The Writer's Library

Twenty-three of today's living literary legends, including Donna Tartt, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Andrew Sean Greer, Laila Lalami, and Michael Chabon, reveal the books that made them think, brought them joy, and changed their lives in this intimate, moving, and insightful collection from "American's Librarian" Nancy Pearl and noted playwright Jeff Schwager that celebrates the power of literature and reading to connect us all.

George & Lizzie: A Novel

From “America’s librarian” and NPR books commentator Nancy Pearl comes an emotionally riveting debut novel about an unlikely marriage at a crossroads. With pitch-perfect prose and compassion and humor to spare, George and Lizzie is an intimate story of new and past loves, the scars of childhood, and an imperfect marriage at its defining moments.

Book Lust: Recommended Reading For Every Mood, Moment, And Reason

What to read next is every book lover's greatest dilemma. Nancy Pearl comes to the rescue with this wide-ranging and fun guide to the best reading new and old. Pearl, who inspired legions of litterateurs with What If All (name the city) Read the Same Book has devised 170 thematic reading lists that cater to every mood, occasion, and personality. 

Book Lust Journal

Many readers have wished for a way to record their thoughts after finishing a book, or to remember their impressions of their book club meeting. Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust Journal is the perfect place to do these things and more. Based on the famous bestseller, this conveniently sized journal is a great place for readers to expand their reading experience. 

Book Crush: For Kids and Teens -Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Interest

Parents, teachers, and librarians are often puzzled by the seemingly endless choices for reading material for young people. Nancy Pearl, America's favorite librarian, has read widely in all the genres and happily points the way in Book Crush. 

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

The response to Nancy Pearl's surprise bestseller Book Lust was astounding: the Seattle librarian and winner of the 2004 Women's National Book Award 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) became a standard MO. 

Book Lust to Go: Recommended Reading for Travelers, Vagabonds, and Dreamers

Adventure is just a book away as best-selling author Nancy Pearl returns with recommended reading for more than 120 destinations around the globe. Book Lust To Go connects the best fiction and nonfiction to particular destinations, whether your bags are packed or your armchair is calling. 

Girl Discovers Reading Then Discovers Life: A Journal

When asked Nancy Pearl for her own six-word memoir, Pearl (without skipping a beat) said, "Girl discovers reading, then discovers life." Pearl's memorable memoir provides the inspiration for this sophisticated journal, a blank slate for all your thoughts. A modern and beautiful take on the ever-popular reading journal, here are pages for your own six-word-or six-thousand-word-memoir.

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