Becoming a grandmother

Becoming a grandmother for the first time or the nth time is an exciting time. Often life-changing it is one of the best promotions one can get and one that you may have been waiting for a very long time! The books here ponder the joys, trials and therapeutic effects of grandmotherhood.

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Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting (Non-fiction) by Lesley Stahl

A coming of age book that celebrates grandmotherhood, the profound therapeutic effects that grandchildren can have on grandparents. Stahl discusses her own journey as a grandma with her granddaughters Jordan and Chloe as well as how her relationship with her daughter, Taylor evolves. It also discusses the impact grandparenthood has on her husband Aaron who has become a grandfather.

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A big hello and thank you for reading! Passionate about literature, psychology, and life I launched Book Therapy as an alternative form of therapy using the power of literature. I train mental health professionals, librarians, teachers as well as readers on using bibliotherapy in their own work through our online Bibliotherapy, Literature and Mental Health course. We also curate reading lists/personalised book prescriptions for clients based on their individual needs. This is our signature personalised reading service.

You can also check out Book Therapy’s other free reading lists and A- Z of book prescriptions (covering both fiction and non-fiction). These 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, crime etc). There’s also a Children’s A — Z of Book Prescriptions. Feel free to check out the blog for more literary gems. There’s also a post on my personal story of how I entered the world of bibliotherapy and book curation.

In this role, I have had the opportunity to publish a book called The Happiness Mindset, and write various literary essays and pieces for newspapers and magazines. I have undertaken bibliotherapy workshops for The United Nations, various libraries in New York and corporate organisations in the UK and US. My book recommendations have featured in the Guardian, Marie Claire, NBC News, Asian Voice, New York Observer, Sydney Telegraph and various other publications. If you are a parent you might enjoy a podcast I’ve recorded with speech and language therapist Sunita Shah on Raising A Reader & Storyteller. And if you’d like to connect, email me at or

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