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2022 Summer Reading Recommendations From Our Friends At Wellesley Books

With summer approaching, it is the perfect time to select some books to read on the beach or on the porch with a tall glass of lemonade. With the volume of homework you manage all year it can be hard to find time to read for pleasure. Remember the joy you get from reading a riveting story and not wanting to put it down? Our friends at Wellesley Books offer recommendations in a range of genres to ease you into summer!

Family of Liars by E. Lockhart (thriller, suspense) 
 
The thrilling prequel

Freshman Survival Guide by Bill McGarvey and Nora Bradbury-Haehl Book Review

My freshman year is clear as day: I pulled up to my campus with my mom and two suitcases ready for whatever was ahead of me and then…it went exactly like nothing I could have planned for. College, especially the fall of my freshman year, was a different kind of growth spurt. I struggled to fit in and while most of my friends were older, I couldn’t seem to socialize with those who were outside my door. I kept to myself, befriended my RA, and kept my head down. I didn’t embrace extracurriculars

Why Grit is Underrated

I recently read Grit: The Power and Passion of Perseverance by Angela Duckworth. With a title like that, prior to even cracking the spine I was already inspired to think differently about my own determination and the determination of others–especially current students. After finishing the book, my educational experience—years full of learning about how I learned, slowly mastering skills that my peers caught onto fast, and ultimately feeling like I was missing the “how-to

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: READING RECOMMENDATIONS

If you need a gift idea, check out these suggestions for books suitable for teens, and some for adults too. Many thanks to our friends at Wellesley Books for offering suggestions in a range of genres:
The Vermilion Emporium by Jamie Pacton, YA Fantasy:
The heart-wrenching story of The Radium Girls meets the enchanting world of Howl’s Moving Castle in a story of timeless love and deadly consequences…A powerful and romantic adventure set in a whimsically magical world. 

New Summer Reading Recommendations From Our Friends At Wellesley Books

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
With summer approaching, it is the perfect time to select some books to read on the beach or on the porch with a tall glass of lemonade. With the volume of homework you manage all year it can be hard to find time to read for pleasure. Remember the joy you get from reading a riveting story and not wanting to put it down? Our friends at Wellesley Books offer recommendations in a range of genres:
 
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Daughter of Sparta by Claire M. Andrews, (myth/historical) out June 8
 
Daphne has spent her whole

Holiday Gift Ideas: Reading Recommendations

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you need a gift idea, check out these suggestions for books suitable for teens, and some for adults too.
Many thanks to our friends at Wellesley Books for offering suggestions in a range of genres:

Young Adult Recommendations:

 

Cover of The Enigma Game book

The Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein 
                 
1940. Facing a seemingly endless war, Luisa Adair wants to fight back, make a difference, just do something, anything, to escape the Blitz. She accepts a position in Windyedge, Scotland caring for an elderly German…

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The Latest And Greatest Reads Available At Wellesley Books

With summer approaching, it is the perfect time to select some books to read on the porch with a tall glass of lemonade. With the volume of homework you manage all year it can be hard to find time to read for pleasure. Remember the joy you get from reading a riveting story and not wanting to put it down? Our friends at Wellesley Books offer recommendations in a range of genres:

Clap When You Land Book Cover

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo  A powerful free verse story of two teens whose lives become unexpectedly

Holiday Gifts: Book Recommendations

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you need a gift idea, check out these suggestions for books suitable for teens, and some for adults too.
Many thanks to our friends at Wellesley Books for offering suggestions in a range of genres:

CURSED by Frank Miller 

Throw out everything you know about the legend of King Arthur and get ready for this electrifying and cinematic twist on the classic tale, in which the Lady of the Lake is the hero who unearths the famous sword.  An enchanting, powerful, sometimes terrifying,…

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Book Review: Fraternity by Alexandra Robbins

If you are considering Greek life in college (or if your child is), Robbins’ latest book takes a deep look into fraternity life at three different (not identified) campuses. By profiling different students in their journey through the rush process, and their experience as “brothers,” Robbins shows how significantly the experience can vary not only from one campus to another, but also from one house to another at the same college. She covers the risks—substance use disorder,…

Holiday Gift Ideas: Books

If you need a gift idea, check out these suggestions for books:

Our friends at Wellesley Books offer suggestions in a range of genres:

Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

Darius just doesn’t fit.  He’s half Persian, but knows more Klingon than Farsi and is more comfortable with Hobbit social cues than Persian.  So, Darius fears the worst when his parents announce a trip to Iran to visit his mother’s family for the first time. Struggling with depression,…

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