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!


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



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 



Nyxia – Scott Reintgen

The Heirs – Susan Rieger