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Book recommendations for a 100 year old lady.

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DonLewis Mon 17-Aug-20 20:21:30

A female relative is actually going to be 101 in a few weeks. She loves to read. Psychological thrillers, non fiction, anything!

What could I buy for her? Any ideas?

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Reader1984 Mon 17-Aug-20 20:35:23

If she likes psychological thrillers then I can recommend Into the Darkest Corner. Very good book.

dementedma Mon 17-Aug-20 20:48:12

I really enjoyed The Keeper of lost Things

CaptainCorellisPangolin Mon 17-Aug-20 20:48:25

50 Shades of Grey.
Go onnnnn.... You know you want to.

ChangedNameToday Mon 17-Aug-20 20:52:50

Our house by Louise Candlish is very good.

Odile13 Mon 17-Aug-20 21:01:33

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout - a woman’s life told in short stories from different perspectives. The follow up Olive, Again is also excellent.

The Little House by Philippa Gregory - a domestic psychological thriller

DonLewis Mon 17-Aug-20 21:04:12

50 shades of grey! Imagine!

Some great recommendations (thrillers aren't my thing at all so know nothing about them!)

Going to check them all out now, thanks.

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TenCornMaidens Mon 17-Aug-20 21:04:38

Strpuy has also written a wonderful sequel - Olive Again.

The Number One Ladies Detective Agency books - there's about 20 in the series now, should keep her going for a while.

TenCornMaidens Mon 17-Aug-20 21:05:08

STROUT of course, sorry

Clymene Mon 17-Aug-20 21:05:47

Lisa Jewell

Avebury Mon 17-Aug-20 22:44:44

A book of old photos of the area she grew up in. Not quite what you were after I'm sure but went down a treat for a 100th birthday recently

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 17-Aug-20 22:55:06

No idea but. Wow 101 isn't that amazing 🎂 flowersgin.
I do quite like Aveburys suggestion though

Jellifer Wed 19-Aug-20 18:39:29

My 95 yr old neighbour is raving about ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’

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