Top 5 Wednesday • Cinq livres que j’aimerai trouver sous le sapin

Le programme du jour pour le challenge Il était neuf fois Noël est de présenter nos idées cadeaux pour nos proches ou nos envies pour Noël. J’ai choisi ce dernier sujet avec les cinq livres que j’aimerai trouver sous le sapin. Quels seraient les vôtres ?

Je sais déjà que l’un d’entre eux se glissera sous le sapin, mais le mystère reste entier. J’avais donné une petite liste à mes proches. Ces dernières semaines, quelques unes de mes autrices préférées ont publié un nouveau roman, et je ne les avais pas acheté en prévision de Noël.


Summer 1958—a string of murders plagues the Midwest. The victims are found in their cars and in their homes—even in their beds—their bodies drained, but with no blood anywhere. 

September 19- the Carlson family is slaughtered in their Minnesota farmhouse, and the case gets its first lead: 15-year-old Marie Catherine Hale is found at the scene. She is covered in blood from head to toe, and at first she’s mistaken for a survivor. But not a drop of the blood is hers.

Michael Jensen, son of the local sheriff, yearns to become a journalist and escape his small-town. He never imagined that the biggest story in the country would fall into his lap, or that he would be pulled into the investigation, when Marie decides that he is the only one she will confess to. 

As Marie recounts her version of the story, it falls to Michael to find the truth: What really happened the night that the Carlsons were killed? And how did one girl wind up in the middle of all these bodies? 


Exiled to a far-flung island by the whims of the gods, Medusa has little company except the snakes that adorn her head instead of hair. But when a charmed, beautiful boy called Perseus arrives on the island, her lonely existence is disrupted with the force of a supernova, unleashing desire, love, betrayal and destiny itself.

Filled with glorious full-colour illustrations by award-winning Olivia Lomenech Gill, this astonishing retelling of Greek myth is perfect for readers of Circe and The Silence of the Girls. Illuminating the girl behind the legend, it brings alive Medusa for a new generation. 


A city divided. When the Berlin Wall goes up, Karin is on the wrong side of the city. Overnight, she’s trapped under Soviet rule in unforgiving East Berlin and separated from her twin sister, Jutta.

Two sisters torn apart. Karin and Jutta lead parallel lives for years, cut off by the Wall. But Karin finds one reason to keep going: Otto, the man who gives her hope, even amidst the brutal East German regime.

One impossible choice… When Jutta finds a hidden way through the wall, the twins are reunited. But the Stasi have eyes everywhere, and soon Karin is faced with a terrible decision: to flee to the West and be with her sister, or sacrifice it all to follow her heart?


As Princesses of Crete and daughters of the fearsome King Minos, Ariadne and her sister Phaedra grow up hearing the hoofbeats and bellows of the Minotaur echo from the Labyrinth beneath the palace. The Minotaur – Minos’s greatest shame and Ariadne’s brother – demands blood every year.

When Theseus, Prince of Athens, arrives in Crete as a sacrifice to the beast, Ariadne falls in love with him. But helping Theseus kill the monster means betraying her family and country, and Ariadne knows only too well that in a world ruled by mercurial gods – drawing their attention can cost you everything.

In a world where women are nothing more than the pawns of powerful men, will Ariadne’s decision to betray Crete for Theseus ensure her happy ending? Or will she find herself sacrificed for her lover’s ambition?


As the dutiful daughter of a high-ranking Nazi officer, Hetty Heinrich is keen to play her part in the glorious new Thousand Year Reich. But she never imagines that all she believes and knows about her world will come into stark conflict when she encounters Walter, a Jewish friend from the past, who stirs dangerous feelings in her. Confused and conflicted, Hetty doesn’t know whom she can trust and where she can turn to, especially when she discovers that someone has been watching her.

Realizing she is taking a huge risk—but unable to resist the intense attraction she has for Walter—she embarks on a secret love affair with him. Together, they dream about when the war will be over and plan for their future. But as the rising tide of anti-Semitism threatens to engulf them, Hetty and Walter will be forced to take extreme measures.

10 réflexions sur “Top 5 Wednesday • Cinq livres que j’aimerai trouver sous le sapin

  1. Ma liste est si longue… Mais ceux que j’aimerais surtout recevoir sont :
    – Les métamorphoses, tome 1 : Vita Nostra de Marina Diatchenko et Sergueï Diatchenko
    – Les Romanov : 1613-1918 de Simon Sebag Montefiore
    – Les Chevaux Célestes de Guy Gabriel Kay
    – La dernière Anastasia de Tina Miur
    – Les Graciées de Kiran Millwood Hargrave

    Réponse ces prochains jours 😉

    J’aime

    • Le premier, j’approuve. Il est vraiment excellent et il m’a totalement happé alors que je ne m’y attendais pas du tout, car ce n’est pas forcément le style de roman dont j’ai l’habitude.

      Le deuxième est excellentissime. J’avais adoré. Je l’ai trouvé très complet. Je pense que j’ai dû le chroniquer sur le blog un jour…

      Je ne connais pas les deux prochains, mais je vais me renseigner sur La dernière Anastasia… Je suis passionnée des Romanov.

      Je croise les doigts pour que tu en trouves sous le sapin !

      J’aime

  2. Ariadne me tente aussi beaucoup, mais j’ai préféré le mettre sur ma wish list personnelle histoire d’être certaine de l’avoir. Mes proches osent rarement piocher dans mes titres VO…
    Bonnes futures lectures de ceux que tu auras la chance de trouver sous le sapin 🙂

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    • À part le Louise Fein (Daughter of the Reich), ils étaient tous sous le sapin, avec en bonus Horseman de Christina Henry, Dracula’s Child de J.S. Barnes, False values de Ben Aaronovitch et The Rose Code de Kate Quinn.

      J’aime

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