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Summer Reading Challenge

Independence Place Blog, Cranston, RI  Read this summer! Choose some books from our genre generated suggestion list  from self-help to fairy tales!

With summer rapidly approaching the Independence Place Blog challenges members of our apartment community to do some reading this summer, and we have some suggestions.This is not simply a list of books we are recommending; rather, we are recommending a variety of genres to choose books from. (However, last September we did recommend some specific books for Read a Book Day, and you can visit the post and check those out here.)


Book Suggestions by Genre


Read a banned book. It may make you feel slightly rebellious to read something that was once deemed unsuitable for public consumption. Here’s a list of banned and challenged books to choose from — you may be surprised by some of the titles on the list!


Coming of age is a topic that is often addressed in novels and there are some rather remarkable stories in print that may tug at your heartstrings, cringe at remembered experience, or make you laugh in delight.


We all need advice, so we should have at least one type of non-fiction book on this list, right? Reading something from this list of self-help books can give you the boost you need.


When you head to the Cranston Public Librarian, ask the librarian to recommend a book — or refer to this list of books recommended by librarians; they know what’s popular and great to read.


Fairy tales are the perfect way to while away time on a lazy weekend. Curl up in the comfort of your apartment and let one of these books take you to a kingdom far, far away.


You’ve seen the movie, but have you read the book? Generally speaking, the book is better than the movie, so relive a favorite movie by reading all the details they couldn’t fit in. We’ll get you started with these books that were made into movies.  


So head on down to the Cranston, RI public library, to your favorite bricks and mortar bookstore, or online to get some books for your summer reading pleasure. Let us know in the comments what you read to meet the challenge! Thanks for reading today’s post.