Good (Grief) Reads

It's no secret that I love to read.  Here's a list of websites I frequented and books I read in the early (and later) months of my grief that made things a little bit easier.  I would love for you to comment and share what websites/blogs/books helped you.


Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope

Glow in the Woods

Still Standing

Pregnancy After Loss Support

Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief by Martha Whitmore Hickman

When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold Kushner

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin (don't read this in the early days--I was about six months out)

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron

Closure: The Rush to End Grief and What It Costs Us by Nancy Berns

Unexpected Goodbye: When Your Baby Dies by Angela Rodman and Ann Dorn

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby by Deborah L. Davis

Resilience by Elizabeth Edwards

An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination by Elizabeth McCracken

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Grief by C. S. Lewis

Comfort: A Journey Through Grief by Ann Hood

The Long Goodbye by Meghan O'Rourke

Rare Bird: A Memoir of Loss and Love by Anna Whiston-Donaldson

Three Minus One: Stories of Parents' Love and Loss edited by Brooke Warner and Sean Hanish (with an essay contributed by yours truly)

Anne's House of Dreams by L. M. Montgomery

Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling (especially books 4-7)

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Tear Soup (a children's book) by Pat Schweibert

To Linger On Hot Coals by Stephanie Paige Cole and Catherine Bayly