Calling all Readers Advisors!
The 4th and latest edition of the Adult Popular Fiction Workbook is now available for purchase.
Published in 2012 and created by the members of the Adult Reading Round Table Steering Committee, the ARRT Popular Fiction Workbook (formerly named the Adult Popular Fiction List) was designed to help library staff evaluate their knowledge of popular fiction for adults. The workbook can be used to help structure a discussion group or reading plan within an individual library or library system.
The list was first updated in 2002 to reflect the latest trends in popular reading. In 2007, the list was revised again, including more areas of popular interest and broadening its scopes to "popular fiction" from "genre fiction."
Four levels of "familiarity" were established:
I have read this author
I have read about this author
I have heard of this author
I have never heard of this author
The list is divided into 14 categories. Only those authors the committee considered most important, popular, and currently writing are included. Librarians are encouraged to add authors of local interest to the list.
If you are interested in purchasing the 4th edition of The Adult Popular Fiction Workbook for $15.00, please e-mail Debbie Walsh firstname.lastname@example.org