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The perfect book for growing book clubs
on March 7, 2001
As a founder of an on-line bookclub and a bookaholic by nature, I was so excited to find this book at Amazon.com last spring. Since it arrived at my house, it hasn't left the nightstand! I first went through all of the different categories and highlighted the books that I had already read. Then, whenever any of my on-line bookclubs were nominating books for discussion, I'd pick a selection from one of the lists. In my club this spring, we nominated books based on three categories from *What to Read*, and everyone really enjoyed that we have focused in on various genres.
Dr. Pearlman did a great job of not only listing titles, authors and page numbers; she also gave a paragraph synopsis of each book. There are categories for almost every possible book genre. There are mostly fiction sections, but there are also autobiographies, sports, health and even fairy tales. And if you don't find what you're looking for, there is an address to send your suggestions!
I highly recommend the book to brand-new bookclubs. It provides some instruction on how to form and run your group before jumping into her book lists. Or if you would like to find a great way to keep yourself off of the beaten path of bestsellers, this is another opportunity to find new books to love!