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January challenge to stay fabulous over 50: Read a book by a new author


Article by Ceri Wheeldon

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I have written previously about how books can become friends. In these times of lockdowns our friendships with books are more important than ever! I have to say that during the summer lockdown when the weather was good my weekend treat was to sit out in the garden with a good book and a glass of chilled rose wine. Not quite as good as being on holiday but it was the best I could do!

I have always enjoyed reading biographies ( I am sharing some of my favourites below )and love historical novels. I set up a book club locally a couple of years ago and as we take it turns to choose the books that has encouraged me to read  books by all sorts of authors. I cant say that I have enjoyed them all ( as I’m sure some of the book club members haven’t enjoyed some of my choices either) but every book has created a basis for interesting conversation covering a whole host of topics.

I love it when I get I get completely lost in a book – and have been known to read through the night !

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“You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.”– Paul Sweeney

Today’s book challenge

Today’s challenge is to select a book to read that is different to the kind of book you usually read. If you love to read fiction, then choose a biography, if you normally read historical novels then try a crime novel!

 

Some of my favourite biographies

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Becoming by Michelle Obama. A must read biography – one to read for inspiration!   

 

 

 

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Helena Rubinstein:  The Woman who Invented Beauty by Michele Fitoussi. A fascinating read for anyone with an interest in beauty or setting up a business aimed primarily at women. Read full review

 

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Untitled: The Real Wallis Simpson: Duchess of Windsor by  Anna Pasternak. Did Wallis deserve to be ostracised following the abdication?  Was the abdication really what she wanted?


 

Some of my favourite fiction reads

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American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld. Although a work of fiction it is said to be inspired by the life of Laura Bush. This was a favourite with my own book club.


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Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce. Lighthearted taking us back to a more innocent approach to life in war torn Britain

 

 

 

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The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice. Another book highlighting the innocence of teenagers in the 50s compared to teenagers of today. A fabulous gentle read.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have tried downloading books but I have to admit I prefer reading physical books where I can turn the pages. Which you do you prefer?

Do share your favourite books in our facebook communities!

 

You can share your challenge on our Facebook Pages @Fabafterfifty @StyleConfidenceandSuccesswithJulia and don’t forget to follow us if you don’t already ) and if you love using social media you can also share your looks on Instagram or Twitter with #NewYearNewYouChallenge2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ceri Wheeldon

Ceri is Founder and Editor of Fabafterfifty.co.uk She is a frequent speaker at events and in the media on topics related to women over 50 , including style and living agelessly. With 20+ years experience as a headhunter Ceri also now helps support those looking to extend their working lives.

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