March 2022: 8 Best Books to Read 2022 - Good Reads for Over 60s

If you're looking for a good book to read in 2022, look no further! We've compiled a list of 8 must-read books that are perfect for over 60s. From fiction to nonfiction, there is something for everyone on this list. So, whether you're looking to learn something new or just want to escape into a good story, these books are sure to please. Happy reading!

Fictional Must-Read Books

1: The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden, Jonas Jonasson

Searching for a good read to warm your heart? This hilarious story is about a 96-year-old woman who goes on an epic mission to save the King of Sweden. Written as a comedy, it’s an unforgettable tale of the life of a remarkable senior citizen. Born in Soweto, Nombeko Mayeki worked as a maid, cook and cleaner before her life was changed forever. Now in Sweden with three cows, a chicken and…a mad scientist, it’s definitely a light-hearted must-read book for 2022.

2: A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini

For a moving tale set in the hustle and bustle of Afghanistan, start reading A Thousand Splendid Suns this year and indulge in a book that you simply won’t be able to put down. Set in the mid 1990s, during the civil war, this story follows the lives of two young women. Forced to flee their homes due to war, Mariam has no choice but to marry an abusive man twice her age. But never underestimate the resilience and strength of women.

3: To Paradise, Hanya Yanagihara

Do you lose yourself in a romantic book? Well, let us introduce you to this one by Hanya Yanagihara. To Paradise is a heart-wrenching novel about love, loss and hope. A tale of two men who are drawn to each other by a shared tragedy, get ready to step into their shoes and connect on such a deep level that you may even find a tear in your eye while reading this must-read book.

4: Billy Summers, Stephen King

Now onto the thrillers. Of course, Stephen King had to be on the list of the best books to read in 2022. So, add Billy Summers to your list of must-read books. A suspenseful thriller, you’ll be gripped when you hear of the small town being terrorized by…of course…a serial killer. The question is, who is the killer? As bodies pile up, the police are desperate to find the killer, but they’re not the only ones hunting. Billy Summers is hot on the case!

Nonfiction Must-Read Books

1: The Invisible Kingdom, Meghan O'Rourke

For those who enjoy a mystery, make sure to pick up one of the best books to read in 2022, The Invisible Kingdom. Haunting yet beautiful, this novel involves grief, loss and love. When Meghan’s mother suddenly dies, she is plunged into a world of confusion, fear and darkness. The author talks about the limits and failings of Western medicine and how so many are left feeling overlooked and ignored. Encouraging readers to investigate the world of medicine themselves, her story is one of encouragement. As humans we should give each other better support, help and share knowledge regarding illness rather than ignore it and live in ignorance.

2: The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity, David Graeber, David Wengrow

For more mature readers, The Dawn of Everything is a must-read book. Embark upon a dramatically new outlook and understanding of human history. But be warned, it will challenge our most fundamental assumptions of social evolution. From agricultural development, to democracy and inequality, make yourself a strong cup of coffee and get ready to hear some revealing new possibilities for human emancipation.

3: The Scandinavian Guide to Happiness: The Nordic Art of Happy & Balanced Living with Fika, Lagom, Hygge, and More!, Meik Wiking

In this book, Meik Wiking— CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and author of the best-selling The Little Book of Hygge — takes you on a tour of the Scandinavian way of life. Carefully explaining the concept of Hygge and how we can all benefit from its unique sense of balance to live happier, healthier lives. From fika to hygge, lagom to sisu, Meik Wiking reveals the secrets of Scandinavian daily life.

5: How to Be Normal: A Guide for the Perplexed, Guy Browning

Best-selling author Guy Browning explains the mysteries of normality and how to be normal in a world that is unfortunately anything but. Hilarious and uplifting, Guy talks of the weird importance of small talk, our obsession of queueing and why table manners can be a make or break situation. And with all this in mind, perhaps you can now figure out why you may not find it easy to ‘fit in’.