Five popular books that seniors are reading this season
There are few activities as relaxing as curling up on a comfortable couch or recliner with a hot cup of tea, blanket and good book. With fall in full swing, now is the ideal time to pick out a few good books to carry you through winter.
Passing the time isn’t the only reason to consider picking up a good book. For example, starting or joining a book club can be a great way to meet new people or build on existing friendships, and studies show reading will help keep your brain sharp - so start working your thinking muscle today! These five books will help expand your horizons by providing insights, entertainment and knowledge, and are considered favorites by seniors located all across the country.
- “Vinegar Girl” by Anne Tyler — This witty and romantic retelling of William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” finds its heroine Kate at the center of an outrageous plan by her scientist father involving his trusty assistant, Pyotr. Washington Post declared it an “ingenious resetting … with considerably more humor and gentleness that in the Bard’s version.”
- “Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age” by Jo Ann Jenkins — This engaging narrative by the CEO of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) shows readers how to be active, healthy and happy as they grow older. “In ‘Disrupt Aging,’ Jo Ann Jenkins lays out a game for living your best life, regardless of your age.” — Dan Marino, former NFL Quarterback
- “I Almost Forgot About You: A Novel” by Terry McMillan — In this inspiring story of taking chances and facing fears, heroine Dr. Georgia Young decides to quit her job and move, leading her on a wild journey and to a second chance at love. “Nobody does female reinvention better than McMillan … another winner for McMillan’s groaning bookshelf of hits.” — AARP magazine
- “Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford” by Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin — Get a rare look inside five presidencies as experienced from the perspective of a veteran Secret Service Agent. “A riveting, stunning narrative … compelling because Hill lived it.” — Decatur Herald & Review
- “Steal Like an Artist” by Austin Kleon — This little book offers inspiration to writers, artists and everyone inbetween. Through illustrations, exercises and examples, it urges readers to just be themselves in order to get in touch with their artistic sides. “Immersing yourself in ‘Steal Like an Artist’ is as fine an investment in the life of your mind as you can hope to make.” — The Atlantic
At Holiday Retirement senior living communities, residents can find plenty of comfortable shared rooms and garden benches to sit back and enjoy a good book. Our activities calendar offers discussion groups and book clubs, so there’s always an opportunity to meet like-minded seniors who are interested in reading. Visit us today!