The Rules do Not Apply: a memoir

  • 32572166Titulo:  The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir
  • Autora: Ariel Levy
  • Editorial: Random House
  • Paginas: 207
  • Fecha: marzo 2017
  • Idioma: Ingles
  • Genero: Autobiografica



“Or maybe it was too late, and I had already chosen, inadvertently and

incrementally, to be something else.”




When thirty-eight-year-old New Yorker writer Ariel Levy left for a reporting trip to Mongolia

in 2012, she was pregnant, married, financially secure, and successful on her own terms. A month later, none of that was true.

Levy picks you up and hurls you through the story of how she built an unconventional life and then watched it fall apart with astonishing speed. Like much of her generation, she was raised to resist traditional rules–about work, about love, and about womanhood.

“I wanted what we all want: everything. We want a mate who feels like family and a lover who is exotic, surprising. We want to be youthful adventurers and middle-aged mothers. We want intimacy and autonomy, safety and stimulation, reassurance and novelty, coziness and thrills. But we can’t have it all.”
In this memoir, Levy chronicles the adventure and heartbreak of being “a woman who is free to do whatever she chooses.” Her own story of resilience becomes an unforgettable portrait of the shifting forces in our culture, of what has changed–and of what is eternal.

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  • 34322199Autora: Stephanie Danier
  • Paginas: 352
  • Editorial: Oneworld Book
  • Fecha: 2016
  • Idioma: Ingles
  • Título en Castellano: Dulceagrio


“BITTER: always a bit unanticipated. Coffee, chocolate, rosemary, citrus rinds, wine. Once, when we were wild, it told us about poison. The mouth still hesitates at each new encounter. We urge it forward, say, Adapt. Now, enjoy it.”


“Let’s say I was born when I came over the George Washington Bridge…”

This is how we meet unforgettable Tess, the twenty-two-year-old at the heart of this stunning first novel. Shot from a mundane, provincial past, she’s come to New York to look for a life she can’t define, except as a burning drive to become someone, to belong somewhere. After she stumbles into a coveted job at a renowned Union Square restaurant, we spend the year with her as she learns the chaotic, punishing, privileged life of a “backwaiter,” on duty and off. Her appetites—for food, wine, knowledge, and every kind of experience—are awakened. And she’s pulled into the magnetic thrall of two other servers—a handsome bartender she falls hard for, and an older woman she latches onto with an orphan’s ardor.

These two and their enigmatic connection to each other will prove to be Tess’s hardest lesson of all. Sweetbitter is a story of discovery, enchantment, and the power of what remains after disillusionment.


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Stay With Me

“The mess of life and love that only shows up as you go along”


  • Título: Stay With Me
  • Autora: Ayòbámi Adébáyò
  • Paginas: 298
  • Editorial: Canongate
  • Fecha de Publicación: marzo 2017



Yejide and Akin have been married since they met and fell in love at university. Though many expected Akin to take several wives, he and Yejide have always agreed: polygamy is not for them. But four years into their marriage–after consulting fertility doctors and healers, trying strange teas and unlikely cures–Yejide is still not pregnant. She assumes she still has time–until her family arrives on her doorstep with a young woman they introduce as Akin’s second wife. Furious, shocked, and livid with jealousy, Yejide knows the only way to save her marriage is to get pregnant, which, finally, she does, but at a cost far greater than she could have dared to imagine. An electrifying novel of enormous emotional power, Stay With Me asks how much we can sacrifice for the sake of family.

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Into The Wild

“The trip was to be an odyssey in the fullest sense of the word, an epic journey that would change everything.”


  • 12353748.jpgTitulo: Into The Wild
  • Titulo en español: Rutas Hacia Lo Salvaje
  • Autor: Jon Karakauer
  • Editorial: Pan Macmillan
  • Fecha: 2011
  • Idioma: Ingles



En abril de 1992, Chris McCandless, de 24 años, se internó solo y apenas equipado por tierras de Alaska. Había regalado todo su dinero, abandonado su coche, y soñaba con una vida en estado salvaje. Cuatro meses más tarde, unos cazadores encontraron su cuerpo sin vida. Su historia, difundida en un reportaje de Jon Krakauer, suscitó una agitada polémica: para unos, era un intrépido idealista; para otros, un loco y un ingenuo sin el menor conocimiento de la naturaleza. Pero, ¿por qué un joven recién graduado decidió cortar todos los lazos con su familia y perderse en una región inhóspita? Antes de desaparecer, Chis McCandless escribió a un amigo: «No eches raíces, no te establezcas. Cambia a menudo de lugar, lleva una vida nómada. No necesitas tener a alguien contigo para traer una nueva luz a tu vida. Esta ahí fuera, sencillamente».

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Esas historias que quieren ser algo pero que al final no me llegan


  • 94.jpgTítulo: Dumplin
  • Autora: Julie Murphy
  • Editorial: Lavender Lit
  • Fecha: abril 2016
  • Paginas: 348
  • Idioma: Sueco


Willowdean Dickson es Will para sus amigos, una chica gorda (y a mucha honra) para sí misma y Dumplin para su madre. Ser hija de una antigua reina de la belleza nunca ha afectado su autoestima… hasta que descubre que el chico que le gusta se siente atraído por ella.

Para librarse de la repentina inseguridad que eso le genera, Will hace lo más impulsivo y horrible que podría habérsele ocurrido: presentarse al concurso de belleza local Miss Lupino Juvenil de Clover City con el objetivo de demostrar que una persona es algo más que su peso. Sin embargo, al inscribirse no se imaginaba la reacción en cadena que provocaría entre otras chicas de su instituto.

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13 Reasons Why

Una novela que no te deja indiferente y que me ha obligado a dejar capítulos a medio leer.

  • Titulo: 1Unknown.jpeg3 Reasons Why
  • Autor: Jay Asher
  • Editorial: Penguin Books
  • Fecha de Publicación: 2007
  • Nº de Paginas: 288
  • Idioma: Ingles



Clay Jensen returns home to find a strange package with his name on it. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker – his classmate and first love – who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

Hannah’s voice explains there are thirteen reasons why she killed herself. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why.

All through the night, Clay keeps Listening – and what he discovers changes his live… Forever

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Una historia adictiva, tendrás ganas de ser una de las piezas de Caraval.

  • Títul30964236o: Caraval
  • Autor: Stephanie Garber
  • Editorial: Hodder & Stoughton
  • Fecha de Publicación: 31 de enero
  • Nº de Paginas: 402
  • Idioma: inglés



Whatever you’ve heard about Caraval, it doesn’t compare to the reality. It’s more than just a game or a performance. It’s the closest you’ll ever find to magic in this world . . .

Welcome, welcome to Caraval―Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.

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