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7 Amazing Books to Read by the Pool


June 20, 2018 in: Enjoyable Senior Activities,

There’s nothing like lying down in the sun by the pool and reading an engrossing book. Good books can be relaxing and mentally satisfying, not to mention they can keep your brain sharp. Here are seven amazing books that you will have a good time reading by the pool this summer.

1. The Favorite Sister

This book is set against the backdrop of a reality TV show and it focuses on two sisters who harbor a dark secret. Best described as a thriller that will keep you reading from the first page to the last without stopping, this latest book from the author of Luckiest Girl, Jessica Knoll, has already become a sensation.

2. Welcome to Lagos

Using the setting of Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos, this new book by Lagos-born Chibundu Onuzo is a page-turner. We’ll keep the plot under wraps, but it’s safe to say that it revolves around amazingly well-developed characters that range from an army officer, a teenage girl, a rebel fighter, and a gorgeous runaway.

3. Some Trick

If this summer you want to try something light and humorous then give Helen DeWitt’s Some Trick a read. Filled with exciting and unpredictable twists and intelligent humor, this book is a perfect collection of 13 engaging short stories.

4. The Good Son

The best thrillers keep their thrilling plots under wraps and stun the reader. The Good Son, written by a South Korean author You-Jeong Jeong, is an under-the-radar psychological thriller that will surely take you by surprise, a story about a young man who has trouble remembering if he’s the one who has killed his mother.

5. Goodbye, Sweet Girl

Kelly Sundberg’s poetic yet devastating 2014 essay, It Will Look Like a Sunset, on domestic violence made the readers’ heart skip a beat. That stunning essay has now been expanded to a full-length book based on the author’s own personal memoir about her husband who was wonderful, but suffered from episodes of violent rage.

6. Who Is Vera Kelly?

If you haven’t had enough og watching The Americans, then this new book provides another angle to the Cold War. This intense read by Rosalie Knecht is a spy novel that centers on a young and intelligent woman who has infiltrated a group of activists in 1960 Buenos Aires.

7. My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Ottessa Moshfegh got all the deserving recognition and awards for her dark debut novel Eileen. Now this talented author is back with an exciting new story about a rich young woman who gets some very bad treatment from her doctors and their prescribed medicines.

At The Palazzo, we encourage our residents to indulge in exciting new books that keep them occupied and mentally active. This summer, we recommend you to check out these titles and enjoy your time by the pool!

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