Después de haber hecho algunas incorporaciones nuevas del 2018 mi lista de libros favoritos, preferidos, especiales o como queráis llamarles.... es ésta (no siguen ningún orden, los voy mencionando según están colocados en la foto) :
1. lolita de vladimir nabokov.
2. la isla de alice de daniel sanchez arévalo.
3. luces en el mar de miquel reina.
4. éramos mentirosos de e. lockhart.
5. las vírgenes suicidas de jeffrey eugenides.
6. marina de carlos ruiz zafón.
7. 84, charing cross road de helene hanff.
8. el guardián entre el centeno de j.d. salinger.
9. la delicadeza de david foenkinos.
10. el curioso mundo de calpurnia tate y la evolución de calpurnia tate de jacqueline kelly.
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Another #sundayshelfie containing a few of my favourites. some miss reads can be seen...along with a few vmc designer collection...plus a couple of p.d. james and a glimpse of some folios. all excellent books but have the added attraction of wonderful dust jackets/covers by some of my favourite designers.
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Happy new year everyone! thanks for being a wonderful community and lovely friends 😊💓 .
here are my favourite reads of 2018! lilac girls being my top choice! .
lilac girls was an incredible historical fiction book based on experiments on women in concentration camps. the women’s strength was just inspiring. .
the alice network was another historical fiction based on women spies in both ww1 & ww2. again, based on a true story. this book opened my eyes to the different roles women played within the war and there strength and resilience to anything thrown their way! .
the shadow of the wind is a tale about a mysterious author and a dangerous book. every book lover will love this! .
the tattooist of auschwitz is the story of lale, a prisoner who is forced to tattoo the prisoners in the camp with their numbers. it’s his story of survival. it is also his story of love in the most unexpected place. i really enjoyed this book and it was nice to read a holocaust book from a male perspective. .
the last mrs parrish. a twisted physiological thriller about domestic voilence, wealth and mr perfect. a great book that keeps you guessing! .
the storyteller. this is my favourite jodi picoult book. it’s all about the war and holocaust but told in a very different way! it’s a must read for any historical fiction lovers! .
eleanor oliphant is completely fine is such a funny and witty book. it’s sad but yet feel good and makes you laugh and cry. i think this has been a lot of reviewers top choice! .
hope you like my choices. have you read any of these? i realise they are mostly historical fiction and based on the holocaust but it’s a period in time that i just have to learn about. the strength of those affected is so overwhelming and inspiring!
3 of my top choices are @reesesbookclubxhellosunshine choices! .
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Cześć kochani! 🤗
wczoraj na stories mówiłam wam o jednym z moich postanowień książkowych, odnośnie czytania po angielsku. jednak nie jest to jedyne postanowienie. drugim jest ograniczenie współprac do minimum, tak aby w końcu czytać więcej książek z własnych zbiorów. nazbierało mi się już tyle "leżaków", że trzeba je trochę uszczuplić. 😂 i dlatego też zamierzam niedługo przeczytać coś z moich ukochanych działów: kryminalistyki oraz kryminologii. 😎🖤 nie wiem jeszcze na co konkretnie padnie, ale na pewno będzie to dobra lektura. 😁
miłego wieczoru! 🖤
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I had trouble narrowing my list down to just ten books so here's my top 14 of 2017. i think it's a good mix - contemporary fiction, some classics and modern classics, a few books from the man booker list, a short story collection and two excellent translations. we have always lived in the castle was a re-read, patricia highsmith has been among my favourite writers for a long time but all the other authors were new to me.
the books are arranged in no particular order but if i had to recommend just one book, i think i would go with city of thieves. i rarely ever see it on instagram but it deserves more attention; and it's the perfect winter read - you'll feel the cold in your bones, i promise!
Creo que parte de lo que soy o de la mujer en la que me estoy convirtiendo nace de átomos y átomos de páginas. muchas pertenecen a los libros del año pasado. ¿cuántos me han marcado? todos, incluso los que dejé a medias o los que no recuerdo.
pero éstos son pedacitos de mí. el mississippi de #jesmynward; la esclava cora, huyendo de los latigazos mediante un ferrocarril que para mí existe; la américa bizarra (hasta el extremo) del querido donald ray pollock; el mejor modo de comprender la hambruna de biafra: por medio de olanna y la voz de chimamanda adichie; la tenacidad y la lucha por la justicia de nuestra concepción arenal; el opresivo mundo que se esconde en los pueblos del rif, narrado por #najatelhachmi; la esclavitud convertida en poesía por la increíble #mayaangelou; lo que esconden las celosías marroquíes de #leilaslimani.
mujeres y hombres míos, ya formando parte de mi intimidad, a los que dar las gracias por trans(formarme). me espera #volveraghana, mi primero del año nuevo. volver a áfrica, a la familia, a la naturaleza más salvaje. a la belleza de la feminidad. tan necesaria para éstos mis átomos.
