The Great American Read: The Book of Books: Explore America’s 100 Best-Loved Novels

Black Dog & Leventhal - Beautifully designed with rare images of the original manuscripts, first-edition covers, and other ephemera, rejection letters, The Great American Read: The Book of Books is a must-have book for all booklovers. Subsequent episodes will air in September and October. The great american read: the book of books will present all 100 novels with fascinating information about each book, other books and writings by the author, film or television adaptations, a snapshot of the novel's social relevance, author profiles, and little-known facts.

Celebrities and everyday americans will champion their favorite novel and in the finale in late October, America's #1 best-loved novel will be revealed. A blockbuster illustrated book that captures what Americans love to read, The Great American Read: The Book of Books is the gorgeously-produced companion book to PBS's ambitious summer 2018 series.

The Great American Read: The Book of Books: Explore America's 100 Best-Loved Novels - What are america's best-loved novels? pbs will launch the Great American Read series with a 2-hour special in May 2018 revealing America's 100 best-loved novels, determined by a rigorous national survey. Also included are themed articles about banned books, reading recommendations, the best first-lines in literature, the most influential book illustrators, and more.





1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List

Workman Publishing Company - Lists to help pick and choose, like Offbeat Escapes, or A Long Climb, but What a View. The ultimate literary bucket list. The washington post “If there’s a heaven just for readers, this is it. O, the oprah magazine          celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that’s as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the 1, 000-plus titles it recommends.

Or, stumble on a completely unknown author and work, like browsing in the best kind of bookshop, and feel that tingle of discovery. Or come across a title you always meant to read and never got around to. There are classics, and unexpected treasures, of course, too. But it’s not a proscriptive list of the “great works”—rather, it’s a celebration of the glorious mosaic that is our literary heritage.

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List - Flip it open to any page and be transfixed by a fresh take on a very favorite book. And its alphabetical arrangement by author assures that surprises await on almost every turn of the page, with Cormac McCarthy and The Road next to Robert McCloskey and Make Way for Ducklings, Alice Walker next to Izaac Walton.

There are nuts and bolts, too—best editions to read, other books by the author, “if you like this, you’ll like that” recommendations, and an interesting endnote of adaptations where appropriate. Add it all up, and in fact there are more than six thousand titles by nearly four thousand authors mentioned—a life-changing list for a lifetime of reading.

948 pages later, you still want more!” —THE WASHINGTON POST.





Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany Book for Writers, Book Lovers Miscellany with Booklist

Chronicle Books - Searching for perfect book lovers gifts? Rejoice! Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany, is a love letter to all things bookish. It's a must-have for every book collection, and makes a wonderful literary gift for book lovers, writers, and more. Readers of jane mount's bibliophile will delight in:touring the world's most beautiful bookstorestesting their knowledge of the written word with quizzesFinding their next great read in lovingly curated stacks of booksSampling the most famous fictional mealsPeeking inside the workspaces of their favorite authorsA source of endless inspiration, English majors, literary facts and recommendations: Bibliophile is pure bookish joy and sure to enchant book clubbers, aspiring writers, poetry devotees, and any and all who identify as book lovers.

If you have read or own: i'd rather be reading: the delights and dilemmas of the reading life; the written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, and Civilization; or How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines; then you will want to read and own Jane Mount's Bibliophile.

Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany Book for Writers, Book Lovers Miscellany with Booklist - Author jane mount brings literary people, places, and things to life through her signature and vibrant illustrations.





The Book of Books

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - The reading recommendations cover 116 literary genres—in fiction and nonfiction—with a range as broad as American history and time travel to self-help, the best biographies, and even zombies. Perfect fiction is not just every great novelist’s goal; it was also the goal in selecting inclusions in this guidebook to books.

There are over 100, 000-words of informative text about them. Each fiction genre provides an average of a dozen choices — making it much more likely that you’ll find your next “great read. This convenient handbook on literature also includes selected excerpts and online links to buy them or just learn more with a simple tap of your finger.

