The Best Books for Every Decade of Life

Books carry a certain kind of magic that transcends time, generations, and even ages. They are a doorway to other worlds, to adventures in our own imaginations, and to the creation of our own personal outlooks on life itself. The Washington Post recently took on the huge task of finding a book for every year of life from 1 to 100. Here are the books they chose for every decade:

Age 1: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Age 10: Smile by Raina Telemeier

Age 20: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

Age 30: The Joy of Sex by Alex Comfort

Age 40: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

Age 50: Fifty Shades of Grey by El James

Age 60: The Five Years Before You Retire by Emily Guy Birken

Age 70: Master Class: Living Longer, Stronger, and Happier by Peter Spiers

Age 80: Coming Into Eighty: Poems by May Sarton

Age 90: Beachcombing for a Shipwrecked God by Joe Coomer

Age 100: Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author by Herman Wouk

What do you think of this list of books by age? Let us know in the comments below!

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