Someone asked me recently “What is your favourite book?” (I know right – it’s like picking a favourite child) Near the top of my list is “A man called Ove” by Fredrik Backman. Then… I started thinking, and I discovered that there are quite a few books with older male protagonists which I really enjoyed.
So, for this post I’m listing the books that feature older male protagonists that I have already enjoyed – AND, those that feature older male protagonists that I have yet to enjoy.
The cover graphic will take you to the Goodreads site for the book – The title link will take you to my review of the book.
Five books I’ve read that feature older male protagonists:
“A man called Ove” by Fredrik Backman
As you can see by the Goodreads stats, I am not alone in my love for this curmudgeonly old gentleman.
“The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen 83 1/4 years old” by Hendrik Groen
“The story of Arthur Truluv” by Elizabeth Berg.
“Five Night Stand” by Richard J. Alley
“The storied life of A.J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin.
AND… Here are the 10 titles featuring older male protagonists that are on my TBR:
(this is a new title just published in Jan. 2019)
Strangely enough, I’ve read the sequel to this book and two other of Rachel Joyce’s novels and I’ve loved them all. Don’t know why I haven’t yet gotten to this one. Perhaps I imagine I won’t have enough tissues…
Do YOU have a penchant for old men? Have you read any other great titles with older male protagonists? Please, let me know in the comments. ♥