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Marlena

4 years ago by

Marlena

L’automne dernier, j’avais démarré un book club avec quelques amies et les filles du studio. Ça nous a permis de découvrir quelques super romans, et du coup, on a eu envie de partager avec vous notre dernière lecture, idéale pour l’été qui approche !

Le mois dernier, on a donc lu Marlena, de Julie Buntin. L’histoire d’une adolescente qui grandit dans le Michigan rural et de sa voisine-devenue-meilleure-amie, Marlena, une fille décomplexée. On y relate de manière très sincère et réaliste les problématiques adolescentes : un foyer qui vole en éclats, les premières fois, avec la drogue ou le sexe. Je ne veux pas vous en dire trop, mais je crois que vous aurez du mal à le lâcher avant la fin.

Si vous avez d’autres suggestions de lectures, dites-moi ! On cherche notre prochain livre !

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  • Lauren Cerand 22 mai 2017, 3:56 / Répondre

    Yes! I’d recommend THE LIGHTS by Brian McGreevy.

  • Emily 23 mai 2017, 8:55

    Thanks Lauren! x

  • I would recommend Out of this century (the autobiography of Peggy Guggenheim) and from Robert Evans The Kid Stays in the Picture. I enjoyed reading both of them.

  • Emily 23 mai 2017, 8:55

    Thanks Katja! x

  • Rules of Civility by Amor Towels is one of the best books I’ve read in ages. Our book club recently read Bel Canto by Ann Patchett as well and had a great discussion.

  • Emily 23 mai 2017, 8:55

    Thank you for the recommendations! x

  • My bookclub recently read Lilac Girls and enjoyed it. I have also read All the Light We Cannot See, which was amazing. The next book I want to read is The Department of Speculation. Please post what you decide on.

  • Emily 23 mai 2017, 8:55

    Hi Cara! I will definitely share! I haven’t read any of these titles, so thank you for the recs! x

  • Sophie 23 mai 2017, 11:27

    Yes! All the light we cannot see is amazing!

  • « When she was good » by Philip Roth

  • Emily 23 mai 2017, 8:54

    Thanks for the recommendation Laura! x

  • « M train » by Patti Smith. I’ve read it 3 times already!

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  • Emily 23 mai 2017, 8:53

    It’s so good!! I loved Just Kids and picked M Train up right away when it came out! x

  • charlene 23 mai 2017, 4:28 / Répondre

    « Martin Eden » de Jack London !! You will be obsessed from the beginning to the last word !

  • Emily 23 mai 2017, 8:52

    Thanks for the recommendation Charlene! x

  • I totally recommend Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels (4 books), which talk about the lives and friendship of two girls from Naples since they were kids

  • Emily 23 mai 2017, 8:52

    Hi Helena,
    I bought the first one but had a hard time getting more than 50 pages in! Maybe I’ll have to pick it back up this summer. x

  • So Much for That by Lionel Shriver.

  • I just finished the Neapolitan Quartet. It’s not light reading, at all; it took me four nights to carefully read the last 50 pages. But, it’s a work of art that gives a lot back to the disciplined reader. I finished in about 6 weeks. Very interesting text structure and plot, involving Italian history, childhood, family, intimacy, friendship, love, pain, loss, obsession, disappointment, elation, fame … reminds me a little of Ulysses. I really enjoyed it. Lots to discuss.

  • Le livre de Joe, de Jonathan Tropper. L’histoire d’un écrivain qui revient dans la ville de son enfance lorsque son père tombe malade, et doit alors faire face à ses souvenirs, aux fantômes de son passé et surtout à l’hostilité de toute la ville qu’il a ridiculisée dans son best-seller.
    Un livre plein d’émotions, drôle et touchant, qu’on ne peut lâcher avant la fin !

  • It makes me want to read .. I like the stories that presents our reality … thank you very much

  • How about « Scent and Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume »? It looks at 20th century perfume (decade by decade) through the lens of culture and aesthetics, arguing that like fashion, it reflected the cultural zeitgeist but in perfume notes rather than through hemlines or shapes…I could send you a copy!

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