Read a Book in June
Summer is the perfect time to escape into the dreamy world of fiction, and this month, as promised, The 501 Blog has some book suggestions for our apartment community. So head to a nearby Baltimore bookstore or library to pick up one of these or another great book. Take time soon to settle into your favorite reading nook in your apartment or out to our outdoor seating area and get lost in a book. Here are our suggestions for some classic summer reading.
The Giver by Lois Lowry — The Giver is a 1993 American young adult utopian/dystopian novel by Lois Lowry. It is set in a society which at first appears to be utopian but is revealed to be dystopian as the story progresses. The novel follows a 12-year-old boy named Jonas.
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton — The Outsiders is a coming-of-age novel by S. E. Hinton, first published in 1967 by Viking Press. Hinton was 15 when she started writing the novel but did most of the work when she was 16 and a junior in high school.
A Wrinkle In Time by Madeline L’Engle — A Wrinkle in Time is a children and young adult science fantasy novel written by American writer Madeleine L’Engle, first published in 1963.
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen — Hatchet is a 1987 Newbery Honor-winning young-adult wilderness survival novel written by American writer Gary Paulsen. It is the first novel of five in the Hatchet series.
Harriet The Spy by Louise Fitzhugh — Harriet the Spy is a children’s novel written and illustrated by Louise Fitzhugh that was published in 1964. It has been called “a milestone in children’s literature” and a “classic”.
These titles are certainly considered classics for a reason. Pick one up and see why! We hope you enjoy these literary classics. What are your favorite books? Please share in the comments, let’s add to everyone’s “to-read” list! Have a great month here in Maryland!