What to read on vacation, or the 30 best books of this summer
TOP 10 books of this summer
- Jane Austen’s novels are the perfect beach read: for decency and decency, these passions are full of passion in these love books. And the most important thing for us is always a wedding in the finale.
- Mar Levy “Between Heaven and Earth” - these are pure female emotions: love, tears - and thoughts about what is important. One late afternoon, a beautiful stranger appears in the apartment of a lonely architect ...
- Margaret Mitchell "Gone with the Wind." Young Scarlett does not yet know that a civil war will soon begin and life will change.
- Bill Bryson "A Brief History of Almost Everything." Ingenious non-fiction book: you will learn almost all the most important things about the world.
- Jonathan Tropper "Live Yourself Next." A real hymn to the middle-aged male crisis (as, indeed, the other five books of this author). What happens when a man searches for himself, breaks everything and rebuilds, makes monstrous mistakes, but does not lose his sense of humor? Oddly enough, in the end everything turns out just fine.
- Dina Rubina "Russian Canary". The family saga in three volumes: the story of several generations and different worlds, the heroes diverge, then meet, connected by the past.
- Pelam Grenville Woodhouse "Jeeves and Worcester." An exemplary butler, a charming loafer, endless prim aunts - in general, the best example of English humor. And who is more attractive to you - Jeeves or Bertie?
- “Planet Water” by Boris Akunin is a new, albeit retrospective, story of the heroic handsome Fandorin. However, any book in this series can be re-read over and over again - despite the fact that Erast inevitably gets older.
- Gregory David Roberts "Shantaram." On the one hand, a classic adventure novel - chases, fights, mafia and smugglers. On the other hand, it is an unexpectedly deep philosophical book in which the author seeks answers to the main questions of being.
- Donna Tartt "Goldfinch". The third novel of the American writer was not in vain that he became a bestseller. He makes you cry and laugh, resent and sincerely sympathize with all the heroes.
Booker Award: Smart Book
If you think that the book that won the Bukeov Prize is not the best option for reading on vacation, the author of the novel Sveta Eleanor Cutton will convince you. The events of the book unfold in New Zealand at the height of the gold rush. 12 people (among them a priest, a pharmacist, the publisher of a local newspaper, two Chinese and a native Maori) meet in a seedy hotel to discuss the mysterious incidents into which each of them was involved. From the first pages you will be enveloped in an atmosphere of mysteries, omissions and almost mystical coincidences. By the middle, it seems that to understand this tangle of intricacies is completely impossible. And only in the last chapters suddenly such a clear and understandable chain of events is built that you will be ashamed of your own shortsightedness. An important point: the book is big and sincere. If you are going to take her on vacation, buy an electronic version.
Women's novels: This is love!
Psychologists say that when reading about other people's experiences, we are more aware of our own happiness. Perhaps that is why lists of favorite women's books are always topped by love novels. Pay attention to two news this summer. Elena Werner’s “Sad Jam” is a vibrant and emotional story about twin sisters. One of them has a whole life ahead, and the second dies at 29. The ability not to lose faith in the best, the ability to love, forgive and admit one’s mistakes are eternal topics that the author was able to look at from an unexpected angle.
Another book that should not be missed by those who love emotional prose is Anna Berseneva's “Supporting Hero”. The artist Maya is 42 years old, she is accustomed to go with the flow and is not able to take fate into her own hands, because she is not one of those women whom fate has endowed with a strong character. Is it worth fighting for love and a place in the sun? Or at the right moment the sun itself peeps out from behind the clouds? All these are issues that each of us has encountered.
Books for children
For children: summer reading
It turns out that in the summer you can read with children not only about fabulous adventures, but also learn new amazing facts. The books Sophie in the World of Trees and Sophie in the World of Flowers by Stefan Kasta, Bu Mosberg (Albus Corvus Publishing House) are dedicated to all children who are sure that the buns grow on trees, and to all parents who cannot distinguish between elm and ash . The name of the plants of the middle strip, what insects live on them and why they chose each other, says an ant named Sophie, the heroine of books by Stefan Kasta and Bu Mosberg. And the new book by writer and artist Zina Surova “Summer in the Village” (Mann, Ivanov and Ferber Publishing House) describes the events of village life on behalf of an 11-year-old boy. Here you will find not only funny stories about children, rural life and nature, but also a lot of games and creative games for children and parents for her summer leisure.
The main thing is not to think that it’s enough to give the child this book and to step back: study and implement these ideas all together!
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ZILKE LAMBEK "MR. ROSOCHOKA"
Mr. Rosette could have been Carlson's uncle and cousin Mary Poppins. This kind wizard with impeccable manners appears where the child is sad, and turns his life into a fairy tale.
LORA INGLES WILDER “LITTLE HOUSE IN BIG FORESTS”
The theme of nature and subsistence farming continues the book of the daughter of American immigrants. The most interesting pages of the story are descriptions of chores: hunting, picking up mushrooms and berries, harvesting vegetables for the winter.