If you love books, or someone who does, you both deserve this guide. An experienced team of literary professionals chose works that meet three important criteria found in only the best fiction: 1. Our experts have identified them for you. It also offers selected excerpts in every literary genre. There's over 1, 000 great books to discover.

The Book of Books - Fiction: big sales are not the only gauge of worth, though our reading recommendations don’t ignore the bestsellers either; rather we look for authors with a knack for story-telling as well as those that have perfected a particular writing style. This tome steers you to both the established best-selling authors and the newest top writers—the must reads! There are more than 1, selected excerpts, 000 works with fun-to-read information, and links to online retailers that sell them or offer more information about them.

Pick one to fall in love with now!





I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life

Baker Books - Our books are a part of who we are as people, and we can't imagine life without them. I'd rather be reading is the perfect literary companion for everyone who feels that way. Known as a reading tastemaker through her popular podcast what Should I Read Next?, learn fascinating new things about books and publishing, Bogel invites book lovers into a community of like-minded people to discover new ways to approach literature, and reflect on the role reading plays in their lives.

The perfect gift for the bibliophile in everyone's life, I'd Rather Be Reading will command an honored place on the overstuffed bookshelves of any book lover. Our books shape us, define us, enchant us, and even sometimes infuriate us. For so many people, reading isn't just a hobby or a way to pass the time--it's a lifestyle.

I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life - In this collection of charming and relatable reflections on the reading life, beloved blogger and author Anne Bogel leads readers to remember the book that first hooked them, the place where they first fell in love with reading, and all of the moments afterward that helped make them the reader they are today.





Writers: Their Lives and Works

DK - Lavishly illustrated with photographs and paintings of writers' homes, and personal artifacts--along with pages from original manuscripts, and their correspondence--this book introduces the key ideas, themes, poems, studies, revealing the imaginations and personalities behind some of the world's greatest novels, first editions, short stories, and literary techniques of each writer, and plays.

From shakespeare and jane austen to gabriel García Márquez and Toni Morrison, this DK book features more than 100 biographies of the world's greatest writers. Introduced with a stunning portrait of each featured novelist, or poet, loves, playwright, and rivalries that inspired each individual and influenced their work, plots, revealing insights into the larger-than-life characters, biographical entries trace the friendships, and evocative settings that they created.

Writers: Their Lives and Works - Covering an eclectic range of authors from the Middle Ages to the present day, Writers provides a compelling glimpse of the lives and loves of each great writer. Each entry explains how the person's writing developed during their lifetime, and sets it in context, conveying a powerful sense of the place and the period of history in which they lived.





Literary Wonderlands: A Journey Through the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created Literary Worlds Series

Black Dog & Leventhal - Each piece includes a detailed overview of the plot and a "Dramatis Personae. Literary wonderlands is a fascinating read for lovers of literature, fantasy, and science fiction. A journalist and a critic, and the new york times book Review, her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Guardian, Harper's, where she wrote the "Last Word" column for two years.

Literary wonderlands is a thoroughly researched, wonderfully written, and beautifully produced book that spans four thousand years of creative endeavor. She is the author of the magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia and editor of the Salon. Com reader's Guide to Contemporary Authors. A glorious collection that delves deep into the inception, influences, and literary and historical underpinnings of nearly 100 of our most beloved fictional realms.

Literary Wonderlands: A Journey Through the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created Literary Worlds Series - From spenser's the fairie queene to wells's the time machine to murakami's 1Q84 it explores the timeless and captivating features of fiction's imagined worlds including the relevance of the writer's own life to the creation of the story, influential contemporary events and philosophies, and the meaning that can be extracted from the details of the work.

Co-founder of Salon. Com, where she worked as an editor and writer for 20 years, she is currently a books and culture columnist at Slate. Black Dog Leventhal. Laura miller is the book's general editor.





Remarkable Books: The World's Most Beautiful and Historic Works

DK - Spotlighting ancient and modern masterpieces, Remarkable Books is chronologically ordered to demonstrate the correlations between the growth in human knowledge and advancements in the bookmaking process. Alongside breathtaking images of the books and manuscripts discussed, each exquisite chapter charts the evolution and legacy of these landmark books and the people who produced them.

