Did you fall in love with one of Booksweet’s Winter 21-22 Bestsellers? If so, here are some recommendations to help you find your next great read.
A note about Team Booksweet’s matchmaking criteria: our suggestions are driven by the tone, themes, emotionality, and general vibe of each read. New releases are amazing, but “new to you” reads are just as glorious. You’ll see a blend of both new(ish) releases and old favorites in our recommendations.
And if you’re curious to learn more about our Fall 2021 Bestsellers, look no further.
Booksweet’s Winter 2021-2022 Bestsellers
#2 The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones
If you loved this read, try Black American Refugee: Escaping the Narcissism of the American Dream by Tiffanie Drayton
#3 The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber, David Wengrow
If you loved this read, try The Complete Guide to Absolutely Everything (Abridged): Adventures in Math and Science by Adam Rutherford and Hannah Fry
#4 Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience by Brené Brown
If you loved this read, try You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience, edited by Tarana Burke and Brené Brown
#5 Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
If you loved this read, try Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American by Laura Gao
#6 The Map of Knowledge: A Thousand-Year History of How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found by Violet Moller
If you loved this read, try The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt
#9 You Will Be OK: An Anti-Anxiety Pocket Book by Meggie Ramm
Readers of all ages are really connecting with this brilliant little book. We’ve had elementary school students pick up a copy for themselves and a friend (“to keep in our backpacks”), college students looking to soothe the stress of midterms, and adults who’re looking for a little handy reminder to follow them throughout the day. Our follow-up reading recs for this book are broken into age categories:
- Tots: Mindful Moments for Kids: Hot Cocoa Calm, a board book by Kira Willey and Anni Betts (illustrator)
- Kids: Help Your Dragon Deal With Anxiety by Steve Herman
- Teens: My Anxious Mind by Michael Anthony Tompkins PhD, Katherine A. Martinez PsyD, and Michael Sloan (Illustrator)
- For adults – Unwinding Anxiety by Judson Brewer
- Teens + Adults: Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now by Dana L. Davis. Tots and kids aren’t the only ones who benefit from exploring a topic through fiction. This YA read covers 16-year old Tiffany’s mental health journey as she processes a family trauma.
Looking for more anxiety-related recs? Huff Post published a great list from February 2019 called “17 Children’s Books for Anxious Kids.” If this was relevant in February 2019, it is vital in March 2022.