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5 Must-Reads for Residents in Nursing Homes for August

Technology may have overtaken the world, but the art of reading is one of those habits that it can never replace. This is especially true for seniors who live in nursing homes near me where reading has proven countless benefits that include better memory, sharper decision-making skills, and even the delayed onset of the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

This month, we round up our top five must-read books for residents in nursing homes near me:

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

By Isabel Wilkerson

Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson stuns in another remarkable masterpiece. This book talks about the longstanding issue of inequality in the United States and its unspoken caste system.

Using more than a decade of research, Wilkerson masterfully describes the divisions that still exist in the United States today in order to change these systems that have been keeping the country from really becoming a symbol of freedom.

Vesper Flights

By Helen MacDonald

From the success of her memoir “H is for Hawk,” Helen Macdonald explores the feelings of love and loss once again in her newest book “Vesper Flights.” The naturalist describes her observations about the animals she encountered and relates this to our own lives.

Just like her first book that was released in 2015, Macdonald puts her unique touch to a story that connects the nature around her with the emotions that we must battle with every day.

The Disaster Tourist

By Yun Ko-Eun

This book revolves around Yona Ko who works in a travel agency named Jungle where she was sexually assaulted by a colleague. When she decides to leave her job, Yona was offered something she couldn’t resist—a trip to one of her agency’s destinations.

But Jungle is no ordinary travel agency because it focuses on destinations that were once hit by disasters. “Disaster Tourist” follows the adventures of Yona on the island of Mui where she sees the other side of tourism.


By Daisy Johnson

Daisy Johnson’s new novel follows the sisters July and September after moving in with their mother in a remote cottage. But this is no ordinary story about sisterhood.

As the novel progresses, Johnson slowly develops a powerful thriller. The reasons July and September moved away from their home in Oxford will unravel. The two face circumstances that will test their love for each other.

Belabored: A Vindication of the Rights of Pregnant Women

By Lyz Lenz

Finally, writer and editor, Lyz Lenz focuses on the issues that come with pregnancy. Belabored: A Vindication of the Rights of Pregnant Women tackles the difficulties of pregnancy in the United States. The author also showcases her personal experiences as a pregnant woman.

Lenz challenges her readers to see pregnancy and motherhood in a different light. She wants to honor women for one of their greatest gifts: bringing new life into this world.

Which one of these books will you grab from the bookstore and read first?


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