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.

4 years ago

The Truth About Life in a Hospice: This Book Reflects on Caring for the Dying

My mother died when I was 18. She was only 50. There were no hospices in the United States at the time. So, she died in a very sterile and clinical hospital environment. There were already a few hospices in the U.K. But, it was not until 1974 that the first home-care program for the terminally ill opened in the States…

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4 years ago

“Shopping for the Real You:” This Book May Have You Rethinking Fashion After 60

I love fashion. Color, texture and style have always had a powerful impact on my life. For example, when I am shopping, I often will tune into my color of the day based on my mood. Then, I find myself attracted to items in that color family. Read More

4 years ago

New Guidebook for Widows Offers Hope, Financial Wisdom and a Positive Path Forward

A husband’s death is one of the most difficult events that a woman will ever experience. It’s overwhelming, terrifying and, far too often, financially devastating. Read More

4 years ago

Is Dementia a Feminist Issue? This Author Says Yes and Offers Advice for Family Caregivers

Women over 60 are living longer, healthier and better informed lives. In fact, for most of us, maintaining our good health is on our minds every day. Read More

4 years ago

Author Brene Brown Encourages Boomers to Be Brave

Researcher, storyteller, and famed self-help author Brene Brown shares her wisdom from years of studying courage and vulnerability in her new book Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone. Read More

4 years ago

You Are Never Too Old to Join a Book Club!

There are people who love chatting about books. Then there are others who have no desire to join a book club. Which are you?

If you believe you are the latter, please continue, gentle reader. Read More

5 years ago

11 Book Recommendations for February 2017 from the Sixty and Me Community

I love winter! As I sit here writing this, I have a cup of steaming Lady Grey tea on my desk. Through the window, I can see little children playing in their starfish costumes, snow falling all around them. There are only two things that would make this day perfect – a roaring fire (sadly not an option given my modern, but, small apartment) and a good book! Read More

5 years ago

9 Book Recommendations for January 2017 from the Sixty and Me Community

January is here and with the winter weather in full force, I can’t think of a better time to curl up on the sofa with a good book! This month, as the smell of smoke fills the air and the landscape is painted a thousand shades of grey and white, we have some excellent book recommendations from our Sixty and Me sisters.

From historical fiction to science-fiction, there is sure to be something for you. Enjoy the following books in good health and in good spirits. Read More

5 years ago

Forget the Wine and the Attitude! Here’s What Starting a Book Club Really Requires

I have never wanted to join a book club. Oh, I know there are many excellent groups out there, whose members cherish their time together, but there are just as many dysfunctional book clubs that could turn any warm book-lover’s heart stone cold. Read More

6 years ago

Lessons from a Deep Thinker: Write On!

I was sitting at Ned’s Bar, last week, across the street from Madison Square Park, with my old friend Jeff. As we mused about life, like all Boomers do, he said: “loss in inevitable in life, unless you’re a hermit.” He certainly got that right: If we never connect with people, we won’t experience sorrow, but we also won’t experience love. Isn’t that one of life’s cruelest ironies? Read More