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Recommit to Reading with These Three Books

Diverse People Reading Books

Welcome back to the Edlandria Blog. July is the perfect month to recommit yourself to reading. Not sure about what to read? We have a few suggestions for books that you might want to check out.

 

The Beach by Alex Garland

“The Beach, as Richard has come to learn, is the subject of a legend among young travelers in Asia: a lagoon hidden from the sea, with white sand and coral gardens, freshwater falls surrounded by jungle, plants untouched for a thousand years. There, it is rumored, a carefully selected international few have settled in a communal Eden.”

 

Vox by Christina Dalcher

“On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than one hundred words per day, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial. This can't happen here. Not in America. Not to her…Soon women are not permitted to hold jobs. Girls are not taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice. Before, the average person spoke sixteen thousand words each day, but now women have only one hundred to make themselves heard...For herself, her daughter, and every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice. This is just the beginning...not the end.”

 

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

“Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.”

 

We hope you take advantage of reading in your apartment this month. What adventures in Alexandria, VA are you ready to embrace? Share with us by leaving a comment below.