I grew up LOVING to read. I was a total bookworm. I even won a contest for Accelerated Reader in 4th grade. We joke about how funny it was that the prize was a PlayStation….as a reward for reading, we’re going to give you video games. As I grew up and finished high school, undergraduate, and graduate degrees I was DONE with reading. I had spent so much time reading for education that I no longer enjoyed it as a hobby as I did so much as a child. It would be just my luck that I would marry a man who LOVES reading and books. He has his own library at home and keeps a list of all the books he finishes in a year. I start lots of books, but I rarely finish them (which drives him nuts). However, after we had to say goodbye to Millie I was desperate for a comforting word or someone who actually understood what this pain was like. I was fortunate to have a few recommended to me. Someday I’ll write a review or posts about each book, but for now I’d like to give you my top 4 to get you started.
Most of these authors also have resources on their websites as well as encouraging social media accounts. Gift one of these to your friend, or buy for yourself. You will feel like each of these authors are a friend sitting down on the couch next to you providing comfort and insight from a place of understanding.
Do you have any books you’ve loved? I’d love to add more to my list!