Reader Connections: Book Lovers’ Survey Results

In this Summer’s edition of the Heart at Home newsletter we’re featuring ElderHeath member’s book recommendations and reading preferences. Thank you for your contributions!

This Summer’s Heart at Home newsletter is dedicated to books, the written word, and love for reading. We were curious about our member’s reading preferences and learned more about them in a brief 10-question anonymous survey (below are the questions).

In May 2023 we tallied the results of the survey and reported our findings in this Summer’s edition of the Heart at Home newsletter. You can also view the results from the survey below.

Learn more about contributing to the Heart at Home seasonal newsletter in our blog: Reader Connections: ElderHealth Member Contributions to The Heart at Home Newsletter

ElderHealth Member Preferences And Summer Reading Recommendations

Calling All Book Lovers’ Survey Questions

Our 10 survey questions include:

  1. Print, E-book or both? 
  2. Fiction or Nonfiction or both? 
  3. Regular or Large Print? 
  4. Books, Magazines, Newspapers or combination? 
  5. Do you visit your local public library?
  6. Is there a book or author you read as a young adult that had a profound impact on the way you think or feel about a particular issue? (If yes, please name the book or author) 
  7. What book is currently on your bedside or coffee table? 
  8. What book interests you to read this summer? 
  9. What was the last book you either gave or received as a gift?
  10. What is your favorite book genre? 

Survey Results

Summer 2023 Reads

  • September and The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
  • The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
  • Louise Penny mysteries
  • The Two Popes: Francis, Benedict, and the Decision That Shook the World by Anthony McCarten
  • Photography books about photographic seeing and composition
  • Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life — In Judaism
  • (After Finally Choosing to Look There) by Sarah Hurwitz
  • My Grandfather’s Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging by Rachel Naomi Remen

More reading recommendations from the ElderHealth team and member’s Reading Recollections can be found in the Summer Edition of the Heart at Home newsletter.

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