Suggestions lectures adultes

Perdido Street Station

China Miéville
2003
ROMAN M632p 

Nouvelle-Crobuzon: une métropole tentaculaire et exubérante, au cœur d’un monde insensé. Humains et hybrides mécaniques y côtoient les créatures les plus exotiques à l’ombre des cheminées d’usine et des fonderies. Depuis plus de mille ans, le Parlement et son impitoyable milice règnent sur une population de travailleurs et d’artistes, d’espions, de magiciens, de dealers et de prostituées. Mais soudain un étranger, un homme-oiseau, arrive en ville avec une bourse pleine d’or et un rêve inaccessible: retrouver ses ailes. Isaac Dan der Grimnebulin, savant fou et génial, accepte de l’aider. Mais ses recherches vont le conduire à libérer une abomination sur la ville tout entière…

The reckoners

Brandon Sanderson
2013
FICTION S216r

How far would you go for revenge if someone killed your father?
If someone destroyed your city?
If everything you ever loved was taken from you?
David Charleston will go to any lengths to stop Steelheart. But to exact revenge in Steelheart’s world, David will need the Reckoners—a shadowy group of rebels bent on maintaining justice.
And it turns out that the Reckoners might just need David too.

Steelheart is book one of a trilogy. Book two is Firefight and book three is Calamity.

 

Ender’s game

Orson Scott Card
1992
FICTION C266e

In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race’s next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew « Ender » Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn’t make the cut–young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.

Ender’s skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers, Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister.

Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender’s two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If the world survives, that is.

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards.

Chronicles of Avonlea

Lucie Maud Montgomery
1912
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Chronicles of Avonlea is a collection of short stories by L. M. Montgomery, related to the Anne of Green Gables series. It features an abundance of stories relating to the fictional Canadian village of Avonlea, and was first published in 1912

L’alchimiste

Paulo Coelho
2008
ROMAN C672a

Santiago, un jeune berger andalou, part à la recherche d’un trésor enfoui au pied des Pyramides. Lorsqu’il rencontre l’Alchimiste dans le désert, celui-ci lui apprend à écouter son coeur, à lire les signes du destin et, par-dessus tout, à aller au bout de son rêve. Merveilleux conte philosophique destiné à l’enfant qui sommeille en chaque être, ce livre a déjà marqué une génération de lecteurs.

Les misérables

Victor Hugo
2007
ROMAN H895m 

1815, Jean Valjean, libéré du bagne, est accueilli par Mgr Myriel. L’évêque de Digne l’engage sur la voie du bien. Sous le nom de monsieur Madeleine, il s’établit à Montreuil-sur-Mer. Fantine travaille dans ses ateliers pour nourrir Cosette, restée en pension à Montfermeil, chez les Thénardier. Mais, Valjean n’est pas quitte envers la justice, qui le traque en la personne de Javert.

L.M. Montgomery

Jane Urquhart
2009
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New material about the private life of Lucy Maud Montgomery has prompted a searching look at the beloved author of Anne of Green Gables. While her fictional characters inhabited a world where love and close community bonds overcame all tribulations, Montgomery’s real life was marked by grief and loneliness. Married to a clergyman who suffered from a debilitating mental illness, Montgomery struggled to keep up appearances in a Victorian society that valued propriety at all costs. As she aged, depression engulfed her; nonetheless, throughout her life, she maintained her prolific output of fiction, attracting ever-increasing numbers of fans. Acclaimed novelist Jane Urquhart has written several novels centring on the role of the artist. Here, she explores the life of a woman whose successful literary career broke the boundaries set for women of her time, but who could not escape the societal strictures of Victorian Canada or her own demons.

Origine

Dan Brown
2017
ROMAN B877o 

Robert Langdon, professeur en symbologie et en iconographie religieuse se rend à Bilbao pour assister à une cérémonie orchestrée par Edmond Kirsch, un de ses anciens étudiants qui doit dévoiler le résultat de ses recherches : la réponse à deux questions existentielles. Mais la cérémonie tourne au chaos et Ambra Vidal, la directrice du musée Guggenheim, doit réagir rapidement.

Ce livre fait partie d’une série. Commencer par Anges et démons

Co-parenting with a toxic ex : what to do when your ex-spouse tries to turn the kids against you

Amy J. L. Baker, Paul R Fine
2014
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There’s no question about it: your children are the most important thing in your life. But if you have gone through a messy divorce, your relationship with your children may become strained if you have to deal with a toxic ex. Your ex may bad-mouth you in front of the kids, accuse you of being a bad parent, and even attempt to replace you in the children’s lives with a new partner. As a result, your children may become confused, conflicted, angry, anxious, or depressed – and you may feel powerless.

In Co-Parenting with a Toxic Ex, a nationally recognized parenting expert offers you a positive parenting approach to dealing with a hostile ex-spouse. You’ll learn to avoid the most common mistakes of co-parenting, how to avoid « parental alienation syndrome », and effective techniques for talking to your children in a way that fosters an open and honest response. In addition, you’ll learn how to protect your children from painful loyalty conflicts between you and your ex-spouse.

 

L’intelligence érotique : faire (re)vivre le désir dans le couple

Esther Perel
2013
306.87 P437i 

Après avoir étudié des couples dont les vies se sont vidées de toute passion sexuelle, Esther Perel propose une analyse inédite du déclin du désir amoureux. Selon elle, les préoccupations domestiques et les idéaux égalitaires en seraient la cause. Elle propose aussi des solutions pour que la sexualité ait sa place dans une vie de couple.