Mental Health Reads // Top 5 Wednesday


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Hello and happy Wednesday!

In honour of May being Mental Health Awareness month today’s topic is Books featuring Mental Health.

Sadly I really haven’t read all that many books where the main focus is mental health although it is something I want to read more of so today I’m going to be talking about some books featuring mental health that I’m really interested in reading.

All weekly topics can be found HERE!

1- Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

37506437.jpgI have been seeing this around quite a lot recently and I am very intrigued. As far as I’m aware this follows Darius, who is tackling clinical depression, who’s taking his first trip to Iran when he meets a boy Sohrab who, according to the synopsis, changes everything.

The topic of depression is something I definitely want to read more of in both fiction and non-fiction as it’s an illness a lot of people in my family suffer with and so I really want to educate myself more.

2- Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Sáenz


This was actually recommended to me by  ¿Quieres saber un secreto? and ever since I’ve been very interested in it. I don’t know what mental illness this focuses on exactly Zach who is eighteen an alcoholic and in rehab instead of high school, but he doesn’t remember how he got there. Besides this sounding super interesting its also written by the legend that is Benjamin Alire Saenz!

3- What I Lost by Alexandra Ballard


I actually own this and had plans to read it this month until exams got in the way and life got crazy. This follows Elizabeth who is the newest resident at an eating disorder treatment centre. Eating disorders is another topic I don’t know anything about besides from the tv stereotypes so, again I’m looking forward to reading more.

4- Solitaire by Alice Oseman


As far as I’m aware this book revolves around anxiety, but I may be wrong. This follows Tori who is actually the older sister of Charlie Spring from the Heartstopper graphic novel. This another I own and am hoping to get to this summer.

5- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky


I actually don’t know what this is about other then it’s basically a YA classic and that the movie features Percy Jackson, Hermione Granger and The Flash. But I do know I want to hopefully get to this eventually.

black-and-white-flowers-tumblr-transparent-12So those are just some of the Mental Health reads on my TBR. I’m really hoping I get to them soon, especially the ones that are already sat on my shelf.

Elli xx

3 thoughts on “Mental Health Reads // Top 5 Wednesday”

  1. You found a creative way to made it… Darius the Great Is Not Okay has a lot of hype.
    Thanks for putting Last night i sang to the monster, (now i’m scared that you wouldn’t like it) is about alcoholism and depression and is great. I haven’t heard about What I Lost but it seems interesting,
    I read a book about eating disorders (mixed with depression) when I was younger, but it didn’t follow some recommendations about mental health so that experience end up pretty bad for me. So I’m really scared about reading another one about that, but it seems interesting.
    I heard about solitaire after a read the graphic novel, and i fount .a way to forget it until you remembered me about it in this list, thanks.
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower is .a classic, and i love your Hermione, Percy Jackson and The Flash walk into a bar… It seems like a good joke.


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