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TV Book Club creator: We can help readers branch out

30th June 2010

Readers should attempt to broaden their literary horizons when choosing their next novel, the creator of the TV Book Club has suggested.

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Amanda Ross pointed out that around 120,000 new titles are published each year and said that when facing such a wide range of choice, readers have to work from some kind of recommendation.

She argued that people should not always base their reading choices on what appears in the bestsellers charts, but suggested that the advice of friends can usually be trusted. In addition, Ross recommended speaking to workers in independent bookshops to find out which novels they currently favour.

Ross also stressed the importance of not sticking to the same genres, writing: 'I would never naturally gravitate towards crime books, which is bizarre because I love crime thrillers on television. But having to read them for the Book Club made me realise I actually love them.'

Those finding it hard to make a final decision on their next choice should not be afraid of reading a few pages in the bookshop, she added, as this is the only way to discover if they will enjoy the novel.

Novels which are currently featured in the TV Book Club's Summer Read include Kathryn Stockett's The Help, The Man Who Disappeared by Clare Morrall and Katherine Webb's The Legacy.

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