Do you feel like anxiety and worry are following each footstep and action? Do you fear the next step and unfamiliarity? Some of these books are memoirs, some are semi-autobiographical, but all works as a self-help book, and each of these explores it all – romance, age, mental illness, anxiety, religion, friendship, fear, faith, and more. We can overcome anxiety with the help of these books.
Overcome Anxiety with the Help of these Books:
Freshwater – Akwaeke Emezi
This book by Emezi walks around the surreal experience of having a broken self. It focuses on Ada, a young Nigerian woman, who produces divided selves within her as a consequence of being born in the wrong place. It is a raw way of exploring the earth and it enlightens how we all build our identities.
Shook One – Charlamagne Tha God
We all fear the future, being a bad dad, being weak, being a bad spouse, and more. In every way and not in every way this book is relatable and hence it will help you to do better in life. ‘Shook One’ is Charlamagne’s journey through these fears and it works for us as a guide to not hold back what we could do because of our anxiety and fear. He talks about his anxiety that has been dwelling since his childhood, rejection from women, unpopularity in school, being ugly, and lastly getting into crime, and more of his life that is tragic and empowering simultaneously.
I’m Telling the Truth, But I’m Lying – Bassey Ikpi
This book is a compilation of subjective essays that seek the writer’s acquaintance of anxiety and Bipolar II throughout her life. Suffering from these mental issues, made her learn a lot of things and she started sharing them with all. She became an advocate of mental health and spent several years of her life examining how mental health issues are tangled with every surface of our lives.
White Smoke – Tiffany D. Jackson
Marigold is haunted by her past but her new blended family and moving with them from California beach town to Cedarville might be the new start she is looking for. Her mom is getting a new job and a free house along with it, which Marigold has to share with Piper, her bratty 10-year-old stepsister. But this new house and new town are not at all calming or peaceful for Mari as the neighbors have their dark secrets, but that is not even an issue. The house they are in is haunting, the door closes and opens on its own, lights turn off, shadows are seen, and more of such horrifying things occur in this place.
Turtles All the Way Down – John Green
This book is a young adult novel that tells the story of mental illness with mystery in the background. It is about a lifelong friendship, the closeness of an unexpected reunion, fan fiction of Star Wars, and tuatara. Green utilizes high school friendship, loss, romance, and mystery as the background to the tale that takes us to the mind of a 16-year-old girl who is suffering from anxiety and OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Furiously Happy – Jenny Lawson
It is a humorous memoir but Jenny Lawson examines her own experience in this book which includes severe depression and other conditions and lets us know how it has led her to dwell to the fullest. The reason why the author chose to write this book was that she was mad that a lot of unbearable things and conditions were thrown at her at once, so she chose to be furiously happy.
Moving Beyond Anxiety – David Chadwick
This book will guide you on how to keep up with your life by having trust in God and exercising your faith daily. Author David Chadwick is going to protect and guide us from our anxiety and help us overcome worries and fears through his 12 ways. All the 12ways come from scripture and it is consists of praying, producing an eternal viewpoint, finding good company, taking care of own health, concentrating on faith, and more.