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10 Inspirational Books for Over 60’s

10 Inspirational Books for Over 60's

Looking to be inspired? Choosing the best inspirational books for those nearing retirement age is no easy task. In fact, it’s largely a matter of taste and opinion. However, here, we have created a list of 10 inspirational books for people over sixty, so you’re sure to find something that will strike your fancy.

1.) What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

When Alice Love wakes up on a gym floor, she believes she is 29 years old, happily married, and pregnant with her first child. However, she soon discovers that she is 39, divorced, and has three children. Join Alice in reconstructing her past and building her future in this poignant novel.


2.) Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

You’re in a tiny fishing village in Italy, circa 1962. You see a beautiful woman in white. Problem is, she’s dying. Spanning the globe and fifty years, this enchanting work follows an Italian innkeeper on his search for the woman – his long-lost love. A roller coaster ride of emotions, Beautiful Ruins is the story of deeply flawed, memorable people whose lives become forever intertwined.


3.) Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son by Anne Lamott and Sam Lamott

What do you do when you discover your nineteen-year-old son is going to be a father? Anne Lamott kept a journal of her first year as a grandmother to baby Jax. Follow Anne and Sam as they struggle with their changing roles, college, and work. Also, they face surprising lessons, but always managed to find joy in every situation. Funny, honest, and touching, Some Assembly Required will change readers, just as a baby will change the family.


4.) Front Porch Tales: Warm Hearted Stories of Family, Faith, Laughter, and Love by Philip Gulley

A Quaker Minister, Philip Gulley tells stories and shares tender (often hilarious) everyday truths through his writing.


5.) A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Ove, the subject of Backman’s 2012 novel, is a gruff, curmudgeonly old man who lives alone. Feared by most of his neighbors, he is left to himself, in his own sadness. However, that changes when he is (reluctantly) befriended by new neighbors more than half his own age after they back over his mailbox with a U-Haul truck. This work proves that you’re never too old to make new friends.


6.) Beloved by Toni Morrison

Taking place during the aftermath of the Civil War, Beloved is the story of Sethe, a woman who runs to Ohio from Kentucky to escape slavery. When she is captured, she kills her two-year-old daughter instead of allowing her to grow up in bondage. Years later, her daughter Beloved begins to haunt her home in this heart-breaking classic.


7.) Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer

Looking for some light chick-lit? Agnes and the Hitman fits the bill. When Agnes Crandall comes face to face with a dog-napper in her kitchen, she realizes her troubles are only beginning. Unfortunately, she’s saved by a man named Shane. The problem? Shane is a hitman.


8.) Chicken Soup for the Soul: Older & Wiser (Stories of Inspiration, Humor, and Wisdom About Life at a Certain Age) by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen

You may be familiar with the Chicken Soup series, but this is one that is perfect for those 60+. It’s full of inspirational stories for those in their golden years. In addition, it explores the wonders of getting older.


9.) 60 Things to Do When You Turn 60 by Various Authors

This is a collection of thought-provoking, funny essays by people from all backgrounds on turning sixty. Packed with advice, each tells you how to live life to the fullest.


10.) The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingleman-Sundberg

When an almost eighty-year-old woman and her four friends decide to break out of their nursing home and rob a bank, what could possibly go wrong? See what adventures await!

Retirement age doesn’t have to be boring. Make a cup of tea or coffee and curl up. With this list, you can immerse yourself in any of the 10 inspirational books and begin an adventure of your own.

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