"Discover the life-changing magic of books. Books, stories, literature connect us to others. They help us connect the dots in our own stories and ultimately hold mirrors up so that we can truly see ourselves and be understood."
Hi! I'm Bijal, a Book Therapist. I'm also a writer, a poet, a publisher and a voracious reader. A member of the International Federation of Library Associations and the American Library Association, I've spent half my life in libraries and bookstores. My book recommendations have featured in the Guardian's Book Clinic, Asian Voice and various other publications. My personalised reading service is unique and intended to save you time and money so that you can focus on what you love most: reading.
Time's precious - on average we may only read 2000 books in our lifetime and for some people it might be a fraction of that. So why not strategise our reading to only include books from which we will derive the most enjoyment and benefit?
My service focuses on creating a truly personalised book prescription (detailed, tailored book recommendations) for my clients based on questions that explore your interests, needs and circumstances and your reading habits.
Each book prescription includes a minimum of 7 - 10 book recommendations with details of the book and how they might help you.
From a young age, books were my saviour, soothing my soul during difficult transitions, family conflicts, moving countries, childhood anxieties, teenage angst, complicated relationships and navigating the competitive world of work. They have given me so much and I want to give back and find the right book apt for a specific moment in your life when you need it the most.
Trawling the internet, bookstores or libraries to discover books that you may or may not enjoy can be time-consuming and fails to consider all the possible books with a given genre or category. A considered and customised book prescription is likely to be more effective and beneficial.
You can find out a little bit more about me here including my qualifications. I also give out my best content and writing free which you can check out here on the blog or the free A-Z Book Prescriptions for Adults and Children. Feel free to also check out my paid, published work: 15-minute non-fiction reads, literary guides and literary travel guides. Also the FAQs are worth a read too.
I love a challenge, so please send me your most perplexing book dilemmas — I can’t wait to dive in and find the perfect book(s) for you.
Strategic and prioritised reading that's relevant and beneficial.
Prioritised reading saves you time and money so that you can focus on reading books that are helpful and beneficial.
Personalised to suit your needs.
Answer a few simple questions about your current situation, needs, objectives, interests as well as reading habits. This is used to prepare a highly tailored and personalised set of book recommendations that can include fiction, non-fiction, poetry and philosophy depending on your requirements. These can be classics or modern literature, best-sellers or little-known but powerful books, authored by a diverse set of writers.
Guaranteed to receive your book prescription within 48 hours of purchase.
You will be emailed a book prescription within 48 hours of purchase. If you're simply looking for your next holiday read or something specific to read, these thoughtfully curated book recommendations are sure to inspire, empower and energise.
Don't forget to check out Book Therapy's free book recommendations titled the A - Z of Book Prescriptions (both fiction and non-fiction) which suggest books based on your existing life situation (e.g. anxiety, job change, relationship heartache) as well as interests (e.g memoir, historical fiction, non-fiction etc). There's also a children's reading list: Children's A - Z of Book Prescriptions. Also feel free to check out the blog for more literary gems.