Book Club

How Does This Book Club Work?

Wellness Residential Counseling’s goal is to build a community of people who want to share their insights through books and reading materials related to recovery.

We believe that the unique insight of those in recovery may help those following in their footsteps.

Anyone can contribute to the book club by suggesting books and adding reviews.

We distribute many books free of charge. To check out a book from our collection, simply find one you want below and then fill out your info in the sidebar form. We will contact you to get your mailing address and send it out at no cost to you.

Things You Can Do Here

• See List of Books
• Order a Book
• Suggest a Book
• Return a Book

How It Works

Read: We received the book and decided to read it.

Review or Comment: We read the book and decided to share its impact on us. Submit to bookclub@wellnessresidentialdetox.com.

Declare Our Continued Sobriety: We made our mark on the book, signing with our initials and sobriety date. Sign on any open page or margin.

Pay It Forward: We exchanged the book for a new one, sharing this bit of human wisdom with another in need or in recovery. Visit wellnessresidentialdetox.com/book-club to get your next book free. We are building a wide selection with ratings and reviews from those in recovery.

Found Books: If you find a book, simply share it with someone who might need it. Dropping it off at a local 12-Step meeting spot would also be a kindness.

Books in the Wellness Recovery Library

  • A Million Little Pieces
    by James Frey. Wellness Residential Counseling rating = 3.8. Tags: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Specific Groups
  • Being Sober: A Step-by-Step Guide To, Getting Through, and Living in Recovery
    by Harry Haroutunian. Wellness Residential Counseling rating = 4.5. Tags: Addiction & Recovery, Drug Dependency, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse
  • Believing in Myself: Self Esteem Daily Meditations
    by Earnie Larsen. Wellness Residential Counseling = 4.7. Tags: Self-Help, Self-Esteem, Happiness, Motivational
  • Beyond the Influence – Understanding & Defeating Alcoholism
    by Katherine Ketcham and William F. Asbury. Wellness Residential Counseling rating = 4.3. Tags: Addiction & Recovery, Alcoholism, Self-Help
  • Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption
    by William Cope Moyers, Katherine Ketcham. Wellness Residential Counseling rating = 4.2. Tags: Biographies & Memoirs, Addiction & Recovery, Journalists, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse
  • Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
    by Melody Beattie. Wellness Residential Counseling rating = 4.4. Tags: Religion & Spirituality, Addiction & Recovery, Codependency, Mysticism, Substance Abuse
  • Cracked – Life On the Edge in Rehab Clinic
    by Drew Pinsky. Wellness Residential Counseling rating = 4.4. Tags: Biographies & Memoirs, Addiction & Recovery, Substance Abuse, Medical, Self-Help
  • Crank
    by Ellen Hopkins. Wellness Residential Counseling rating = 4.5. Tags: Teens, Parents, Drugs & Alcohol, Dating & Sex
  • My Friend Leonard
    by James Frey. Wellness Residential Counseling rating = 4.1. Tags: Politics & Social Sciences, Addiction & Recovery, Biographies & Memoirs, Medicine, Alcoholism, Crime & Criminals
  • Requiem for a Dream: A Novel
    by Hubert Selby Jr. and Darren Aronofsky. Wellness Residential Counseling rating = 4.1. Tags: Literature & Fiction, Contemporary, Psychological Thrillers, TV, Movie & Video Game Adaptations
  • Shantaram: A Novel
    by Gregory David Roberts. Wellness Residential Counseling rating = 4.7. Tags: Literature & Fiction, Contemporary, Action & Adventure, Literary
  • Sober for Good – New Solutions for Drinking Problems – Advice from Those Who Have Succeeded
    by Anne M. Fletcher M.S. R.D. Wellness Residential Counseling rating = 4.2. Tags: Addiction & Recovery, Alcoholism, Self-Help, Textbooks
  • The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
    by Don Miguel Ruiz. Wellness Residential Counseling rating = 4.5. Tags: Politics & Social Sciences, Native American Studies, Consciousness & Thought, Happiness
  • The Power of Now: A guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
    by Eckhart Tolle. Wellness Residential Counseling rating = 4.2. Tags: Religion & Spirituality, Self-Help, Meditation, Spiritual, New Age & Spirituality
  • The Privileged Addict
    by Charles A. Peabody. Wellness Residential Counseling rating = 4.5. Tags: Biographies & Memoirs, Addiction & Recovery, Depression
  • We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction
    by Nic Sheff. Wellness Residential Counseling rating = 4.4. Tags: Teen, Drug & Alcohol Abuse, Biographies, Social Issues, Crystal Meth, Rehab
  • Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
    by Cheryl Strayed. Wellness Residential Counseling rating = 4.5. Tags: Biographies & Memoirs, Travelers & Explorers, Women

12-Step Focused

  • 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery: Avoiding Relapse through Self-Awareness and Right Action
    by Allen Berger Ph.D. Wellness Residential Counseling rating = 4.5. Tags: Addiction & Recovery, Neurology, Drug Dependency, Twelve-Step Programs
  • A Woman’s Way through the Twelve Steps
    by Stephanie S. Covington. Wellness Residential Counseling rating = 4.4. Tags: Addiction & Recovery, Obsessive Compulsive, Compulsive Behavior, Twelve-Step Programs
  • Drop the Rock: Removing Character Defects – Steps Six and Seven
    by Bill Pittman. Wellness Residential Counseling rating = 4.6. Tags: Addiction & Recovery, Twelve-Step Program, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse
  • Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women
    by Karen Casey. Wellness Residential Counseling rating = 4.6. Tags: Religion & Spirituality, Addiction & Recovery, Twelve-Step Programs, Devotionals
  • First Year Sobriety: When All That Changes Is Everything
    by Guy Kettelhack. Wellness Residential Counseling rating = 4.2. Tags: Addiction & Recovery, Social Services & Welfare, Twelve-Step Programs, Alcoholism
  • Keep it Simple: Daily Meditations for Twelve-Step Beginning and Renewal
    by Anonymous. Wellness Residential Counseling = 4.6. Tags: Addiction & Recovery, Twelve-Step Program, Substance Abuse, Meditation
  • Living Sober
    by Anonymous. Wellness Residential Counseling rating = 4.5. Tags: Addiction & Recovery, Twelve-Step Program, Drug Dependency, Alcoholism
  • Mommy Doesn’t Drink Here Anymore: Getting Through the First Year of Sobriety
    by Rachael Brownell. Wellness Residential Counseling rating = 4.3. Tags: Addiction & Recovery, Twelve-Step Program, Alcoholism, Motherhood
  • Twenty Four Hours a Day
    by Anonymous. Wellness Residential Counseling rating = 4.6. Tags: Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies, Twelve-Step Programs, Mysticism, Alcoholics Anonymous