More Book Lust : Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason

by Nancy Pearl

Paperback, 2005




Seattle : [Berkeley, Calif.] : Sasquatch Books ; Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2005.


The response to Nancy Pearl' s surprise bestseller Book Lust was astounding- the Seattle librarian even became the model for the now-famous Librarian Action Figure. Readers everywhere welcomed Pearl' s encyclopedic but discerning filter on books worth reading, and her Rule of 50 (give a book 50 pages before deciding whether to continue; but readers over 50 must read the same number of pages as their age) became a standard MO.

User reviews

LibraryThing member theaelizabet
Like any self-respecting bibliophile, I read Book Lust when it was first published. I madly highlighted author's names and book titles for future reference and internalized the author's "Rule of Fifty" (known here on LT as "the Pearl Rule") wherein you allow yourself to chuck a book if it's not grabbing you after 50 pages, perhaps to come back to it later--or not. Reading More Book Lust, however, especially after spending time on LT threads, is a bit like a drunken frat guy leaving a kegger to go bar hopping. It's really not necessary. I still read "More" with a highlighter in hand, though with less fervor and despite some peculiar categories (Nagging Mothers, Crying Children? Parrots?) this time around.… (more)
LibraryThing member DeltaQueen50
In More Book Lust author and librarian, Nancy Pearl continues her fantastic listing of books that she began in Book Lust. By dividing the book into interesting sub-sections with intriguing titles like “Gone Fishin’”, “Tickle Your Funny Bone” and “Gallivanting in the Graveyard” she keeps the lists short and the book easy to pick up and put down.

Although I didn’t enjoy this one as much as the first, she still managed to enlarge my wish list. I liked the manner in which she describes each book, neither giving away too much or too little. Unfortunately many of the books she highly recommends are out of print and very difficult to track down.

If you, like me, are a lover of lists and books then More Book Lust is certainly worth a browse.
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LibraryThing member cinesnail88
A worthy second installment, one that was definitely necessary as Pearl could hardly encompass a lot of the great books in only one volume. Highly recommended.
LibraryThing member jennyo
There aren't any detailed reviews here, but this is a great way to find a title if you're looking for something to read.
LibraryThing member Othemts
I must hide this from Susan – who mocked me for reading Book Lust cover-to-cover – that I once again have read the Action Figure Librarian’s book of reading lists cover-to-cover. I didn’t even mean to, I meant to browse and soon I was reading it all highlighter in hand. More than anything it makes me joyous about reading and mournful that I will not have time to read everything that is out there to read. So many books so little time.… (more)
LibraryThing member slvq
It's, um, it's a book written - very briefly and extremely vaguely - about other books. Worth a casual thumb-through, maybe.
LibraryThing member RachelPenso
This, along with Book Lust, is my go-to book when I am looking for something new to read. I have gotten more wonderful suggestions from here than anywhere else.
LibraryThing member MerryMary
This book and its predecessor are highlighted and underlined and starred in the margins to a fare-thee-well. Since I was a YA media specialist, many of her recommendations are beyond my scope of experience. But I have lots of starred titles I want to read.
LibraryThing member lachatte
Great book. After Nancy Pearl wrote "Book Lust" I exchanged several emails with her and recommended some additional titles. She mentioned me in her acknowledgements. It made my day! Actually, it made my year!
LibraryThing member BookConcierge
I read the original and this sequel both in one day ... or I should say I was mostly skimming by the time I was on the second volume. Good reference to have when I'm wondering what to read next.

Oh, and I have adopted the Nancy Pearl rule - EXCEPT when it's for book club or a class - take your age and subtract it from 100. That is the number of pages you must read before you give up on a book. (If you're 100 years old you may judge a book by its cover!)… (more)
LibraryThing member BooksForDinner
Great fun for bibliophiles. Ideas for all types of reading, at all times, in all moods, under any subject banner.
LibraryThing member ltwbooks
Excellent source for what to read next!
LibraryThing member Chris.Bulin
So I added quite a few recommendations from this book to my Goodreads list. I have also been listening to her podcast to get recommendations.
LibraryThing member borhap
Good and interesting, with lots of suggestions, still (as in book one) a bit out-fashioned and some categories wouldn't have been necessary for me, but okay: no need to argue about tastes...
LibraryThing member ehines
I have to admit, my tastes run very different than Pearl's. Anyone who likes Neal Stephenson's recent work, for instance, has a great deal more patience for stiltedness and self-indulgence than I do. But, she's clearly passionate about books and even though I can't trust her evaluations, her descriptions are usually good enough for me to finish this book with a long list of new likelies.… (more)
LibraryThing member hlselz
Great source for books to add to your booklist.



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