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It's the weekend! what you up to?
me, i'm stepping out of my comfort zone and going hang-gliding for the first time. wish me luck!
in this post i'm continuing with my favourite 100 books countdown - please do let me know where i've gone wrong in my choices! featured today is numbers 90 to 81. 🤣
here's some random highlights: .
● sylvia plath's the bell jar has a special place in my heart as the first book i ever posted on my bookstagram account, but it's here because it's an amazing story which is as relevant now as when it was written. 🐰
● anne bronte's the tenant of wildfell hall. i'm going to be perfectly honest this one needs to move up. i don't know about you guys, depending on the day of the week i have a different favourite bronte sister. another day the tenant will be top, then villette, then wuthering hs. this is a cracking story though. 🐶
● the grass harp. given what else truman capote wrote you may be surprised this is my favourite of his. the reason why i love it so is that it has harper lee's fingerprints all over it. just read this and tkam together. it's beautiful. 📚
the full list is on my blogsite - click the link in my bio if you want to have a peak. and remember, these are just my favourites, there is no objective judgement of their relative merits implied. 😎
are any of these on your list? .
81. the tenant of wildfell hall, by anne bronte
82. the buddha of suburbia, by hanif kureshi
83. the bell jar, by sylvia plath
84. their eyes were watching god, by zora neale hurston
85. middlemarch, by george eliot
86. eugenie grandet, by honore de balzac
87. sense and sensibility, by jane austen
88. the grass harp, by truman capote
89. the heart is a lonely hunter, by carson mccullers
90. manon lescaut, by abbe prévost
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You might charitably assume that this battered copy has been ‘worn away with love’, well, sort of, but it was also the victim of a freak wave on the beach. i returned from a swim to find a concerned citizen fishing the rising tide out of the water. this is called irony and i had very little sense of humour about it at the time.
this is one of the novels that led me to my favourite subject: the country house in literature. i was in my teens when i first devoured it and now find its style rather scented but that ‘scent’ does a terrific job of conveying the luxurious discomfort of the great irish country house of garonlea (which is actually based in warleigh manor near bath: worth a google if you like sandstone crenellations and i do). despite this grasp of atmosphere, molly keane asks: how far we can ever have a real sense of the past? what is lost irrevocably and what can be saved? at it’s simplest, this is a battle between the old queen and the young queen — lady charlotte and her daughter-in-law, cynthia, for the role of lady of the manor. lady charlotte french-macgrath is an edwardian despot; cynthia will lead garonlea triumphantly into the roaring twenties, only to find that as noel coward said, if you are too modern ‘one is apt to grow old-fashioned quickly’. it is a gothic novel in the most fundamental sense that it is about power and powerlessness: there is a scenein in which lady charlotte compels her twenty-eight-year-old daughter to eat an apple at dinner, that will make your throat close.
there are some utterly chilling lines:
‘she was mean, though not so mean as her husband, who she had taught to be mean.’
those who love daphne du maurier’s evocation of old houses and cruelty, will enjoy the rising tide; it is a compelling, highly atmospheric and thought-provoking read and i highly recommend it.
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Any guesses what will be in my top ten yet?
...as now were into the business end, the top 50, counting down my favourite 100 books - what do you think of these? 😁👍🏻
some thoughts on today's books: .
● mike and psmith, pg wodehouse. im starting to notice a pattern of avoiding the obvious. i love jeeves and wooster of course, but psmith's remarkable verbal dexterity, poise, sartorial elegance and ability to pass through the most amazing adventures unruffled.
● zigzag street, nick earls. simply the best feel good book ever. never fails to lift me, no matter how glum i feel. chokingly hilarious in parts, poignant in others. i always end up laughing, smiling and happy having read it. 📚
● flowers for algernon, daniel keyes. recommended by a scifi loving friend, i had low expectations, but this is simply awesome. a profound meditation on life and relative intelligence, brilliantly executed.
● and the others... ○pollyanna, love this so much, but odd unsatisfying ending. ○we, the book that influenced orwell's 1984, utterly immense. ○villette, fabulous intense lucy snowe. ○a room with a view, truth, beauty, love! and the reverend beebe! ○girl with the pearl earring, such an incredibly sensitive evocation. vermeer♡. ○as i walked out one midsummer morning, poetry, youth, spain and it's people. lee can conjure with words. stunning. ○journey to the river sea. a modern children's classic. could have been written by frances hodgson burnett. that good.
do click on the link in my bio to visit my blog site, if you haven't already, for the full 100 list and other blogs.
and remember, these are just my favourites, not necessarily the best books ever written!
are any of these on your list? .
41. pollyanna, by eleanor porter
42. girl with the pearl earring, by tracy chevalier
43. mike and psmith, by p.g. wodehouse
44. as i walked out one midsummer morning, by laurie lee
45. zigzag street, by nick earls
46. journey to the river sea, by eva ibbotsen
47. flowers for algernon, by daniel keyes
48. villette, by charlotte bronte
49. room with a view, by em forster
50. we, yevgen zamyatin