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Let's Read Books for Summer


Kensington at Chelmsford Blog  Summer reading is one of the pleasures of life. Grab a book and head to your favorite reading nook in your apartment. We have some titles to check out.


Today the Kensington at Chelmsford Blog is bringing members of our apartment community a list of tried and true summer-themed books to read in the next few months. Create a book nook in your apartment with comfortable seating, a good light, and a place for a nice cup of tea and non-messy snacks to enjoy while you get lost in a book. We hope you enjoy taking some time to read this summer in Chelmsford, MA.


A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

The story focuses on an impoverished, second-generation Irish-American, girl and her family in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City, during the first two decades of the 20th century. A coming-of-age journey many can relate to across the decades.  


To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

“The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.”


Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

“It's late summer 1793, and the streets of Philadelphia are abuzz with mosquitoes and rumors of fever. Down near the docks, many have taken ill, and the fatalities are mounting. Now they include Polly, the serving girl at the Cook Coffeehouse. But fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook doesn't get a moment to mourn the passing of her childhood playmate.”


Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

“The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot — searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.”


Check out for more book reviews. Then, head on over to your favorite bookstore or jump online and stock up on books to read this summer. Please share your favorite titles in the comments to give us all new books to read this summer.