Book List: Mental Health Rep

The first book list of 2023! I believe that representation in literature matters, and as a mental health counselor, I’m especially interested in books with mental health themes. I love that we are experiencing a time where self-care and mental health and experiencing mental health problems is normalized, and we are all learning to take…… Continue reading Book List: Mental Health Rep

Book List: Forbidden Relationship

Because sometimes off-limits just makes it so much hotter. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover Genre: Romance Average Goodreads Rating: 4.19 Tate and Miles meet each other and decide to start a friends with benefits situation. The kind that can only end in broken hearts. Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston Genre: LGBT Romance…… Continue reading Book List: Forbidden Relationship

Book List: Arranged Marriage

Arranged marriages tend to be a popular trope, particularly in the historical fiction genre. It usually involves a bit of enemies to lovers mixed together with some forced proximity and BAM–chemistry. Or maybe there’s a forbidden relationship, causing a love triangle? There can be a lot to work with and a lot that’s at stake…… Continue reading Book List: Arranged Marriage

Book List: Chosen One

Probably one of the best known tropes is the Chosen One. Our childhood heroes are the ones who were born and bred for the task. Harry Potter, Percy Jackson…. Now it’s time to meet some more heroes. Descriptions brought to you by Goodreads. Legendborn by Tracy Deonn Genre: Fantasy Average Goodreads Rating: 4.41 After her…… Continue reading Book List: Chosen One

Book List: Found Family

It’s officially the holiday season! It’s the time of year where there’s countless parties, feasts, and get togethers with our often dysfunctional families. But we don’t have to define family like blood–a found family and group of trustworthy friends can sometimes be more loving and supportive than a birth family might. Which makes this the…… Continue reading Book List: Found Family

Book List: Bad Boy Romance

Everyone loves a bit of a bad boy. (Descriptions from Goodreads) Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry Genre: Romance Average Goodreads Rating: 4.05 No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with “freaky” scars on her arms. Even Echo can’t remember the whole truth…… Continue reading Book List: Bad Boy Romance

Book List: Musician Romance

Everybody loves a rockstar. Hasn’t everyone read those fanfictions where a member of One Direction falls in love with the girl reading a book in the audience? Or where the parent sells their daughter to a pop star? Now, those are truly wild, and not sure these books can live up to that, but they…… Continue reading Book List: Musician Romance

Book List: Brainwashing

One more day to Halloween! One more book list for the month. To me, one of the scariest things is the possibility of being brainwashed/mind controlled into doing or believing something. These are books that deal with that. The Program by Suzanne Young Genre: YA Average Goodreads Rating: 4.5 Suicide is an epidemic. If Sloane…… Continue reading Book List: Brainwashing