Fall is the Perfect Time for Seniors to Cozy up to a Good Book

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Reading is a great way to get lost in your imagination and enjoy a little alone time. According to one study, more than 70% of seniors choose reading as one of their favorite activities. Besides being a great pastime, reading can also reduce stress, stimulate the mind, and improve memory!

Today’s vast selection of novels can be a little overwhelming, but don’t let that stop you. There are so many ways to dive into a great read. Purchase an eBook — perfect for tech-savvy seniors or for those with eyes that might not be as good as they once were (because text can be enlarged). There are also audio books and smartphone apps that allow you to listen to your favorites.

So whether you’re a fan of paperbacks, or prefer reading on your tablet, there’s no reason why you can’t get lost in a great novel this fall.

Now, the most tedious task is choosing which book to settle in with. Here are some of our favorites!

  • Lost & Found by Brooke Davis

    Wisdom and youth collide with the mischievousness of the elderly. After losing a loved one, Millie Bird struggles to find meaning in her life, and what she finds surprises her!

  • Call It a Gift by Valerie Hobbs

    A book about an unlikely pair who meets later in life and fall in love. It’ll definitely pull at the heartstrings, so grab a box of tissues!

  • The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 by John Bishop

    Mystery meets comedy in this novel with a unique style. We love reading this aloud with loved ones and sharing a lot of laughs.

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

    A little suspenseful and scary, without being too intense. This book follows the haunting experience of two children experiencing a traveling carnival, as well as a dad who insists on getting back stolen time. You’ll be on the edge of your seat!

  • I’m Too Young To Be Seventy by Judy Viorst

    If you don’t feel your age (and why should you?), this collection of witty and wise poems might be just what you’ve been looking for.

  • The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

    A story of aging gracefully (sort of), this comedy of errors focuses on 79-year-old Martha Anderson, who has dreams of robbing a bank — you know this has to be an interesting read!

  • A Man Called Ove by Frederick Backman

    You can’t help but fall in love with the “cranky, bitter, 59-year-old widower.”

  • Prime of Life by P.D. Bekendam

    A cardiothoracic surgeon leaves his luxurious career looking for a stress-free life and becomes a janitor at a retirement community. The novel is full of unexpected storylines, humor, and quirky characters.

  • One Last Dance: It’s Never Too Late to Fall in Love by Mardo Williams

    Talk about awkward — this book tells the story of two strangers, a 79-year-old woman and an 89-year-old man, who are forced to become roommates. When a third stranger joins the story seeking revenge for the past, their lives are turned upside down, but they’re brought closer together.

Stephen King once said, “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” So, which will you dive into first?

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