În acest moment, în Brașov (aka Okian HQ) e cod portocaliu de inundații. Plouă de ore bune, fără încetare și orașul e atât de gri încât poți crede că ai ajuns în Londra din greșeală. (dacă sunteți curioși, am postat pe Instagram o imagine destul de reprezentativă) Ne-am putea plânge mult și bine că ne-am săturat de ploaie, dar alegem să schimbăm fila și să intrăm în acel mood cozy, mai degrabă tomnatic și să bem ceai, să citim și să stăm la căldură- e și destul de frig afară, bonus. Dacă sunteți brașoveni sau și în orașele voastre plouă și aveți chef de citit, am strâns aici câteva cărți pentru zile ploioase.
Cărți pentru zile ploioase de toamnă. Adică vară 🙂
Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the ‘cemetery of lost books’, a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out ‘La Sombra del Viento’ by Julian Carax. But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find. What begins as a case of literary curiosity turns into a race to find out the truth behind the life and death of Julian Carax and to save those he left behind. A page-turning exploration of obsession in literature and love, and the places that obsession can lead.
One snowy day in Copenhagen, six-year-old Isaiah falls to his death from a city rooftop.The police pronounce it an accident. But Isaiah’s neighbour, Smilla, an expert in the ways of snow and ice, suspects murder. She embarks on a dangerous quest to find the truth, following a path of clues as clear to her as footsteps in the snow.
#3. Slade House
This is the perfect book to curl up with on a dark and stormy night. Turn down Slade Alley – narrow, dank and easy to miss, even when you’re looking for it. Find the small black iron door set into the right-hand wall. No handle, no keyhole, but at your touch it swings open. Enter the sunlit garden of an old house that doesn’t quite make sense; too grand for the shabby neighbourhood, too large for the space it occupies. A stranger greets you by name and invites you inside. At first, you won’t want to leave. Later, you’ll find that you can’t.
Forced to flee the scandal brewing in her hometown, Catherine Goggin finds herself pregnant and alone, in search of a new life at just sixteen. She knows she has no choice but to believe that the nun she entrusts her child to will find him a better life. Cyril Avery is not a real Avery, or so his parents are constantly reminding him. Adopted as a baby, he’s never quite felt at home with the family that treats him more as a curious pet than a son.But it is all he has ever known. And so begins one man’s desperate search to find his place in the world. Unspooling and unseeing, Cyril is a misguided, heart-breaking, heartbroken fool.Buffeted by the harsh winds of circumstance towards the one thing that might save him from himself, but when opportunity knocks, will he have the courage, finally, take it?
#5. My Soul to Take
A grisly murder is committed at a health resort situated in a recently renovated farmhouse, which turns out to be notorious for being haunted. Attorney Thora Gudmundsdottir is called upon by the owner of the resort – the prime suspect in the case – to represent him. Her investigations uncover some very disturbing occurrences at the farm decades earlier – things that have never before seen the light of day.
The Good Daughter will have you hooked from the first page to the last, and will stay with you long after you have finished reading! One ran. One stayed. But who is…the good daughter? Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn’s childhoods were destroyed by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father – a notorious defence attorney – devastated. And it left the family consumed by secrets from that shocking night. Twenty-eight years later, Charlie has followed in her father’s footsteps to become a lawyer. But when violence comes to their home town again, the case triggers memories she’s desperately tried to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime which destroyed her family won’t stay buried for ever.
This was meant to be the perfect trip. The Northern Lights. A luxury press launch on a boutique cruise ship. A chance for travel journalist Lo Blackwood to recover from a traumatic break-in that has left her on the verge of collapse, and to work out what she wants from her relationship. Except things don’t go as planned. Woken in the night by screams, Lo rushes to her window to see a body thrown overboard from the next door cabin. But the records show that no-one ever checked into that cabin, and no passengers are missing from the boat.
Cred că ai observat că lista de cărți pentru zile ploioase este alcătuită mai mult din thrillere și un pic de horror, nu? Cumva, ni se par cele mai potrivite cărți pentru astfel de vreme. Sigur, ar merge și niște fantasy sau ficțiune istorică, nu? Tu ce cărți pentru zile ploioase ai recomanda? Hai să strângem împreună cât mai multe sugestii, cine știe câte zile de ploaie ne mai așteaptă…