Summer Reading: Destination O – Read a Book with a Main Character Near Retirement Age

Have you taken up this summer’s challenge of Reading Takes You Everywhere? If Destination O: Read a Book with a Main Character Near Retirement Age is a stop on your journey, perhaps one of these books will get you there! Check out the first lines of these five books to see if any pique your interest.

“It was a love song. At least it started out that way.”

The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues by Edward Kelsey Moore






“‘I’m dying and I know it.’ Cliff Cooper stretched out a hand to me. ‘Will you help me, Jessica?'”

The Ghost and Mrs. Fletcher by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain






“You might think he could have made up his mind earlier, and been man enough to inform his surroundings of his decision.”

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson





“A few minutes after two in the morning Rebecca Winter woke to the sound of a gunshot and sat up in bed.”

Still Life with Breadcrumbs by Anna Quindlen





“They finally stopped me at Dover as I was trying to get back into the country.”

The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence