Books Worth Reading on Depression (fiction and nonfiction)

This is my list of books on clinical depression. I am writing this from the perspective of a Lutheran pastor, but not all of the books listed are Christian. They are all worthwhile however.
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4.16 avg rating — 197,890 ratings
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4.37 avg rating — 584,022 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 152,881 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 6,315 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 903,702 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 406,515 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 699,465 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 676 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 334,569 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 82,036 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 1,850 ratings
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3.54 avg rating — 1,208 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 768 ratings
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Todd 1780 books
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Abigail 821 books
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Jake 1229 books
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Christopher 409 books
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Thom 6022 books
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rachel 1660 books
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Katie 95 books
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Jennifer 1902 books
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message 1: by Jacob (new)

Jacob Wilkins The Bell Jar is so great it's on the list more than once!


message 2: by Allie (new)

Allie Hey y'all,

I just started a new book club called "Damage" under groups that you can join if you'd like! It focuses on reading a book every other month that is about physical, mental, emotional, or intellectual differences. (And yes, I redefine how "damage" should be viewed in the group description!) Hope you join!


~☆~Autumn♥♥☔ Jacob wrote: "The Bell Jar is so great it's on the list more than once!"

A librarian could fix that if they ran a merge which would put the books together.


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