10 Essential Books

From crosswords to poetry, here’s ten books that every senior needs to read!

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Here’s a list of this month’s required reading that we’ve compiled for you!

Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years by Mark Lewisohn

The leading Beatles historian, Mark Lewisohn, chronicles the greatest cultural icons of the 20th century, The Beatles. From their early beginnings to their final year in 1962 together, this biography is part one of an upcoming series.

Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House by Peter Baker

Analyses and records the partnership of the controversial political figures of the early 2000: Dick Cheney and George W. Bush. Days of Fire details their history from its inception to their political butting heads during their term as leaders of the Free World.

Easy Crosswords for Seniors FOR DUMMIES by Timothy E. Parker (2011)

The FOR DUMMIES saga takes a light-footed approach to crosswords with this installment in the series. Simple to do and perfect for those lazy Sunday afternoons meant for leisure activity.

1,003 Ways to Stay Young by Ann Hodgman (2007)

Add a little humor to your day as these hilarious tips ensure guffawing good time! A sequel following 1,003 Great Things About Getting Older, this crude yet easy read may just be the chuckle you need.

Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom

An intergenerational relationship between a young man eagerly listening to his mentor of years past, Tuesdays with Morry touches on regrets, love, loss and ultimately, the question of how to live ones life.

PARK RIDGE: A Senior Center Murder by Cheryl Hagedorn

Writing on the social on goings of a senior center set in the back drop of a whodunit murder mystery! Fun and easy to read while at the same time fleshing out details of interesting characters at a seemingly normal senior center.

60 on Up: The Truth About Aging in America by Lilian B. Rubin

With a light-hearted approach, Rubin uses research and interviews to determine the state of baby-boomers today in the U.S. today.

Dorsey’s Real Poetry for Seniors by Ed L. Dorsey

For those with a poetic soul, Dorsey’s Real Poetry for Seniors touches on musings only those with years on their belt can truly understand.

Where River Turns to Sky by Greg Kleiner

Where River Turns to Sky, set from a nursing home to the state of Oregon, is a touching novel about George Caster, a man who seeks redemption after missing the last few moments of his dear friend. Through this journey, George makes decisions that amass new friends, possible love and ultimately, acceptance.

Poetic Musings of an Old, Fat Man by Jr. Harry E. Gilleland

Combining humorous elements to the poetic form, Gilleland makes sure your emotions range from laughter to tears.

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