The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Ultimate Reading List

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Ultimate Reading List Great reads for busy people This is a guide to help busy people find great reads in fiction and non fiction Filled with recommendations of popular entertaining reading this book covers mystery and s

  • Title: The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Ultimate Reading List
  • Author: Shelley Mosley John Charles Joanne Hamilton-Selway Sandra VanWinkle
  • ISBN: 9781592576456
  • Page: 182
  • Format: Paperback
  • Great reads for busy people This is a guide to help busy people find great reads in fiction and non fiction Filled with recommendations of popular, entertaining reading, this book covers mystery and suspense, romance, women s fiction and chick lit, westerns, science fiction, such nonfiction topics as animals, art, biography, memoirs, business, true crime, and PlGreat reads for busy people This is a guide to help busy people find great reads in fiction and non fiction Filled with recommendations of popular, entertaining reading, this book covers mystery and suspense, romance, women s fiction and chick lit, westerns, science fiction, such nonfiction topics as animals, art, biography, memoirs, business, true crime, and Plus, each entry includes a summary of the book, its significance, and a critique observation comment.

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    1. I have not read this book so much as used it as a guide to books I may never have read. I go through the book and pick a book from each section (historical, western, romance, etc) then check the book out at the library. It is an amazing way to expand your literary knowledge.

    2. I now have 76 more items for my TBR list. This book was very well laid out and although I read through every section you could easily skip the chapters that represented genres that you don't read. What I especially liked was that each book had a 2 or 3 sentence description of the book, enough to get you interested or let you know that this book definitely was not for you. There were also many sidebars with interesting facts about some of the books. I hope that this book will be updated every few [...]

    3. A superb list of reccomended reads. Organized by genre and sub-genre. Definately worth looking at. Because I don't have enough titles on my to-read list or piles of books littering my house. Or the fact that I work in a library!

    4. Each recommended book has a brief synopsis and sometimes an interesting tit bit, fact or other notes about the book or the author. The chapters are arranged in various genres and within a few minutes reading you are jotting down books to add to your "to be read" list and ticking off ones already read. On the down side, I did not take into account when I ordered this book that it would have a heavy leaning towards American works, particularly the chapter on humour (or humor) which is mainly about [...]

    5. This book is dangerous, but in the best way. Within the genre lists provided, I found several books that I've been meaning to add to my "to be read" list. Then I also discovered several books that sounded intriguing enough to make note of. Very well organized. Each chapter covers a genre. Within each genre the authors give you several sub-categories, like "classics" within that genre. As a specific example, within the mystery genre, they break down their categories into amateur sleuths, private [...]

    6. In this book guide, each genre has a section of classic books of that genre, followed by more contemporary books, with a few sentences about each book. The guide seemed weighted toward mystery/thrillers/crime fiction and romances. While I do occasionally read in those genres, I probably read more popular, literary, and historical fiction. I was especially looking for books from the UK outside the mystery and romance genres, but I had more success looking online. Although this was not the right " [...]

    7. I read this one a couple of years ago. This sort of book is always useful for new ideas, but it all comes down to personal taste. There's really no such thing as "the" reading list.

    8. I'm glad I finally got around to going through this book! There were many titles included that I've read and expected to be listed (i.e. Three Junes, Middlesex, Lovely Bones, Empire Falls, Water for Elephants, Harry Potter, Other Boleyn Girl, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Kavalier and Clay, Bel Canto, The Thirteenth Tale, Miracle in the Andes, Into Thin Air, Shadow of the Wind, The Alienist, Five People You Meet in Heaven, Time Traveler's Wife, Talk Before Sleep, Da Vinci Code, [...]

    9. This book attempts to give the reader a list of the top books from all fiction genres and narrative fiction genres to provide a list of books to read. While it certainly gives some good choices in the many genres, it is obviously influenced by the personal tastes of the four authors and I found many of my own choices missing. In terms of historical fiction, the United States is the only "new world" country present, thus leaving out Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and all of Latin America. Asia i [...]

    10. Loved this book!This is in no way a literary must read book. I read this book as more of a fun, jumping off point. Being the book nerd that I am, I actually kept a list of all the books I've read (47) the books I have and have not yet read (32) and made a list of the books I really, really want to read (30). The cool thing about reading this I can see how I've read books in just about every genre. And since I read every one of the nearly 1,000 books suggestions, I found quite a few I really want [...]

    11. I haven't gone through and added all the books I want to read to my GR page. That will be a project.The book is divided into genres with suggestions and descriptions of each book. There are also sidenotes on why the particular book is considered important and/or a fun fact about the book/author.There's soemthing for everyone here and even if you think you don't like a particular genre there are some books with descriptions interesting enough to encourage you to step out of your box.

    12. I found a lot of books that I have now added to my "to-read" list. THe book give a small review and tells what each book is about. As I am always looking for new books to read this one was very enjoyable as it helped me to find a ton that I had never even thought of reading before. :-)

    13. This may not be the best of the best for favorite selections, but there are quite a few books I haven't read yet, and it is a helpful guidepost for genres I am not necessarily familiar with. A good starting point for readers.

    14. I loved this book! I read about books I both knew and didn't know. I made sure to record a few titles, but there are SO many! I recommend this book to any avid reader, book collector, or anyone that just enjoys books and stories! :)

    15. Written by four editors/contributors for *Romance Today: An A-to-Z Guide to Contemporary American Romance Writers*, this well-organized, annotated list of nearly a thousand "good reads" (with a dash of wit) will have many people adding to their "to-read" lists.

    16. A nice book to look to for reading suggestions. I especially liked the list of Classics in each category, which I'll use to dive into genres I don't usually read, like Romance and Wetsterns. Only problem is that the books in the comedy section are kind of dated by now

    17. I loathe anything that has "complete idiot" in the title, but I'm almost always in favor of ultimate reading lists

    18. I liked this book so much I decided to get my own copy. Lots of great suggestions from lots of genres. I plan to use it as a book club resource.

    19. There is a great selection of books to read in this book. It is really great when you are looking for a book in a particular genre, but don't know which book you want to start.

    20. A good book if I'm looking for something to read. I didn't finish it because my "to read" list is long enough right now.

    21. Lots of stars and notes for my future reading pleasure. Contains neat facts about books and authors. Great deal for $3!

    22. it is a good reference but some of it depends on what tickles your fancy! Not all classics appeal to everyone.

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