2016 Choose Your Own Challenge Challenge discussion

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message 1: by Tara (new)

Tara Bates | 195 comments Mod
Are you planning on reading a memoir? Biography? Psychology book? Fiction with a protagonist with mental illness? There are many beautifully written books about mental illness.


message 2: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth I'm use this book for both this challenge and Around The Year In 52 Books : Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly.its the first time I've read it but in it she writes what it was like,so its her ture story.


message 3: by Charline (new)

Charline (charline84) | 80 comments I'm going to use Girl, Interrupted for this prompt. I've never read it before, but have always wanted to.


message 4: by Mandy (new)

Mandy | 89 comments I'm going to read Clara Hughe's memoir for this one. Open Heart, Open Mind
I met her at the book signing for this in Calgary and she seemed like such a genuine lovely lady. I'm excited to read it.


message 5: by Tara (new)

Tara Bates | 195 comments Mod
I read that for a memoir or something like that this year, I really enjoyed it.


message 6: by Jill (new)

Jill Tool | 30 comments I'm thinking maybe The Bell Jar I'm not for sure since that book can fit into like three different catagories


message 7: by Tara (new)

Tara Bates | 195 comments Mod
I just finished The Pocket Wife and it was really good. Not "about" mental illness but the protagonist is bipolar and it's certainly a major factor in the story.


message 8: by Maria (new)

Maria (redtiger21) | 3 comments I've just started Elizabeth is Missing, whose protagonist, Maud, has dementia. I've heard wonderful things about it, and I enjoy unusual narrative voices, plus I spent five years caring for people with dementia, so I'm really excited to get into it!


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