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Read! Book Genres to Try This Summer


Woodview at Randolph Blog, Randolph, MA Apartments  Have we got a deal for you! Summer reading is the best, and we have suggestions based on genre. Try a new-to-you genre this month and read a book.

“Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything.”  —Tomie dePaola


Last summer, we had some specific book recommendations for members of our apartment community here at Woodview at Randolph. This month, we’re back with more ideas for summer reading; instead of specific book recommendations, we have suggestions for a variety of genres to give a go. Expand your horizons and choose something you wouldn’t normally read. Use a reading app, head to our local Randolph library or bookstore, or grab something you have at your apartment and read.


Books by Genre


1. A book that’s won an award.

So you can see what all the hype is about and expose yourself to great writing and storytelling.


2. A coming-of-age book.

We’ve all gone through it, but everyone’s experiences are different and valuable.


3. Something recommended by a librarian.

Who better to get recommendations from than someone whose job it is to know books?


4. A memoir.

There’s something about reading someone’s real struggles and triumphs that can help you deal with your own.


5. A book with a child narrator.

Learn from the innocents — they often see things we miss.


6. An immigrant story.

To educate yourself on and gain sympathy for some of the realities of the immigrant experience.


7. A self-help book.

Take pride in wanting to improve yourself!


8. A sports book.

Whether or not you like to watch sports, it could teach you valuable lessons about teamwork and perseverance.


9. A fairy tale book.

Experience a whole new world in ways that only these fantastical books can give you.


10. A graphic novel.

Whether you’re new to this genre or a diehard fan, you can find a huge variety of books, complete with speech bubbles and great visuals, that will thrill you.


We hope you are enjoying your Massachusetts summer! Thanks for taking a look at our post today and let us know about your favorite summer reads by leaving a comment.