Memory Care Assisted Living

July Reading List Residents In Senior Housing Don’t Want To Miss

Books can give us information on specific subjects, entertain us, bridge the gap between cultural differences, and encourage creativity. They bring us to another time and go to places we have never been. Books encourage us to communicate and bring out our opinion without resorting to personal arguments. They can lower stress levels, promote relaxation, enhance communication skills, and strengthens brain activity. It is no wonder why book clubs are popular in senior housing communities.

If you are looking for great reads that you want to indulge in this summer, we have compiled the best titles for July. Take the time to browse the list and have that happy reading experience.

Hot July Books for Senior Housing Residents

Hostage by Clare Mackintosh

This psychological thriller takes place on a plane from London to Sydney. What seems to be an ordinary workday for flight attendant Mina takes an extraordinary turn when she received a note from an anonymous passenger with an ultimatum to never get the plane to its destination.

When one passenger after another meets their fate, Mina knows she should follow the instructions on that chilling note. Who will she save first, the lives of the passengers or her five-year-old daughter back home?

All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

The story focuses on the heartbreak and healing of a married couple whose marriage is on the rocks.

Even residents in senior housing can relate to the highlights of the story like first love, marriage, infertility, changes in the relationship, and depression. For a love with a perfect beginning, will it stand the test of mistakes and secrets that they have built over the years?

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

The book tells the story of two college best friends Bobbi and Frances, who eventually become lovers, and Nick and Melissa, the couple they meet. Melissa got captivated by Bobbi while Frances starts to flirt with Nick after Melissa starts inviting the students to her house regularly.

The affair continues until Melissa learned about the affair but intends to stay married to her husband. Desperate to reconcile herself to her own desires and vulnerabilities, Frances makes up with Bobbi in a “no label” relationship.

Conversations with Friends is all about friendship, lust, jealousy, complications in adulthood, and the 21st take on adultery.

Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh

The book is a combination of horror and suspense about the life of an elderly widow whose life changed when she found a cryptic note in the woods.

Being in her new home when she moved after the death of her husband, the widow has no idea who made the note. This became an obsession, and she starts to dig further into the mystery. Is there an innocent explanation to this or something that connects back home?

Last Thing to Burn by Will Dean

The book tells the intense and terrifying story of a woman who was kidnapped and trapped on an isolated farm. Upon learning she is pregnant; she meticulously planned her escape to save her life and her unborn child’s life. But another woman was taken to the farm. Will she push through her plans or stay with this other victim?


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