Reading Recommendations (Pt. 2)

Last post, I gave recommendations from professors with whom I have had contact. In today’s short post I will share my answers to those same questions. These answers are subject to change over time, as I have lots on my “to-read” list. The questions are:

  1. What is the one book (or 2-3) that you have (or would) gift/lend/recommend the most to graduate students or early career professionals?
  2. What is the one fiction book (or 2-3) that you have (or would) gift/lend/recommend the most to people? (people in general; not specifically directed to young professionals)

Professional Books

The Practical (and fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools

  • This is the best introductory text to assistive technology I have seen. Very easy to read and understand. You also get alot of useful information on the subject, including dispelling many myths.

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

  • This contains alot of helpful information, stories, and activities for therapists and clients (including teens). We are often too hard on ourselves and need to give ourselves permission to be kind…to ourselves.

The Fundamentals of Adlerian Psychology

  • This is my theory of change, but it is also the basis from which many other theories of change have developed over the years. It is a quick read and gives the reader sufficient knowledge to decide whether to dive deeper or not.

Fiction Books

If We Were Villains

  • Excellent character study. It is a little slow in some spots, but makes you think about people’s motivation for doing certain things.

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

  • Another excellent character study on motivation and feelings. Not slow, but you do have to like spy novels that are character driven instead of action-packed.

The Great Divorce 

  • More religious in nature, this text highlights that life and the “afterlife” is mostly how we decide to shape it. It is interesting to read this in the context of introspection.


I am always interested in people’s recommendations and the reason(s) why. If you have any recommendations for me, please leave them in the comments.

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