Sanctuary books

Over the last week or so I have been sharing books people have found helpful for them when they needed refuge from pain and problems.

One person found that refuge in writing her own book, and I guess there are other writers who would say the same.

Here is the list of those sanctuary books:

  • A Grief Observed – C.S. Lewis
  • A monster calls – Patrick_Ness
  • Answered Prayers – Truman Capote
  • Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret – Judy Blume
  • Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
  • David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
  • Fiction: Those Who Save Us – Jenna Blume
  • Final Gifts – Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley
  • Grief is the Thing with Feathers – Max Porter
  • Half Wild – Sally Green
  • Harmless Like You – Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – J.K. Rowling
  • High Fidelity – Nick Hornby
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  • In the Body of the World – Eve Ensler
  • Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace
  • It – Stephen King
  • Jane Eyre – Chalotte Bronte
  • Julius Verne
  • Little Women – Louis May Alcott
  • Lord of the Rings – Tolkien
  • Man’s Search for Meaning – Victor Frankl.
  • My Black Me: A Beginning Book of Black Poetry – Arnold Adolf
  • Peace From Broken Pieces – Iyanla Vanzant
  • Stillness Speaks –  Eckart Tolle
  • Talisman – Stephen King and Peter Straub
  • The Alchemist – Paul Coelho
  • The Artist’s Way: A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self – Julia Cameron
  • The Awakening – Kate Chopin
  • The Book of Joy – the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
  • The Case for Faith – Lee Strobel
  • The Language of Letting Go – Melody Beattie
  • The Life Of Pi –  Yann Martel
  • The Outlander Series –  Diana Gabaldon
  • The Razor’s Edge – W. Somerset Maugham
  • The River Why – David James Duncan
  • The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Year of Magical Thinking – Joan Didion
  • Twilight series – Stephenie Meyer

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