Summer is here, and it’s a great time to kick back with a good book and enjoy some reading. If you’re looking for some relaxing books to get into during your retirement, here are some great options!
- A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
A Man Called Ove is a heartwarming and humorous tale of an unlikely friendship between an endearing curmudgeon and his lively new neighbors. Ove, a recently retired and widowed man, finds his life taking an unexpected turn when a young family moves in next door. As they break through his grumpy exterior, Ove discovers that there is more to life than just following the rules. This charming story will remind you of the importance of community and the power of kindness, perfect for a leisurely day in retirement.
- The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
Allan Karlsson, the protagonist of The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, decides to escape his 100th birthday party by climbing out of the window of his nursing home. As he embarks on an unforgettable adventure, we are taken on a journey through his extraordinary life, filled with historical events and colorful characters. This hilarious and captivating novel is a celebration of life and the unexpected, showing that age is just a number and that adventure can be found at any stage of life.
- The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry follows the story of retired salesman Harold Fry, who receives a letter from a former colleague, Queenie Hennessy, informing him that she is dying of cancer. Spontaneously, Harold decides to walk 600 miles from his home in England to Queenie’s hospice, believing that his journey will keep her alive. Along the way, he meets a cast of fascinating characters, each with their own stories to tell. This poignant and uplifting novel is a testament to the power of faith, hope, and the human spirit, making it a perfect companion for a restful day in retirement.
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