Adventure stories, sentimental novels, thrillers … If this summer you want to take some time to read and relax, The Midi Enter has prepared for you a selection of seven books not to be missed.
What’s better than a good book to relax this summer on the beach, by the pool or simply in your garden or in a park … You have yet to find it! Like every year, some works stand out as the summer season approaches and promise to be must-have. So, if you want to stay up to date, here are the seven must-reads this summer.
Threeby Valerie Perrin
Fascinating novel that mixes intrigue and friendship, Three, as the name suggests, it will take you through the story of three close friends who met on CM2 in 1986. Three friends who will be brought to the fore in 2017 when a car accident is discovered at the bottom of a lake. What have they become? What is the relationship between this wreck and their friendship story? A “nugget of romance”, second The Parisian.
The anomalyby Hervé le Tellier
Goncourt Prize 2020, The anomaly it is a novel with reversals of situations that are as sudden as they are unpredictable. You will follow the story of several characters, aboard a Paris-New York flight. Not everything goes as expected and phenomena bordering on science fiction will occur. “Everyone believed they had a secret life. Nobody knew how true it was,” notes the back cover.
We will have thisby Virginie Grimaldi
“At 33, Iris carries her life around in a suitcase. Théo, 18, has few dreams, because they don’t care when they break. At 74, Jeanne looks at her existence in the rearview mirror. Nothing has them. destined to meet, “the back cover sets the tone. We will have this, a new novel by the famous Virginie Grimaldi, presents a story that is as touching as it is moving. Perfect for reading by the sea.
The whirlwind of lifeby Aurélie Valognes
Like the work of Virgine Grimaldi, The whirlwind of life it will touch your heart. Between humor and emotions, the novel tells the story of a grandfather and his grandson who, for one summer, will make up for lost time. “Happiness would be total if Arthur (the grandfather) didn’t have a heavy secret,” announces the back cover. A book about passing time, transmission and the simple pleasures of life.
Liv Mariaby Julia Kerninon
The story of a woman entering her forties who, through the story of her thirty-year life, feeds on the encounters she has had. Liv Maria tells us about the daily life of this apparently normal woman, but whose past is as rich as it is electrifying. A compelling story of love and adventure.
The young manby Annie Hernaux
You find it difficult to finish books of 400 or 500 pages long, The young man it’s made for you. Only a few dozen pages long, written in the first person, Annie Ernaux tells of a relationship with a man thirty years her junior. “An experience that made her become, for several months, the scandalous girl of her youth”, observes Gallimard. An exciting little journey through time to devour this summer.
1991by Franck Thilliez
We conclude this list with a thriller, and not just any one. 1991 tells the first investigation by Franck Sharko, just out of the inspectors’ school. Through this breathtaking thriller full of surprises, Sharko will uncover a story as dark as it is unexpected, one that goes beyond anything he could have imagined. Something to give you the creeps this summer.
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