Top 5 books to read this summer

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When summer arrives, holidays are not far. During holidays you can take your time to do what you always wanted to do. Sometimes, a good book under a tree or just laying down in your preferred armchair is the perfect idea of holidays. Here is our selection of top 5 best books for this summer. Luxury for your eyes.

America: imagine a world without her – Dinesh D’Souza

America: imagine a world without her
“Conceived in liberty… Or oppression? This is how Dinesh D’Souza starts his book inside flip description. And it summarizes all. America, or precisely USA has always divided world public opinion. If D’Souza analysis is pretty provocative as he talks freely about history (Amerindians, Slavery) as well as Economics, war and its role as savior of the world. It is an interesting analysis despite the fact Dinesh position is to save America from progressivists anti-USA. He tries to rebalance the situation. It might be one of the most sulfurous book this summer. Dinesh D’Souza is a New York Times best-selling author with his book about Barack Obama. He is former president of Kings College in New York among other things.

Mr. Mercedes, by Stephen King

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Mr Mercedes Stephen King
Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable. A classic Stephen King in which ultra-realism, suspense and creepy meet. This race against time starts with a killer who drives an old Mercedes Benz over innocent people. The investigation starts but a few surprises will make you feel that things are not always what they seem.

Joe and Marilyn, legends in love, by C. David Heymann

Joe and Marilyn legends of love
One of the most passionate story about love. The one between baseball great Joe DiMaggio and Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe. Often considered as Marilyn true love, yet their wedding last only for 9 month in 1954. Probably too passionate to bear for 2 mega stars at that time. everybody had the eyes on them. After their divorce, Marilyn and Joe remained close friends. When she died at the age of 36, DiMaggio delivered to her crypt 6 red roses, 3 times a week for the following…. 20 years. Sometimes great love stories are just not yet ready to happen. The Author, C. David Heymann was a specialist in biographies. He successfully brought several details of lives in his books and would help you understand better amazing destinies almost from the inside view of it.

Dries Van Noten, by Pamela Golbin and Hamish Bowles

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Dries Van Noten
Considered as one of the most cerebral fashion designer, Dries Van Noten is the proud ambassador of Antwerp school. By the end of the 80’s he got international recognition and represents today an iconic symbol of dedication, talent and know how. This book is a deep dive into Dries Van Noten creative universe, from collections to style.
Pamela Golbin is the curator chief of Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and Hamish Bowles is a English fashion journalist and European chief editot at-large of Vogue. Two edgy experts to talk about an edgy artist.

Mona Lisa, a life discovered by Dianne Hales

Mona Lisa biography
She is probably the most well known of all unknown people. She is Mona Lisa. Everybody knows the famous portrait made by Leonardo da Vinci. But only a few know the true story and the life of the woman behind.
Lisa Gherardini (1479-1542) was a quintessential woman of her times, caught in a whirl of political upheavals, family dramas, and public scandals. This book blends biography, history and some memoir facet. It is by far our pick of the month. You cannot go on holidays without it. The 15th century is an amazing period in the world. Christopher Columbus discovered the new world and Europe left the middle age dark times for something more bright. Dianne Hales became completely obsessed by finding the real Mona Lisa. She shares here her investigation and her exploration of the life of one of the most enigmatic person in arts.

Enjoy your holidays.
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Top 5 books for summer holidays

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