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10 Exciting Books to Read in One Evening

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In today’s saturated reality we often don’t have enough time to be in a comfortable chair with our favorite book. However, even if you have free minutes only when you get to work, come back from it and a little more before bedtime, this is enough to fit the reading into the rhythm of your life.

Stefan Zweig

Letter from an Unknown Woman

Passion deprives sleep and peace, blinds, and makes you suffer. The novel by Zweig is dedicated to it. The plot is full of dramatic tension, reveals the severity of the emotional experiences of the heroes. And in the heroes of Zweig we recognize ourselves in our century.

Stephen Chbosky

The perks of Being a Wallflower

Over a million copies of this amazing bestseller by Stephen Chbosky were said. The story of the boy Charlie, who can not cope with the loss of loved ones and is trying to build relationships in a new school. A literature teacher and an invisible friend, to whom Charlie sends letters, pouring the whole soul in lines, are helping to overcome all internal barriers and insecurity.

Karen Thompson Walker

Age of Miracles

It all starts on the usual Saturday in California, when Julia wakes up and finds that something strange is happening to the Earth. Days and nights become longer, gravity changes, birds behave strangely – the world is changing rapidly and irreversibly. What to do to the girl? Accept or believe that nothing in the world is final?

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Hunter S. Thompson

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

One of the most scandalous books of the second half of the 20th century. A book that was condemned and forbidden. The book that was read and admired. A book in which the very concept of “American dream” is turned upside down, visions and hallucinations become reality, and reality resembles a nightmare.

Jean Cocteau

Les Enfants Terribles

The story of a young brother and a sister who rejected reality and created for themselves a strange, cruel and beautiful “world of children”, existing by its own laws and rituals. And, growing up, they still remain in their world which is doomed to clash with reality.

Francoise Sagan

A Certain Smile

Young confused student meets a successful lawyer, exhausted by sluggish work. Love that is impossible, even if the two are very close and perfectly understand each other. Like virtuoso music, this book reflects a vast range of human feelings; it causes a smile and sadness, awe and rapture; you’ll the grace and subtlety of style.

Bernhard Schlink

The Reader

The erupted romance between a teenager from a professor’s family and a mature woman is suddenly broke off when she disappeared from the city without warning. After 8 years, the young man, now a graduate student, saw her again – among the former overseers of the female concentration camp. But this is not the only secret that was revealed to the hero.

Richard Bach

Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

The most captivating and deepest of the Richard Bach’s books. When you’ll read it, you’ll fly on old biplanes over the green fields of America, along with the author and Donald Shimoda – the messiah. And believe us, very soon you will realize that this book fell into your hands for a reason.

Albert Camus

The Stranger

The protagonist of this debut work of a young writer is on trial for the murder that he committed for the most stupid of all possible reasons. He is not afraid to throw the truth in the face of his judges, to go against everything, and forget about all conventions.

Vladimir Nabokov

Laughter in the Dark

Berlin art critic Bruno Kretschmar is in love with the 16-year-old actress Magda Peters, he leaves his family and gets involved in a near-art circle, not suspecting that the consequences will be fatal for him. This novel about passion, betrayal, jealousy, and revenge, according to critics, is the most cinematic work of Nabokov.