A Broken Heart Still Beats: After Your Child Dies A personal favorite of Valerie's. Reflections on grief by the world's best writers and artists spanning the centuries.
Lament for a Son The book that touched Valerie's heart when she was at the depth of grief after Megan's death.
My So-Called Normal Life Honest. Raw. And sometimes really funny.
Everything Changes: The Insider's Guide to Cancer in Your 20's and 30's
The Victoria's Secret Catalog Never Stops Coming: And Other Lessons I Learned from Breast Cancer So very honest about the impact of cancer on the entire family. Still smiling over the reality that sometimes friends bring too much lasagna.
A Grief Observed The book opens with Valerie's favorite quote by C.S. Lewis. “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.”

How to Talk with Family Caregivers About Cancer (Norton Professional Books (Paperback)) Fantastic book that every counselor/therapist should add to their permanent library.
Skinny Bitch: A No-Nonsense, Tough-Love Guide for Savvy Girls Who Want To Stop Eating Crap and Start Looking Fabulous! Hilarious and honest; this little treasure prompts everyone to healthier eating.