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

Recommending books in therapeutic practice https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/26/books/review/can-a-book-cure-mental-illness.html

Link between readers of speculative fiction and success http://theconversation.com/friday-essay-how-speculative-fiction-gained-literary-respectability-102568

How reading can improve children’s development https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/04/02/reading-to-children-benefits_a_23400850/

 https://www.thereader.org.uk/27833-2/ An evaluation of a pilot study of a literature based intervention with women in prison

Comprehensive essay on the benefits of bibliotherapy http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/can-reading-make-you-happier

Reading improves health http://www.huffingtonpost.com/healthline-/five-ways-reading-can-imp_b_12456962.html

Reading increases empathy http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/why-reading-fiction-makes-you-a-better-person

Excellent research on the social, emotional and psychological benefits of reading http://www.thereader.org.uk/media/118690/The_Benefits_of_Reading_for_Pleasure.pdf

Reading novels confers longevity https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/aug/08/book-up-for-a-longer-life-readers-die-later-study-finds

The joys of reading poetry aloud in fine company http://themillions.com/2015/10/conspiring-with-the-dead-on-the-power-of-reading-poetry-aloud