For many of us, reading is truly one of life’s great pleasures. Losing oneself in a book can be the most relaxing and engaging activity during our day. Sometimes, a great book is pure escape and fantasy- and sometimes it provides real life lessons. Recently, the Nigerian writer Sarah Ladipo Manyika put together a list of some of her favorite older characters in the world of fiction- some may be familiar and others new to you- but she suggests that all have important lessons to impart for the journey of aging we all find ourselves on. So take a look at her list Here. And if reading inspires you to consider writing, check out this list of writers who came into their own as acclaimed members of the world of literature at an older age. Finally, who’s telling your own story? Have you considered writing it yourself? While you may not find fame and fortune as a writer, there are other reasons to consider putting down your life story on the written page- check out considerations for why to do this, and how to get started, by Reading Here.