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2. Top 10 Books of 2011 - Best Books of the Year

Best Books of 2011 are books that were popular for a variety of reasons. There will always be disagreements about the best books of the year, but these top books from 2011 are likely to be crowd pleasers.

Read carefully the Top 10 Books of 2011 and their brief description.

Answer the questions:

1. Have you ever read these books or other books by these authors?

2. What impression did you have after them? Why?

Оригинал

1. Boris Akunin - All the World's a Stage       
A theatrical mystery. 1911. The 55-year-old Fandorin has his life turned upside-down when investigating strange incidents in a fashionable Moscow theater.   
2. Дарья Донцова - Дьявол носит лапти
The ironic detective about Writer Arina Violova who is accused of the murder of lawyer Nicolas Lityagin.
3. Dmitriy Gluhovskiy - Мetro 2034
... 2034. The whole world is destroyed by nuclear war. Large cities are wiped out, small ones are not known about. The remnants of humanity spend last few days in the bunkers and bomb shelters, the largest of which is the Moscow Metro.             
4. Viktor Pelevin  -  S.N.U.F.F.  
The novel - utopia of the deepest mysteries of female hearts and the higher secrets of flying skills.
5. Sergey Lukyanenko - Last Watch
The entire tetralogy is devoted to the Others - humans able to draw on the magical force flowing through the world. They can enter into the Twilight, a shadowy dimension next to our own, from where they also draw power to perform their magic.             
6. Joanne Rowling - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows         
The seventh and final book in the epic tale of Harry Potter, Harry and Lord Voldemort each prepare for their ultimate encounter. Harry, Ron, and Hermione embark on a desperate quest the length and breadth of Britain, trying to locate and destroy Voldemort’s four remaining Horcruxes, the magical objects in which he has hidden parts of his broken soul. They visit the Burrow, Grimmauld Place, the Ministry, Godric’s Hollow, Malfoy Manor, Diagon Alley.
7. Вan Brown - The lost symbol     
The Lost Symbol is a masterstroke of storytelling- a deadly race through a real-world labyrinth of codes, secrets, and unseen truths - all under the watchful eye of Brown’s most terrifying villain to date. Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol accelerates through a startling landscape toward an unthinkable finale. 
8. Stephenie Meyer  - Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga)
The astonishing conclusion to the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions. Now that Bella has made her decision to join the dark but seductive world of immortals, a startling chain of unprecedented events is about to unfold with potentially devastating, and unfathomable, consequences. Just when the frayed strands of Bella's life-first discovered in Twilight, then scattered and torn in New Moon and Eclipse-seem ready to heal and knit together, could they be destroyed... forever?              
9.  Paulo Coelho - Veronika Decides to Die
Veronika is a beautiful young woman from Ljubljana, Slovenia who appears to have the perfect life, but nevertheless decides to commit suicide by ingesting too many sleeping pills. While she waits to die, she decides to read a magazine.
10. Elizabeth Gilbert - Eat, Pray, Love                
The memoir chronicles the author's trip around Italy, India and Indonesia after her divorce and what she discovered during her travels.
                       

Discuss the following questions one by one:

 

1. Have you read the books? What of the books have you read?

2. What genre are the books referred to?

3. What are the movies that came from the following books? Have you seen them? Are the books better than the movies?

4. What books from the following would you like to read?

5. What books would you recommend for other people?