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Winter Reading List for Readers in Assisted Living Facilities

The cold winter weather means that residents in assisted living facilities will spend more time indoors. Luckily, the act of reading presents fun and exciting worlds and stories for residents to enjoy. Check out our list of great winter reading recommendations!

The Secret of Snow

  • Written by Viola Shipman, this book’s title alone makes it the perfect winter read. In her first holiday novel, Shipman tugs the heartstrings with a story about love, friendship, and strong family traditions. A meteorologist in California goes back to her hometown in Northern Michigan, which has long, dark winters.

Here, she gets back to the life she used to live and rediscovers herself as she hits the restart button.


Us Against You

  • In a story that follows the community of Beartown, New York Times best-selling author Fredrik Backman allows his readers to learn more about the town. But, this time, through a story focused on its hockey team and how it disbanded. The community faces challenges as it tries to save the team and the game they love.


The Winter People

  • Author Jennifer McMahon thrills her readers with the story of a mother and her two daughters living in a farmhouse with a tragic past. Residents in assisted living facilities will spend hours binging this historical mystery trying to figure out its twists and turns.



  • New York Times best-selling author Fredrik Backman offers readers an inspiring novel about a small town called Beartown. The townspeople dream of recognition for their junior ice hockey team.

Showing the turmoil that happens in communities, this book explores how community members deal with challenges. And, how they decide if they will tear them apart instead of bringing them together.


Little Fires Everywhere

  • Author Celeste Ng follows the story of Shaker Heights and its residents, especially Elena Richardson, the suburb native and newcomer Mia Warren, a single mother, and artist. Little fires are lit as these two characters are put on opposing sides in a custody battle. The storyline of this novel alone will surely make residents in assisted living facilities sink their teeth through every page.


The Hate You Give

  • New York Times best-selling author Angie Thomas tells the story of Starr Carter who lives her life moving from her poor neighborhood to her fancy prep school. But that world is shaken when Starr witnesses the killing of her best friend Khalil.

Being the only witness to the shooting, Starr needs to weigh whether she should tell the truth or keep it to save her community.

The Gift Of Reading In Assisted Living Facilities

Aside from offering residents in assisted living facilities these must-read books, you should also stock up on some reading essentials including blue light glasses, journals, bookmarks, and snacks that will keep these residents comfortable and entertained during the cold winter months.

Let them spend hours reading these books as they keep themselves comfortable with the cold winter weather.


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