Reading is a great pastime, especially if you have a mental illness. Reading is engaging enough (with the right book) to help distract the reader from side effects of medications or symptoms of the disorder. Also, reading can provide helpful information (depending on the book) for coping skills. Many people find reading soothing, as well. Reading is one of my favorite hobbies, hence the selection of books below. Also, in the sidebar you can find a list of recent books and reviews where applicable from my Goodreads account. Enjoy!

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Just Open the Door – Jen Schmidt

Sacred Rest – Saundra Dalton-Smith, MD

As Kingfishers Catch Fire – Eugene H. Peterson

Beauty Begins – Chris Shook & Megan Shook Alpha

Enjoy – Trillia J. Newbell

Reset – Nick Hall

Miriam – Mesu Andrews

Culture of the Few – Brad McKoy

Messy Grace – Caleb Kaltenbach

Rooted – Banning Liebscher


Approval Junkie – Faith Salie

How to Weep in Public – Jacqueline Novak

Liar – Rob Roberge


Bird Box – Josh Malerman

Providence – Caroline Kepnes

Black Chuck – Regan McDonell

Sirens – Joseph Knox

Lullaby Road – James Anderson

The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim – Shane Peacock

The Roanoke Girls – Amy Engel

Here and Gone – Haylen Beck

Lola – Melissa Scrivner Love


The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir – Jennifer Ryan

The Witch of Lime Street – David Jaher

The Tea Planter’s Wife – Dinah Jefferies 


The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying – Marie Kondo

Fifteen Lanes – S. J. Laidlaw

Spinning Silver – Naomi Novik

Nyxia – Scott Reintgen

The Heirs – Susan Rieger


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