So sorry – had to cheat a bit. Just couldn’t make up my mind which book „everyone should read“ so I picked the wonderful „Novel Cure“ by Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin which offers a wide selection of phantastic books for about any situation or predicament you might find yourself in. From A like abandonment to Z like zestlesness there is a book-idea on how to cure it in it for you.
I had the pleasure of having a Bibliotherapy session during the two Reading Weekends in England a couple of years ago with Ella and it was absolutely inspiring. Ella is the bibliotherapist of the School of Life in London and I can highly recommend booking a session with her or if you can’t do that buy the book which is not only filled with lots of great book recommendations but it is also very beautiful.
It has been translated into German and is called „Die Romantherapie“ published in Insel Verlag- it would even be worth getting both editions as the book recommendations are varying.