I’m not sure there’s anything quite like reading a good book.
If it’s been a minute since you’ve read or you need some motivation to pick up a book again, did you know that it can actually be great for your health?
Reading has been proven to not only exercise your brain, but improve your focus, memory, reduce your stress, and even help you live longer.
I know that many of us worry about our brains during our Third Age, but reading consistently is the perfect cure!
It doesn’t have to be a solitary thing either. Joining a local book club can be a great way to keep you reading but also make some new, deeper friendships and connections.
Books for a Book Club
Always wanted to start a bookclub but didn’t know what books to begin with?
Goodreads is coming to our rescue!
They have thousands of books they recommend that are great for group discussion, including a lot of recent critical darlings.
Some of the top recommendations include:
Where the Crawdads Sing
We actually recommended this book awhile back and it’s been turned into a great movie adaptation. Read it now to discover the enthralling story of a young woman who grew up outside of society and how she carves her life.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Another beautiful book we’ve shared before, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely FIne is an uplifting story that shows what happens when we can open ourselves up to true friendship. Set in Scotland, you’ll love talking about the urban locales as well as the themes of the book.
A Man Called Ove
Another story about opening up to friendship, Ove is a solitary, grumpy curmudgeon who would rather keep himself to himself. Until a new young family moves in next door and turns his world upside down. Recently adapted into a movie starting Tom Hanks, you’ll want to read this beautiful book.
All the Light We Cannot See
This beautiful, captivating story shows us a different side to WWII and the devestation of occupied France. It follows a young blind French girl who has rescued a potential national treasure. Her path collides with German orphan Werner and shows how we can try to be good to each other.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Have you ever thought about how one decision can impact your life? Or what eternal youth would really look like? Both of these themes are explored in this beautiful novel. Follow Addie as she makes a bargain to live forever, but is cursed for her choice in return.