Books

If you are looking for amazing book recommendations from other women over 60, you've come to the right place. Find new books to read and participate in fascinating discussions.

2 weeks ago

Lifestyle by Nature or How to Adopt a Style of Living That Helps You Thrive

Earlier this summer, a running friend told me of a book she was reading written by an amazing woman. The more she talked, I began to realize I had met this author. Still a young thing in my 50s, I participated in a Chi Running Workshop…

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4 weeks ago

Could Reading Be the Best Anti-Aging Secret?

Remember when teachers told you reading was good for you? They were right. And now reading is even associated with living longer. Researchers at the Yale University School of Public Health have discovered that book…

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1 month ago

6 Lessons Baby Boomers Learned from Classic Children’s Books

Were you a reader as a child? Did you snuggle up in a chair or under the covers at bedtime while an adult read to you? If so, chances are you were impacted by the wisdom found in children’s books. Reading helps us to understand ourselves…

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1 month ago

Exploring New Gems from the Backlist

We are obsessed with the “new”– mostly due to intense promotional efforts on behalf of deodorants, clothing styles, restaurants, and books. Books from earlier years of a publisher or author are called the backlist. Look there for bestsellers…

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1 month ago

5 Books to Close Out Summer

As summer winds down and kids head back to school, I remember the days I’d prepare for my new grade. I loved covering my textbooks with brown paper, organizing my pencil case, arranging outfit combinations, and labeling my folders…

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2 months ago

6 Amazing Magazines for Women Over 60

Part of my inspiration for starting Sixty and Me was the feeling that too many media outlets do not devote enough attention to women over 60. I feel that we are too often invisible on magazine covers and on TV shows, and our voices…

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2 months ago

The Only Luxury of Covid – Reading Lots of Books

Covid finally caught up with me – in Sheboygan, WI on a ladies’ trip. Five of us tested positive after returning home. No, we didn’t mask; a mistake in hindsight. But for three weeks, I did nothing but read and binge television…

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2 months ago

5 Beach-ish Reads for the Summer

I don’t know about your part of the world, but it is HOT where I live. I want everything else around me to be lighter, cooler, and more relaxed. My clothes, our dinners, the sheets on my bed. And the books I read…

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2 months ago

4 Ways That Reading Can Improve the Quality of Your Life After 60

Although I’ve been an avid reader all my life, I’d honestly never heard the term “bibliotherapy” until recently. Apparently, I’ve been out of the loop. The concept of reading books as therapy dates to the ancient Greeks who considered…

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3 months ago

Trigger Warnings – Should We Be Aware That Death Is Part of the Story?

Whether we pick up a book or go to see a play, we don’t always know what the plot is all about. And sometimes that makes it even more interesting. But is that always the case? Here I offer my thoughts on three works:

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