One of the best things about getting older is that you finally have time to read books for pleasure. Gone are the days when you had to rush through homework assignments or cram for an exam. Now, you can take your time and leisurely explore new worlds, meet fascinating characters, and learn something new every day. Here are five books that we recommend for elderly readers who want to have some fun and learn something new at the same time!
If you’re looking for a heartwarming read, try The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. The novel follows the story of an elderly man who decides to walk across England to visit an old friend in hospice. Along the way, he meets all sorts of interesting people and learns a great deal about himself.
For a more lighthearted read, try The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. The book chronicles the life of Allan Karlsson, a retired explosives expert who decides to escape from his retirement home on his 100th birthday. Hijinks ensue as Allan discovers that he’s not the only one with a few secrets.
If you’re interested in learning more about history, try The Roosevelts: An American Odyssey by Geoffrey C. Ward. This book tells the story of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three relatives who shaped America in the early twentieth century. You’ll learn about their successes and failures, and how they helped to shape the country that we live in today.
If you’re looking for a book that will make you laugh out loud, try The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. The novel follows the story of A.J., a curmudgeonly bookstore owner who’s life is turned upside down when a baby is left on his doorstep. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry is a funny, heartwarming story about the power of books to change our lives.
Finally, if you want to learn more about the world around you, try The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf. This book tells the story of Alexander von Humboldt, a nineteenth-century explorer and scientist who traveled the world in search of new knowledge. You’ll learn about his discoveries, his successes and failures, and how he helped to shape our understanding of the natural world.
We hope you enjoy these books! Happy reading!
If you’re looking for a passionate reader with a wide range of interests, Helen Bowles is your woman. She loves to read, and she’s especially passionate about books that stimulate her mind and make her think. Helen also likes to get involved in book clubs, where she can discuss her favorite reads with like-minded people.