Books

Hi Everyone! I have put together a list of books that you might enjoy reading in your free time! I know that this pandemic has really changed our lives, and our daily routines, but one thing that hasn’t changed is our love of reading!

The list I have made is classified into the following categories: Fantasy, Mystery, Dystopian/Utopian, French, and Science-Fiction. I hope you enjoy the suggestions of books I have made!


Fantasy:


  1. The Harry Potter Series


Harry Potter is a seven books series of novels written by British author J. K. Rowling. The books describe the life of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. They go through many adventures together, while trying to defeat He-Who-Must-Not-be-Named and save the World of Wizards.




2. Percy Jackson & the Olympians


Percy Jackson, a twelve-year-old boy, is on the most dangerous quest of his life. With the help of a daughter of Athena, and a satyr. Percy Jackson has to journey across the United States to catch a thief who has stolen Zeus' master bolt - the original weapon of mass destruction. Percy discovers the truth about himself and seeks refuge at Camp Half-blood, but a prophecy calls him to the most dangerous.



3. Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell


Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is an alternative history set in 19th-century England around the time of the Napoleonic Wars. In the story, magic once existed in England, until Mr Norrell reveals his powers and becomes a celebrity overnight, most people believed that magic was long dead. Now magic has return to England with two men: Gilbert Norrell and Jonathan Strange.





Mystery:


  1. Daylight


Atlee Pine's search for her sister Mercy clashes with military investigator John Puller's high-stakes case, leading them both deep into a global conspiracy -- from which neither of them will escape unscathed. Pine and Puller's joint investigation uncovers a connection between Vincenzo's family and an amazing scheme that strikes at the very heart of global democracy.




2. The Searcher


Cal Hooper, a retired detective, moves to a remote village in rural Ireland. His plans are to re-design the dilapidated cottage he's bought, to walk the mountains, to put his old police instincts to sleep forever. But, his brother is missing, and no one in the village, least of all the police, seems to care.




3. In the Woods


In 1984, in Knocknaree, a little town near Dublin, Ireland, two of three kids go missing in the woods, while the other is found with bloody shoes and a ripped t-shirt, running out from the woods. Two decades later, another girl is found dead in the same woods. And, what a coincidence, the case's lead investigator, Rob Ryan, is the same kid who escaped from the woods twenty years ago. In the Woods, is the first book in French’s Dubin Murder Squad series.





Dystopian/Utopian:


  1. Hunger Games Series


The story's narrator, Katniss Everdeen, tells the story of a dominating Capitol and the mistreated twelve districts of Panem. Every year, each district is forced to send a boy and a girl between the age of 12 to 18, named tributes, to fight to the death in an annual Hunger Games. But when Katniss' sister gets chosen, what will she do? The books in the trilogy are: The Hunger Games (2008), Catching Fire (2009), and Mockingjay (2010).





2. The Maze Runner


The Maze Runner is set in the future, where a group of teens are strangely teleported into a giant, stone maze. The book tells the story of Thomas who wakes up without his memory in an elevator going up to the Glade. Usually only one boy arrives at the Glade every month, but when a girl arrives right after Thomas’ major changes start to happen, suspicion starts to creep in.





3. Divergent


Divergent features a post-apocalyptic version of Chicago, and tells the story of Beatrice "Tris" Prior as she explores her identity inside a society that divides its citizens based off their personality into five factions, this tactic removes the threat of anyone exercising independently.





French:


  1. Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours (Around the world in 80 days)


Ce roman raconte la course autour du monde d'un homme anglais, Phileas Fogg qui a fait le pari de faire le touren quatre-vingts jours! Le roman mêle récit de voyage (traditionnel pour Jules Verne) et données scientifiques comme celle utilisée pour le rebondissement de la chute du roman.





2. L'élégance du hérisson


L'élégance du Hérisson est centrée sur la vie de Renée Michel, la concierge d'un immeuble situé à Paris. Il cache son intelligence dans le but d’avoir une vie calme et tranquille. Mais, en plus de cacher son grand potentiel, Renée s'enlaidit et cultive sa solitude.





3. À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time)


À la recherche du temps perdu est un livre qui prend place à la fin du XIXe siècle et au début du XXe siècle en France aristocratique. Le livre est écrit dans la perspective du narrateur, alors qu'elle explore divers souvenirs de tous les âges de sa vie, et réfléchit sur la littérature, la mémoire et le temps.





Science-Fiction:


  1. Neuromancer


Neuromancer is a book set in the future, about a man named Henry Case. A computer hacker who is hired for one last job, this job brings him up against powerful artificial intelligence.





2. The Left Hand of Darkness


This book is about the life of Genly Ai, a human native of Terra, who is sent to the planet of Gethen. His mission is to convince the nations of Gethen to join the Ekumen, but he is stumped by a lack of understanding of their culture.





3. Ready Player One


Ready Player One follows the life of Wade Watts on his search for an Easter egg in a worldwide virtual reality game, the discovery of which would lead him to inherit the game creator's fortune.





I hope that this list helps you find books to read. Thank you for reading my article and happy reading!