Further Reading: Start Here


If you’re wondering about the Further Reading section of my blog, here’s what it’s all about.

My book

My book, Library Lin’s Curated Collection of Superlative Nonfiction, recommends thousands of nonfiction books for you to consider reading. I had a great time exploring 65 lists of books, some of which are updated annually, to try to find books in every Dewey Subdivision. These books were found on lists that date back a century. All have been determined outstanding among the books considered for each list in the time period specified.

So many books were recommended that I could not possibly fit them all into my book. The Dewey Decimal Classification, which I am using with permission from OCLC, has a thousand categories for book arrangement. While I annotated up to ten books in every category, some categories had many, many more books I could have used. So I created “Further Reading” lists to add up to ten more books. You will find the annotations to those books here on my blog.

How they’re arranged

I have categorized my Further Reading lists by Dewey Decimal Classification subdivisions. So if you look at my categories, you will find annotations for the books I didn’t have room for in my book. This doesn’t necessarily mean they are inferior to the books I included there. My aim in the book was to have as many facets of each subject as possible. So books were taken out sometimes because I had too many on that topic and needed to omit some so the book would have a balance of topics.

If you’d like to scroll through the books in no particular order, you can type in the “further reading” tag. All my lists of annotated further reading can be found under that.

Why bother?

It’s a lot of trouble to write a book. Generally, when people go to that much trouble, they have something to say. All the books I’m recommending have been honored as outstanding in one way or another. Even though these books aren’t in the book, they are still honored titles.

My goal is to keep these books in the public eye so maybe they may be discovered by someone who might benefit from reading them. That person could be you.

An Invitation

So here’s my invitation:

Look through the lists. See if any interest you. Go to a library, a bookstore, or online to find them. Read them. You never know where that experience might take you! I have links to the books on Amazon where they are available. I do receive a small commission if you purchase the book from my link.

Check back often! I put up new books once or twice per week.

I’m Library Lin, Bibliophile, and Joyful Learner.

Welcome to my world!

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