GSO summer reading list 2019 - GSO

GSO summer reading list 2019

The perfect neighbours

Rachel Sargeant

Helen left England to live in Germany with her husband. She works for an international school and in her same neighbourhood live also many of her colleagues. However, they seem to have a weird behaviour and what was supposed to be Helen’s dream is becoming her nightmare.

The Age of Disenchantments

Aaron Shulman

A historical narrative by journalist Aaron Shulman telling us about the Spanish Civil War in an unconventional way: through the Paneros – Spanish family known for its novelty – and their relationships with politics, literates, artists of the time.

The Testaments

Margaret Atwood

Definitely, an end-of-summer reading, as the release for the sequel of The Handmaid’s Tale, the book brought again to success by the TV series starring Elizabeth Moss, is set for 10th September. According to Atwood’s declarations, the novel will be mainly focused on the Gilead Republic and its inhabitants. Still some few weeks to wait until we can finally read it!

Around the world in 80 days

Jules Verne

Great classic of French literature, first published in 1873 and still a success in many languages. It’s the story of an English gentleman who bet to be able to circumnavigate the world in eighty days and therefore leaves with his valet Passepartout. A mixture of adventure and irony that will keep you reading till the last word.

I’ll Never Tell

Catherine McKenzie

The engaging story of three siblings who, at their parents’ death, are supposed to settle the inheritance by themselves. Their parents’ will however, implies that before inheriting anything, they must decide whether their brother is guilty of a murder committed many years before. Will they solve the mystery?

The Little Book Café

Georgia Hill

Tash, Emma and Amy don’t even know each other and lead pretty different lives. Yet still, their existences are meant to intertwine thanks to a weekly book club hosted at Amy’s small café. What will this story have in store for them? Find it out reading the pages of this novel, better if under a palm, drinking a cocktail at the water’s edge.

The Bride Test

Helen Hoang

This is the story of a boy who, due to autism, has a different way of processing emotions. He is convinced he cannot love and therefore avoids all relationships, to the point that his mother decides to go to Vietnam and find a good wife for him. How will this forced relationship evolve?

Her Royal Highness

Rachel Hawkins

Have you ever heard of Royals? It’s the latest series by Rachel Hawkins, New York Times bestselling author. This one is Royals #2, the story of Millie Quint, fleeing to a boarding school in Scotland to escape facing her ex best-friend/girlfriend. Her new life seems brilliant under all points of view, but for one: her roommate, Flora, is a princess. How will her story evolve? We can’t wait to know!

The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway

Pulitzer Prize-winning in 1953, this novella is rich in symbolism. It’s the story of Santiago, old Cuban fisherman, struggling to take home the biggest marlin he has ever fished, fighting against the strong forces of nature.

Goodnight stories for rebel girls. 100 tales of extra-ordinary women.

Francesca Cavallo, Elena Favilli

What if the princess didn’t marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut? What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the kingdom? Illustrated by sixty female artists from every corner of the globe, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces us to one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives, from Ada Lovelace to Malala, Amelia Earhart to Michelle Obama. Empowering, moving and inspirational, these are true fairy tales for heroines who definitely don’t need rescuing.

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