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For the Love of Reading

July 17, 2019

table with book,glasses for reading and purple flowers in vase

Nothing beats a good book. We can go places we have never been without ever leaving home.

Reading not only stimulates conversation, but can also reduce stress, increase mental stimulation and improve memory. Whatever the reason, reading is popular among all ages.

The Masonic Home of Virginia not only has an extensive library collection of 3,338 books, 1,038 of which are large print but we are also fortunate to have the Henrico County Bookmobile visit every month too.

From classics to recent thrillers, here are ten books that seniors shouldn’t miss.

  1. The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah
  2. A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman
  3. The Boys in the Boat:Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics – Daniel James Brown
  4. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot
  5. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie – Alan Bradley
  6. The Help – Kathryn Stockettturning pages of book
  7. The Devil in the White City:Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America – Erik Larson
  8. When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi
  9. I Am Malala:The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban – Malala Yousafzai
  10. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

Have any of these titles made it to your “must-read” list?

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