لـ علاء الأسواني
في روايته “عمارة يعقوبيان” قدم علاء الدين الأسواني عملاً محكماً ودقيقاً، وجميلاً إلى حد كبير. وبداية فإن الروائي يكشف عن حس شعبي ينقه من روايات المثقفين التي تتخذ بطلها الرئيس من مثقفي شرائح الطبقة الوسطى وتجعل من عذابه وتردده موضوعها الأول، فالبطل الأول هو اللوحة العامة للظروف الاجتماعية والسياسية والثقافية التي مرت بها مصر في العقد الأخير من القرن العشرين، وتحديداً عشية وخلال حرب الخليج الثانية. وتصبح عمارة يعقوبيان التي بنيت عام 1934، مرآة، تتداخل وتتشابك على سطحها، إنسانياً وفكرياً، صور وبشر وعلاقات تسطع بالصلة الوثيقة بين قاع المجتمع وقمته.
لـ بدرية البشر
تاريخ نساء هذا البيت ولد من حكاية ولدت في فناجين القهوة. كل منهن لها حكاية في قلب فنجان، إن لم يجلبها الغيب معه صنعن هنّ الحكاية، يتداوين بها من مرّ الزمان، فتعطيب لهن الحكاية مع القهوة المرة. كل واحدة منهن خرجت من رحم حبة هيل طويلة، أودعت فيها حكايتها.
By William Golding
When a plane crashes on a remote island, a small group of schoolboys are the sole survivors. From the prophetic Simon and virtuous Ralph to the lovable Piggy and brutish Jack, each of the boys attempts to establish control as the reality – and brutal savagery – of their situation sets in. The boys’ struggle to find a way of existing in a community with no fixed boundaries invites readers to evaluate the concepts involved in social and political constructs and moral frameworks. Ideas of community, leadership, and the rule of law are called into question as the reader has to consider who has a right to power, why, and what the consequences of the acquisition of power may be.
By Marjane Satrapi
The intelligent and outspoken child of radical Marxists, and the great-grandaughter of Iran’s last emperor, Satrapi bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country. Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life. This is a beautiful and intimate story full of tragedy and humour – raw, honest and incredibly illuminating.
By Mark Waid
Meet Riverdale High teen Archie, his oddball, food-loving best friend Jughead, girl-next-door Betty and well-to-do snob Veronica Lodge as they embark on a modern reimagining of the beloved Archie world. It’s all here: the love triangle, friendship, humor, charm and lots of fun – but with a decidedly modern twist.
By William Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy about two young star-crossed lovers whose families are feuding with one another. It was among Shakespeare’s most popular plays during his lifetime and along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers.
By Isabel Greenberg
In the Empire of Migdal Bavel, Cherry is married to Jerome, a wicked man who makes a diabolical wager with his friend Manfred: if Manfred can seduce Cherry in one hundred nights, he can have his castle — and Cherry. But what Jerome doesn’t know is that Cherry is in love with her maid Hero. The two women hatch a plan: Hero, a member of the League of Secret Story Tellers, will distract Manfred by regaling him with a mesmerizing tale each night for 100 nights, keeping him at bay. Those tales are beautifully depicted here, touching on themes of love and betrayal and loyalty and madness.
By Ray Bradbury
Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.
By Madeleine L’Engle
Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg’s father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.
By Daud Sutton
An exploration of the construction and meaning of Islamic geometric patterns. Throughout their long history the craft traditions of the Islamic world evolved a multitude of styles applied to a great variety of media but always with unifying factors that make them instantly recognizable. Harmony is central. There are two key aspects to the visual structure of Islamic design–calligraphy using Arabic script (one of the world’s great calligraphic traditions) and abstract ornamentation using a varied but remarkably integrated visual language. Focusing on Islamic geometric patterns, simple and complex, man-made and in nature, this book offers unique insight into Islamic culture.
By Angie Thomas
Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.
