background preloader

Livres

Facebook Twitter

Summer Reading Recommendations, From 6 Novelists Who Own Bookstores - NYTimes.com. Books to Breeze Through This Summer - NYTimes.com. 10 Essential African Novels. We asked five novelists, each from a different African country and with a new novel out this spring, to select two of their favorite African novels.

10 Essential African Novels

Here's what each picked. Links to PW reviews are provided when available. Odafe Atogun Photo Credit: Adebayo Adekunle In Taduno's Song, Nigerian author Atogun combines a retelling of the Orpheus myth with a Kafkaesque meditation on identity in a powerful novel about a musician who runs afoul of the ruthless Nigerian government. 1. Coetzee weaves with brutal, admirable grace a troubling story in which the professor, in a bid to escape the consequences of his action, finds refuge in his daughter’s isolated smallholding in post-apartheid South Africa where retributive violence is stoked by racial conflicts. 2.

Haunted by the painful memory of loss in a hypocritical society which uses religion to promote hatred and violence, Binta experiences a primal desire to save her lover from a life of crime. Peter Kimani 3. Around the World in 80 Books: A Global Reading List. Ready for some serious armchair travel?

Around the World in 80 Books: A Global Reading List

Take a trip around the globe with these books from the eighty most populated countries in the world. Afghanistan – The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini: An unlikely friendship forms between a well-to-do boy and the son of his father’s servant in the years leading up to the Soviet-Afghan War. Barack Obama's book recommendations: POTUS' reading list. Whether he’s reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, President Barack Obama may as well be known as the Commander in Books.

Barack Obama's book recommendations: POTUS' reading list

POTUS is an avid reader and recently spoke to the New York Times about the significant, informative and inspirational role literature has played in his presidency, crediting books for allowing him to “slow down and get perspective.” With his presidency coming to an end this Friday, EW looked back at Obama’s lit picks over the years — because it can’t hurt to read like a great leader. #ObamaForBookClubPresident2017, anyone? See a comprehensive list of every book Obama has recommended during his presidency: Books for Daughters: When asked what books he recommended to his 18-year-old daughter Malia, Obama gave the Times a list that included The Naked and the Dead and One Hundred Years of Solitude.

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status. Culture - The 21st Century’s 12 greatest novels. 12.

Culture - The 21st Century’s 12 greatest novels

Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex (2002) What are the greatest novels of the opening years of this tumultuous century? Things to do before 30: read these 33 books. The non-western books that every student should read. The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon I teach it to my first years and return to the book through their degree.

The non-western books that every student should read

Elena Ferrante: pourquoi "le plus grand écrivain contemporain" a décidé de se cacher. Great Books By Women: The Collaborative Directory - Google Sheets. 13 Illuminating Books That Should Be Required Reading. Five Necessary French Books You Should Read. 30 ans des Inrocks : nos meilleurs livres sortis depuis 1986. De Daft Punk à David Lynch, de Bourdieu au Wu-Tang Clan, de Houellebecq à la série The Wire, nous nous sommes replongés dans les trente œuvres indispensables des trente dernières années, pour isoler les étapes fondatrices de l’histoire du magazine.

Sans oublier de vous préparer aux prochaines décennies avec différentes projections sur l’avenir du cinéma, de la musique, de l’art contemporain, de la littérature ou de la mode. Pour accompagner votre lecture, nous avons établi une sélection individuelle de nos dix livres favoris sur les trente dernières années. Nelly Kaprièlian. 11 Books That Will Hook You In From The Very First Line. I don’t know about you, but when I’m wandering between a bookstore’s shelves, browsing for a great new read, a book’s back cover summary isn’t always the first place I look — I mean, hello: spoilers.

11 Books That Will Hook You In From The Very First Line

(Nobody likes spoilers, am I right?) Nope, when I’m searching for my next potential favorite book of all time, sometimes I look no further than the very first sentence. Sounds crazy, I know, but there really are tons of books that will hook you in from the very first line (and then won’t let you go until the last). Sure, that might seem like a lot of pressure to put on one, tiny first sentence; especially when there are so many potentially fabulous sentences to follow. 30 ans, 30 œuvres : “American Psycho” de Bret Easton Ellis. Huffingtonpost. 43 Life-Changing Books You Need To Read.

10 Other Magical Books 'Harry Potter' Fans Should Read. In Memoriam: David Bowie's Top 100 Favorite Books. The 24 Best Fiction Books Of 2015. The 10 Best Books of 2015. Que lire quand on n’a jamais lu de classique? 15 Fantastic Books By Women To Read This Fall. 700 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices. Download 800 free eBooks to your Kindle, iPad/iPhone, computer, smart phone or ereader.

700 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices

Collection includes great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, including works by Asimov, Jane Austen, Philip K. Dick, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Neil Gaiman, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Shakespeare, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf & James Joyce. Also please see our collection 900 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free, where you can download more great books to your computer or mp3 player. Learn how to load ebook (.mobi) files to your Kindle with this video Religious Texts. My 10 Favorite Books: Alan Hollinghurst. Photo For his bookshop installation, One Grand, the editor Aaron Hicklin asked people to name the 10 books they’d take with them if they were marooned on a desert island.

My 10 Favorite Books: Alan Hollinghurst

The next installment in the series comes from Alan Hollinghurst, the British writer who won the Man Booker Prize for “The Line of Beauty” in 2004. He shares his picks exclusively with T. “War and Peace,” Leo Tolstoy The greatest of all novels. “Selected Poems of Tennyson” The first poet I loved and learned by heart, and whose music still haunts me and inspires me 45 years later. The Best New York City Novels by Neighborhood. A lire ! « Brain on Fire », de Susannah Cahalan. 15 Books to Read This Fall. “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” David Lagercrantz, Sept. 1 The book arrives a decade after “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” vaulted punk protagonist Lisbeth Salander to fame, following the death of author Stieg Larsson.

15 Books to Read This Fall

The thriller by Swedish journalist and novelist Mr. Lagercrantz, which draws in the National Security Agency and Silicon Valley, has a global first print run of 2.7 million copies. As readers debate whether the book helps or hurts Mr. 34 Books By Indian Authors That Everyone Should Read. The 100 greatest novels of all time: The list. 1.

The 100 greatest novels of all time: The list

Don Quixote Miguel De CervantesThe story of the gentle knight and his servant Sancho Panza has entranced readers for centuries. • Harold Bloom on Don Quixote – the first modern novel 2. Pilgrim's Progress John BunyanThe one with the Slough of Despond and Vanity Fair. • Robert McCrum's 100 best novels: The Pilgrim's Progress. The best novels in English: readers' alternative list. Which are the 100 best novels ever written in the English language? No list could possibly satisfy everyone, as is always the case with listicles. When writer Robert McCrum completed his own, after developing it over the course of two years, it was greeted with a mix of enthusiasm and criticism. Most of the scepticism centred on the lack of diversity, though many readers had their own favourite omission. So we asked you to nominate the books you thought should have made the list. Best Classic Literature Ever (393 books) The best novels in English: readers' alternative list.

Amazon. Amazon.fr - Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts, Pierre Guglielmina - Livres. 100 Best Books of the Decade So Far. Sélection de livres qui donnent envie de voyager. Besoin de rêver un peu ? La rédac vous a concocté une petite sélection de livres qui vous mettront des envies d’exploration plein la tête ! Ah… Que ce printemps qui se traîne vous épuise. L’ennui du quotidien ne fait rien pour vous améliorer le teint, et vous n’êtes pas loin de vous demander « à quoi bon ?