Book Cures: A Book for Your Ailments

Hey Savvy Readers!

Are you sad? Are you feeling bored or paranoid? Anxious? Or are you having an emotional crisis? Well, we have the ultimate cure: reading!

Reading allows you to escape into another world of magic or wonder, and it has so many health benefits I could write another article or ten about it. However, below we have just a few common ailments you might be suffering from, and our book recommendations that will help cure you!

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Loneliness: Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too by Jomny Sun

If you have been feeling lonely lately, pick up Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too. This touching book is about a lonely alien named Jomny who is sent to observe Earth. It is here that he learns about love, friendship, and happiness.

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Death: Missing Mother by Barbara Bracht Donsky

Barbara’s mother dies suddenly while giving birth to her brother, and the family decides to erase every memory of her. Barbara is left believing that her mother has mysteriously disappeared… until her cousin finally tells her the truth. If you are someone dealing with death, Barbara’s story might help you cope with your loss and teach you how to keep the memory of your lost one alive.

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Fear/ Paranoia: Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

After Kate’s traumatic experience with her ex-boyfriend, she is more than happy to switch apartments with her cousin Corbin in Boston. However, Kate moves only to discover that her next-door neighbour has been murdered. Kate is left to question everyone around her while her every fear becomes more and more true. Now, this novel may not seem like the best fit for someone suffering from fear or paranoia, but it really and truly gives some insight on overcoming or dealing with your fears. Unfortunately, sometimes we are placed in scary situations that we must figure out and deal with.

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Boredom: Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

When Susan Ryeland receives a manuscript and starts to read through it, she realizes there is more to this mystery novel than what’s on the page. The more involved Susan gets in the story, the more she realizes that she might be putting her own life at risk as she tries to investigate the mysteries surrounding the manuscript. Magpie Murders is a great novel full of suspense that is sure to intrigue you and cure that boredom, stat!


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Lovesickness: Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

The best cure for lovesickness? Taking your best friend and secret crush on a grand Euro trip, of course. Henry “Monty” Montague is using his trip to fulfill every pleasure and vice he can think of—which includes flirting and having fun with Percy, his best friend/ crush. However, Monty’s reckless behavior ends up getting both boys involved in a dangerous manhunt that puts both their lives at risk. Maybe this novel should be a guide for what you shouldn’t do… Either way, lovesickness? Cured. 

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Depression: My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward by Mark Lukach

Giulia and Mark have had a perfect life together, until Giulia starts having psychotic breakdowns. As their relationship is tested, both Mark and Giulia are forced to deal with Giulia’s illness and recovery. My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward is a beautiful memoir that shows us how to believe in the power of love and the need to help our loved ones.

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Body Image: This is Just My Face by Gabourey Sidibe

This is the story of Gabby and the struggle of how she fought to fulfill her dreams. It is honest, funny, and touches on some major issues like race, weight, depression, and more. Pick it up and be inspired by Gabby’s story to love yourself no matter what other people think.

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Unemployment: How to be Everything by Emilie Wapnick

If you find yourself out of a job, Emilie Wapnick will help you get back on track. She provides advice on how to create a life all around your passions and skills in How to be Everything. Having a successful and fulfilling life IS attainable and she shows you how to achieve it!



Existential Crisis: Borne by Jeff VanderMeer

When the scavenger Rachel finds Borne, a strange green lump in her dystopian city, she decides to take him home with her. As the two bond, they realize there is a lot that they can learn about each other and about their world.  This novel will make you question life and what it means to be a person—and will also remind you that your existential crisis probably isn’t


Anxiety: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

This hilarious and brutally honest book is about how most people view the idea of happiness and success. It is filled with profanity, well-researched arguments, and funny jokes. Trust me, it’s worth the read if you get anxious and sometimes care too much about little problems in your life. Mark Manson provides solid advice for those who over-stress and need a good kick in the butt.

Do you have any books that act as cures for your ailments? Let us know in the comments down below or on Twitter @SavvyReader!

Happy reading!


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