HELPFUL BOOKS TO READ

Updated: April 18, 2022

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The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown

This book is an invitation to join a wholehearted revolution. A small, quiet, grassroots movement that starts with each of us saying, ‘My story matters because I matter.

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Man's Search for Meaning
by Viktor E. Frankl

The book focuses on love, hope, responsibility, inner freedom, and the beauty to be found in both nature and art as means that help one endure and overcome the harrowing experiences of a man surviving the holocaust.

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Sissy: A Coming of Gender Story by Jacob Tobia

Sissy is complex, introspective piece about gender and sexuality and how society's view can impact self-worth.

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You Are Here
by Thich Nhat Hanh

This book distills the essence of Buddhist thought and practice, emphasizing the power of mindfulness to transform our lives. But true mindfulness, Hanh explains, is not an escape. It is being in the present moment, totally alive and free.

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Crying in H Mart by Michellle Zauner

A representation of grief that anyone could relate to — one that doesn't reach for silver linings, but illuminates the unending nature of loss.

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The Velvet Rage by Alan Downs

This book addresses the myth of gay pride and outlines three stages to emotional well-being for cisgender gay men, including the way to acknowledge and cope with shame. 

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The Body Keeps The Score
by Bessel
Van Der Kolk

This book will provide traumatized individuals with a guide to healing and permanently change how psychologists and psychiatrists think about trauma and recovery.

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

This book makes the argument, backed by both academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade but on learning to stomach lemons better.