The summer is just a week away, and it is understandable that sunny beaches, pleasant walks in a park, or a barbecue with friend could be more alluring than reading at home. But we are certain that our most avid readers will find time to enjoy the books that we recommend this week, while bathing in the pleasant rays of the sun or flying to some beautiful tourist destination. These books will be a wonderful accompaniment for your holidays.  

We often admire people with extraordinary gifts, those whom society often deems geniuses for their contributions to the progress of mankind. Among such path-finding minds are Nicola Tesla, Albert Einstein, and Mozart. However, there have also been geniuses who did not have the best interests of humanity in mind. In other words, they were dark personalities with tragic endings to their lives. The books which we have selected for you this week serve to remind us that great knowledge is not always put to a good use, and could be more of a curse than a blessing.

This spring, the beautiful city of Barcelona hosts the Battle of Nations, a competitive, costume-perfect reenactment of medieval combat that is one of the most amusing sporting events in Europe. We love stories about chivalrous knights who swear to protect the honor of their masters and their loved ones. It is a rare person who is not fascinated by the shining armor, the fancy dresses, and the overall spirit of the Middle Ages. While not everyone is able to swing a heavy sword, we all can enjoy reading the masterpieces which diligently depict this marvelous historic period.  

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