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South Winds Apartments Blog, Fall River, MA  Summer reading challenge! Try out this genre based list for a great summer of reading at your apartment.

Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier. —Kathleen Norris

 

Summer is coming to a close, but there is still time to get in some summer reading, and today the South Winds Apartments Blog has a reading list to help you out. But it’s not just a simple list of titles we think you’d like to read, rather, it’s suggested genres to choose books from.  So head over to the Fall River library, your favorite Massachusetts’ bookstore, or online for books!

 

Many readers like their history with a side of fiction. We like this list of Historical Fiction novels, from war remembrances to missionaries in the 1960s, to ancient Rome, this list has it all.

 

Read a banned book. It may make you feel slightly naughty to read something that was once deemed unsuitable for public consumption. Here’s a list of banned and challenged books to choose from — you may be surprised by some of the titles on the list!

 

Coming of age is a topic that is often addressed in novels and there are some rather remarkable stories in print that may tug at your heartstrings, cause cringing at a remembered experience, or make you laugh in delight.

 

We all need advice, or self help, and we should have at least one type of non-fiction book on this list, right? Read something from this list of self-help books. It may give you the boost you need.

 

When you head to the public library, ask the librarian to recommend a book — or refer to this list of books recommended by librarians; they know what’s popular and great to read.

 

Memoirs are a fascinating way to learn about someone’s life. Often they are more interesting than fiction may be.

 

Fairy tales are the perfect way to while away time on a lazy weekend. Curl up in the comfort of your apartment and let one of these books take you to a kingdom far, far away.

 

You’ve seen the movie, but have you read the book? Generally speaking, the book is better than the movie, so relive a favorite movie by reading all the details they couldn’t fit in. We’ll get you started with these books that were made into movies.  

 

An immigrant story is a good way to educate yourself on and gain sympathy for some of the realities of the immigrant experience from past and present perspectives.

 

When books become the topic of a book, interesting things can happen, take Inkheart, Fahrenheit 451, and The Book Thief —all good books, featuring, well, books. Check out this list of 100 Must - Read Books About Books.

 

There’s simply something therapeutic about curling up in your favorite chair in your apartment to read a book. Thanks for reading today’s post! Please share the titles you read in the comments so we can all check them out.