Furiously Happy review

Author: Wendy Tuxworth Jenny Lawson (also known as The Bloggess) is the author of Furiously Happy, a memoir in which she talks about her experiences with anxiety and depression. She is hilarious, a bit strange, and very wise. In LET’S PRETEND THIS NEVER HAPPENED, Jenny Lawson baffled readers with stories about growing up the daughter of a taxidermist. … Continue reading Furiously Happy review

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5 poetry books about mental health

Author: Wendy Tuxworth April is National Poetry Month, so I thought I would put together a list of 5 poetry books that talk about mental health. I know poetry isn't for everyone, but I would seriously consider giving these a go! Some of them are really accessible for people who don't think that poetry is … Continue reading 5 poetry books about mental health

10 picture books about mental health

Author: Wendy Tuxworth Yesterday was International Children's Book Day, so I thought I would put together a list of children's picture books that talk about mindfulness, emotions, and being yourself. I was kindly sent a copy of Antoinette Clark's new picture book Kindness Matters: Sharing Bees via the publisher (thank you)! Illustrated by Russel Wayne, … Continue reading 10 picture books about mental health

Final Draft review

I received Final Draft by Riley Redgate via Netgalley from the publisher. All views are my own. The only sort of risk 18-year-old Laila Piedra enjoys is the peril she writes for the characters in her stories: epic sci-fi worlds full of quests, forbidden love, and robots. Her creative writing teacher has always told her she has … Continue reading Final Draft review

10 YA books about mental health that I haven’t read yet

Author: Wendy Tuxworth I really love young adult literature. I think it's one of the areas of publishing that is really pushing boundaries, particularly in terms of representation. So, here are 10 young adult novels that touch on mental health that I have not yet read. Many of them will be contemporaries, as this is … Continue reading 10 YA books about mental health that I haven’t read yet

Darius the Great is Not Okay review

Author: Wendy Tuxworth Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram is a young adult novel released in 2018. I read it during the 2019 Mental Health Book Bingo as it was the group read. Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more about Hobbit social cues than Persian ones. He’s about to … Continue reading Darius the Great is Not Okay review

5 graphic novels about mental health

Author: Wendy Tuxworth I love graphic novels a lot, and I've been trying to read more of them in 2019. I also think that graphic novels are a great way to talk about mental health. It is such a complicated topic that I think the marriage of two mediums really helps portray what the characters … Continue reading 5 graphic novels about mental health

Review: Jog On

Author: Wendy Tuxworth Jog On by Bella Mackie is a non-fiction book about mental health (specifically anxiety and depression) and how running can help. I received an advance reader copy of the book via the publisher on Netgalley. This has not affected my opinion in any way. Divorced and struggling with deep-rooted mental health problems, … Continue reading Review: Jog On

5 2019 mental health releases: part 1

Author: Wendy Tuxworth There are a lot of mental health books being released in 2019, so we thought that we would highlight 5 nonfiction books that are coming out this year. 1. Jog On by Bella Mackie, released December 27th 2018 (close enough to 2019, okay?!) Divorced and struggling with deep-rooted mental health problems, Bella Mackie … Continue reading 5 2019 mental health releases: part 1

Review: She Must Be Mad

Author: Wendy Tuxworth She Must Be Mad by Charly Cox is a book of poetry published in 2018. Charly captures the formative experiences of today’s young women from the poignant to the prosaic in writing that is at once witty, wry and heartfelt. Wayward nights out that don’t go as planned; the righteous anger at those … Continue reading Review: She Must Be Mad