What Would You Like Your Last Read Book To Be?

A reader contemplates how to choose the last book to read before you die and reflects on the life and death of her book-loving grandmother.

The Books I Read and Didn’t Read While Grieving

A reader talks about their experience of the first few months of grief by going through the books they read and left unread.

Fiction, Funerals, and the Opioid Epidemic

A reader reflects on how fiction about the opioid epidemic has helped her say goodbye to those she's lost to addiction.

8 of the Best Novels About Grief and Recovering From Trauma

If you're looking for novels about grief or recovering from trauma, pick up these YA and adult books that capture an array of journeys.

8 Memoirs About Mothers, Motherhood, and Loss

A reader on the memoirs about mothers and motherhood that helped her navigate the transition from "mothered" to "motherless."

How Reading Popular Cosmology Helped Me Cope With Grief and Loss

"Grief had closed me in, and what I needed were the expansive reaches of time and space."


These books make for excellent reading after seeing the film THE FAREWELL.

A Reader’s Life, Starting With a Middle Grade Book About Death

How did BEAT THE TURTLE DRUM, a middle grade book about death —so thin, so unassuming—become a Goliath in my consciousness?

5 Books To Read When Coping With the Loss of a Child

Consider these five powerful books for coping with the loss of a child, and grappling with the far-reaching effects of grief.

Books I’m Reading to Better Understand Illness and Death