Looking for the Right Book? The Books I Most Often Recommend to People in Particular Situations.

Looking for the Right Book? The Books I Most Often Recommend to People in Particular Situations.

For me, when I want to solve a tough problem, understand myself better, or amuse myself, I always turn to a book—so I'm one of those people who's constantly suggesting books to people, for any life situation.

Getting a divorce? I recommend Crazy-Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life by Abigail Trafford

Struggling to be a good parent to young children? How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by
by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Child having trouble with friends? Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children by Michael Thompson and Catherine O'Neill Grace

Want a book to help a young adult? The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter--and How to Make the Most of Them Now by Meg Jay

Want to improve your eating habits? Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It by Gary Taubes

Renovating a house or apartment? A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander

Want to write better? On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction  by William Zinsser

Want a mind-blowing read? Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti

Looking for a happy novel? Happy All the Time by Laurie Colwin

Thinking of getting a dog? Pack of Two: the Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs by Caroline Knapp

Wondering what habits to cultivate to make your life to be happier, healthier, more productive, or more creative? Daily Rituals: Women at Work by Mason Currey

Haven't read any young-adult literature in years? The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

To everyone, I recommend Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Do you want more time to read? Of course you do! If so, read my 13 tips for getting more reading done or download my "Reading Better Than Before" worksheet.

You can also follow me on Goodreads where I track the books I’ve read.

If you're interested in seeing my year in books, check out this list on Goodreads.

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