Best Books for Women Over 50 | Escape Summer of 2020

best books for women over 50

I’ll admit Best Books for Women Over 50 may be a slight exaggeration. But I can say these recommendations were without a doubt recommended by the best. I made a plea based a soon-to-be-naked nightstand and here were the results. 

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Flipping 50 Community Book Recommendations

Recently I asked (and you answered) for a book recommendation. The request was for nightstand-worthy good, not great, books that are >>fiction<< (which is where I made a typo in the download.. so correct that asap as you download!), light, recreational reading. The list below is the result of your Facebook and Instagram contributions. I have only trusted contributors submitted what was asked for, in case something here does not fit, I haven’t taken the time to “qualify” them.

Book                                                  Author

Where the Crawdads Sing               Delia Owens

Running with Sherman                    Christopher McDougall

The Accidental Life Swap                 Jennifer Joyce

Recipe for a Perfect Wife                 Karma Brown

Evvie Drake Starts Over                   Linda Holmes

What Alice Forgot                              Liane Morirty

Things You Save in a Fire                 Katherine Center

Queen of Hearts                                Kimmery Martin

One Day in December                      Josie Silver

Big Little Lies                                     Liane Moriarty

Nothing to See Here                          Kevin Wilson

The Gentleman in Moscow               Amor Towles

Ready Player One                             Ernest Cline

The Woman in the Window             A.J. Finn

Lake House                                        Kate Morton

Vintage Year                                      Ann Mah

Little Fires Everywhere                    Celeste Ng

More Myself: A Journey                    Alicia Keys with Michelle Burford

Class Mom                                          Laurie Gelman

Next Year in Havana                         Chanel Cleeton

Outlander                                          Diana Glendon

Wish You Well                                   Davido Baldacci

The Wildwater Walking Club          Claire Cook

The Nightingale                                 Kristin Hanna                                                           

A Year of Wonder                             Geraldine Brooks

Black Water Lilies                              Michel Busi

The Little Paris Book Shop               Nina George

Daisy Jones & The Six                       Taylor Jenkins

The Guerney Literary Potato Peel Pie Society     Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

The Witches                                       Roald Dahl

Educated                                            Tara Westover

I am Pilgrim                                       Terry Hayes (crime/drama)

Additional Favorite Authors:

Catherine Ryan Hyde

Barbara Kingsolver

Nicholas Sparks

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best books for women over 50

P.S. Got a Fiction book you’ve loved that doesn’t appear on the list? Leave a comment below with the title and author (please) and I’ll create another list as we compile more. Add any comments about the existing book list too. It’s always nice to have a recommendation from a girlfriend! 

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