By Charlotte Brontë
As an orphan, Jane’s childhood is full of trouble, but her stubborn independence and sense of self help her to steer through the miseries inflicted by cruel relatives and a brutal school. A position as governess at the Thornfield Hall promises a kind of freedom. But Thornfield is a house full of secrets, its master a passionate, tormented man, and before long Jane faces her greatest struggle in a choice between love and self-respect.
By G. Willow Wilson
From the moment Kamala put on her costume, she’s been challenged. But nothing has prepared her for this: the last days of the Marvel Universe. Lucky she’s got the help of Carol “Captain Marvel” Danvers! Between teaming up with her personal hero to rescue her brother and trying to keep her city from falling into an all-out frenzy, Kamala has barely had time to come to terms with the fact that the world is literally collapsing around her. But the truth will catch up to her, and soon. When the world is about to end, do you still keep fighting? Kamala knows the answer. Let’s do this, Jersey City.
By Ta-Nehisi Coates
Counting down the final days of the kingdom of Wakanda! As Zenzi and The People poison Wakanda’s citizens against the Black Panther, a cabal of nation-breakers is assembled. And Ayo and Aneka, the Midnight Angels, are courted to raise their land to new glory! His allies dwindling, T’Challa must rely on his elite secret police, the Hatut Zeraze, and fellow Avenger Eden Fesi, a.k.a. Manifold! And with T’Challa’s back truly against the wall, some old friends lend a hand: Luke Cage, Misty Knight and Storm! But Wakanda may be too far gone for this all-new, all-different crew — and there’s one job the Panther must handle alone. Only he can voyage into the Djalia! Getting there is hard enough, but can he even find his sister Shuri inside Wakanda’s collective memory?
لـ سارة مطر
إنها حكاية سارة. تلك الأنثى السعودية الحرّة، التي تأخذك في رحلة لا تغلو من مغامرات الى عالمها الداخلي الذي يحوج بشتى الإنغعالات وبشتى الآمال والأحلام. متوقفاً عند إرتكاساتها النفسية التي تعكس مدى الصراع الذي تعيشه الأنثى في هذا العالم المتسع دون تحديد. وإن ما يلفت في هذا االعمل الروائي هو ذلك الأسلوب السردي التلقائي الذي يحيلك الى الإعجاب بذلك العمل، الى جانب تلك المنولوجات الداخلية التي تكشف عن أسرار وتفاصيل غطية تفكير تلك الأنثى بلغة سلسة عذبة تعكس براءتها وتلقائيتها دون إصطناع أو تكلف.
By Mary Shelley
At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature’s hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein.
By Ta-Nehisi Coates
T-Nehisi Coates takes the helm, confronting T’Challa with a dramatic upheaval in Wakanda that will make leading the African nation tougher than ever before. When a superhuman terrorist group that calls itself The People sparks a violent uprising, the land famed for its incredible technology and proud warrior traditions will be thrown into turmoil. If Wakanda is to survive, it must adapt–but can its monarch, one in a long line of Black Panthers, survive the necessary change? Heavy lies the head that wears the cowl!
لـ عبد الرحمن منيف
رواية تنتمي إلى أدب السجون عبر فيها عبد الرحمن منيف عن وضع سياسي محتقن تعيشه شعوب العالم العربي ويقع ضحيته شباب الوطن المتحمسين للحرية. وهي تواصل رحلة عبد الرحمن منيف في سجون العالم العربي بعد رواية شرق المتوسط التي نشرها من قبل 15 سنة وكأنه يقول أن مرور الزمن في هذا المكان من العالم ليس له تأثير على العلاقة بين السلطة والمواطنين. وكما في شرق المتوسط فالمكان والزمان غير محددين بل انهما مموهان حيث يخترع منيف دولتين (عمورية وموران) هما صورتان لواقع تعيشه شعوب الوطن العالم العربي عامة.
By Agatha Christie
Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again.
By Rupi Kaur
Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity.