Bookshelf of a bipolar


I am overwhelmed with books I’d like to get around to reading, but besides my music on Spotify, my sketchbook, and my acrylic paints, this is how I get by on limited social interaction. So, I felt like sharing my library with you to give you an idea of how and where my brain works. You can find the 12 books that have helped my depression on this post.

On Scribd (Audiobooks)

The Trial
Art & Fear
Sophie’s Choice
The Tao of Pooh read in childhood
The Way of Zen
An Unquiet Mind
A Scanner Darkly
Of Human Bondage
What She Left Behind
Why Buddhism is True currently reading
Crime and Punishment currently reading
Letters to a Young Poet
Notes from Underground
The Brothers Karamazov
The Wisdom of Insecurity
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Psychology of the Unconscious
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain

On Audible (Audiobooks)

Asylum currently reading
Lit: A Memoir read
American Gods
The Glass Castle read
My Fair Junkie: A Memoir read
The Silver Linings Playbook
A Song of Ice and Fire series read
Modern Man in Search of a Soul
The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are
Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget read

On YouTube (Audiobooks)

The Idiot
The Stranger
Tao Te Ching
Brave New World
The Myth of Sisyphus
Being and Nothingness
One Hundred Years of Solitude

On Scribd (Books)

The Gin Closet
Shelter in Place
The Quotable Jung
Birth of a New Brain
Abandon Me: Memoirs
Letters to a Young Poet
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament currently reading

My Wish List

East of Eden
The Book Thief
The Body Keeps the Score
Self-Portrait by Gene Tierney
Women Who Run with the Wolves
Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters
An Accident of Hope: The Therapy Tapes of Anne Sexton
Sophie’s World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy
Surrealist, Lover, Resistant: Collected Poems of Robert Desnos
Existentialism and Excess: The Life and Times of Jean-Paul Sartre
Will There Really Be a Morning?: An Autobiography by Frances Farmer

Library Rentals

Roots & Wings: Poetry from Spain 1900-1975 (Edited by Hardie St. Martin)

The Selected Poems of Federico GarcΓ­a Lorca (Edited by Francisco GarcΓ­a Lorca and Donald M. Allen)

Deep Song and Other Prose by Lorca (Edited by Christopher Maurer)

Volume III: Selected Verse of Lorca (Edited by Christopher Maurer)

Gypsy Ballads by Lorca (Edited by Robert G. Havard)

Three Tragedies by Lorca (Edited by James Graham-LujΓ‘n and Richard L. O’Connell)

The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath by Leslie Jamison

5 thoughts on “Bookshelf of a bipolar

  1. There is an app called Libby that is managed by libraries. If your library uses it you can request titles from them and read those books you want for free. I was pretty thrilled to learn this!

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