Books and Threads: 49

Books and Threads: 49

Update: 2019-03-03
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In which Carla talks about where she has been--in complex PTSD therapy and in major EDS flareup--and reviews the very best books she has read this year, in therapy and, of course, for fun. Much horror and true crime was enjoyed.


Referenced Episodes:
This Girl Just Had A Bad Date
A Different World
The Mill Girl

Recommended Reading:
CPTSD:
Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk: https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781572304574
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk: https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780143127741
The Trauma Tool Kit: Healing PTSD from the Inside Out by Susan Pease Banitt: https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780835608961
Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror by Judith Lewis Herman: https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780465061716

My five-star reading this year so far:
Dream Work by Mary Oliver (poetry): https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780871130693
Three Early Stories by J. D. Salinger (short stories): https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780989671460
Hannah-Beast by Jennifer McMahon (horror—audio): https://amzn.to/2MHNk3f
The Last Days of August by Jon Ronson (true crime—audio): https://amzn.to/3pYiMsh
Possessed: The Infamous Texas Stiletto Murder by Kathryn Casey (true crime): https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780062300515
Amy: My Search for Her Killer by James Renner (true crime): https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781938441400
Come Closer by Sara Gran (horror): https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781616951009
The Perfect Child by Lucinda Berry (horror): https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781503905122
Please Don’t Go Before I Get Better by Madisen Kuhn (poetry): https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781501196812
I Thought It Was Just Me: Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of Shame by Brené Brown (psychology: updated edition title: I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn't): Making the Journey From "What Will People Think?" to "I Am Enough"): https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781592403356


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Books and Threads: 49

Books and Threads: 49

Carla Pettigrew Hufstedler