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Reading List on Death, Loss & Bereavement

Published: 18.07.2019

This is the current booklist on death, dying and loss from Leeds Libraries and Leeds Bereavement Forum. These books are available for free from your local Leeds library.

The following books cover the subject of death, loss, grief and bereavement and are all available to borrow for free from Leeds Libraries. Alternatively, click the links below to purchase the books online.

  1. Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

  2. I'll Write Your Name On Every Beach: A Mother's Quest For Comfort, Courage And Clarity After Suicide Loss by Susan Auerbach

  3. The Levels of Life by Julian Barnes

  4. The Grief Survival Guide: How To Navigate Loss And All That Comes With It by Jeff Brazier

  5. Life After You: A True Story About Love, Loss And Other Disasters by Lucie Brownlee
  6. The Iceberg by Marion Coutts

  7. Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

  8. Motherless Daughters: The Legacy Of Loss by Hope Edelman

  9. This Really Isn't About You by Jean Hannah Edelstein

  10. Thinking Out Loud: Love, Grief And Being Mum And Dad by Rio Ferdinand

  11. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

  12. Death, The Last God by Anne Geraghty

  13. The Only Way Out Is Through: A Ten-Step Journey From Grief To Wholeness by Gail Gross

  14. Waiting For The Last Bus by Richard Holloway

  15. What To Do When I'm Gone: A Mother's Wisdom To Her Daughter by Suzy Hopkins

  16. You'll Get Over It: The Rage Of Bereavement by Virginia Ironside

  17. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanthi

  18. What Dying People Want: Practical Wisdom For The End Of Life by David Kuhl

  19. A Grief Observed by CS Lewis

  20. H Is For Hawk by Helen Macdonald

  21. With The End In Mind by Dr Kathryn Mannix

  22. Goodbye Pet & See You In Heaven by Bel Mooney

  23. And When Did You Last see Your Father? by Blake Morrison

  24. The Last Lecture by Randy Paucsch

  25. The Last Act of Love by Cathy Rentzenbrink

  26. Dying, A Memoir by Cory Taylor

  27. My Father's Wake by Kevin Toolis

  28. Ask Me His Name: Learning To Live And Laugh Again After The Loss Of My Baby by Elle Wright

  29. What Really Matters: 7 Lessons For Living From The Stories Of The Dying by Karen Wyatt

  30. Empty Chair: Handling Grief On Holidays And Special Occasions by Susan Zonnebelt Smeenge

  1. Living Fully Dying Well: Reflecting On Death To Find Your Life's Meaning by Edward W Bastian

  2. Why Wait? The Baby Boomers' Guide to Preparing Emotionally, Financially And Legally For A Parent's Death by Carolyn A Brent

  3. Mindfulness & The Journey Of Bereavement: Restoring Hope After A Death by Peter Bridgewater

  4. How To Grieve Like A Champ by Lianna Champ

  5. Primary Palliative Care: Dying, Death And Bereavement In The Community by Roger Charlton

  6. Hospice And Palliative Care: The Essential Guide by Stephen R Connor

  7. The Last Adventure Of Life: Sacred Resources For Living And Dying From A Hospice Counsellor by Maria Dancing Heart

  8. Little Book Of Seeds: For Adults Affected By The Death Of A Parent by Sue Jayne Daniels

  9. Let's Talk About Death (Over Dinner): An Invitation And Guide To Life's Most Important Conversation by Michael Hebb

  10. Supporting Children Through Grief And Loss by Anna Jacobs

  11. Die Wise: A Manifesto For Sanity And Soul by Stephen Jenkinson

  12. Funerals Your Way: A Person Centred Approach To Planning A Funeral by Sarah Jones

  13. Producing Your Own Will by Philip Kingsley

  14. On Grief And Grieving: Finding The Meaning Of Grief Through The Five Stages Of Loss by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

  15. A Guide To Handling Bereavement The Easy Way by Adrian Lewis

  16. An Introduction To Coping With Grief by Sue Morris

  17. Overcoming Grief: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques by Sue Morris

  18. Good To Go: A Guide To Preparing For The End Of Life by Jo Myers

  19. Death Matters by Sally Petch

  20. Parent Grief: Narratives Of Loss And Relationship by Pau C Rosenblatt

  21. The Death Of A Child by Dorothy Rowe

  22. Grief Works: Stories Of Life, Death And Surviving by Julia Samuel

  23. Before We Say Goodbye: Practical Guidance, Inspiring Stories And Prayers To Help Us Prepare A Good Death by Ray Simpson

  24. Mindfulness & Grief: With Guided Meditations To Calm Your Mind And Restore Your Spirit by Heather Stang

  25. Caring For The Dying At Home: Companions On The Journey by Keri Thomas

  26. Advice For The Dying (And Those Who Love Them): A Practical Perspective On Pages by Sallie Tisdale

  27. Teenagers And Grief by Doris Zagdanski

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