Tuesday, March 10

Ten Books For Readers Who Like Books About Mental Illness

TTT is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

By now you might know that I'm participating in Contemporary Conversations. This week it's time for us to read about the hard stuff, such as disabilities, mental illness, poverty. I really enjoy books about mental illness and have read some great ones so I thought I'll introduce you to some my favorite ones. Hope you'll enjoy. 

The books are in no particular order. 
Click on the covers for Goodreads page.


1.

2. 

3. 

4. 

5. 

6. 

7. 

8. 

9. 

10. 

 Do we have any common favorites? Are you interested in any of these books? What are your favorite mental illness books? Share with me YOUR list! 

30 comments:

  1. Brilliant topic! I haven't read any of these books yet, but I am interested in reading about mental illness so I will definitely check out the ones you mentioned x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You totally should if you're interested in mental illness books. Hope you'll find some to add to your TBR. :)

      Delete
  2. Great topic! Gone Girl and Entangled are on my TBR list, they both seem like such great reads. I haven't seen Unravel before, but I love that cover so I'm definitely going to check it out :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. They were both really awesome. Unravel is so emotional and shocking, it really makes you think about mentally ill people.

      Delete
  3. Wow, I don't know if I've read any book *about* mental illness. I've read books with people with a mental illness, but never the main character or even simi-main character. Currently I'm writing a book about a girl with Lyme disease. It's not a mental illness, but it is a physical illness and I've only been able to find one fiction book with that topic...

    Congratulations on your upcoming Blogversary, by the way! (I see the countdown on the sidebar.) I just celebrated my third year of blogging on the 6th of this month. :) How long have you been blogging?

    Visiting from the TTT link-up.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't think ever read about a character with Lyme disease, that sounds like an interesting and unique topic. I'd definitely check out a book about this theme.

      Thank you! My blog will 'only' be one year old but I hope I'll be blogging many years from now too. Then happy blogoversary to you too!

      Delete
  4. Great topic! I really want to read Still Alice. Ever since I heard about the movie, it really sparked my interest.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I learnt about the movie so late and they in Hungarian they don't play it! Since the main actress got an Oscar for it I'm even more curious.

      Delete
  5. This is such a unique take on this week' TTT! I've only read Gone Girl from this list, but I have read quite a few other books about mental illness.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Have you read I Never Promised You a Rose Garden? It's a semi-autobiographical book based on the author's experience with schizophrenia. It's a fascinating read.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I haven't heard about that book but I checked it out and now I can't wait to read it! Thanks for recommending it. :)

      Delete
  7. Gone Girl can be used to write a thesis... that book is so messed up I love it! Besides that title, I don't know much about the other ones - just about Still Alice but I think you picked up a very interesting topic. I do love books that deal with mental illness but most of the time they aren't done right and it bothers me quite a lot.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me too, and the movie was quite awesome as well. I agree with you, some mental illness books are terribly done, but I think these are ones that are done right. Well The Fall is more of a fantasy than anything else but I couldn't not add it to my list because I love it so much.

      Delete
  8. Interesting topic for this week's TTT post! Nice list of books too. Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/03/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-for-readers.html

    ReplyDelete
  9. Cool topic! The one book I can think of that has mental illness is The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer which was pretty cool. Lovely picks!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I didn't enjoy Mara as much as I expected after reading tons of positive reviews but it wasn't too bad. Thanks! :)

      Delete
  10. This is a really great list, I loved Clean, Falling Into Place and Unravel - Unravel is one of my favorite books out there! I love books on mental illness too x Benish| Feminist Reflections

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. All the ones you mentioned are so freaking amazing! Mental illness books are one of the most emotional and intriguing reads if they're done right. Thanks. :)

      Delete
  11. lovely list :D I have many of these books in my TBR :D

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love your topic Ronnie!I love books about mental diseases and syndromes,and some of the books you picked sound quite interesting!I haven't read any of these,but I watched the movie of Gone Girl,and it was awesome.It was creepily beautiful,and I am looking forward to read the book as well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. I'm glad you found some books that you're interested in. The movie was quite awesome but nothing compared to the book, to be honest. However, I liked the ending of the movie more, even though it's nearly the same as the book's. I'm sure that made complete sense haha.

      Delete
  13. I'm currently reading The Fall and I'm glad to see it appear on your list!

    Check out my TTT.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh, I'm so glad you chose this topic! I'm always looking for new books about mental illness. I'm just always nervous that it'll be portrayed and handled badly. It's such a sensitive subject. And out of this list, I've only read The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden (which I adored a lot and still need to finish that series), so I'm gonna have to check the rest out. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I met with so many books that portrayed mental illness in an entirely unrealistic way but these are pretty decent. The Coincidence was really awesome, and the rest of the series were great too, Luke and Violet are two seriously messed up characters but you should read their books too. I hope you'll find some that you like. :)

      Delete
  15. Really glad you chose this topic :) I've recently started my undergraduate degree in Psychology and I'm always on the lookout for interesting books that depict mental illnesses. Thank you, Veronika! <3

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm glad it was helpful and hope you'll enjoy these. :)

      Delete

Your comments are what keep us going so we take the time to reply to each and every one you leave for us. We'll always try our best to visit your blogs and leave a comment for you in return. :)