Here are a few suggestions to explore, broken down by genre.
Book Suggestions Older Adults Will Enjoy
New Mysteries and Thrillers
- The Hacienda: This suspense novel by author Isabel Cañas has all of the twists and turns mystery readers love. It includes a remote location, supernatural activity, and a young woman whose husband is rumored to be involved in the death of his first wife.
- More Than You’ll Ever Know: This novel by Katie Gutierrez follows a true crime reporter always in search of her next story. When she stumbles upon an article about a woman who carried out a double life with a family in Mexico and one in the U.S., she thinks she’s found her next big story.
- The Verifiers: Jane Pek is another first-time author whose new release has garnered high praise. It’s witty and fun as the central character investigates dating app fraud and ends up tracking a murderer.
- The Violin Conspiracy: In his debut novel, Brendan Slocumb leads readers on a journey through the classical music world. The lead character, Ray MacMillan, discovers his family fiddle is a priceless Stradivarius. It disappears just before the performance of his life, and the suspects include his own loved ones.
- If You Ask Me: (And of Course You Won't): Though it’s not a new release, this bestseller by the late Betty White offers insight into the life of the popular actress and Hollywood icon.
- An Immense World: For lovers of science and the natural world, Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist Ed Yong shares insights into how our animal friends view the world and provides greater perspective into how they live in his newest book.
- The Summer Friend: This memoir by Charles McGrath provides a perfect setting for your summer reading. The book follows the author’s sun-soaked youth spent in New England and hardships that can take place in such an idyllic setting.
- Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies: Another autobiography that’s a few years old, this one is by J.B. West with Mary Lynn Kotz. It provides readers with interesting insight into life at the White House through West’s eyes. He was the chief usher at the White House from 1957 until 1968.
- We Carry Their Bones: Released in June of this year, this book by forensic archeologist Erin Kimmerle dives into the story of the Dozier School for Boys and its survivors. The story was recently adapted for fiction by Colson Whitehead in The Nickel Boys.
Light-Hearted Beach Reads
- The Bodyguard: This Katherine Center book tells the story of Hannah, a female bodyguard. She’s assigned to protect a big movie star when he’s in town visiting family.
- Book Lovers: Emily Henry’s rom-com novel tells the story of the meet-cute between a city-slicker literary agent and a cold-hearted book editor in a quaint North Carolina town.
- The Bookshop of Second Chances: Author Jackie Fraser writes about a woman in one of life’s ruts who heads to the Scottish coast to collect herself only to find herself draw to the village’s eccentric bookseller.
- The Hotel Nantucket: Perennial summer favorite, author Erin Hilderbrand, is back with another fun read. It combines intrigue and ghosts with a peek back at the gilded age.
- One Italian Summer: Lovers of Italy revel in the beauty of this book’s descriptions of the country’s beauty which enjoying the Rebecca Serle’s thoughtful navigation of loss and grief.
- Something Wilder: Christina Lauren’s fun summer novel combines a treasure hunt with action, adventure, and romance.
Libraries at Sunrise Communities
Because Sunrise communities are home to so many readers, residents have several ways to nurture their reading hobby. Our transportation services are available for trips to the public library or local bookstore. Resident book clubs meet every few weeks to talk about a new title. And there are libraries conveniently located in many Sunrise communities. Residents are free to borrow and return books at their convenience. At The Quadrangle in Haverford, Pennsylvania, for example, residents have access to an onsite library 24 hours a day. It contains 10,000 books, and the resident committee purchases another 30–50 books each month!