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Books for the Summertime

Palmer View Blog, Palmer Township, PA  Lose yourself in a great book this month, in or out of your apartment, on vacation or during a work break! Try these reads.


Whether you need some light entertainment for a trip to the beach or you want to exercise your mind and imagination, reading is the perfect solution! Today the Palmer View Blog has ideas for some books you can read this summer, in your apartment or elsewhere in or out of Palmer Township, PA, for an enjoyable time exploring new worlds.


And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

“‘Ten . . .’

“Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious ‘U. N. Owen.’


“‘Nine . . .’

“At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead.


“‘Eight . . .’

“Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one . . . as one by one . . . they begin to die.


“‘Seven . . .’

“Which among them is the killer and will any of them survive?”


Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn

“A woman blessed, or cursed, with a talent for witchcraft returns to Castle Auburn where she spent her childhood in joy-only to find an aura of dread awaiting her.”


A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

“From the moment she entered the world, Francie needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg demanded fortitude, precocity, and strength of spirit. Often scorned by neighbors for her family’s erratic and eccentric behavior-such as her father Johnny’s taste for alcohol and Aunt Sissy’s habit of marrying serially without the formality of divorce-no one, least of all Francie, could say that the Nolans’ life lacked drama. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the Nolans’ daily experiences are tenderly threaded with family connectedness and raw with honesty.”


Perfect Is Boring: 10 Things My Crazy, Fierce Mama Taught Me About Beauty, Booty, and Being a Boss by Tyra Banks and Carolyn London

“In Perfect Is Boring, Tyra Banks and her mother, Carolyn, get raw, real and cray-in-a-good-way as they share what they’ve learned on Tyra’s journey from insecure preteen to supermodel and entrepreneurial powerhouse. Though she’ll be the first to tell you she is not her daughter’s best friend—‘cause she ain’t that kinda mama!—there’s no doubt that Carolyn’s signature mix of pep talks and tough love got Tyra to where she is today, and here they pay it forward to empower readers with a reminder that perfect really isn’t all that.”


What are your favorite summertime reads? Share your recommendations with the rest of us by leaving a comment below. Thanks for reading! Enjoy!