Meaningful End-of-Life Books

I never thought I would enjoy reading books about death. I participate in a virtual book group entitled A Year of Reading Dangerously-Exploring Death and The Afterlife Through Books (we do not meet in person). Each month we read a book that has something to do with dying, death, the afterlife, grief and other related aspects of the end-of-life. At the end of the month, the moderator interviews the author and listeners have a chance to ask questions. Recordings of the interview remain accessible to those who missed the call. There is also a Facebook group associated with the book club.

If you are on Goodreads and want to browse a list of end-of-life books, check out this list. You can add books and vote and share. Contrary to what you might think, these books can be immensely healing, thought provoking, and inspirational!

If you enjoy podcasts, you may listen to interviews on a vast array of topics around death. End-of-Life University offers podcasts and resources and is ever expanding.

I became interested in this topic while writing my own book, A Chance to Say Goodbye: Reflections on Losing a Parent. If you are open to this topic, grab a book or listen to a podcast or interview. It stretches your mind and has the potential to transform the way you view dying and death. There is a “Death Positive Movement” going on and you may want to join in!

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