Anika grew up on a small farm. When she grew too large to sleep curled under the hayloft, the farm animals begrudgingly taught her to read using their holy book, Charlotte's Web. Pretty soon, she learned human language. These days, she works at a bookstore, though you probably haven't heard of it.
Is it an accident that female-bodied peoples are taught so little about our own reproductive organs? This classic tome is a life-changer, especially if you're looking for a science-based, noninvasive form of birth control that's just as effective as hormonal BC. You'll learn everything you should've learned in middle school health class.
Can claims of the of the non-material be studied scientifically? The University of Virginia has been edeavoring to answer this question since 1967. This book is a summary of the research undertaken and is an excellent read for skeptics of past-life experiences, as it doesn't assume the cause of these experiences, it only analyzes the information and presents it in a narrative format.
Flip to a page, any page, and see if it speaks to you.
A classic, sci-fi YA novel that any age can enjoy. Set in a fictional future "country"/drug empire between the U.S. and Mexico, little Matt struggles with mistreatment and abuse by those supposed to caretake him. He's treated like a different breed, less than human, and everyone around him seems to know something he doesn't...
Women on the autism spectrum are chronically under-diagnosed because our symptoms often manifest differently than men's which are the DSM standard.
If you've ever suspected you might be on the spectrum, I cannot recommend Aspergirls highly enough. It has inspired many a cathartic realization that it's not just me - that you are in fact a perfectly well-functioning person. And that you're not alone.
The Hyperbole and a Half comics were famous online in the 2010's. Now in print, Allie's books will amuse and enlighten as she takes you though her life's escapades with humor and self-awareness.
Grain Brain makes a convincing case that the consumption of grains and simple carbs could account for a large percentage of the brain diseases and mental health issues that today are becoming more and more common. Using decades of neuroscience and dietary research, this book will change your perception of how diet can affect your mind.
Why is it so hard to stop scrolling social media? Why do you feel a burst of dopamine when you get a like or a text? Irresistible is a look into modern studies of how screens and software affect our brains. It details the nature of addiciton and how our screens have been intentionally designed to capture our attention for as long as possible.
Cringey title aside, these are accounts of feelings of oneness/enlightenment experiences that correspond with spontaneous remission of terminal disease. Fascinating to read even if you don't agree with the grandiose conclusions Chopra comes to. If you like this book, I'd also suggest Biology of Belief by Lipton.
An oldie AND a goodie. The amazing account of the society of ultra-marathon runners in Mexico who casually run incredible distances with nothin but old pieces of tire tied to their feet. It will cause you to question exactly how athletic humans are meant to be.
Tamora Pierce's work continues to age up with her primary reader demographic. Tempests & Slaughter is an exploration of Numair's life before her previous series, Wild Magic. A gripping, sometimes dark coming-of-age story set in a fantasy land never explored before in her works.
A short and cathartic novel for anyone who's ever felt at odds with the world or who never quite understood other people. A woman seeks emotional shelter in her small world, where she's spent her entire adult life working in a convenience store, despite the misgivings of those around her.
Michael Pollan's work needs no introduction. A fascinating look into the world of modern psychedelic research and how microdosing may just change our mental health landscape and views of consciousness.
A classic tome that will fundamentally change the way you interact with others for a more peaceful personal existence.
Rather than put your "but" in the face of an angry person, empathize.
For future benevolent world rulers. Immortality, weather control, home forts.
(If you buy this, you might be put on a list. Idk. Use cash...)
If you've got a horrible, spinning little monkey brain like me, and tend to lose perspective on the important things in life regularly, this grounding fable will soothe your soul. If you're a normal person, this is still an enjoyable adult fairytale.
There is no such thing as trauma.
Adlerian psychology, born from the mind of Freud and Jung’s great contemporary in the 20th century, posits that the past doesn’t actually matter when it comes to your problems. Trauma doesn’t exist. If you want to bend your brain around a whole new paradigm that differs dramatically from Western psychology, read this book.
One of my favorite books on space racism. Concise and easy for a beginner to understand, but with enough depth to interest those already deep into the
A soulful memoir about accepting yourself as you are. Glennon has the ability to precisely translate feelings into words. She addresses love, grief, addiction, being LGBTQ+, and many more topics.
Writing is clawing the ground when I’m sinking too low, and obsessing is clawing the ground when I’m hovering too high.