A - Z Book Recommendations and Reading Lists
Ordered in A - Z format, these recommended reading lists, 'what-to-read' digests, literary remedies and literary travel guides (what I fondly term "book prescriptions") have been hand-picked and collated for everything under the sun - whether you're looking for something therapeutic or for personal interest, these book recommendations are here to inspire, uplift and engage.
Reading solo, with a partner or as part of book club? There's something here for everyone. Plus if you need something for kids, don't forget to checkout the Children's A to Z of Book Prescriptions.
You might also find our online course on Bibliotherapy, Literature and Mental Health helpful.
Caring for someone with cancer
Consolation in times of sorrow
Creative Career (Finding and Pursuing)
Falling in love
Fear of death
Fear of flying
Feeling left out
Feeling like a failure
Feeling like an outsider
Finding married life difficult
Finding your job difficult
Losing your job
Losing a family member to a cult
Meaning of Life (Life Lessons)
Midlife crisis for women
Midlife crisis for men
Relationships (Re-energising, Bringing the Spark Back)
Silicon Valley travel prescription
Stuck in a relationship
Stuck in a rut
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or www.booktherapy.io.
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