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Books You Can Read in a Day for Read a Book Day

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The Mansions at Lakeway Blog is all about finding something to celebrate in every day in or out of your apartment here in Lakeway, TX. This month there’s a day set aside for anyone who loves to discover the world via reading: September 6th is National Read a Book Day! Follow along with the rest of this blog post to find a book you can read in a day so you can participate, no matter how much time you have on your hands for reading.

Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill

“Dept. of Speculation is a portrait of a marriage. It is also a beguiling rumination on the mysteries of intimacy, trust, faith, knowledge, and the condition of universal shipwreck that unites us all.”

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

“The critically acclaimed debut novel from Stephen Chbosky, Perks follows observant “wallflower” Charlie as he charts a course through the strange world between adolescence and adulthood. First dates, family drama, and new friends. Sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Devastating loss, young love, and life on the fringes. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie must learn to navigate those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.”

The All of It by Jeannette Haien

“The story begins on a rainy morning as Father Declan de Loughry stands fishing in an Irish salmon stream, pondering the recent deathbed confession of one of his parishioners. Kevin Dennehy and his wife, Enda, have been sweetly living a lie for some 50 years, a lie the full extent of which Father Declan learns only when Enda finally confides ‘the all of it.’ Her tale of suffering mesmerizes the priest, who recognizes that it is also a tale of sin and scandal, a transgression he cannot ignore. The resolution of his dilemma is a triumph of strength and empathy that, as Benedict Kiely has said, makes ‘The All of It’ ‘a book to remember.’”

The Vegetarian by Han Kang

“Before the nightmare, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary life. But when splintering, blood-soaked images start haunting her thoughts, Yeong-hye decides to purge her mind and renounce eating meat. In a country where societal mores are strictly obeyed, Yeong-hye's decision to embrace a more “plant-like” existence is a shocking act of subversion. And as her passive rebellion manifests in ever more extreme and frightening forms, scandal, abuse, and estrangement begin to send Yeong-hye spiraling deep into the spaces of her fantasy.”

What are your favorite books to read in a day? What are your favorite bookstores or libraries to find a new book near The Mansions at Lakeway? Share your recommendations and reviews with the rest of the apartment community by leaving a comment. Happy reading!