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Can't read what I like to read.... - November 6th 2014, 06:42 AM

So today I got told by my therapist that it isn't really a good idea for me to be reading books about EDs and Self-harm because I'm just starting to recover...But those are like the only books I read. Anyone have any suggestions on what books I should look at?

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Re: Can't read what I like to read.... - November 6th 2014, 11:05 PM

I was told the same thing and at the time they were the only thing I liked to read because I could relate to them. Over time though I started to read science fiction and dystopian type books where it was a society after a disaster where the world "ended." For dystopian books you could look at things like Divergent and The Hunger Games series. I don't know if you've read those before.

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Re: Can't read what I like to read.... - November 6th 2014, 11:15 PM

I'm going to suggest Stephen King's dark tower series. It's seven books in the main plot averaging 600-800 pages each and was the starting point in my recovery. If you want to read the other dark tower relayed books, start with The Talisman and just work your way through the rest of King's books, they all come back to the dark tower. It's an epic tale of a single man saving the world from the dark forces (the prim and the crimson king), and it is very deep.

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Re: Can't read what I like to read.... - November 7th 2014, 12:13 AM

You should read Beastly, its a very good book, better then the movie.
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Re: Can't read what I like to read.... - November 9th 2014, 10:55 AM

The Lovely bones.
The ocean at the end of the lane by Neil gaimen.
Divergent series is decent.
The hunger games is alright as well.
miss Peregrine school for Peculiar children. There's a second book but I haven't read it yet.

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Re: Can't read what I like to read.... - November 18th 2014, 03:21 PM

Sophie's World

It's Kind of a Funny Story: This book touches bases about mental health issues, but it doesn't really go into detail about them.

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Re: Can't read what I like to read.... - December 2nd 2014, 07:32 PM

The Fault in our Stars is a great book. Not so much about mental health but still health-related. And I also suggest Divergent because it gets very deep into the protagonists issues and her dealing with death, so it's pretty psychological.
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Re: Can't read what I like to read.... - December 4th 2014, 02:59 PM

I do have to warn against Divergent for one particular scene towards the beginning. It does have one very brief scene that could be slightly triggering for self harm.

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