Summer Reading Challenge - Read a Book This Month

Many residents of Liv Ahwatukee Apartments enjoy reading. In honor of that, and because summer reading is a great tradition (especially for the summer), we’ve put together a list of books that can easily be read in a month, over a weekend, or for an avid reader, in a single day. We hope you get a chance to read a new book or read one of your old favorites. So head on over to our local branch of the Phoenix, AZ Public Library and check out one of these books soon.


Holes by Louis Sachar

Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes.


The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

It is the story of an old Cuban fisherman and his supreme ordeal: a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Using the simple, powerful language of a fable, Hemingway takes the timeless themes of courage in the face of defeat and personal triumph won from loss and transforms them into a magnificent twentieth-century classic.


The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

The success stories speak for themselves in this book from money maestro Dave Ramsey. Instead of promising the normal dose of quick fixes, Ramsey offers a bold, no-nonsense approach to money matters, providing not only the how-to but also a grounded and uplifting hope for getting out of debt and achieving total financial health.


A bit of research, (simply type in “bookstore” in the Search Neighborhood box on our neighborhood map page) unearthed about twenty bookstores near the Liv Ahwatukee Apartments area. Check out one of them soon.


We have some additional recommendations from last summer that may take a bit longer to read but are worth the time.


What are your favorite summer reads? Let us know in the comments! Happy reading!