Black Dog Leventhal. A beautiful and enthralling guide to more than 80 of the world’s most celebrated, rare, and important written works, from the Dead Sea Scrolls to Anne Frank’s diary to the first Penguin paperbacks. Remarkable books delves into the stories behind the most incredible tomes ever produced, offering an insight into their wider social and cultural contexts.





Book Girl: A Journey through the Treasures and Transforming Power of a Reading Life

Tyndale Momentum - When you hear a riveting story, does it thrill your heart and stir your soul? Do you hunger for truth and goodness? Do you secretly relate to Belle’s delight in the library in Beauty and the Beast?If so, you may be on your way to being a book girl. Books were always Sarah Clarkson’s delight. Raised in the company of the lively anne of green gables, she discovered reading early on as a daily gift, the brave Pevensie children of Narnia, and the wise Austen heroines, a way of encountering the world in all its wonder.

. But what she came to realize as an adult was just how powerfully books had shaped her as a woman to live a story within that world, to grasp hope in struggle, to be a lifelong learner, and to create and act with courage. She’s convinced that books can do the same for you. Join sarah in exploring the reading life as a gift and an adventure, broaden, one meant to enrich, and delight you in each season of your life as a woman.

Book Girl: A Journey through the Treasures and Transforming Power of a Reading Life - Black Dog Leventhal. In book girl, and20+ annotated book lists, you’ll discover:how reading can strengthen your spiritual life and deepen your faith, how Sarah’s parents raised her to be a reader―and what you can do to cultivate a love of reading in the growing readers around you, why a journey through classic literature might be just what you need and where to begin, how stories form your sense of identity, including some old favorites and many new discoveries.

Whether you’ve long considered yourself a reader or have dreams of becoming one, Book Girl will draw you into the life-giving journey of becoming a woman who reads and lives well.





My Ideal Bookshelf

Little, Brown and Company - Black Dog Leventhal. In my ideal bookshelf, dozens of leading cultural figures share the books that matter to them most; books that define their dreams and ambitions and in many cases helped them find their way in the world. The books that we choose to keep --let alone read-- can say a lot about who we are and how we see ourselves.

With colorful and endearingly hand-rendered images of book spines by Jane Mount, writers, and first-person commentary from all the contributors, this is a perfect gift for avid readers, and all who have known the influence of a great book. Little Brown and Company. Contributors include malcolm gladwell, michael chabon, miranda july, james patterson, Judd Apatow, Patti Smith, David Chang, Maira Kalman, Chuck Klosterman, Nancy Pearl, Thomas Keller, Alex Ross, Alice Waters, and Dave Eggers, Jennifer Egan, among many others.





Literary Landscapes: Charting the Worlds of Classic Literature Literary Worlds Series

Black Dog & Leventhal - Hear the music of the Mississippi River steamboats that set the score for Huckleberry Finn. As is the case with all great literature, and landscape are as central to the tale as any character, the setting, scenery, and just as easily recognized. Black Dog Leventhal. Experience the rugged bleakness of Newfoundland in Annie Proulx's The Shipping News or the soft Neapolitan breezes in My Brilliant Friend.

Some stories couldn't happen just anywhere. Literary landscapes will transport you to the fictions greatest lands and allow you to connect to the story and the author's intent in a whole new way. Fully illustrated with hundreds of full-color images throughout. Little Brown and Company. Literary landscapes brings together more than 50 literary worlds and examines how their description is intrinsic to the stories that unfold within their borders.

Literary Landscapes: Charting the Worlds of Classic Literature Literary Worlds Series - The landscapes of enduring fictional characters and literary legends are vividly brought to life, evoking all the sights and sounds of the original works. Follow leopold Bloom's footsteps around Dublin. Literary landscapes delves deep into the geography, location, character, and terrain of our best-loved literary works and looks at how setting and environmental influences storytelling, and our emotional response as readers.