Growing Old Disgracefully.I can't stop talking about this book it is The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole meeting the 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared set in Amsterdam.
Hendrik is in a retirement home and not happy to be growing old and weaker, but at the same time he is also reveling in his age and complaints. The book made me laugh, gulp and cry but at no point was it ever predictable which is what makes it such a great book for me.
The diary format could be jaded and old hat but the characters and setting make it a step above and the chance to read a Dutch diary other than The Diary of Anne Frank was a real treat. I'm recommending this book to everyone and anyone!