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我们来读书:亚马逊网评2014十大畅销书

  If you often see the same books being read on your morning commute, it may be your cue to grab a copy yourself.

    如果你每天早上通勤路上总是看见人们在读一些同样的书,那那说明你也该自己买一本来看看了。

 

  Amazon just released its list of the 10 best-selling books of 2014, and chances are you've already seen people reading them on the train.

  亚马逊发布了其2014年最畅销Top 10书单,或许你已经在火车上看见过有人读这些书了。

 

  It's not too late to read —or reread —the bestsellers of the year.

  现在开始读(或者重温)过去这一年的畅销书还不算晚。

 

  1."The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kid:

  《翅膀的发明》(作者:苏·蒙克·基德)

  Set in the south in the early 1800s, this Oprah Book Club book follows the complicated relationship between Handful, a slave, and Sarah, her owner, as they grow up together from childhood. Their confusing friendship, in the face of politics and societal norms, becomes a beautiful and difficult thing to watch as it changes over time.

  这本书的背景设在19世纪早期的美国南方。奥普拉读书俱乐部也推荐了这本书。书中讲述的是奴隶Handful和她青梅竹马的主人Sarah之间错综复杂的关系。他们之间令人费解的友谊,面对政治和社会的种种基准,在时间的洗礼中见证了美丽又艰难的蜕变。

 

  2."Gray Mountain" by John Grisham:

  《灰山》(作者:约翰.格里森姆)

  When the recession causes Samantha Kofer to lose her Wall Street law firm job, she takes a job at a legal aid clinic in Virginia until she can hopefully get back to big law. But while her new job, for the first time, puts her front and center in the court room, it also puts her in terrible danger.

  经济大萧条使得萨曼莎·酷弗失去了她在华尔街律师事务所的工作,她在弗吉尼亚州的一家法律援助所找了份工作,直到她能够满怀希望的再次投身大律所。但是她的新工作,第一次将她推到法庭中央,并让她陷于一场十分可怕的危险之中。

 

  3."All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr:

  《我们看不见的光》(作者:安东尼·杜尔)

  This National Book Award Finalist follows both Marie-Laure, a blind French girl living with her father during World War II, and Werner, a German orphan with a knack for building and fixing radios. As their paths cross, this haunting story will question how life and art are influenced by war.

  这本获得美国国家图书奖的书籍,讲述的是二战时期法国盲人女孩玛丽·劳尔和她的父亲一同生活,还有拥有搭建和维修无线电本领的德国孤儿维尔纳的故事。他们的人生道路交叉之时,这个难以忘怀的故事将会探寻生活和艺术会怎样受战争影响。

 

    4."Twenty Seconds Ago (Jack Reacher, #19)" by Lee Child:

  《20秒前:侦探杰克第19本》(作者:李·查德)

  After years of being out of the Army, Jack Reacher is pulled back into service at the CIA and State Department after someone tried to shoot the president of France. In Child's latest Jack Reacher installment, Reacher finds himself face to face with an old enemy and old memories.

  从陆军退役多年后,侦探杰克在有人试图暗杀法国总统后再次回归CIA和美国国务院。在查德最新的《侦探杰克》系列中,杰克同老敌人和旧回忆再次面对面。

 

  5."Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty:

  《大小谎言》(作者:莉安·莫里蒂亚)

  From the author of the bestselling "The Husband's Secret," this book focuses on three Australian moms, all with pre-schoolers in the same class. Sounds straightforward, except by the end of the book one of them will be dead. Each mother carries a secret in this witty book that dissects the lives of three suburban families.

  畅销书《丈夫的秘密》作者再次回归,这本书将目光投射到三个澳大利亚的母亲身上,他们的孩子同在一个班里。听上去并不复杂吧,但是故事结尾的时候,他们中的一位死去了。在这本诙谐幽默的书中,每个母亲都带有一个秘密,本书详细剖析了三个郊区家庭的生活。

 

  6."The Target (Will Robie series)" by David Baldacci:

  《目标(威尔·罗比系列)》(作者:戴维·鲍尔达奇)

  Will Robie and his partner Jessica Reel are called in by the President to take down an international criminal. Baldacci's thrilling page-turner keeps the reader hooked as Robie and Reel hunt down their target, yet become targets themselves.

  威尔·罗比和他的搭档杰西卡·瑞尔被总统召见要他们拿下一个国际罪犯。鲍尔达奇这本让人兴奋不已引人入胜的小说继续让读者连连上瘾,罗比和瑞尔对目标紧追不舍的同时,他们自己也跳进了别人的靶心。

 

    7."The Fixed Trilogy" by Laurelin Paige:

  《既定三部曲》(作者:罗瑞林·佩琪)

  Fans of "Fifty Shades of Gray" will love "The Fixed Trilogy," which follows Alayna Wither, a rising star at the nightclub she works at, and Hudson Pierce, her boss who can't keep his eyes off her, and who Alayna can't seem to stay away from despite both their troubled pasts.

  《五十度灰》的粉丝都会喜欢上这本《既定三部曲》,讲述的是夜总会的后起之秀阿莱娜·威瑟,哈德森·皮尔斯,还有深深迷恋哈德森又让阿莱娜无法摆脱的上司。

 

  8."The Heroes of Olympus Book Five: The Blood of Olympus" by Rick Riordan:

  《奥林匹斯的英雄之五:奥林匹斯之血》(作者:雷克·莱尔顿)

我们来读书:亚马逊网评2014十大畅销书

  The fifth book in Riordan's hit series launches the reader right in the middle of the Argo II crew's battle with the earth mother, Gaia. The story is funny and action-packed as the crew races against time to stop Gaia and her giants before the world is destroyed.

  莱尔顿这套系列的第五本书将读者带到阿尔戈号二代成员和地球母亲盖亚之间的战争。故事很有意思,内容丰富有趣,大家抢时间去阻止盖亚和她的巨人们摧毁世界。

 

  9."Top Secret Twenty-One (Stephanie Plum)" by Janet Evanovich:

  《绝密21(斯蒂芬妮·普卢姆)》(作者:珍妮特·伊万诺维奇)

  Stephanie Plum has to bring in a criminal used car dealer who missed his court date. But he's gone missing, and his No. 2 man is Stephanie's only clue and, to top it all off, now his old boss wants him dead. All in a day's work for Stephanie Plum.

  斯蒂芬妮·普卢姆必须带回一名错过开庭时间的二手车汽车商。但是他消失了,他的二把手是斯蒂芬妮唯一的线索,而更有甚,如今他的老上司想要他死。这些都发生在斯蒂芬妮·普卢姆惊险刺激的一天。

 

  10."Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General" by Bill O'Reilly:

  《杀死巴顿:二战最无畏的将军之死谜团》(作者:比尔·奥雷利)

  Just one of two nonfiction books to make the list, "Killing Patton" takes a look into the mysterious death of General George Patton, Jr., and theories about what, or who, may have really killed him.

  书单里总有一两本不是小说的书籍嘛,《杀死巴顿》讲述了小乔治·史密斯·巴顿上将迷一般的死因,给出了什么,是谁可能真的杀了他的理论。

 

(来源:沪江英语,编辑 Helen)

 

 
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