Books to Enjoy this Month
This month, the Barrington Place Blog is bringing residents of our Madison, WI apartments books to read like The Good People, The Thirteenth Tale, Dead Poets Society, and Little Fires Everywhere. Read on to learn more about these in today's blog post.
The Good People
“You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend." Paul Sweeney said that, and we agree, which is why we're sharing The Good People by Hannah Kent.
“Based on true events in nineteenth century Ireland, Hannah Kent's startling new novel tells the story of three women, drawn together to rescue a child from a superstitious community. Nora, bereft after the death of her husband, finds herself alone and caring for her grandson Micheal, who can neither speak nor walk. A handmaid, Mary, arrives to help Nora just as rumors begin to spread that Micheal is a changeling child who is bringing bad luck to the valley. Determined to banish evil, Nora and Mary enlist the help of Nance, an elderly wanderer who understands the magic of the old ways.”
The Thirteenth Tale
Reading regularly has been associated with many benefits such as improved mental health and an increased ability to relax, so pick up The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield soon.
“A love letter to reading, a book for the feral reader in all of us, a return to that rich vein of storytelling that our parents loved and that we loved as children. Diane Setterfield will keep you guessing, make you wonder, move you to tears and laughter and, in the end, deposit you breathless yet satisfied back upon the shore of your everyday life.”
Dead Poets Society
Author Kathleen Norris once said, “The knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.” We agree, and we think Dead Poets Society by N. H. Kleinbaum is an excellent choice.
“Todd Anderson and his friends at Welton Academy can hardly believe how different life is since their new English professor, the flamboyant John Keating, has challenged them to "make your lives extraordinary! " Inspired by Keating, the boys resurrect the Dead Poets Society--a secret club where, free from the constraints and expectations of school and parents, they let their passions run wild.”
Little Fires Everywhere
“Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.”
Have you read any good books lately? Share your own recommendations with us in the comments. We hope you enjoy reading and all the benefits that come along with it this month!