• Gianna DeMedio

Best Books to Cope with Grief


Girl sitting on the floor of a library between two book stacks


Reading can be a great option for healing when you're grieving. It certainly helped me to escape to someone else's world for a bit.


I also learned one of my greatest lessons from a chapter of a book in my early days of grief. The book, Option B by Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook and author of Lean In) and Adam Grant (professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, yay Philly!), outlined post-traumatic growth-- the idea that you could not only bounce back from your trauma, but that you could come back better than before. It was definitely a turning point in my grief journey and what led me to create So Sorry For Your Loss.


I've included a link to Option B below and collection of other books and journals that have proved helpful to me and others while grieving.




Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

By Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant



Everything Sucks: A Gratitude Journal for People Who Have Been Through Some Sh*t

By Tiffany Reese



It's Okay That You're Not Okay: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture that Doesn't Understand

By Megan Devine



Signs: The Secret Language of the Universe

By Laura Lynn Jackson



Modern Loss: Candid Conversations About Grief

By Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner




The Beauty of What Remains: How Our Biggest Fear Becomes Our Biggest Gift

By Steve Leder



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