Katy Waldman, a staff writer at The New Yorker comments on the increasing popularity of bibliotherapy in a recent post entitled The Advice Columnists Who Prescribe Literature as Medicine. In it, she casts a spotlight on a few advice-givers who frequently recommend a good read to help deal with a variety of personal difficulties. Making Ms. Waldman’s list are columns ranging from the Times’ “Match Book” to Lit Hub’s “Dear Book Therapist” to the Paris Review Daily’s “Poetry Rx” to Jo Livingstone’s column “Dr. Jo’s Rx.”

(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies)

(Above illustration by Vanessa McKeown)