Reads and Recovery

Monthly featured books related to recovery, mental health, and wellness.

May Book Receives 5 Tail Wags
on the Recovery Readometer!

“Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor E Frankl

Here’s a view of our Recovery Readometer scale for your reference:

1 Bark – Not really engaging, but had a couple of interesting moments.

2 Wags – A pleasant read with some enjoyable parts.

3 Woofs – Engaging and enjoyable, a solid read.

4 Paws – Really loved this book; it was hard to put down.

5 Tail Wags – An all-time favorite, resonated deeply on a personal level.


Next Book Review Episode – Jun 28th
“Drop the Rock: Removing Character Defects – Steps Six and Seven” by Bill P.Todd W.Sara S., Derik Hendrickson


Welcome to Reads and Recovery, a unique and enriching segment of the podcast where literature meets personal growth. Here’s how you can join this transformative experience:

  1. Join the Discussion: After you’ve listened to or read the book of the month, join the discussion. Share your insights, reflections, and how the book’s themes relate to your own experiences at [email protected] or submit your comments here on the contact page.
  2. Monthly Book Selection: Each month, we choose a book that resonates with themes of recovery, self-discovery, and personal resilience. These carefully selected reads aim to inspire, challenge, and accompany you on your journey of healing and self-growth.
  3. Interactive Sessions: Look out for our monthly interactive posts on social media. These can include guided group reflections. These sessions are designed to deepen your understanding of the book and its relevance to your personal journey.
  4. Contribute to the Reading List: Feel inspired? Submit your suggestion for book of the month. Selected contributions will be featured on our Reads and Recovery segment.
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Reads and Recovery is more than just a book club; it’s a journey of collective healing and sharing through the power of literature. I’m excited to have you join me in this enriching experience where every page turned is a step forward in our journey of recovery.

May Book

“Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor E. Frankl (Author), Theo Solomon (Narrator), Blackstone Publishing (Publisher) – Viktor E. Frankl was a medical doctor at a psychiatric hospital in 1942 when he became a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps in World War II. In 1946, he published this book about his camp experiences and a method of psychotherapy he developed. Forty-five years later, it was still named one of the most influential books in the United States.

Part One describes his three years in four Nazi concentration camps, which took the lives of his wife, father, mother, and brother. He closely observed inmates’ reactions to their situation, as well as how survivors came to terms with their liberation.

Part Two, introducing logotherapy, is an academic discussion of the psychological reactions experienced by all inmates to one degree or another. It solidified Frankl’s early theory that humanity’s primary motivational force is finding meaning in one’s life.

In Germany, titled Ein Psychologe erlebt das Konzentrationslager, or A Psychologist Experiences the Concentration Camp, its title in the first English translation was From Death-Camp to Existentialism. As of 2022, this book has sold 16 million copies and been published in 52 languages.

Get it on Audible.

June Book

“Drop the Rock: Removing Character Defects – Steps Six and Seven” by Bill P.Todd W.Sara S., Derik Hendrickson (Narrator)

A practical guide to letting go of the character defects that get in the way of true and joyful recovery.

Resentment. Fear. Self-pity. Intolerance. Anger. As Bill P. explains, these are the “rocks” that can sink recovery – or at the least, block further progress. Based on the principles behind “Steps Six and Seven”, Drop the Rock combines personal stories, practical advice, and powerful insights to help listeners move forward in recovery. The second edition features additional stories and a reference section.

Get it on Audible.