Book Resources

The Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office Case Managers have curated a list of book recommendations for survivors. Below you can find the full reading list, as well as a downloadable PDF with information about the books, libraries that stock them, and excerpts.

Reading List:

  • Salt by Nayyirah Waheed
  • Sexual Healing by Peter Levine
  • Sex in the forbidden zone: When men in power–therapists, doctors, clergy, teachers, and others–betray women's trust by Peter Rutter
  • When the Body Says No by Gabor Mate
  • Where to Draw the Line by Anne Katherine
  • The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
  • Waking the Tiger by Peter A Levin
  • Trauma and Recovery by Judith L Herman
  • The Sexual Healing Journey by Wendy Maltz
  • Healing Sex: A Mind-Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma by Staci Haines
  • The What and How of PTSD: Understanding and Moving Beyond by Celine Paris
  • Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
  • The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

For further details on how to access any of these books at SFU and other Lower Mainland libraries, including options for ebooks as well as audiobooks, please click here.