Top 10 – Cărțile anului 2018

An de an, Decembrie ne împinge să ne facem socotelile pe lunile ce tocmai au trecut (încă un an aproape gata!). Iar printre lucrurile de ‘numărat’ la final de an se numără și cărțile – citite, puse pe lista de citit sau, pur și simplu, cele mai bune. De aceea, am socotit că este cazul să aflăm și care au fost cele mai căutate și cele mai bine cotate titluri. A ieșit lista ce curpinde cărțile anului 2018: 100 de titluri, alese pe sprânceană. Iar în acest articol ne-am propus să le scoatem la înaintare pe acelea zece dintre cele care au făcut, cel mai des, obiectul dorințelor cititorilor avizi de pe întreg globul.  

 

# Queen of Air and Darkness, de Cassandra Clare

In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the disease that is destroying the race of warlocks. Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined.

 

 

 

 

 

# Fire and Blood, de G. R. R. Martin

Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen took up residence on Dragonstone. Fire and Blood begins their tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart. This edition features more than eighty all-new black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

# Circe, de Madeline Miller

Circe is the daughter of Helios, the sun god, and Perse, a beautiful naiad. Yet from the moment of her birth, she is an outsider in her father’s halls. Named after a hawk for her yellow eyes and strange voice, she is mocked by her siblings – until her beloved brother Aeëtes is born.  Yet after her sister Pasiphae marries King Midas of Crete, Aeëtes is whisked away to rule his own island. More isolated than ever, Circe, who has never been divine enough for her family, becomes increasingly drawn to mortals – and when she meets Glaucus, a handsome young fisherman, she is captivated.

 

 

 

 

 

# Leah on the Offbeat, de Becky Albertalli

When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat – but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s the only child of a young, single mum, and her life is decidedly less privileged. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends – not even her openly gay BFF, Simon. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

# Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different, de Ben Brooks

WINNER OF THE CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2018

Daniel Radcliffe, Galileo Galilei, Nelson Mandela, Louis Armstrong, Grayson Perry, Louis Braille, Lionel Messi, King George VI, Jamie Oliver… all dared to be different.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

# 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, de Yuval Noah Harari

In bringing his focus to the here and now, Harari will help us to grapple with a world that is increasingly hard to comprehend, encouraging us to focus our minds on the essential questions we should be asking ourselves today. Employing his trademark entertaining and lucid style, Harari will examine some of the world’s most urgent issues, including terrorism, fake news and immigration, as well as turning to more individual concerns, from resilience and humility to meditation.

 

 

 

 

# Becoming, de Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms.

 

 

 

 

 

# Lethal White, de Robert Galbraith

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike’s office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. Trying to get to the bottom of Billy’s story, Strike and Robin set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside.

 

 

 

 

# Throne of Glass, Book 7: Kingdom of Ash,de Sarah J Maas

Aelin Galathynius’s journey from slave to assassin to queen reaches its heart-rending finale as war erupts across her world … She has risked everything to save her people – but at a tremendous cost. Locked in an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will to endure the months of torture inflicted upon her.

The knowledge that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, but her resolve is unravelling with each passing day… With Aelin imprisoned, Aedion and Lysandra are the last line of defence keeping Terrasen from utter destruction. But even the many allies they’ve gathered to battle Erawan’s hordes might not be enough to save the kingdom.

 

 

 

# See What I Have Done, de Sarah Schmidt

This is the re-imagining of the unsolved American true crime case of the Lizzie Borden murders. Just after 11am on 4th August 1892, the bodies of Andrew and Abby Borden are discovered. He’s found on the sitting room sofa, she upstairs on the bedroom floor, both murdered with an axe.It is younger daughter Lizzie who is first on the scene, so it is Lizzie who the police first question, but there are others in the household with stories to tell: older sister Emma, Irish maid Bridget, the girls’ Uncle John, and a boy who knows more than anyone realises.In a dazzlingly original and chilling reimagining of this most notorious of unsolved mysteries, Sarah Schmidt opens the door to the Borden home

 

 

 

 

Am avut parte de 12 luni pline de cărți bune și foarte bune, aventură, iubire și continuări mult-așteptate ale seriilor. Noi nu ne-am plictisit nicio clipă. Voi ce ați citit anul acesta?

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