There’s a lot to learn by reading about relationships between characters of different generations. This book list includes novels about intergenerational friendships between characters that are more than a few decades apart in age.
Are you looking for a book with a main character of a certain age? You’ve come to the right place!
You can simply browse the lists below, or consider joining our yearlong Lifetime of Reading Challenge, which will introduce you to main characters of all ages throughout the year. Starting in January with child protagonists in adult fiction and going through seniors in their 90s + 100s at the end of the year, we’ll find things to appreciate and learn from every age range!
Looking for book characters who are over 90 years old? These books feature 90-something nonagenarians and 100-something centenarians in either novels or non-fiction reads.
These book recommendations include both non-fiction memoirs and fictional books with elderly characters in their 80s.
Books with main characters in their 70s. These novels with older characters relect a wide variety of 70-something life experiences.
Books with main characters in their 60s. These middle age fiction novels with older characters relect a wide variety of 60-something life experiences.
Books with main characters in their 50s. From middle age fiction to memoirs, these reflect a wide range of 50 something life experiences.
This list of recommended books spanning a character’s lifetime includes a wide variety of fiction titles as well as some excellent memoirs.
Look for books with main characters in their 40s? These 40-something main character books cover a huge variety of topics, backgrounds, and lifestyles.
Looking for books with characters in their 30s? This selection of titles with protagonists in their 30s cover a huge variety of topics, backgrounds, and lifestyles.
This list of highly-rated books all feature main characters in their 20s. From post-coming-of-age stories to starting careers and novels to memoirs, this diverse book list covers topics relevant to life as 20-somethings.
These books with teenage characters all feature main characters between 13 and 19 years old. The list has a wide range of book recommendations, including both YA and adult fiction, contemporary and historical fiction, and non-fiction.