What is the Lazy Readers’ Book Club?
This is where you go when you want to read quality books that don't take years to finish. My mission is to increase interest in reading by providing cool, short book recommendations for all ages. From interest comes devotion.
What kinds of books are featured?
Every month I provide book recommendations that are quick and easy to read for personal pleasure. I try not to include any books over 250 pages, and I always include books written for a variety of ages (typically 3-4 Adult titles; 3-4 Young Adult titles; 3-4 Children’s titles). Preference is given to first-time authors and books with positive messages, but a diverse selection of books exists in this database.
Why don’t you feature longer books (over 250 pages)?
Please do not misunderstand me: I love longer books! The purpose of this site is to provide short book recommendations for busy people. Also, in my experience as an inner-city teacher and consultant working with thousands of reluctant and struggling readers (as well as their teachers and parents), I have found shorter books are often a great gateway to whet reading appetites. I want to see people reading more, and I do not want to judge readers by the lengths of books they read (I, personally, love reading a 1,000-page book by Larry McMurtry or Ken Follett, but I get a lot of satisfaction reading a Ken Blanchard book in a few hours).
Does Danny accept reader recommendations?
Why do you call this the “lazy” readers’ book club?
Some folks take offense that I call this site the "Lazy" Readers' Book Club. I know many of us are avid readers. This site is for everyone who doesn't have time to read thicker books but still have a hunger to read some quality literature. What bothers me is that there are only 24 hours in a day, and hectic schedules often prevent us from one of life's greatest pleasures: reading. By the way: people who read more become better readers, and my experiences have shown me that people who read shorter books eventually gravitate to longer ones. Indeed, even I find the time to read lengthier books, now that I have developed a taste for shorter ones. Also, you can interpret the word “lazy” to mean spending a lazy afternoon enjoying a really good book. We would all be better off if more people chose books over screens.
How do I get Danny to speak to my organization?
I speak over 100 days/year around the world to schools, businesses and associations. To learn more about booking me for your next event, click here
How do I get a book featured on the site?
ATTN: Lazy Readers’ Book Club
312 N. Francisca Ave., Suite #5
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
What does Danny do with hard copies of the book?
After reading/reviewing books, I donate them either to a classroom teacher or a public library.
How do I know if Danny featured my book on the site?
I receive over 5,000 books from authors and publishers every year, and it is not possible for me to individually contact every author/publisher when a book is featured. The best advice I can give is to become a member
(membership is free) and keep an eye out for your book.