Livres lus en anglais


Version Originale: The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins

On se laisse prendre au jeu … un thriller qui sort de l’ordinaire !

Editions DoubleDay, ISBN 9780857522313, 12,06 € (moins cher en occasion)

 

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar. Now they’ll see; she’s much more than just the girl on the train…

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Version Originale: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

De nouveau un très bon moment de lecture pour ce roman épistolaire

Editions A&U, ISBN 9781741751680, Qqs € en occasion sur Amazon

 

“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb…. […]

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En anglais : Divergent de Veronica Roth avec Emma Galvin

Très agréable moment de lecture avec … des petits bémols

Katherine Tegen Books, ISBN 9780062024039, US $9,99

Audio performed by Emma Galvin chez Harper Audio, 9780062286437, US  $22,99

 

One choice can transform you. Beatrice Prior's society is divided into five factions—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Beatrice must choose between staying with her Abnegation family and transferring factions. Her choice will shock her community and herself. But the newly christened Tris also has a secret, one she's determined to keep hidden, because in this world, what makes you different makes you dangerous.

 

Voilà un livre qui faisait partie de ma PAL en Anglais depuis très longtemps. Et enfin, je me lance dans cette dystopie à succès avec l’audio book lu par Emma Galvin.

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The Indian in the Cupboard de Lynne Reid Banks

 *****  Un joli conte moderne !

Editions Doubleday Books for Young Readers, ISBN 9780385170512, 0.50 € en occasion …

 

At first, Omri is unimpressed with the plastic Indian toy he is given for his birthday. But when he puts it in his old cupboard and turns the key, something extraordinary happens that will change Omri's life forever.

 

Ce petit livre trouvé par hasard dans un carton de livres vendus 0.5 € l’unité a tenu ses promesses.

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The secret diary of Adrian Mole ... de Sue Townsend

***** Petit livre qui ne paye pas de mine mais qui garde bien ses secrets !

Editions Methuen, ISBN 9780413537904, £1,95

 

Teen angst has never been such serious business - or this much fun! In his secret diary, British teen Adrian Mole excruciatingly details every morsel of his turbulent adolescence. Mixed in with daily reports about the spot sprouting on his chin are heartrending passages about his parents' chaotic marriage. Adrian sees all, and he has something to say about everything. Delightfully self-centered, Adrian is the sort of teen who could rule a much better world - if only his crazy relatives and classmates would get out of his way!


Je l’ai découvert par hasard au fond d’un carton de livres destinés à disparaître …

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Wuthering Heights d'Emily Brontë

……… ………… !!! (niveau difficile) Le plaisir de lire des versions originales !                       de Librophage

Wuthering Heights de Emily Brontë.

 

Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine's father. After Mr Earnshaw's death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine's brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later as a wealthy and polished man. He proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries.

 

 Avant tout, un petit rappel : Emily Brontë (1818-1848) est contemporaine de Charles Dickens (1812-1870).

 Je ne reviens pas sur l’histoire mais préfère vous livrer mes impressions : Wuthering Heights se déroule vers 1801, époque où l'Irlande est reliée la Grande-Bretagne...

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