Summer reading: 5 classic to be rediscovered on the beach

15 July 2015

Summer reading: 5 classic to be rediscovered on the beach

Summer is not just sea, sun, mountains, walks, fun. Of course it is all this (and thank goodness!), but it is also an opportunity to have more time for ourselves, and for reading too. Reading is good for our minds, our mood, our ability to understand the world around us. And the holidays can be a way to rediscover some of the classics of literature still lacking in your collection. What will you read on the beach? We chose to present five titles, but also you can leave suggestions!

- The Garden of the Finzi-Continis: A masterpiece of Giorgio Bassani, who with this book from 1962 tells the exciting and intense story of a family, a group of youngsters, between friendship and unresolved love, in the frame of an Italy torn apart by the war.

- Pride and Prejudice: One of the most famous novels from Jane Austen and more generally of English literature. Although this book just turned 200, it is still a read full of contemporary, engaging and compelling romance. Do not just watch the movie. Read it!

- To Kill a Mockingbird: American writer Harper Lee leads us in the south of the United States, in the '30s, through the narrative voice of a little girl, direct witness of a dramatic story. An important and valuable book, which helps to understand the irrationality of violence and racism.

- The Catcher in the Rye: Holden Caufield, the character created for this novel by JD Salinger, is one of the most unforgettable of the whole American literature. A Bildungsroman all built on a compelling, humorous and imaginative inner dialogue.

- The Master and Margarita: This novel by Bulgakov is one of the most imaginative and creative books of modern literature, in constant balance between real and surreal. It 'a simple, free flowing, fun read. That may make you think, laugh and dream at the same time.

And you, in which bag will you bring your favorite book? Choose it from the new Carpisa's Summer Collection!