Why We Read What We Read: A Delightfully Opinionated Journey through Contemporary Bestsellers

Why We Read What We Read: A Delightfully Opinionated Journey through Contemporary Bestsellers

John Heath, Lisa Adams


What do weight reduction, evil emperors and stories of redemption have in universal? We readers have many soiled little secrets—and our bestselling books are spilling all of them. We can't withstand conspiratorial crooks or the quantity 7. now we have obtained thousands of books approximately cheese. And over one million people learn greater than 50 approximately exact books each 12 months. In Why We learn What We learn, Lisa Adams and John Heath take an insightful and infrequently hilarious travel via approximately 2 hundred bestselling books, ferreting out their power topics and choosing what these say approximately what we think and the way we relate to each other. a few of our favourite (and revealing) subject matters contain: —Repeating the most obvious: vitamin, Wealth, and proposal —Black and White and browse all over the place: stable and Evil in Bestselling experience Novels and Political Nonfiction —Soul teach: faith and Spirituality —Hopefully Ever After: Love, Romance and Relationships —Reading for Redemption: Trials and Triumphs in Literary Fiction and Nonfiction —Controversy and Conspiracy within the Da Vinci Code discover the character of what and the way we read—and what it ability for our psyches, our society and our destiny.

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