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Books to Read This Month

Books to Read This Month

Do you need a book to read this summer? Wildwood Park brings you some book suggestions to read this month. We’re including some new books coming out as well as some classics to read if you haven’t already. Enjoy your summer here in Arlington, VA.


The Breakdown

This new book comes from the author, B.A. Paris, who also wrote the very successful New York Times Best-Seller, Behind Closed Doors. Here’s a summary of the new thriller, The Breakdown, coming out this month: “Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside?the woman who was killed. She’s been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It’s a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she’d broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she’d stopped.”


What To Say Next

This coming of age novel, What to Say Next, comes from author Julie Buxbaum and will be published this month. “From the New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things comes a charming and poignant story about two struggling teenagers who find an unexpected connection just when they need it most. For fans of Sophie Kinsella, Jennifer Niven, and Rainbow Rowell.”


To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic book about a small family in Alabama during the Depression. “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.


The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye was written by J.D. Salinger and published in 2001. It has since been a classic. “The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days… J.D. Salinger's classic novel of teenage angst and rebellion was first published in 1951. The novel was included on Time's 2005 list of the 100 best English-language novels written since 1923.”


Are there any books you’re planning to read this month? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading!