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Commonwealth

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Commonwealth

J’ai fini toutes mes lectures estivales… – je n’ai d’ailleurs pas eu de coup de cœur -… mais je voulais vous parler de Commonwealth. C’est un peu le roman d’automne idéal.

Il a été écrit par Ann Patchett, auteure de nombreux autres livres que je n’ai pas lus, et il raconte l’histoire d’une famille, enfin plutôt de deux familles… et de leurs secrets tout au long de la vie des enfants et de leurs parents. Ce qui aurait facilement pu être un pavé de 800 pages a été si adroitement écrit, avec un tel souci du détail, que je l’ai parcouru d’une traite, totalement investie dans la vie des Keating et des Cousin. Le style est incroyablement fluide, la trame narrative, suffisamment complexe pour avoir de la profondeur sans l’être trop pour ne pas déstabiliser les lecteurs… J’ai adoré.

Je me demandais quelles avaient été vos lectures préférées cet été… comme je cherche de nouvelles idées pour l’automne !

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  • I LOVED Commonwealth. Couldn’t believe it was over when I got to the end. I was sad and even a bit stunned. Great recommendation!

  • Je viens de terminer The Stockholm Octavo, a lire si on aime le tarot et les eventails !

  • I have read a lot of gret books during my summer ! by Lauren Groff, Fates and Furies – a deep examination of a marriage. + (in french) books by Virgine Despentes (Vernon subutex, king kong theory, apocalypse baby….) : LOVE this author and her contemporary style and energy.
    and by Jonathan safran foer Here I am

  • Hi Marie!
    I’ve read both Fates and Furies, as well as Here I Am and they are two of my favorite books! Great great choices! I hope you’ll enjoy Commonwealth too!
    x Emily

  • I agree with Emily much of what I read wasn’t that riveting, but I am listening to Eleanor Elephant is completely fine, and its very good. Heartbreaking at times, but uplifting as well. I will pick up Commonwealth thanks for the recommendation. I hope your wedding was lovely.

  • Hi Marianne!
    I hope you’ll enjoy it! It really was a pleasure to read. I just started All of the Light We Cannot See and it’s quite good so far.
    We still have a year to go for my wedding! Not until September 2018, so lots more updates to come on the site before then! x Emily

  • Looking forward to adding this to my reading list. I think my favourite this year would be Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi- such a powerful story told in a really great way; or In a dark dark wood by Ruth Ware – which was an indulgent thriller! x

  • I’m in the middle of Commonwealth right now and really enjoying it. The first book I read by Patchett is Bel Canto, which is a really gorgeous and haunting read as well. And I read her book Truth and Beauty literally in one day–it’s one of the most beautiful testaments to those friends that feel like sisters.

    Other favorites that still stay with me months and years later are The Goldfinch and A Little Life. (And a little more indulgent but no less addicting was Sweetbitter…)

  • I’m just began reading The Girls by Emma Cline. I have been meaning to read Commonwealth, though, so that’s next on my list!

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  • Julie Woodfield 7 septembre 2017, 8:29 / Répondre

    I adored this heartbreaking book. I too breezed thru it but, could not stop thinking about it for days afterward. Definitely on my top 10 list this year.

  • Hats off to Commonwealth-so well done! That said, this summer, I quite enjoyed reading What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons and Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson. Also, I have to admit, I so loved reading Goldfinch by Donna Tart last summer, I’m in the throws of reading it again as summer 2018 comes to an end.

  • I just started reading this!

    Briana | youngsophisticate.com

  • Ann Patchett is one of my favorite writers but I haven’t read this one yet. I will seek it out! I loved Bel Canto so much. But also The Patron Saint of Liars, and State of Wonder. She creates the most amazing characters that stay in your heart long after you’ve finished the books.

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