KATE DICAMILLO “FLORA AND ODYSSEY”
A miracle turns an ordinary squirrel into a superhero named Odysseus. However, the main thing in this story is still not magical abilities, but the ability of loved ones to find a common language.
ROALD DAL “SWINTHUS”
This storyteller was distinguished by the ability to tell an unpleasant truth - if a person is stupid, greedy and stupid, Dahl wrote about this. The heroes of his story, Mr. and Mrs. Pig, are just that - smelly, nasty and ugly. And they will not go unpunished!
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I don't like reading just for the sake of reading, even on vacation the brain should work. This year I was preparing to read “Total Dictation”, the text was written for him by the writer Evgeny Vodolazkin, and I decided to get to know the author better. First there was the famous "Laurel", then - "Soloviev and Larionov." These are amazing books. Vodolazkin chooses words so that it is impossible to break away. The same strong impression on me was made by Alexander Chudakov’s novel “The Darkness Lies on the Old Steps”. A subtle, philological approach to the text, an amazing Russian language - just bathe in it. Such books need not only to be known by ourselves, but they must also read at least pieces to children. The third book, I’m reading it right now, is Atlas Shrugged by American writer Ayn Rand. One of her ideas is not always what the majority wants, rightly, it is not always necessary to follow what seems obvious to the majority. This question is in the air today, and the book is a good reason to reflect on this.
Learning to dream
Barbara Cher's new book is a continuation of the best-selling book “Dreaming is not harmful” (Mann, Ivanov and Ferber Publishing House). We have already seen that the ability to dream (and the lack of fear to do it) makes our life much more fulfilled. It's time to take the next step - to understand what we still want and how to achieve this. And for this you will have to work hard: learn to be aware of your desires, calm down an internal critic, cope with a negative attitude, stop waiting for luck to knock on your door and take action. Yes, the road to the goal may be quite winding, but the strategies, tips and exercises proposed by the author (and, most importantly, tested by her personally) will surely help you not only go after your dream, but also find it. “You can do everything if you find out exactly what you want,” says Barbara Sher. “And it will happen soon.”
Many of us are familiar with “excellent student syndrome”: who didn’t say something like: “If you’re doing it, do it well”? American psychologist Elizabeth Lombardo begins the book “Better Perfection. How to curb perfectionism ”(Mann, Ivanov and Ferrer Publishing House) with the recognition that she was a perfectionist for most of her life and that it was she who lost because of the pursuit of excellence. But you can get to know your perfectionism more closely and understand what features will be useful to you. The author offers the readers the most valuable thing - their experience, and at the same time seven working strategies to get rid of the irrepressible desire to live "five plus." Why is this needed? And then, in your life, instead of stress, insomnia, anxiety and fear, happiness, health, calmness and confidence will appear. Nice deal, right?
Best Seller: Best Story
“The Whole World Unseen for Us” by Anthony Dorra is a book about the most important thing. About love and fear, about cruelty and kindness, about the countless facets of the human heart. Reality and mysticism are so intertwined here so masterfully that you cannot always distinguish one from the other. Lovely, touching, unforgettable stories are strung on one another, like precious pearls. Get ready to laugh, cry, empathize and then fanatically advise all friends and acquaintances. “Hot Season” by Penelope Lively is another book that is amazing in its strength and sincerity of the narrative. A deceptively simple story that begins with the English idyll, develops into a drama, and ends completely unexpectedly. Suffering, passion, jealousy, inexorable and demanding maternal love - all these are emotions that accompany us in life, every day experiencing the strength of fragile family happiness.
How to hear
Oscar Brenifier, PhD, is convinced that you need to talk with children - and not just like that, but as with adults, even if children's issues sometimes confuse you. His new book, Make Our Children Happy: Talking to Children About Life and Freedom (Clever Publishing House), is published in the Philosophical Dialogue series. “Meditate! - calls the author. - In a dialogue it is important to understand each other, to understand what is happening in the soul of a child. And then even silence can tell you something. ”
How to cope
This new book from the World Parents series (Sinbad Publishing House) is specifically designed for moms. Its author, Hannah Evans, the wife of a sailor and the mother of three sons. Already she knows exactly how to survive in this world full of men, and, most importantly, how to use the exuberant energy of the boys in a peaceful way. Hannah not only reveals the secrets of "boy science", shares recipes - educational and culinary - and supports other mothers, but does it with a sense of humor and great optimism.
How to communicate
The book of psychologist and writer Olga Makhovskaya with the long title “American children play with pleasure, French - by the rules, and Russian - to victory” (Eksmo Publishing House) is, in fact, an encyclopedia of modern pedagogy. The author analyzes the experience of parents from different countries and suggests that parents abandon patterns and dogmas, and look at the personality of the child in the first place - and encourage the development of his strengths.