Mental Health Awareness Month (3) #MHAMJune

Mental Health Awareness Month is hosted by Leah at Uncorked Thoughts and Ula at Blog of Erised. It is a bookish event aimed at spreading awareness and discussing mental health, which many remain silent on, stigmatized, and often have debilitating impacts. The month of June is dedicated to reading, reviewing and discussing books about mental health.

Check out the Intro Post for the full month's schedule, the Review Link-Up and don't forget to join in the giveaways!

Welcome to my third and last post for Mental Health Awareness Month this year! Last week was pretty busy here. I've decided to post this early so it gets a bit more read time.

Bee Season by Myla Goldberg: A fascinating, nuanced look at a mother’s madness and eventually, how the family disintegrates and its members descend into their own forms of fanaticism.

Down to a Sunless Sea by Mathias B. Freese: This collection of short stories felt like I was intruding into someone’s private thoughts, story after story, wading through thoughts that one would not normally reveal. Each story felt like it was told all from a first person point of view, told sensitively and without shame nor condescension. It gives a voice to the voiceless – the handicapped, the abused, the traumatized, and the tormented.

If you missed my other posts for Mental Health Awareness Month, here they are:

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Mathew Dick
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
Colin Fischer by Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz
I welcome any book recommendations about mental health. Let's keep the conversation going.

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