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A Little Light Reading

The Village at Odenton Station Blog, Odenton, MD  Some light reading for the summer is a good idea. We have some suggestions to get you started.

This month the The Village at Odenton Station Blog is focused on reading. Last time we took a look at comic books, and for today’s blog post, we thought we would share some lighter reading material for your summertime reading pleasure. Head over to, the Odenton Regional Library, or your favorite Maryland brick-and-mortar bookstore to get a copy of one of these delightful books.*


Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn

From Goodreads: Ella Minnow Pea is a girl living happily on the fictional island of Nollop off the coast of South Carolina. Nollop was named after Nevin Nollop, author of the immortal pangram, “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” Now Ella finds herself acting to save her friends, family, and fellow citizens from the encroaching totalitarianism of the island’s Council, which has banned the use of certain letters of the alphabet as they fall from a memorial statue of Nevin Nollop. As the letters progressively drop from the statue they also disappear from the novel. The result is both a hilarious and moving story of one girl’s fight for freedom of expression, as well as a linguistic tour de force sure to delight word lovers everywhere.


Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

This is the first in a three book series about assassin nuns and fifteenth-century politics.  Admittedly, it takes some doing to work your mind around the premise, but once accepted, the mystery takes over, and the story carries the reader through, leaving a thought-provoking path in its wake — or if you don’t think too much, it can simply be a quirky mystery series.  Reader’s choice.  


Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Journeys to the end of the world, fantastic creatures, and epic battles between good and evil—what more could any reader ask for in one book? The book that has it all is [The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe], written in 1949 by Clive Stables Lewis. But Lewis did not stop there. Six more books followed, and together they became known as [The Chronicles of Narnia].


For the past fifty years, [The Chronicles of Narnia] have transcended the fantasy genre to become part of the canon of classic literature. Each of the seven books is a masterpiece, drawing the reader into a land where magic meets reality, and the result is a fictional world whose scope has fascinated generations.


Happy reading everyone! What books are on your summer “to read” list? Share with the rest of us in the comments.  


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