Whether you love the classics, books by fellow boomers, self-help books, how-to books or the very latest releases, this roundup of top books from various “must read” lists is sure to have something of interest. Dive in, learn, and let your imagination grow with one of these great titles.
1) “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger took the top spot in AARP’s “Readers’ Picks: 10 Books Boomers Love” list. Originally published in 1951, the novel is narrated by the fictional character, Holden Caulfield. At 16, Holden leaves prep school to create this “portrait of youthful alienation.”
2) What about books written by boomers? “Out of The Box Regifted” by Jennifer Theriot took the top spot in Good Read’s “Best Books by Baby Boomers” list – a group of books written by authors who were born between 1946 and 1964, approximately. The novel is the second in a series, following up “Out of The Box Awakening.” It explores betrayal, lies, loss, truth and secrets as main character Olivia deals with her ex-husband, her new love and their blended families.
3) Love self-help books? “The Myths of Happiness” by Sonja Lyubomirsky makes Next Avenue’s list of “The 9 Best Self-Help Books for Boomers.” Published in 2013, the book explores the myths around happiness and shows that it’s often mindset that matters most.
4) U.S. News created a must-read list of books about retirement – “10 Great Retirement Books” – for those retired or preparing for retirement. The list includes “Second-Act Careers” by Nancy Collamer. Published in 2013, the book offers more than 50 models for flexible, fulfilling and profitable work during the “encore stage” of your career.
5) Leaving behind lists created for the boomer generation – what are the latest books people are looking forward to reading in 2015? Huffington Post created the list “2015 Books We Can’t Wait to Read.” It starts off with “Almost Famous Women,” a book of stories about talented, gutsy women throughout history by Megan Mayhew Bergman, which was published in January 2015.
Pick up one of these books online, at your local bookstore, or check one out from your local library. Reading is a great way to expand your knowledge, relax or spend some all-important “me” time.
NPR’s Book Concierge – NPR.org