Cărți cu #allthefeels

Cu toții dăm din când în când peste cărți care ne fac să plângem de parcă tocmai ne-ar fi murit pisica. Fie că e vorba de moartea unui personaj drag nouă, de un alt soi de întâmplare tragică sau de mai multe întâmplări adunate, cert este că orice cititor suferă uneori cu o carte în mână. Știu că nu e de dorit să plângi în urma  lecturii dar unele cărți merită. Sunt bine scrise, te identifici ușor cu personajele și situațiile și rămâi cu un sentiment unic după ce le citești. Știți ce zic, nu?

Nu mă mai lungesc și trec direct la lista cu cărți mișto, care te pot face să plângi. Beware, dacă nu vrei să te dai într-un emotional rollercoaster, te sfătuiesc să nu le adaugi la TBR.

Books with all the feels coming your way…

1. The Heart’s Invisible Furies, John Boyne

Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead. At the mercy of fortune and coincidence, he will spend a lifetime coming to know himself and where he came from – and over his three score years and ten, will struggle to discover an identity, a home, a country and much more. In this, Boyne’s most transcendent work to date, we are shown the story of Ireland from the 1940s to today through the eyes of one ordinary man. The Heart’s Invisible Furies is a novel to make you laugh and cry while reminding us all of the redemptive power of the human spirit.

2. Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, John Boyne

Nine year old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust. He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his country. All he knows is that he has been moved from a comfortable home in Berlin to a house in a desolate area where there is nothing to do and no-one to play with. But then he meets Shmuel, a boy who lives a strange parallel existence on the other side of the adjoining wire fence and who, like the other people there, wears a uniform of striped pyjamas.

3. Me Before You, Jojo Moyes

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that.

4. History of Loneliness, John Boyne

Odran Yates enters Clonliffe Seminary in 1972 after his mother informs him that he has a vocation to the priesthood. He goes in full of ambition and hope, dedicated to his studies and keen to make friends. Forty years later, Odran’s devotion has been challenged by the revelations that have shattered the Irish people’s faith in the church.

5. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer

In a vase in a closet, a couple of years after his father died in 9/11, nine-year-old Oskar discovers a key… The key belonged to his father, he’s sure of that. But which of New York’s 162 million locks does it open?

6. A Monster Calls,  Patrick Ness

Conor has the same dream every night, ever since his mother first fell ill, ever since she started the treatments that don’t quite seem to be working. But tonight is different. Tonight, when he wakes, there’s a visitor at his window. It’s ancient, elemental, a force of nature. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. 

7. A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara

When four graduates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they’re broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their centre of gravity. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride.

8. A  Man Called OveFredrik Backman

At first sight, Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet.He thinks himself surrounded by idiots – neighbours who can’t reverse a trailer properly, joggers, shop assistants who talk in code, and the perpetrators of the vicious coup d’etat that ousted him as Chairman of the Residents’ Association. He will persist in making his daily inspection rounds of the local streets. But isn’t it rare, these days, to find such old-fashioned clarity of belief and deed?

9. The Book of Fate, Parinoush Saniee

The novel that became a huge bestseller in Iran, before it was banned by the government. A teenager in pre-revolutionary Tehran, Massoumeh is an ordinary girl, passionate about learning. On her way to school she meets a local man and falls in love – but when her family discover his letters they accuse her of bringing them into dishonour. She is badly beaten by her brother, and her parents hastily arrange a marriage to a man she’s never met. Facing a life without love, and the prospect of no education, Massoumeh is distraught – but a female neighbour urges her to comply: ‘We each have a destiny, and you can’t fight yours.’ 

10. Freedom, Jonathan Franzen

`Freedom’ is an epic of contemporary love and marriage.This is the story of the Berglunds, their son Joey, their daughter Jessica and their friend Richard Katz. It is about how we use and abuse our freedom; about the beginning and ending of love; teenage lust; the unexpectedness of adult life; why we compete with our friends; how we betray those closest to us; and why things almost never work out as they `should’. It is a story about the human heart, and what it leads us to do to ourselves and each other.

Știu, știu, l-am pus pe John Boyne de 3 ori…dar ce să fac, dacă se pricepe?  Ca să compensez, totuși, vă mai las aici câteva titluri bonus: Revolutionary Road, The Bluest Eye, Girl, Interrupted.

Aștept să-mi spuneți ce cărți v-au făcut pe voi să plângeți.

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