A Short Reading List to Help You Get Through Tough Times | GOOD

Are current events getting to you? Need a rest from politics? Take a breather. Curl up with a good book. Courtney Young offers a short reading list to soothe your spirit and restore empathy…


“Istanbul, Turkey. Nice, France. Dallas, Texas. Baton Rouge, Louisiana.Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dhaka, Bangladesh. Orlando, Florida. Throw in Brexit and the toxic rhetoric surrounding the American presidential race, and it can feel as if intolerance and malice are lurking behind every corner. […]

The following books have always transported me out of dismal times, or at least helped me understand them better. I hope they do the same for you.”

~ Courtney Young

Good books to read for soothing and empathy


About the author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.

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