What the last decade gave to us?
The last decade has been rich in various events: political, economic, cultural and social. This undoubtedly affected the literature and works that the authors gave us. It is difficult to determine the best books, because literature is a very subjective thing. Therefore, I want to introduce you my personal list.
You may like these books, or you may not like them at all, but they certainly will cause any emotions.
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
The Glass Castle is a memoir written by Jeannette Walls in 2005. The book describes poverty-stricken upbringing of Jeannette and her siblings together withe their irresponsible parents. Her father had a dream to builde his dream house, a glass castle. But the dream was not destined to come true. The book has won numerous prestigious awards. This is a delicate and sensual book about the difficult fate of a kind soulful child. Paramaunt pictures bought the rights to the movie and film was relaesed in 2017.
Becoming. Michelle Obama
The memoir of the former United States first lady
will not leave you indifferent regardless of your political views. This is the story about Michelle’s difficult but happy childhood, about her dreams and plans, and most importantly, about meeting her future husband, Barack Obama. The book was released in 24 languages and broke the record in the US in just 15 days.
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
13-year-old Theodore Decker survives a bombing in the art museum but unfortunately his mother dies. Leaving the museum, he steals one of the masterpieces of art – a painting by the Dutch artist Carel Fabritius – The Goldfinch. Over the next 10 years, the main character experiences many difficult moments, and the fact that he has a picture, a work of art that reminds him of his mother, helps him cope with all difficult situations. Amazon selected the novel as the 2013 Best Book of the Year. he book was selected as one of the 10 Best Books of 2013 by the editors of the New York Times Book Review.