Recommendations for 90s & 100s

Forums The 2023 Reading Challenge Discussion Groups Lifetime of Reading Recommendations for 90s & 100s

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    • #416
      MimiMa’am
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        @mullensamy

        Does anyone have recommendations for 90s & 100s age group that are not already listed on the suggested reading list?  I have not planned out my book yet for that one and am wondering if anyone else has found anything great.

      • #437
        Kimberly
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          @kimberly3

          I read All the Queen’s Men which I think is in the list, but I really enjoyed it and I didn’t think I would.

          • #732
            Nancy Bethel
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              @nancybethel

              I used Driving Miss Norma, but I think it may be on the list. It’s an enjoyable true story about a couple who decide to take the husband’s terminally ill mother on a long road trip. Inspiring!

          • #461
            MelissaFromBookGirlsGuide
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              @melissatest

              I haven’t tested the tagging feature, so I’m not sure if this will work, but I know @patty finished Lifetime already. I think she read some that weren’t on the list for this age range so she might have suggestions!

              • #480
                Patty O’Connor
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                  @patty

                  The tagging worked. 🙂

                • #531
                  MimiMa’am
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                    @mullensamy

                    I just looked that book up and I have to say that I’m surprised to see a fictionalized series about The Queen! Hahaha

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                • #481
                  Patty O’Connor
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                    @patty

                    I read The 100-Year-Old man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared for 90/100 age  group but I think it’s on the list. It’s pretty entertaining. If you’ve read that one, there’s a sequel called The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man.

                    I read The Book of Charlie by David Von Drehle, which may fit in the category. Charlie White lived to age 109. When he was already well into his 100s the author, a neighbor, had numerous conversations with him about his memories and how he thrived through all the changes that happened during his century of life. The book is more a review of Charlie’s life than about his life in his 100s, so I used it for the Character Aging prompt, but I think it would work for either (or both!). Charlie had a remarkable life and there are lessons for all of us in the book. And, it’s only about 200 pages if you’re looking for something on the shorter side.

                    • #530
                      MimiMa’am
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                        @mullensamy

                        Thanks! I tried to read The 100-Year-Old Man several years ago because I normally like books with quirky characters but it was a DNF for me. I might give it another go. I’m sure I could handle The Book of Charlie if it’s only 200 pages long, great suggestion!

                        • #644
                          Patty O’Connor
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                            @patty

                            I can understand the DNF – I don’t think it’s a book for everyone. It was really the current day parts that kept me going. The rest of it was too Forrest Gump-y for me.

                      • #650
                        MimiMa’am
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                          @mullensamy

                          Just in case anyone stops by this thread looking for a recommendation…. I just found a book that will be released soon (July 2023).  It is called The Curious Kidnapping of Nora W.  The main character is 122 yrs old so it should fit the bill perfectly!
                          I am going to be the guinea pig for this book and will update after I read it!

                          • #669
                            MelissaFromBookGirlsGuide
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                              @melissatest

                              That sounds so fun, definetely let us know if it’s a winner!

                            • #731
                              Nancy Bethel
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                                @nancybethel

                                Ha! I liked the Forrest Gumpyness 😊, and much of it was enjoyable,  but it was just too long for me,  (altho I did finish it.)  Always off on another crazy, historical adventure.

                            • #1062
                              Tammy Wasserman
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                                @twasserman

                                I really enjoyed Have You Seen Luis Velez?

                                It may be on the inter-generational list, but would work here also.  The blind neighbor had such a rich life history and society today tends to ignore that.  She was also such a support to her young neighbor when he needed to feel needed!

                                • #1079
                                  AngelaFromBookGirlsGuide
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                                    @angelarathbun

                                    It is on the list, and we’re so glad you enjoyed it @twasserman!

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