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Why We Read What We Read by Lisa Adams
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May 04, 09

bookshelves: books-about-books-or-their-authors, nonfiction
Recommended to Jeanne by: Linda Knorr
Read in May, 2009

The rest of this book's title is "A Delightfully Opinionated Journey Through Bestsellers." So true!

Adams and Heath cover self-help, religious, romantic, tragic, and good vs. evil bestsellers. They even explore the popularity of the ghastly (yet bestselling) novel, The Da Vinci Code.

I like how they break down the bestsellers and their themes, and their assessment of bestselling books reinforced one of my beliefs--a book's bestseller status has nothing to do with the quality of writing. I've never read a book just because it was on the bestseller list, and now I know why!

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05/04/2009 page 260
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