Summer is finally here and this means time off work and school, going on holiday, lying on the beach, by the pool, or under the shadow of a tree. And it means more time to read. So I am giving you a list of ten books to keep you company in this hot weather.
JANE AUSTEN – PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (ORGOGLIO E PREGIUDIZIO)
Jane Austen is one of my favourite authors and Pride and Prejudice is on my top three of favourite books. Even though, it’s written in the 1800s, Elizabeth (and Jane Austen)’s view of women is very modern and I always love to read and reread about her and Mr. Darcy and their complicated love story. It’s full of witty and entertaining moments that will make you laugh.
AGATHA CHRISTIE – APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH (APPUNTAMENTO CON LA MORTE)
Those of you who read my reviews know that I am a big fan of Agatha Christie and every few weeks I present you a review of one of her novels. Hercule Poirot is one of my favourite detective in fiction and in this novel he has to investigate the death of a matriarch who seems everyone in her family wanted death.
TRUMAN CAPOTE – BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S (COLAZIONE DA TIFFANY)
You probably have seen the movie, but you should really read the book, too. Truman Capote’s writing is brilliant and captivating and you’ll love reading Holly Golightly’s adventures in the New York of the 1940s.
KATHLEEN BARBER – ARE YOU SLEEPING (IL BIVIO)
A murder, a killer who may be innocent, a podcast that investigates murders, and a family coming together after years apart. Full of twists and family drama, this is a gripping summer read (and you can read my full review here).
SOPHIE KINSELLA – CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? (SAI TENERE UN SEGRETO?)
Sophie Kinsella is one of my favourite authors and the creator of the Shopaholic series, which it’s one the most entertaining series with an entertaining and hilarious character, but the book I love most from this author is Can You Keep A Secret? in which the protagonist reveals all her secrets to a stranger only to find out that he is her boss. And the news just came out that it’s going to be turned into a movie.
- S. FITZGERALD – THE GREAT GATSBY (IL GRANDE GATSBY)
Travel back to the Golden Age with this timeless classic. Set in the New York of the 1920s, between parties, love affairs, and Jazz all around, you will love this novel about obsession and secrets.
CHRISTI DAUGHERTY – THE ECHO KILLING (REPLICA DI UN OMICIDIO)
A murder similar to a fifteen-year-old case brings to the attention of readers Harper McCain, the protagonist of this fantastic new series, a journalist who tries to solve her mother’s murder, even if the entire police force is trying to stop her (see my full review here).
EMILY GIFFIN – SOMETHING BORROWED (PICCOLE CONFUSIONI DI LETTO)
A thirty-years old friendship is tested when one of them falls for the other’s fiancée and old grudges come to light. A romantic comedy full of surprises that it was made into a movie with Kate Hudson and John Krasinski.
HARPER LEE – TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (IL BUIO OLTRE LA SIEPE)
This is absolutely my favourite book of all time. While in Europe Hitler is rising, in Alabama, race is a big problem and it is all told through the innocent eyes of a six-year-old.
- A. PARIS – BEHIND CLOSED DOORS (LA COPPIA PERFETTA)
On the outside, Grace and Jack life is perfection itself. But we never really know what goes on behind the walls of a house. A gripping and suspenseful novel that you won’t be able to put down (read my full review here).