Books on my radar

4 books I’m looking forward to for the second half of 2018

Is there anyone who doesn’t like Reese? She seems to be so positive and nice. I like to watch her movies and I do think that she looks exactly the same as she did 20 years ago, I really hope her secret will be in her new book.

I especially love her idea to popularize reading by creating her book club Hello Sunshine and how she turns the books she likes into movies. Sounds pretty much amazing, doesn’t it?

Synopsis

Reese Witherspoon’s grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women “whiskey in a teacup.” We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we’re strong and fiery.

It’s easy to bring a little bit of Reese’s world into your home, no matter where you live. After all, there’s a southern side to every place in the world, right?

I am obsessed with Cecelia Ahern books and I think that everyone around me knows this. I’ve been waiting for this book since last winter. All her books have something special that just makes them irresistible for me. Maybe the lovely characters or the touching stories but once you start reading you just don’t want to leave the book before you finish it.

Synopsis

Have you ever imagined a different life?
Have you ever stood at a crossroads, undecided?
Have you ever had a moment when you wanted to roar?

The women in these startlingly original stories are all of us: the women who befriend us, the women who encourage us, the women who make us brave. From The Woman Who Slowly Disappeared to The Woman Who Was Kept on the Shelf and The Woman Who Returned and Exchanged her Husband, discover thirty touching, often hilarious, stories and meet thirty very different women. Each discovers her strength; each realizes she holds the power to make a change.

Witty, tender, surprising, these keenly observed tales speak to us all, and capture the moment when we all want to roar.

I have read The kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns and And The Mountains Echoed. I find them breathtaking and moving and I think that Sea prayer will be the very same. You can’t read his books without being torn apart at the end. He has the ability to create characters that will stick in your mind long after you’ve read the book. Extremely emotional is exactly how I would describe them and he is a great story teller.

Synopsis

A short, powerful, illustrated book written by beloved novelist Khaled Hosseini in response to the current refugee crisis, Sea Prayer is composed in the form of a letter, from a father to his son, on the eve of their journey. Watching over his sleeping son, the father reflects on the dangerous sea-crossing that lies before them. It is also a vivid portrait of their life in Homs, Syria, before the war, and of that city’s swift transformation from a home into a deadly war zone.

When I heard that the Bridge of Clay will be released later this year I was delighted. There is a huge expectation from Markus Zusak after The Book of Thief.

Synopsis

The breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father’s disappearance.

At the center of the Dunbar family is Clay, a boy who will build a bridge—for his family, for his past, for greatness, for his sins, for a miracle.

The question is, how far is Clay willing to go? And how much can he overcome?

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