I believe writing is the best way to express you. Yes, sometimes, you become speechless and don’t find words to express but still you expressed. And, I know sometimes, you are not good at writing but then, by reading, you can always relate your feelings or by reading experience of writer, you can build a new opinion.
It’s been said that energy can neither be created nor be destroyed but can be transformed from one form to another. Hence, the words you speak are form of energy and may be you are not aware of the fact, whatever you speak is just hidden somewhere maybe in somebody’s mind or somewhere in the air at very low energy level but the words are you speak are never lost.
These words can also be put in the form of writing and these words are so powerful that they can help you smile, may be cry, and sometimes, these words can help you fight with the depression.
Here is the list of 10 Books that can help you fighting the Depression:
- Tuesdays With Morris by Mitch Albom
I will like to put “Tuesdays with Morris” at the top of this list. This is one of the books that really helped me get out of the depression and inspired me to live this beautiful life with a big smile on your face, no matter what. This is my personal favorite book and I will like to keep this book at the top as a tribute to this book.
“Tuesdays with Morris” is written by American writer Mitch Albom. This book is a memoir. This book is about 78-year-old sociology professor, Morrie Schwartz, at Brandeis University, who was dying from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
- Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Wild is written by Cheryl Strayed. Cheryl has explained her 1,100 mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, beginning in the Mojave Desert and hiking through California and Oregon to the Bridge of the Gods into Washington. The book also contains flashbacks to prior life occurrences that led her to begin her journey.
Seeking self-discovery and resolution of her enduring grief and personal challenges, Strayed set out on her journey, alone and with no prior hiking experience. Wild intertwines the stories of Strayed's life before and during the journey, describing her physical challenges and spiritual realizations while on the trail.
- The silver linings playbook by Matthew Quick
The silver linings playbook is written by Matthew Quick which was published in 2008.
The book is narrated through the eyes of Pat Peoples, a former history teacher who has moved back to his childhood home in Collingswood, New Jersey, after spending time in a Baltimore psychiatric hospital. The Book narrates the struggle of Pat being away from his wife and picking the pieces of all the years, he has been away from his family. In the end, Pat accepts the separation from his wife and decides to move on with his new found love, Tiffany.
- Bossypants by Tina Fey
Bossypants is an autobiographical comedy book written by American comedian Tina Fey.
Bossypants can help you fight depression as Fey beautifully explains the each stage of womanhood and all the struggles that come with the increasing age. Also, she takes everything with a grain of salt and is able to laugh at herself.
- One Million Lovely Letters by Jodi Ann Bickley
One Million Lovely Letters, written by Jodi Ann Bickley and published by Yellow Kites in 2014, is a heart-warming and inspirational true story of a stroke survivor who sends uplifting letters all around the world, providing her with a lifeline in her own darkest moments.
In the summer of 2011, aged only 22, Jodi found out that she had been bitten by a tick and contracted a serious brain infection. This book is one woman's inspirational journey to recovery, and is a witty and uplifting testament to the power of words to heal heart and mind.
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is written by Betty Smith and was published in 1943. The Book focuses on an impoverished but aspirational, second-generation Irish-American adolescent girl and her family during the first two decades of the 20th century in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City.
The story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formative years in the slums of Williamsburg has enchanted and inspired millions of readers for more than sixty years. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the daily experiences of the unforgettable Nolans are raw with honesty and tenderly threaded with family connectedness
- It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
It’s Kind of a Funny Story is written by American Author Ned Vizzini and published in 2006. The book was inspired by Vizzini's own brief hospitalization for depression in November 2004.
Critics recognized many themes in It's Kind of a Funny Story, such as peer pressure, being yourself, and finding out who you are. Kirkus Reviews stated that the novel addresses "the influence of peer pressure," and how depression recovery can be attributed to being oneself and "acceptance for who he is."
- Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Anne of Green Gables, written by Lucy Maud Montgomery and published in 1908, recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister who had intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm in Prince Edward Island. The novel recounts how Anne makes her way with the Cuthberts, in school, and within the town.
This book narrates many funny incidents when she tries to win elderly Cuthberts as they want to adopt a boy instead of girl. This book can bring smile on your face when you can’t get out of bed on one of your lowest days.
- The Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir
The Mandarins is a French novel written by Simone de Beauvoir. It was first published in 1954 and then published in 1956 in English.
The book follows the personal lives of a close-knit group of French intellectuals from the end of World War II to the mid-1950s. The title refers to the scholar-bureaucrats of imperial China. The characters at times see themselves as ineffectual "mandarins" as they attempt to discern what role, if any, intellectuals will have in influencing the political landscape of the world after World War II. At once an engrossing drama and an intriguing political tale, The Mandarins is the emotional odyssey of a woman torn between her inner desire and her public life.
- Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
Hyperbole and a Half is a combination of web comic and blog written by Allie Brosh. It is a retelling of her life and includes stories from her childhood as well as the challenges she faces as an adult.
On October 29, 2013, Brosh's Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened was released. The book included some of her classic online website, like "Adventures in Depression," and new content. Brosh comments on her website that she included "ten and a half" new stories.