Summer vacation is an excellent occasion to pick up a book,and this, which you do not want to regret after reading. It should be light, elegant, but at the same time smart and able to stay in memory for a long time.
Anna Gavalda "Just together"
One of the most famous books by Anna Gavalda,a piercing story about love and solitude, full of laughter and tears, gracefully woven from the painfully familiar daily routine, from failures and accidental victories, from accidents, happy and not so. Roman, deservedly conquered millions of readers around the world.
Robert Galbraith "Call of the Cuckoo"
The debut novel of the unknown Robert Galbraith is unlikelyJoan Rowling would not have been hiding behind this pseudonym. The writer once again proved that she did not change the skill of the narrator. "Call of the Cuckoo" is a classic quiet, intellectual detective in the best traditions of the genre: crime, detective, dashing plot and superbly refined style.
Joan Harris "Chocolate"
Romance-delicacy, impregnated with the aromas of chocolate,sticky caramel, fresh pastries and mystery. The wind of the carnival in the provincial town of Lansken-sous-Tann brought beautiful strangers, mother and daughter. They open a chocolate in the city - and the life of the townspeople changes forever. Kindness and tolerance against the dogmatism and stagnation of the local "decent" society. Who won?
Gregory David Roberts "Shantaram"
The thousand-page "Shantaram" is an ideal book forprotracted leave. Modern Mumbai melts from the heat, Indians are slow and naughty, and Mafiosi - steeper than in Russia in the nineties. This is where the autobiographical hero Roberts caught himself, escaping from an Australian prison. The novel portionally gives an action, spiritual quest, love stories, sketches of the aboriginal way of life - to mix, but not to shake.
Mikhail Zhvanetsky "Southern Summer (Read in the North)"
This is a collection where there are many "small" ones, likethe author is expressed, but there are many "big" stories, sketches. "I'm writing shortly," the author explains. - Something in me so ordered. Here - summer. South of the Great Country. A life. People. Conversations ... I'm in a good mood and have pleasant memories. "
Alice Munroe "Fugitive"
Alice Munro has been called the best in the world for 30 yearsthe author of short stories, but in Russia her books come only now, after the writer received the Nobel Prize in Literature. "Fugitive" is a collection of amazing stories about love and betrayal, about sudden twists of fate and the complexities of personal relationships.
Stephen King "11/22/63"
This novel is unreservedly recognized as the best bookStephen King and millions of fans of the writer, and serious literary critics. Jake Epping, a high school teacher, goes to the past to prevent Kennedy's assassination. And in such a plot, the king of horrors knows how to use his classical techniques as efficiently as possible and make the goosebumps run wild.
Yann Martel "Life of Pi"
A wonderful story will introduce you to the Indiana boy named Pi, a connoisseur of animals who, after a shipwreck, was in a boat with an unusual companion, the Bengal tiger Richard Parker. In 2002, this world bestseller was awarded the Booker Prize. Confession, revelation, fantasy, the parable of self-control - and a perfect example of when both the book and the sensational screen adaptation are equally good.
Neil Gaiman "All the New Tales"
Genius narrator Neil Gaiman collected the bestnovels in the genre of horror and suspense, written by recognized masters of American prose. This is a collection of smart, subtle, exciting and very different stories. And it's an ideal book for a beach holiday: the length of one fairy tale is enough to get a dose of ultraviolet on the sunbed - and run into the water.
Ray Bradbury "Dandelion Wine"
Perhaps the most summer book in the whole worldliterature. Enter the bright world of a twelve-year-old boy and spend one summer with him, filled with events, joyful and sad, mysterious and disturbing; summer, when every day amazing discoveries are made, the main of which is you're alive, you breathe, you feel. Ageless classic, which will give you a sunny mood even on a rainy day of vacation.