As you may know last week I went on a book haul – yeah! Two mental health books were in the haul – Bryony Gordon’s Mad Girl and Lily Bailey’s Because We Are Bad. I can’t wait to read both of these books but I have so many other books that are in need of reading first. So I’ll have to wait. *Sigh*
But after buying these two, it got me thinking – what other mental health books are out there? I did some research and here’s 5 mental health books I want to read – yes they’re on my wishlist right now.
- The Wrong Knickers – A Decade of Chaos by Bryony Gordon. I’ve been told I should read this book before I read Mad Girl. It’s a book about adult life and our 20’s. I’m in my twenties now so I’m hoping I can relate to the book at some point. I’ve read a few of Bryony’s columns so I know the book is going to be a good read as she writes so well!
- Am I Normal Yet by Holly Bourne. I promise not all of these books will be about OCD, but I’ve heard a lot about this book. I know that the book covers a lot of issues including mental health and recovery as well as “normality” and feminism to name a few. It’s not entirely about mental health but I think it’ll be a good read.
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I’ve heard of the movie – but I’ve never seen it. I’ve heard of the book but I’ve never read it. I didn’t want to do too much research on this book as I know it’s a classic and that it’s been out a while. All I really wanted to know was that it’s a story about a guy named Charlie.
- The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. This book is about PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and about soldiers in the Vietnam war. It’s a mental health problem I don’t know much about so it’ll definitely be an educational read for me. I like history too, so it’s the perfect novel to learn from for me, in my opinion.
- Stop Pretending by Sonya Sones. Mental health problems affect the person that has them but they also affect the people around them. This book – from what I’ve researched – explores this and how it can make people drift apart. Something I know first hand.
What books about mental health have you read? Have you read any of the above?
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