Readers Write

What Are Octogenarians and Nonagenarians Reading?

by Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito

In this month’s Readers Write column, we set out to discover what book reading is like for seniors as they near their 80s or 90s. How have their lives been influenced by reading? How do they choose what to read next? Bob Lessard, 82, a Minnesota state senator for 26 years, says “My history of reading history has no doubt affected my decision-making process.” Read what Bob and other seniors shared about their reading lists. […]