October 23, 2020
10 Popular Books With Mature Characters
Do you enjoy reading books with older characters?
Today’s post is a list of ten books (five newer and five older releases…plus some bonus picks!) with main characters that are fifty plus. Recently, I’ve read several titles with older characters and it’s been delightful!
Do you love older characters?
***Titles are Amazon affiliate links.
A young girl befriends a lonely and sad older woman in this heartfelt story (thanks for the rec Nicki @ The Secret Library Book Blog…different title across the pond, though!) My review of Eudora Honeysett here.
Poignant story of found family. My review of Arthur Truluv here.
Grandmother & Granddaughter trade houses and lives. My review of The Switch here.
Two widowed sisters, one farm, and a baby. My review of CarolSue here.
Ona is 104! My review of One-in-a-Million Boy here.
A retired Civil War Captain escorts a young, uncooperative girl through the rugged southwest in this heartwarming story. My brief review of News of the World here. (the movie with Tom Hanks is scheduled to release in December!)
An older woman travels to France in search of a valuable book of names that she created during WW11. My review of Book of Lost Names here.
Two great characters by Fredrik Backman! A lonely, older man is befriended by a young girl who lives next door and an older woman leaves her cheating husband to rediscover herself. (Although I loved both stories, I have not formally reviewed them.)
Never too old to find companionship and love. (not reviewed) After you read this, don’t miss the movie with Robert Redford and Jane Fonda on Netflix!
Companion Reads: Harold and Queenie have a complicated relationship! (can be read as stand alones, but are best with Queenie as a companion read to Harold) My review of Harold Fry here and my review of Queenie Hennessy here.
Have you read any of these books?
What title would you add to this list?
***Edit: Several readers on the blog and Instagram have suggested I add The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. Honestly, I didn’t include it in my original list because it wasn’t the right read for me and was a DNF …others have loved it!.
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