These recommendations for our community come from our Assistant Librarian, Matt Gullet (MACP, 2011). 


The Bell and the Blackbird, poetry by David Whyte 


On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, by Ocean Vuong

Bunny, by Mona Awad

A Philosophy of Ruin, by Nicholas Mancusi

The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead

Everything Inside, by Edwidge Danticat

Inland, by Téa Obreht  


I Like to Watch, by Emily Nussbaum

Penguins & Golden Calves: Icons and Idols in Antarctica and Other Unexpected Places, by Madeleine L’Engle 

The Age of Addiction: How Bad Habits Became Big Business, by David T Courtwright 

Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion, by Paul Bloom 

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism, by David Mitchell 

Minding Emotions: Cultivating Mentalization in Psychotherapy (Psychoanalysis and Psychological Science), by Elliot Jurist

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed, by Lori Gottlieb 

Developing Clinicians of Character: A Christian Integrative Approach to Clinical Supervision, by Terri S. Watson 

Nature and Therapy: Understanding Counseling and Psychotherapy in Outdoor Spaces, by Martin Jordan 

Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness, by Dr. Qing Li 

*All, sans I Like to Watch, are available at The Seattle School library.


You Are Doing Something Important When You Aren’t Doing Anything

We need to rest, to read, to reconnect. It is the invisible labor that makes creative life possible, by Bonnie Tsui

Staying In: Mitski, Ocean Vuong, and Asian American Asociality
This article considers how the act of staying in, rather than going (or coming) out, gives shape to the racial performativity of Asian American asociality.), by Summer Kim Lee