Posts Tagged ‘ mental illness ’

Row, Row, Row Your Boat: Life is But a Dream by Brian James

27th March 2012 | Closed

Let’s all just sing together for a minute and get it out of the way, ok? Whew. Now that we’ve gotten that out of our systems, we can talk about Brian James’ Life is But a Dream. Sabrina is checked into the Wellness Center for schizophrenia. Her parents and doctors are concerned about her erratic […]


The Garden of Eden: Outside the Lines by Amy Hatvany

9th February 2012 | 7 Comments

The last time Eden saw her father there was blood everywhere. At ten years old, Eden was familiar with her father’s ups and downs. Her life was shaped by whether or not he chose to take his medication. He could be playful, creative, and charismatic, or he could be sullen, withdrawn, and moody. All the […]


The Trench is Dug Within Our Hearts: Home Front by Kristin Hannah

26th January 2012 | 6 Comments

There are thousands of stories about men going off to war. There are just as many about women staying at home trying to hold down the fort while the men are at war. Home Front is not one of those stories. Jolene joined the military at 18. She had nothing. Her parents were dead, not […]


I Wish the Ocean Was Warm, I Feel Like Drowning: Drowning Instinct by Ilsa J. Bick

24th January 2012 | 14 Comments

What I knew about Drowning Instinct before reading it: Nothing. I loved the cover. I occasionally talk to Ilsa Bick on Twitter about challah and rugelach. I might have read a synopsis at one point, but by the time I read the book, I’d forgotten what it said. What you should know about Drowning Instinct […]


If You Like Stories About Mental Illness

26th December 2011 | 2 Comments

If You Like… is a feature highlighting blogger recommendations for books, authors, TV shows, movies, and music based on the things you already know and love. This week’s post includes recommendations for stories about mental illness. If you like stories about mental illness, you might like… Books Recommended by Kari @ A Good Addiction: Compulsion by […]