Book club: Our top 4 books to read this fall
Fall is fast approaching. So, what could be better than reading a good book, wrapped in a woolen blanket , and accompanied by a good pumpkin latte? In order to guide you in your choice of reading, La Chambre Paris has decided to share with you its top 4 for the fall of 2022. We can't wait to find out if you'll like these books! And to satisfy the greatest number of you, here are different types of books!
The Fire Season , by Celeste NG
Born in 1980 in Pittsburgh, Celeste NG is an American writer. Originally published in 2017, La Saison Des Feux is her second internationally successful novel.
This book is a novel featuring a fiction addressing many serious and current topics, such as identity, ethnicity, the notion of perfection, that of idealism, single parenthood, or even adoption. A series produced by Reese Witherspoon has also emerged as a TV miniseries.
Synopsis: “In Shaker Heights, a wealthy and quiet suburb of Cleveland, everything is carefully planned for the happiness of the residents. Nothing sticks out, nothing overflows, like the perfectly regulated existence of Elena Richardson, an exemplary housewife. When Mia Warren, a single and bohemian mother, comes to settle in this idyllic bubble with her daughter Pearl, relations with the Richardson family are initially warm. But little by little, their presence jeopardizes the harmony that reigns between the neighbors. And the tension is rising dangerously in Shaker Heights. »
To Kill a Mockingbird , by Harper Lee
A classic of American literature, To Kill a Mockingbird is a learning novel published in 1960 highlighting the civil rights struggle of black people in the United States.
This fiction novel, also mixing elements of detective novels, was able to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1961. Although fictional, this book contains details directly from Harper Lee's childhood, particularly concerning the characters.
To Kill a Mockingbird was ranked 60th in the list of the hundred best detective books of all time, compiled by the Mystery Writers of America in 1995. Since its publication, television adaptations have been able to see the light of day, like Of Silence and Shadows by Robert Mulligan in 1962.
Synopsis: “In a small town in Alabama, during the Great Depression, Atticus Finch raises his two children, Jem and Scout, alone. A man of integrity and discipline, this lawyer is appointed to defend a black man accused of having raped a white woman. He faces the death penalty. »
The Good Girls , by Sonia Faleiro
Known for her reporting on disturbing subjects in the Indian and American sphere, Sonia Faleiro is the author of The Good Girls , published in 2021.
Highlighting the plight of women across society, Sonia Faleiro sheds light on the truth about a shocking case dating from 2014 in the region of Uttar Pradesh.
Beyond colorful saris, magnificent traditions, and strong family values, India hides within it secrets that are sometimes difficult to face. Faced with extremes, both in terms of poverty and wealth, this country torn between its traditions and Westernization is revealed to us through this book. Captivating, you will have a hard time putting this book down once you open it…
Synopsis: “One evening in May 2014, in a small village in northern India, two teenage girls, friends and cousins, go out for a walk in the fields near their house. They will never come back. At dawn, their bodies are found hanging in the orchard behind their home. What really happened during those few hours? The truth seems less important for their family and the inhabitants of this village than the rumor which is already swelling. Honor must be saved at all costs. »
Hypno-tales , by Solène Daoudal
Created to relieve your mind before falling asleep, Solène Daoudal's Hypno-tales will be a real relief for your insomnia or your difficulty in falling asleep. Let yourself be lulled by tales specially designed for your brain. Bonus point: Tips for better sleep will be waiting for you at the end of each tale.
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Synopsis: “Neuroscience at the service of your sleep. Based on hypnosis and on the understanding of the human mind that neuroscience offers us, Solène Daoudal has imagined 18 stories that will allow you to get back to sleep. Each offers a specific approach based on deep and little-known mechanisms of our brain. Reading them, you will forget the ruminations, the worries that agitate you, you will learn to use daydreaming, to modify your relationship to your body. Each hypnotale is followed by a presentation of the resources used to help you change the way your mind works. »
Haven't found what you're looking for in this list of books to read? Here are two of our previous articles on the same theme: Our selection for the summer , and our selection under the linen or cotton duvet in your bedroom. Another article highlighting a choice of series is also waiting for you on our newspaper .