For those seeking more information about bibliotherapy, the following publications will be of abiding interest:

Recommending books in therapeutic practice

Link between readers of speculative fiction and success

How reading can improve children’s development An evaluation of a pilot study of a literature based intervention with women in prison

Comprehensive essay on the benefits of bibliotherapy

Reading improves health

Reading increases empathy

Excellent research on the social, emotional and psychological benefits of reading

Reading novels confers longevity

The joys of reading poetry aloud in fine company