Off topic for book lovers out there. Here's some favorite books I'm reading and rereading. Feel free to add your favorites to the list. Click on comments below.
BOOKS I'VE READ RECENTLY
Books on Mental Health/Illness
The Price of Silence - A Mom's Perspective on Mental Illness by Liza Long
No One Cares About Crazy People - The chaos and heartbreak of mental health in America by Ron Powers
Insane Consequences - How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill by DJ Jaffe
These three books should be a set on every bookshelf.
Other Nonfiction Topics
Lassoing the Sun - A Year in America's National Parks by Mark Woods
Tribes - We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin
Armchair travel and inspiration to lead.
PICTURE BOOK FOR CHILDREN BUT EVEN MORE FOR ADULTS :-)
What Do You Do With An Idea? Written by Kobi Yamada and Illustrated by Mae Besom
I keep this book on a bookshelf next to my bed. It's the first thing I see when I wake up.
A Man Called Ove
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
Britt-Marie Was Here
All by Fredrik Backman - my new favorite fiction writer.
BOOKS I'M REREADING
Upstream - Selected Essays by Mary Oliver
Always a Reckoning and Other Poems by Jimmy Carter
Kitchen Table Wisdom - Stories That Heal by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.
The Art Of Listening in a Healing Way by James E. Miller
The Artful Edit - On the Practice of Editing Yourself by Susan Bell
How the Light Gets In - Writing as a Spiritual Practice by Pat Schneider
BOOKS ON MY TO-READ LIST
It's a Matter of Trust - How I Got Better from OCD with Compassion, Help, and Hope by James Callner
The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World by Robert Garland (A Great Courses book and CD)
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Beartown: A Novel by Fredrik Backman
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST
On June 15, 2017, I'm going to begin blogging my book Sooner Than Tomorrow - A Mother's Diary.
It's my account about aging and family and ordinary life in the deep, dark past of 2013-2014. Without knowing it, as I wrote, I captured the last year of my son's life.
I hope you'll read along. Click on Blog: My Diary. Enter your email address to subscribe. You'll receive my book in your email inbox every other week. It's my gift to those of you who might catch a resonating echo while wandering in my woods.
HAPPY READING EVERYBODY!