Reading List

I am a book junkie.  I can’t resist book sales and Amazon is an addiction.  I have dozens of books stacked on my “read these next” shelf and even more in my Kindle but I will only include on this list those I’ve actually read and found useful.   It will be updated often!


  • This Chair Rocks:  A Manifesto Against Ageism – Ashton Applewhite


  • I Could do Anything if I Only Knew What it Was:  How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get it – Barbara Sher
  • It’s Only too Late if You Don’t Start Now:  How to Create Your Second Life at Any Age – Barbara Sher
  • Refuse to Choose !  Use All of your Interests, Passions and Hobbies to Create the Life and Career of Your Dreams – Barbara Sher
  • Live the Life You Love in Ten Easy Step-By-Step Lessons – Barbara Sher
  • The Couple’s Retirement Puzzle – Roberta K. Taylor and Dorian Mintzer
  • Revitalizing RetirementReshaping Your Identity, Relationships and Purpose – Nancy K. Schlossberg
  • The Single Woman’s Guide to Retirement – Jan Cullinane
  • The New Retirement:  The Unltimate Guide to the Rest of Your Life – Jan Cullinane and Cathy Fitzgerald


Health/Personal Development

  • I Thought  It Was Just Me (but it isn’t):  Making the Journey from “What Will People Think?” to “I Am Enough” – Brene’ Brown
  • Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway – Susan Jeffers, Ph.D.
  • Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor E. Frankl
  • Being Happy:! – Andrew Matthews



  • Legacy:  A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Personal History – Linda Spence
  • Ethical Wills – Barry K. Baines, M.D.
  • How to Write Your Own Life Story – Lois Daniel
  • Write Your Life Story:  4th Edition – Michael Oke



  • My Grandfather’s Blessings – Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.
  • The Color of Water – James McBride
  • Cotton Field of Dreams – Janis F. Kearney



  • Don’t Take My Grief Away from Me:  How to Walk Through Grief and Learn to Live Again – Doug Manning
  • The Orphaned Adult:  Understanding and Coping with Grief and Change After the Death of Our Parents – Alexander Levy