Friday, 23 August 2019

5 Books 1 Theme - Older Women

For August's 5 Books, 1 Theme post I've collated a quintet of my reviewed books all of whose stories have older women as the main characters. These five are all very different novels featuring women from as far afield as Denmark and Sweden, South Africa and America, yet what they all have in common is that they don't allow their lives to be dictated by their age. Admittedly not all of them sleep with a live hand grenade in their room - one does! - but each is a wonderful and inspirational creation.

(Click the cover images to visit each book's Literary Flits review.)

Have you read any of these five books? If so, what did you think of them? If not, I'm currently running a giveaway for an ebook of Now Let's Dance on its Literary Flits review post (open until the 28th August)!

Which other novels can you recommend which focus on older women?


  1. I find that in the prepper apocalypse books there is often a focus on older citizens, which is part of why I enjoy it so much. I like seeing retired couples and people taking centre stage, or established married couples with families instead of the usual romance tropes with younger people.

    1. It's the same for me. As a middle-aged person myself, I'm more interested in reading about similarly aged or older people

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    1. The Woman At 1000 Degrees is very funny and entertaining :-)