Continues reading to be one of the preferred pastimes, for senior citizens for a good reason.
Relaxing with a good book is useful for people of all ages, but particularly for seniors, as it can lessen stress, rendering mental stimulation, and even enhance memory.
Listening to a book is more comfortable and pleasant for some, and eBooks let you expand the text, an excellent option for seniors who may find it hard to read in small print.
Uttaranad app has a feature where the senior citizen can read their favorite books
Here’s our list of best books for senior citizens. With a blend of genres, from poetry to mystery there’s sure to be something that seems your love.
Books for Seniors
The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 written by John Bishop. Told in the style of 1940s melodramas, this book is an excellent mystery with a touch of comedy. It’s a great read-out-loud book, as you and your loved one will share lots of laughs.
I’m Too Young To Be Seventy written by Judy Viorst. This is a wonderful compilation of poems that are funny, wise and touching. It’s the ideal book for any older adults who don’t feel their age.
A Man Called Ove written by Frederick Backman. This best-selling fiction novel features a cranky, bitter, 59-year-old widower, whom you can’t help falling in love with. It’s also a film, so when your parent is done reading, you can both watch the movie.
Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Stage by Jo Ann Jenkins. Written by AARP CEO, Jo Ann Jenkins, this book changes the conversation about age. Jenkins focuses on three areas: health, wealth and self, and inspires people to live each year to the fullest.
Ivy Malone Mystery series was written by Lorena McCourtney. This series of mysteries is popular for its likable characters, including detective Ivy Malone who’s also in her senior years. Your loved one will enjoy reading one mystery after another.
Prime of Life written by P.D. Bekendam. This book is for anyone who likes unexpected storylines. This one is about a doctor who leaves his luxurious career behind to become a janitor at a retirement community. It’s filled with humor and quirky characters.
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand written by Helen Simonson. Set in England’s countryside, this book features a retired British army officer and a Pakistani shopkeeper. They’re drawn together and overtime, fall in love. However, the challenges from culture and tradition, akin to Romeo and Juliet, make it a compelling read.
The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules written by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg. This book is about a group of seniors who are fed up with early bedtimes and soft foods and decide to reclaim their independence by committing a robbery. It’s a comedy of errors that keeps you turning pages until the very end.
Rules for Aging: A Wry and Witty Guide to Life written by Roger Rosenblatt. A commentator on PBS’s NewsHour, Roger Rosenblatt gives practical advice through a cockeyed sense of humor for those wishing to live longer, fuller lives.
Call It a Gift written by Valerie Hobbs. This novel is about two people who meet each other late in life and fall in love, even though they are an unlikely pair. It’s a heartwarming, sentimental read your loved one may need tissues.
Isolation, boredom, and loneliness are an all too common reality for many older adults. If you notice signs of loneliness and boredom take action.
Reading is a wonderful way to improve the quality of life for seniors citizens. We hope you can add at least one of these books to your reading list, maybe you can even start a senior citizen book club.
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