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Summer Book Suggestions

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To celebrate the onset of the summer season, we’re sharing a few book suggestions for our Kinsley Forest Apartments residents in Kansas City, MO.


Into The Water

Into the Water is written by Paula Hawkins, the author of #1 New York Times bestseller The Girl on the Train. It’s a suspenseful and mysterious novel that will captivate you this summer. “A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.”


The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle is a book about a dysfunctional family and the children’s search for understanding among it all. “The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant… The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. Their parents followed them [to New York], choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing--a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.”


To Kill a Mockingbird

This classic novel was published in 1988 and has withstood the test of time. It has been and continues to be read by many who love and adore its story. “Lawyer Atticus Finch defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel—a black man charged with the rape of a white woman. Through the eyes of Atticus's children, Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with rich humor and unanswering honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South of the 1930's.”


The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees is a great coming-of-age book. It’s the story of Lily Owens who lives with her abusive father and housemaid, Rosaleen. The book tells Lily’s story of accidentally killing her mother as a toddler. As a teenager, she tries to discover who her mother was and meets people who may be able to help her find out the truth and help her find healing.


We hope you get a chance to read one or more of these books this month and next. Happy Reading!