Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 7/e
edited by Cynthia Orr and Diana Tixier Herald
622 pages • 7 x 10
Year Published: 2013
The gold standard for readers' advisory, this book represents an essential resource for LIS students and practicing librarians who want to better understand readers, reading interests, and fiction and nonfiction genres.
For readers' advisory librarians with patrons looking for their next great read, professors teaching readers' advisory service, or even enthusiastic readers who prefer to help themselves, Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests serves all of their needs. A new introductory section covering the role of readers' advisory service in the library and the basics of readers' advisory service is followed by chapters that list best-known titles organized by subgenres, identifying popular genres, describing their characteristics, and explaining their appeal.
This seventh edition expands on the previous with chapters on nonfiction, mainstream fiction, and women's lives; as well as on emerging genres and formats such as urban lit, graphic novels, and Christian fiction. The expanded coverage makes the book an ideal text and resource for students in library school classes on readers' advisory service or introduction to genres as well as to trainers working with new library staff.
- Provides an outstanding introduction to readers' advisory service, updated to reflect changing trends in popular reading
- Serves as a textbook or supplementary text for classes regarding popular reading, readers' advisory service, or reference
- Helps readers' advisors identify read-alikes for patrons' favorite titles