Indie Reader Houston hosts a weekly meme called 5 Best Books where participants list what they feel are the five best books on a given topic. This week's topic is about Growing Older.
His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman is a wonderful look at growing older as a main thematic point in the book is that it must happen to all of us. Part of the conflict in the book is between those who want humanity to stay young and innocent forever and those who realize that becoming an adult is a necessity.
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach looks at the end of growing older: our actual death and what happens to us after. Perfectly snarky and humorous, this non-fiction accounting of the possibilities we have after we die really drives home the myriad ways death does not remove our usefulness.
Finally, my last choice is...errr, I have no clue. I've been wracking my brain with no luck on a fifth, so I am stopping at four. What do you think should be the fifth book on my list?