Book Therapy: How Reading Books Can Help You Feel Better

book therapy can help you treat challenging mental states and live through difficulties

Book Therapy, also known as bibliotherapy, is a fantastic healing practice for book enthusiasts like you and me. It is no secret that books can help you solve problems, boost your mood, and offer condolences. And you do not have to exclusively turn to omnipresent self-help books. Our favorite fiction books, when chosen carefully and read therapeutically, can aid you in treating anxiety and loss as well as live through overwhelming emotions, both positive and negative. Discover how bibliotherapy works, and BooksRun will always support you when it comes to buying books and delivering them on time.

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20 Best History Books That Will Not Leave You Indifferent

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For all history fans out there — here is an ultimate list of 20 history books that you’d enjoy reading. These will suit humanities students, history enthusiasts, and anybody who is looking for an engaging read. Are you interested in prehistory or the Middle Ages? Or do you want to know more about black history? We have endeavored to include various histories in this collection, sorted more or less chronologically. So aficionados of contemporary history should scroll down without further ado! 

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12 Christmas Books for a Holiday Mood: The Best Way to Brighten up your Break

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Create a holiday mood not only by putting on “All I Want for Christmas” but by reading awesome Christmas books. They are full of magic, love, sacrifice, and mysterious events (well, even criminal stories, if you please). Christmas is too of an important cultural and family event to be left untouched by the greatest authors of our times. If you dig deep enough, almost any writer has put in a word or two about this holiday season. It is a lot to choose from, and we’ve made a list of novels, short stories, fairy tales, and memoirs to inspire you to find some holiday mood while reading.

You can use some of these books as presents or add them to your holiday reading list for the next year. Many of these texts were turned into movies and cartoons so that you can double up the pleasure. We suggest you pick a book or two from the selection below, sit in a cozy chair with a mug of warm beverage, and dive into the holiday mood! 

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10 Best Podcasts about Books: Your Treat for International Podcast Day

listening to podcasts about books in 2020

Raise your hand if you like listening to podcasts while doing all kinds of stuff: washing the dishes, walking your dog, commuting, cleaning. This week we can officially celebrate your passion — it is International Podcast Day! Isn’t it the best occasion to refresh your library and pick some new great shows for the coming academic year? We have already prepared an extensive list of podcasts about history, philosophy, and self-help topics. Hurry up to check these fantastic shows. Today it’s time for something extraordinary: BooksRun made for you a selection of 10 fabulous podcasts about books to treat a book-lover and a podcast-geek in you! 

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5 Books about College Life: For Freshmen and University Graduates Alike 

campus novels about the college experience

I bet you are already missing campus halls, sounds of college books in a library, puns, and jokes, coffee breaks with your friends in a campus garden, thrilling lectures, extracurricular activities, clandestine parties at the dorm… Who would think our physical presence at college is so crucial for our studying experiences? It doesn’t matter how good our professors and we have performed via Zoom — we feel nostalgic about those days on campus. But we can again wander through halls and libraries, recoining emotions of your freshman year — with the help of books about college life. Here we have chosen five books that in this or the other way relate to college experiences as they are, with excitement, love adventures, boredom, psychological traumas, parties, and long hours of studying over textbooks.

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World Book Day: 9 Ideas to Celebrate Your Love for Books in 2021, and Not Just by Reading

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This week, on April 23, we are celebrating World Book Day. We salute the joy of reading that can never be taken away from us, even if everything else shatters into pieces. This celebration is inspired by UNESCO, promoting literature, education, and fair copyright use. All the bookworms, college students, authors, editors, and publishers can rejoice, comfort themselves with a mug of tea, and celebrate the best-loved activity — reading. But what are other ways of creating a festive mood on World Book Day? Here are several fascinating ways to praise your favorite books, and not just by reading them.

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Revisiting ‘Little women’ on International Women’s Day

Today, when we celebrate the multiple women’s achievements and the movement for female rights, one can ponder how the most female cinematic sensation of the past months — Greta Gerwig’s Little Women — can relate to it. This movie is not anymore an epicenter of battling film critics and cheering fans and it might be off the big screen in your hometowns. It’s nevertheless a perfect timing so that we can enjoy it once more and maybe deepen our understanding of its timeless values against the backdrop of International Women’s Day. And especially just before it’s digital release on the 10th of March. 

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Tim Ferriss and His Books

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Tim Ferriss is a renowned self-help and self-improvement guru who has crafted his personal life and achieved enormous success in business ventures in various domains. He has risen to fame after writing “The 4-hour Week” and sending a message across all of America that it is possible to stay fitbecome rich and retire early if you plan this! His desire to surpass his capabilities, not to accept physical and mental limitations and always reach for better results have inspired millions of people listening to his podcasts, following him on social media and reading his best-selling books. Also, Tim Ferris gathered a large audience in front of the television screens – first time, with his show The Tim Ferriss Experiment that featured how the host attempts to master a new field every week (rally car driving, speaking Tagalong, drumming etc). In the beginning, they made only 13 episodes together with Turner Broadcasting before Tim got the digital rights for the show and put it on iTunes where it became a real hit and topped the nonfiction series charts for weeks. Later he decided to shoot the television adaptation of his popular podcast – TV show Fear(less) which proved to be an enormous success as well.

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Top 5 Books from Bill Gates Reading List

reading a book from Bill Gates' reading list

The name of Bill Gates has a strong certification effect: the content with which his name is associated, is believed to be trustworthy and of good quality. He is one of the most prolific and key figures of our time who has inspired several generations of people to achieve success. It is not surprising that we look up to him and we follow his ideas and activity. Last time BooksRun wrote on Bill Gates’ biography and the work of Bill Gates’ foundation. This time we would like to concentrate on the reading list that Bill Gates recommends. He is an avid reader himself and always takes more books for his holidays that he can ever read! It sounds like any other person who loves reading and overestimates the time he will be able to dedicate to reading. 

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6 Top Business Books of 2021

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It is the new academic season — use your chance to raise your business awareness! We decided to outline the top business books of 2021 that are worth reading if you are looking to expand your management, deal-making, sales and financial acumen in the world of innovative startups and large corporations. Learn the best strategy tips and leadership insights from iconic businessmen and visionaries that have changed their industries and turned their name into a brand itself. Check below our BooksRun’s list of top-rated business books — you can buy these books on our website as well.

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