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Five Books to Add to Your Reading List

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Spring is in full swing, and that means that summer is not too far away here in North East, Maryland. We think this is the perfect time to plan some summer reading. In fact, it definitely won’t hurt to start reading now, as there are so many good books to read! This week The Apartments at Charlestown Crossing Blog has five book suggestions for you to read in the upcoming months. Settle down with one of these classics and enjoy the fine spring weather, content knowing that you have a plan for your summer reading, too.  


All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Marie-Laure LeBlanc is a young, happy French girl living with her father, a locksmith, in Paris. Werner Pfennig is a young German boy with an aptitude for electronics. When World War II strikes and the Nazis invade Paris, Marie-Laure’s father is given the task of transporting the “Sea of Flames,” a valuable diamond that the French want to keep out of the hands of the Nazis. Werner is given the chance to study at a prestigious Nazi military school and eventually is given a job in the German army tracking radio signals. Marie-Laure and Werner’s paths cross and diverge in this wartime drama.


The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

After Edmond Dantes is betrayed by those closest to him, he decides to reinvent himself as The Count of Monte Cristo and seek revenge. No one is safe — not his former romantic rival, his ex-fiancee, the deputy over his case, or their families. As the costs of the Count’s revenge begin to mount, Dantes must evaluate whether he’s gone too far.


Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

All Pip wants is to be a gentleman. Born to be a blacksmith, Pip’s life changes when a mysterious benefactor bestows him with a generous fortune. Pip is now free to pursue the life of a gentleman, an education, and the beautiful Estella Havisham. He soon finds that his “expectations” aren’t quite what they seem.


And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Ten strangers arrive on an island expecting a summer holiday. None leave. And Then There Were None is a gripping mystery and one of Agatha Christie’s masterpiece mysteries. The question of “whodunnit” will have you sitting on the edge of your seat until the final pages of the book.


Persuasion by Jane Austen

Anne Elliot was persuaded to end her engagement to Captain Wentworth seven years ago by her friend and confidant Lady Russell. Now Captain Wentworth is back, having made his fortune in the Navy, and Anne is discovering that her feelings are just as strong as they were before.


What other books are on your spring/summer reading list? Feel free to share in the comments. Other members of our apartment community will appreciate having some new titles to read, too!