and every type of reader. And on that count, she succeeds.

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