As promised, here’s a shortlist of books I recently read and thoroughly enjoyed (note that many of these titles are not new), but I should preface that what I deem as ‘enjoyable’ may not be evergreen. I am human, and I am pulled into stories, into fact, into information based on how I am feeling, the alignment of the stars, and other influences. With that said, as I share this list, I still would definitely read these titles again (and again).
The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays by Esmé Weijun Wang
Because she is not offering cures or solutions, rather, because she chooses to simply become familiar with— in order to simply understand — mental illness.
Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
Because she is such a fabulous storyteller.
Notes to Self by Emilie Pine
Because her words renewed my belief in my own intelligence and to speak my truth.
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Because I wry British humour that pokes fun at religion and spirituality is the best kind of humour. I also ADORE all books by Neil Gaiman.
The Overstory by Richard Powers
Because the scattering of vignettes into different people that are all tied together by trees, though in this case, fictional, is still very real. I even loved the leaves that appear at the start of the chapters and identifying them.
Bury The Seed by Brooke McNamara
Because her poetry is simply so healing. Vulnerable, seductive, tender, and honest. Read it quietly, slowly, and privately. Take big breaths in between each poem.
With so much love,
founder and Spirit Communicator
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