My favourite AF book list

I thought I would share some of my favourite books that have helped me to make the changes in my life I needed to to stay AF so far. I have read all the Jason Vale books as well as most other drink based recovery books, but he or they didn’t grab my attention if they are not in this list…different strokes for different folks I guess.

I read something for anyone of these books every day…and have been working really hard on changes I’ve needed to make to stay AF day by day.

This first list is non fiction, although not all related directly to drinking, they have made a huge difference to me and my way of thinking.

The language of letting go – Melody Beattie

In the realm of hungry ghosts – Gabor Mate MD

Recovery 2.0 Beyond addiction – Tommy Rosen

May cause miracles – a 6 week jump start.

The gifts of imperfection – Brené Brown

Beyond Co-dependency – Melody Beattie

Daring Greatly – Brené Brown

Who’s says I’m and addict – David Smallwood

And these are the novels/fiction/Memoirs that really reflect how I feel/felt about my addiction…

The good house – Ann Leary

Best Kept Secret, a novel – Amy Hatvany

Drunk mom – Jowita Bydlowska

Diary of an alcoholic housewife – Brenda Wilhemson

Drink – Ann Dowsett Johnston

Drinking, a love story – Caroline Knapp

Like I said…I’ve read lots of other books but these are the ones that really captured how I felt and also the books that have helped me stay AF so far.

I also have found the bubble hour invaluable, I listen every day…

Another favourite watch is Brené Browns TED talk: