Top 5 best books to read this summer

Every summer we start smiling when we see our holidays to arrive. And despite the fact that very often we have many things to prepare, one important question always remain: what should we read by the swimming pool this summer?


Here is a short yet edgy selection of what you should read this summer. This selection was made based on three sources: Amazon books, Huffington Post, Barnes & Nobles and Fnac.

#1: Nelson Mandela auto-biography


If you did not read it yet, now it is the time. As the editor say’s on his review, every one in this planet should read it. Discover one of the most inspiring stories of the 20th century, written by the hand of the one who lived it. Nelson Mandela, A long walk to freedom is a testimonial of bravery, determination and hope. Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and the first democratically elected president of South Africa, Mandela began his autobiography during the course of his 27 years in prison.

#2: The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald


As many people went to see the movie with Leonardo di Caprio, you definitely need to read the Fitzgerald book.
Jay Gatsby is the man who has everything. But one thing will always be out of his reach … Everybody who is anybody is seen at his glittering parties. Day and night his Long Island mansion buzzes with bright young things drinking, dancing and debating his mysterious character. For Gatsby – young, handsome, fabulously rich – always seems alone in the crowd, watching and waiting, though no one knows what for. Beneath the shimmering surface of his life he is hiding a secret: a silent longing that can never be fulfilled. And soon this destructive obsession will force his world to unravel.

#3: Inferno by Dan Brown

Dan-brown-infernoRemember the character of Robert Langdon? Dan Brown signs here a new best-selling book in which we meet again with Professor Langdon. In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces . . . Dante’s Inferno.
Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust . . . before the world is irrevocably altered.

#4: A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams



Memorial Day, 1938: New York socialite Lily Dane has just returned with her family to the idyllic oceanfront community of Seaview, Rhode Island, expecting another placid summer season among the familiar traditions and friendships that sustained her after heartbreak. That is, until Greenwalds decide to take up residence in Seaview… You cannot miss this one. Masterpiece.

#5: The Stranger by Albert Camus


2013 is the 100th anniversary of Albert Camus’ birth. The perfect time to discover or re-discover The Stranger. A great classic. Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed “the nakedness of man faced with the absurd.” First published in 1946.

This summer, rest your body and muscle your brain.



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posted by Fred / 06.29.13 - 19 h 13 min

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