Books to Read This Month
It’s a great time to sit down with a good book. In today’s Willington Lakes Phase 1 Blog, we’ll be sharing a list of great books for you to check out. Pick one of these or find another book you’ve been meaning to read and enjoy! We hope you have a great month at your apartment here in Orangeburg, SC.
The Call of the Wild by Jack London (1903)
“The Call of the Wild, considered by many London's greatest novel, is a gripping tale of a heroic dog that, thrust into the brutal life of the Alaska Gold Rush, ultimately faces a choice between living in man's world and returning to nature. Adventure and dog-story enthusiasts as well as students and devotees of American literature will find this classic work a thrilling, memorable reading experience.”
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (2017)
“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.” A thrilling mystery that is sure to keep you turning the page.
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (1838)
“The story of the orphan Oliver, who runs away from the workhouse only to be taken in by a den of thieves, shocked readers when it was first published. Dickens’s tale of childhood innocence beset by evil depicts the dark criminal underworld of a London peopled by vivid and memorable characters.”
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (2007)
“An atmospheric, gritty, and compelling novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932 illuminated by a wonderful sense of time and place. Winner of the 2007 BookBrowse Award for Most Popular Book.”
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward (2017)
“In Jesmyn Ward’s first novel since her National Book Award winning Salvage the Bones, this singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first-century America. Drawing on Morrison and Faulkner, The Odyssey and the Old Testament, Ward gives us an epochal story, a journey through Mississippi’s past and present that is both an intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle.”
What books are one your to-read list? Share them with us in the comments below. Thanks for reading and visit the blog again soon!