12 short books for those short on time
Sometimes we have so little time for all the tasks we carry out in our day to day that considering reading a book is a utopia, but here I have some very good books that you will surely enjoy spending 10 minutes before sleeping or when there is a gap. And the best, You are going to enjoy them very much!
1. The Alchemist -Paulo Coelho
The theme of the book is the search for our destiny, the search for our dreams and the means we have to achieve it. It is a book that has sold more than 65 million copies worldwide.
2. The Canterville Ghost -Oscar Wilde
Numerous adaptations have been made for film and theater of this classic of literature. The book tells the story of a ghost who is dedicated to tormenting the English family with whom he shares a house.
3. Aura -Carlos Fuentes
The story is considered one of the most important of the Mexican novelist and one of the best in the Mexican narrative literature of the 20th century.
4. The Guardian of Time -Mitch Albom
An inspiring account by the American writer who wrote Tuesday with my old teacher, according to The Irish Independent this story is "a fairy tale for adults that will inspire and satisfy readers seeking a more leisurely approach to existence in a fast-paced world."
5. Pedro Páramo -Juan Rulfo
This novel is classified as one of the top works of Latin American literature. Jorge Luís Borges said that it was "one of the best novels of Hispanic-language literature, and even of literature."
6. Extraordinary Narratives -Edgar Allan Poe
Fantasy and science fiction narrative, detective narrative or adventure novel bear his unmistakable stamp. Fascinated by death and by all forms of terror, he gave the best of his talents in his mystery tales. This book is a collection of his extraordinary stories.
7. Spring with a broken corner -Mario Benedetti
The Uruguay of the dictatorship and that of exile are combined in the optimistic image of spring as a promising future. Deep and painful testimony of the enormous shock that political events caused in personal relationships.
8. Letters to a young novelist -Mario vargas Llosa
Reflections in epistolary form about the art of narrating. Where to start when you want to write, where do the stories told in novels come from, how a novelist comes up with themes… these are some of the questions that this Nobel Prize winner in Literature answers in this book.
9. Eva Luna -Isabel Allende
While Eva tells her story, Isabel Allende evokes an entire and complex nation of South America: the rich, the poor, the simple, and the sophisticated; in a novel full of characters and incidents, with drama and comedy and history, a novel that will delight and increase its devoted audience.
10. The Four Seasons -Stephen King
Four short novels by Stephen King with a more dramatic tone than the usual horror for which this author is famous.
11. Fictions -Jorge Luis Borges
Its publication placed Borges in the foreground of world literature and many classify it as one of the best 100 books of all time.
12. The Old Man and the Sea -Ernest Hemingway
One of the best known works of this author, this book is considered one of the most outstanding works of fiction of the 20th century. The protagonist Santiago is an old fisherman who has not been able to catch anything for 84 days. One morning, he decides to go out to sea alone and catch a huge fish. The fight with the fish lasts three days, in which Santiago remembers his past life.
Source: Wikipedia and Google Books