A Call for Bibliotherapy Recommendations: What books have helped you?

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Dear Lovely Readers, both new and old,

I’m currently revising my “A-Z Bibliotherapy Recommendations” page by creating new sections and adding new books. I think it will prove useful (both for myself and others!) to have everything in one place and organised in an easy-access way.

I’ve been sorting through my multiple bookshelves (and various escapee books) to do this, although I’d like to enlist your help too.

If you have any recommendations of books that have helped you in the past, or know of books that may help others, I’d love to hear from you in the comments box. I’m currently using the following categories, although you can certainly suggest your own:

  • Accepting yourself
  • Anxiety
  • Challenging childhoods
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Exclusion
  • Fear of death
  • Heartbreak and questions of the heart
  • Home sickness
  • Illness
  • Knowing yourself
  • Low self-esteem
  • Loss
  • Need for inspiration
  • Need for solitude
  • PTSD
  • Perfectionism
  • Persevering through hardship
  • Search for beauty and meaning
  • Understanding suicide
  • Unrequited love
If you can come up with any books to add these categories, or a new one of your choosing, I will make sure to link the recommendation to your blog (if you have one). It will be even better if you have written a post on the book you mention, although this isn’t essential.
The book can be fiction or non-fiction, or even a children’s book. If the book contains a valuable message, something that people can relate to, or is simply written beautifully, it’s perfect.
I look forward to hearing from you!

It's good to meet you! I started Tolstoy Therapy back in 2012 to share my healing journey through anxiety and PTSD with books. I also climb mountains, go on solo adventures, and write over at livewildly.co.

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