"Recommended books?"

I've recently been asked if there are any books I would recommend for people working through the issues I cover in my blog. As a massive book hoarder, there are absolutely books that I recommend to everyone I meet, especially those struggling with their mental health.

This'll be a slightly different blog post; it's going to be in list form. Let's do this!

  • Veronika Decides to Die - This is a book written by Paulo Coelho that I read several years ago, and since then I've recommended it to just about everyone I've met. It's great for regaining perspective on just how valuable life is.
  • 100 Pieces of Me - A story of love and loss from Lucy Dillon. Great for gaining perspective in general, especially if you're a bit of a hoarder like me! PS - get tissues!
  • The Art of Asking - An incredible book from Amanda Palmer about how there's no shame in asking people for things, or in accepting offers. There is nothing I can say about this book that will do it justice!
  • Reasons to Stay Alive - Matt Haig has written a book I wish I'd read when I was 13. I've spent nights on buses and trains reading this book and thinking "wow, so it's not just me then?" I can't recommend this book enough. Check it out!

Those are my go-to books when people ask me for recommendations, and there's a reason I've come to value them so much; I've read them. They've become some of my favourite books, and they've pulled me out of some pretty dark states of mind. Pick them up if you get chance. Read them, and let me know what you think at meganhaste@hotmail.com or by tweeting @meganhaste!