The Book of Book Lists reviewed in the TLS

"There can be something reassuring about a good list – the coherence of it, the orderliness, the bullet points. We make lists to help us remember things (meaning both the everyday “to do” list and more grandiose forms of commemoration), but also, crucially, to set limits. A reading list suggests the bedside pile of volumes yet to be read – a miniature tower of knowledge to be scaled. As Alex Johnson shows, book lists come in many forms. Yet A Book of Book Lists is not merely a book of book lists. It suggests how we read, and why: every list Johnson includes here reveals another way of thinking, another way of figuring things out."
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