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Park Station Blog, Gaithersburg, MD  Reading a book is a great way to spend time this summer. Why not take our reading challenge? Read more by visiting today's blog!


Today, the Park Station Blog has a reading challenge for members of our apartment community. Head on over to your favorite Gaithersburg, MD bookstore, the Montgomery County Public Library, or online to find books for summer reading. Just for fun, we encourage you to read a book from each one of these genres or as many as you can complete — we know summers get busy!



  • Many readers like their history with a side of fiction. We like this list of historical fiction novels which includes war remembrances, missionaries in the 1960s, ancient Rome, and more.

  • Read a banned book. It may make you feel slightly nervous to read something that was once deemed unsuitable for public consumption. Here’s a list of banned and challenged books to choose from — you may be surprised by some of the titles on the list!

  • Coming of age” is a topic that is often addressed in novels and there are some rather remarkable stories in print that may tug at your heartstrings, cringe at remembered experience, or make you laugh in delight.

  • We all need advice or self-help, and we should have at least one type of non-fiction book for this challenge, right? Reading something from this list of self-help books can give you the boost you need.

  • When you head to the public library, ask the librarian to recommend a book. Or, simply refer to this list of books recommended by librarians; they know what’s popular and great to read.

  • Memoirs are a fascinating way to learn about someone’s life. Often they’re more interesting than fiction.


For more reading suggestions, check out our blog post from last September when we suggested some specific books we think members of our apartment community might enjoy. What’s your favorite book? Please feel free to share in the comments!