Summer: a relaxing time to devote to ourselves and to what we love the most. And what could be more relaxing than reading a good book? On the beach at sunset or after a picnic in the mountains, there is always the right moment to read.

Here’s a selection of five books to read this summer, two classic and three new releases.

Joseph O’Connor – The trill of it all

The irish Joseph O’Connor, famous for The representative, offers with “The Trill of it all” an overwhelming and very rock and roll reading.
In the early ’80s Roddie, a teenager with an Irish family, and Fran, a Vietnamese orphan, meet. They soon made up a group together with the twins Trez and Sean in a mixture of suburbs, lights, enthusiasm and ghosts.
The Characters and the plot are strong.

The e-book edition counts a special feature: a playlist with the tracks of the book (Abba, David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, the Clash ..) reproducible thanks to Spotify.

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Hermann Hesse – Siddhartha

The most famous work of Hesse, as well as a classic, is “Siddhartha”.
Published for the first time in 1922, it has been rediscovered in recent years by many young people who find themselves in this text that it’s still very modern.

Siddhartha is the one who is looking for something, that means a path of mysticism, meditation and sensuality for who doesn’t consider anything as definitive. A delicate essay that through the novel succeeds in giving a contemporary teaching.

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Michael Connelly – The black box

“The black box” is what usually allows investigators to understand what happened in an accident, is the solution of any case.
The black box is what the protagonist Harry Bosh, a character that Michael Connelly was able to outline expertly through the pages of the book, will use to solve a case from twenty years back.

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Ernest Hemingway – The old man and the sea

A classic that Hemingway wrote during his time in Cuba and therefore affected the atmosphere of the Cuban culture.
The book, published in 1951 and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 and the Nobel Prize for literature a year later, it was written in the ’30s and tells the epic struggle between the old fisherman Santiago and a swordfish, in a reflective mood that attempts to analyze the fate of the men, their dignity and their labor together in survival.
A book that everyone should read.

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Michael Faber – The book of strange new things

Dutch writer of the Crimson Petal and The White returns after 13 years with a love that survives to the cosmos.
It all begins when a devout man of faith is called for a mission that will take him away from his wife.
A galaxy away, Peter lives new experiences, maintaining a correspondence with his wife, but the distance will lead them to face different challenges.
A love story of extraordinary intensity.

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Do you have other books to suggest?

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  1. Per quanto riguarda i libri, sembra tu abbia la stessa originalità di una professoressa d’italiano delle medie.
    Lascia perdere l’arte e la letteratura. E concentrati a parlare di calzini e mutande, che lo sai fare meglio.

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