August Reading Recommendations

an open book with its pages spread out

 

As summer reaches its end, strive to finish one more book. You’re invited to join us and our residents living at The Mansions of Georgetown in Georgetown, TX as we take on a month of reading challenge in August.

 

Not sure what to read? Don’t worry. We have two book recommendations for you to check out. Take some time to dive into compelling stories, whilst relaxing in your apartment home or hanging out in Georgetown.

 

Nonfiction

1607: A New Look at Jamestown by Karen E. Lange, Ira Block (Photographer)

1607: A New Look at Jamestown is the last word on America's first colony. With expert appraisal of new archaeological evidence, this National Geographic title stands alone for timely authority and visual appeal.

 

“Karen Lange's gripping narrative incorporates analysis of the latest discoveries from the Jamestown site. The text has been researched with the help of National Geographic grantee Dr. William Kelso. The pages come alive with Ira Block's stunning photography, detailing newly discovered artifacts, and highlighting authentic Jamestown reenactments. Compelling new theories, a National Geographic period map, and stunning reenactment photography take us back to Jamestown in 1607, where the course of our country's history changed forever.”

 

Fiction

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

“Orphaned Kit Tyler knows, as she gazes for the first time at the cold, bleak shores of Connecticut Colony, that her new home will never be like the shimmering Caribbean island she left behind. In her relatives' stern Puritan community, she feels like a tropical bird that has flown to the wrong part of the world, a bird that is now caged and lonely. The only place where Kit feels completely free is in the meadows, where she enjoys the company of the old Quaker woman known as the Witch of Blackbird Pond, and on occasion, her young sailor friend Nat. But when Kit's friendship with the ‘witch’ is discovered, Kit is faced with suspicion, fear, and anger. She herself is accused of witchcraft!”

 

We think these books sound fascinating and fun. We hope you enjoy reading them too. Thanks for taking the time to read today’s blog post!


Disclaimer: The Mansions of Georgetown is not located in or part of The Woodlands® development. The Woodlands® is a registered trademark of The Woodlands Land Development Company, LP.

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