Prescribed by: Lolo
Prescribed by: Lolo
The word Of God, in its fullest. It will teach you that his word is spiritual healing if you believe in it.
A well written classic that follows an innocent young girl and her brother through a time when their honorable father does what he believes to be right instead of what is easy.
Prescribed by: Tim Askew
It’s about a kid who wants to kill himself after he is enrolled in a highly competitive high school after he thinks he is going nowhere compared to his peers. He ends up going through a lot of turmoil and getting unhappier as the story progresses with him in a mental hospital, but he ends up finding something that makes him happy and becomes a better person for it. The end is such a release of feel-good emotions that really makes you want to jump start your day at the end of it. Its a good book because it really picks you up and makes you realize how special life is.
Prescribed by: Rashi R
It is a feel good comfort book. It is my personal go to when I need to distance myself from the outside world.
Prescribed by: Suzana Amaral
This novel brings out the adventure in the reader. The old man catches a fish that drags his boat around the gulf stream. Even though the man was in a bad situation, he still finds an appreciation for the fish that dragged his boat. Maybe someone prescribed this book could find a new thing to be appreciative to in their life. Or it could just take them out of their bad situation and put them out into the open sea.
Prescribed by: Jack Casey
Anne Lamott, in her characteristic funny and insightful way, provides us with three essential prayers “asking for assistance, appreciating the good we witness, and feeling awe at the world.” Sure, much of what she describes is familiar, but it is the way she reminds us that becomes a tonic that you need to take on a regular basis. Here is your first dose – “Light reveals us to ourselves, which is not always so great if you find yourself in a big disgusting mess, possibly of your own creation. But like sunflowers we turn toward light. Light warms, and in most cases it draws us to itself. And in this light, we can see beyond shadow and illusion to something beyond our modest receptors, to what is way beyond us, and deep inside.”
Prescribed by: Ann M.
I once had a student tell me that the book “literally” saved her life. I didn’t think too much about that until I read her college application essay in which she described how she was feeling about life and herself when a friend told her she should read it. She connected strongly to Chbosky’s Charlie. His struggles mattered to her, and she, like Charlie, decided to “participate” in her own life. I don’t think this book is for everyone, but for the right teenager and the right
moment, it can be magical.
Prescribed by: Jeanne Glynn
It is a story about showing strength and working as a team through extreme adversity.
When I’m having a tough time, I want to read books that are comforting to me, and Little Women is the definition of that. Besides my emotional connection to the book, I also see a message of strength throughout that is inspiring. As the characters confront challenges in their lives–war, financial difficulties, sickness, career uncertainty, love, and death–they do so with patience and courage, and with the ultimate goal of being good people. To me, this book speaks to the importance of finding joy in your everyday life and being kind to others, and a reminder of these values helps me to pass through any tough time.
Prescribed by: Anna Newman
Simple plot and easy read, transportation into a different world, themes of triumph in struggle, the comfort of returning to childhood favorites to re-read
Prescribed by: Jessica M.
The book, which describes an ingenious escape attempt from a German prison camp by Allied POWs during World War Two, helps modern readers put things in perspective. The author’s vivid descriptions of the harsh conditions of camp life, the physical dangers of digging a primitive escape tunnel, and the emotional effects of long-term confinement may help modern readers put their own problems into perspective. Due to its subject matter, it is an exciting read, and as such offers readers a brief escape (no pun intended) from their everyday lives and problems.
Prescribed by: Nick Hurley