Are you ready to fall into a good book?  Check out our weekly reading lists, inspired by this list from Bookish.  To keep you motivated, we’ll feature one of the categories each week in the e-newsletter along with suggestions from our collection.   Happy Reading!

Beyond Beautiful: A Practical guide to Being Happy, Confident, and You in a Looks-Obsessed World by Anuschka Rees

A prescriptive, empowering, and psychology-driven guide to building confidence in your body, clothes, beauty, and life in the era of toxic social media-driven beauty standards. Filled with proven strategies for proactive self-care, this stylish and essential guide provides sage answers to tricky questions like: * Why do I hate the way I look in pictures? * How can I stop comparing myself to all those beautiful people on social media? * Would I be happier if I lost weight? * Why is everyone else so stylish? Illustrated with full-color spot art, Beyond Beautiful is a much-needed breath of fresh air that will enhance your confidence and joy, and help you live your best life.

The Scar: A Personal History of Depression and Recovery by Mary Cregan

A candid memoir interweaves medical and cultural history into wrenching personal insights, in an unstinting portrait of the pain and ongoing stigma of clinical depression that shares compassionate, hopeful recommendations for illness management.

The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays by Esme Weijun Wang

In essays that range from using fashion to present as high-functioning to the depths of a rare form of psychosis, and from the failures of the higher education system and the dangers of institutionalization to the complexity of compounding factors such as PTSD and Lyme disease, Wang’s analytical eye, honed as a former lab researcher at Stanford, allows her to balance research with personal narrative.

Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness by Alisa Roth

An urgent exposé of the mental-health crisis in America’s courts and prisons reveals that nearly half of the nation’s inmates are actually afflicted by a psychiatric problem and that a high percentage of crimes are related to mental disorders, drawing on intimate stories that reveal how the criminal justice system worsens mental illness and could be improved through more humane approaches.

How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan

The best-selling author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma presents a groundbreaking investigation into the medical and scientific revolution currently taking place in the field of psychedelic drugs, drawing on a range of experiences to trace the criminalization of such substances as LSD and psychedelic mushrooms and how they may offer treatment options for difficult health challenges.

Somebody I Used to Know: A Memoir by Wendy Mitchell

A memoir by a former British National Heath Service employee and single parent describes her battles with early onset Alzheimer’s, the management techniques she has developed to maintain her independence and her efforts to make sense of her shifting world.