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Welcome back to the Canyon Park Apartments Blog! This week we are helping residents of our apartment community celebrate National Book Lover’s Day on August 9th. This fun holiday is a great excuse to head to the Puyallup Public Library and check out one of these fantastic books.  

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Told from the perspective of Death, this beautifully written historical fiction novel is set in Nazi Germany in 1939. The story follows a young girl named Liesel through her childhood during World War II as she finds refuge in the pages of books.

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

This historical fiction novel is set in Australia in the 1920’s and tells the tale of a lighthouse keeper and his wife. With no shortage of tragedy and heartache, this captivating and beautifully written story will keep you turning pages. 

Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns

Set in the small town of Sassy Tree, Georgia, this humorous novel tells of scandal, gossip, and everything else you would expect from a small town. Told from the perspective of a 14 year old named Will Tweedy, this fiction novel is funny, witty, and timeless. 

Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

Set in the fictional county of Wessex, this intriguing and one-of-a-kind love story follows Bathsheba Everdene, a bold and independent young woman, through her experience with three very different suitors. The novel is an emotional journey of love, heartache, betrayal, and passion. 

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

This non-fiction novel is an autobiographical account of Maya Angelou’s life in a beautifully honest and raw depiction. Amid the hardships and trials of her life, she finds strength in literature and writing. This poetic and powerful novel has the power to touch hearts and change minds. 

What are your favorite books? Share your recommendations with us in the comments. Happy National Book Lover’s Day!