Grief, Trauma and Post Trauma

  • What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing from Complex Trauma by Stephanie Foo *This book is fabulous, the first half describes intense abuse and may be triggering
  • Crying In H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner
  • The Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward
  • What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry *A textbook style guide to trauma’s affect on mind and body
  • No Happy Endings: A Memoir by Nora McInerny
  • Bad Vibes Only: (and Other Things I Bring to the Table) by Nora McInerny
  • My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem
  • Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents by Lindsay Gibson
  • The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Regaining Emotional Control and Becoming Whole by Arielle Schwartz
  • Run Towards the Danger: Confrontations With a Body of Memory by Sarah Polley


  • Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg
  • Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe
  • Fun Home: A Family tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

Resilience and Inspiration

  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
  • Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed


  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert by John M. Gottman and Nan Silver
  • Us: Getting Past You and Me to Build a More Loving Relationship by Terrence Real
  • Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child the Heart of Parenting by John Gottman and Joan Declaire
  • Transforming the Difficult Child – The Nurtured Heart Approach and workbook by Howard Glasser and Jennifer Easley a really interesting book on parent-child interactions and how to transform them


  • The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships and Other Adventures by Janet W. Hardy
  • Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships by Tristan Taormino
  • The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K Le Guin
  • Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson
  • When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron
  • How We Live Is How We Die by Pema Chodron



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