Last week I went back on What Should I Read Next? to talk to my friend Anne about "sad books." But as I said in the episode, I prefer to say "stories that are about sad things." Because these books can still be hopeful and even uplifting!
I believe stories about grief and loss have so much to teach us, whether we're currently mourning or thinking ahead for the future.
I did not have time to discuss all of my favorite novels and memoirs that are about grief and loss. Not even close! But we did get to discuss quite a few.
I only mentioned a few of my favorite nonfiction books- we knew we didn't have a hope of covering that category in addition to everything else- so I wrote a post: Favorite Nonfiction Books About Death, Dying, And Grief.
We do discuss books that deal with cancer, miscarriage, death, and other trauma so if these topics are triggering for you, please exercise caution if you decide to listen and take good care of yourself.