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10 Must-Read Books for Seniors

Nothing beats a good book. Books can take us places we have never been, help us relive another time, and take us on great adventures – all without ever leaving home. Stimulating conversations across generations, bringing people of all walks of life together, books and the discussion surrounding them are powerful tools in improving the quality of life for anyone. Maybe that’s why book clubs are popping up at senior living communities all over the country. Or maybe it’s because reading has been linked to reduced stress, increased mental stimulation, and even improved memory. Whatever the reason, there’s no doubt that reading is a popular pastime among people of all ages – and especially seniors.


10 BOOKS LOVED BY SENIORS


1. THE NIGHTINGALE BY KRISTIN HANNAH

2. A MAN CALLED OVE BY FREDRIK BACKMAN

3. THE BOYS IN THE BOAT: NINE AMERICANS AND THEIR EPIC QUEST FOR GOLD AT THE 1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS BY DANIEL JAMES BROWN

4. THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS BY REBECCA SKLOOT

5. THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE BY ALAN BRADLEY

6. THE HELP BY KATHRYN STOCKETT

7. THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY: MURDER, MAGIC AND MADNESS AT THE FAIR THAT CHANGED AMERICA BY ERIK LARSON

8. WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR BY PAUL KALANITHI

9. I AM MALALA: THE STORY OF THE GIRL WHO STOOD UP FOR EDUCATION AND WAS SHOT BY THE TALIBAN BY MALALA YOUSAFZAI

10. THE HANDMAID’S TALE BY MARGARET ATWOOD


For descriptions of these books go to https://www.leisurecare.com/resources/must-read-books-for-seniors/


Happy Summer Reading!




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