Monday, April 4, 2022

Best Browseable Books...Huh? What's a Browseable Book?

Do you remember the first time you bought Guinness Book of World Records in your Scholastic book order at school? Do you remember when the book came in and you couldn't stop reading it, turning the pages and reading along as a picture or a title caught your interest? 

Now that's a fabulous browseable book. 

What's the official definition of a browseable book? There's no such thing; I just made it up. But if I create it, I can define it, right? So a browseable book is a book made up of content you can read in any order, with content that is almost mesmerizing.

Long ago...

The Guinness Book of World Records

The People's Almanac

The Book of Lists

More recently...

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders

Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide

Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World 

Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World

What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Big Book of Small Stuff: 100 of the Best Inspirations from Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

Ties that Bind: Stories of Love and Gratitude from the First Ten Years of Story Corps

Material World: A Global Family Portrait

All of these were five-star reads for me. I think you might call me a browse-a-phile.

Have you read any of these? Do you have any suggestions to add to my list?

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each Tuesday That Artsy Reader Girl assigns a topic and then post her top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join her and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.    

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