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Pine Valley Apartments Blog, Gaithersburg, MD  Remember summer reading challenges? This week we've got five book recommendations for you.

Sit down with a good book and a bowl of ice cream this summer. This week the Pine Valley Apartments Blog has five book recommendations to add to your summer reading list. These classics are a great way to relax on a hot afternoon here in Elkton, MD. Be sure to check out these titles at your local library sometime this summer!


Lady Susan by Jane Austen

Jane Austen’s funniest novel, adapted for the big screen last summer as Love & Friendship, is written as series of letters between the eponymous Lady Susan, her confidants, and all the people entangled in her scheming web. Lady Susan is one of Austen’s most likeable unlikeable characters.


To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Scout Finch learns the power of standing up for what’s right from her father, Atticus Finch, in this classic novel. When Atticus, a lawyer, is called to defend Tom Robinson in court, he must face  prejudice, racism, and the wrath of his hometown.


When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Paul Kalanithi began his inspiring memoir when he discovered he was dying of cancer. Kalanithi, a resident surgeon specializing in neurosurgery, decided to devote his time to his second love — literature. This moving account of death, life, and embracing the uncertainty of the future is a must read.


A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Francie Nolan gets an education in this coming-of-age tale. Growing up in Brooklyn, Francie faces a world of poverty. Her determination to get an education and rise above her circumstances guides her through her life and the tragedies and crises that strike her family.


Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Beatrice and Benedick war with words in Shakespeare’s classic play. Bored, Benedick’s friends try to set him up with his enemy, Beatrice, in order to fill up the time until Hero and Claudio’s wedding. Hero and Claudio face some trouble when Don John decides to meddle in everyone’s affairs.


What are your favorite types of books to read in the summer? Please share in the comments so we can add them to our to read list too. Thanks for reading today’s post. Enjoy the rest of our Maryland summer with a book in your apartment.