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4 Recent Novels Seniors Will Enjoy

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Seniors who enjoy reading fiction have many modern novels to choose from that feature characters and themes appealing to their demographic. The staff at Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of in-home care in Fort Myers, has put together a list of recent books your elderly loved one should add to his or her reading list for the year.

The Nightingale

This novel by Kristin Hannah is a sweeping saga of two sisters in 1939 France who take opposite actions under Nazi occupation. If your loved one likes epic historical fiction with a touch of romance or wants to understand the forces that shaped today’s world, he or she may want to discuss this bestselling book in book clubs or with family members.

Our Souls at Night

The final book by noted author Kent Haruf involves the story of two old friends who make an agreement to sleep in the same bed together. This is done to combat a loss of companionship, which the friends are experiencing because of widowhood and long-distance relationships with their children. Your loved one might identify with the struggles the characters face and find inspiration and hope for his or her life in this short, yet thoughtful story.

The Buried Giant

This is the first book in 10 years from the award-winning Kazuo Ishiguro, the author of The Remains of the Day. Your loved one might enjoy the fable of an older couple who are on a quest to find their long-lost son and who must also face changing times and society. It might challenge your loved one to think about the changes he or she is experiencing in life. 


The debut of a new author, Melissa Lenhardt, this is the first in a new mystery series starring FBI agent Jack McBride. After the death of his wife, McBride moves to Stillwater as sheriff to create a new life for his teenage son. Expecting nothing more exciting than drunken foolishness, he is surprised by a faked murder-suicide that connects to a 50-year-old town secret. If your loved one is a long-time mystery reader or even new to the genre, this book will keep his or her inquiring mind sharp and engaged.

Reading is great way to keep any senior’s mind stimulated, and it can be especially helpful for those receiving dementia or Alzheimer’s care in Fort Myers. For other ways to keep your loved one mentally engaged, reach out to Home Care Assistance. All of our caregivers are trained in our proprietary Cognitive Therapeutics Method, an activities-based program designed to help seniors with memory-related conditions. For more information on CTM or our other senior care services, call one of our friendly Care Managers at 239.449.4701 to schedule a no-obligation consultation.