With so many fantastic books out there, it can often be difficult to choose what to read next. Thankfully, The Book Lovers' Companion - an updated and revised version of The Book Club Bible - is here to help: bringing together a huge range of the best and most loved titles in one comprehensive guide. Featuring a diverse selection of books to choose from, from Pride and Prejudice to the modern classics as well as the latest bestsellers, this guide includes interesting discussion points and facts that will be indispensable for book lovers as well as potential companion books with similar themes, honest opinions from readers and razor-sharp reviews from critics, so you'll know you're making the right choice every time. Compiled by a range of English literature experts and avid readers, and with a foreword by Lionel Shriver, author of We Need To Talk About Kevin, The Book Lovers' Companion is sure to inspire any book lover. You need never read a bad book again!
This is a short book. It will be even shorter, as it happens, than Goethes The Sorrows of Young Werther, and I am writing it, for you, in at least the same spirit as he wrote that for you: And you, good soul who suffer as he did, draw comfort from his sorrows; let this little book be your friend, when by fate or through your own faultyou can find no more intimate companion.
Essential for reference work and indispensable for collection development, this classic guide helps you quickly identify the best, most affordable, and most appropriate new reference titles in any given field. The approximately 500 books reviewed in this edition have been selected from American Reference Books Annual (Libraries Unlimited) as the best works for smaller libraries. A must if your budget precludes ARBA, this cost-effective, time-saving tool also makes an excellent supplement.