The Washington Post has compiled a list of the best books to read at every age, from one to 100. Here’s one pick from each decade (see full list at the link):
Age 10: Smile by Raina Telgemeier. Underneath whatever embarrassing, ostentatious orthodontia you’re forced to trot out, you’re still you.
Age 20: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Juno Díaz. Hilariously tortured, exuberant nerds are great company.
Age 30: The Joy of Sex by Alex Comfort. Live a little.
Age 40: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby. Life is fleeting and unpredictable. Accomplish your goals while you still can, obstacles be damned.
Age 50: Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. Spice things up--or at least enjoy a good laugh.
Age 60: The Five Years Before You Retire by Emily Guy Birken. Not to stress you out, but time is ticking. Do you have a good plan?
Age 70: Master Class: Living Longer, Stronger, and Happier by Peter Spiers. Among the secrets to a fulfilling life: Never stop learning.
Age 80: Coming Into Eighty: Poems by May Sarton. Your ship may be battered, but what a voyage “Of learning what to be / And how to become it.”
Age 90: Beachcombing for a Shipwrecked God by Joe Coomer. You may have to journey into the past to make sense of your present.
Age 100: Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author by Herman Wouk. Life is a wonderful adventure. Books make it even better.
Source: The Washington Post