The Secret Life of Bees Another book with a deceiving title! Easy to read, even though the basis for the story revolves around very real issues. Characters are well written. Based in the deep south of America in the 60s
This book is sad, funny, heartwarming and FANTASTIC for learning a new language. I have read it in SPanish and French with an English version open at the same time to help me with any words I don't know. It's SOOOO good for learning vocabulary and grammar when you are at intermediate level with your foreign language. Try it - you won't regret it
A short history of nearly everthing by Bill Bryson. This book is Bryson's quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilisation - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us.