Reading List

This is a list of books we’ve recommended, or that others have recommended. For books about fictional characters with ADHD, see our Representation page. (No, I don’t know why the titles are so long. You’d think they’d want to keep them short, considering our tendency to get distracted…)

ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life: Strategies that Work from a Professional Organizer and a Renowned ADD Clinician, by Judith Kolberg & Kathleen Nadeau

ADHD According to Zoë, by Zoë Kessler | Review by stephanievonschweetz (not written for this blog)

ADHD: Living Without Brakes, by Martin L. Kutscher

The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook: Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, and Related Conditions, by Sarah Hendrickx | I like that this book covered how a lot of neuroatypical conditions affect adults specifically. Most books talk about kids and mention adults as an afterthought. It was also easy to read!—Elise

Answers to Distraction: The Most Frequently Asked Questions about Attention Deficit Disorder, by Ed Hallowell and John Ratey

Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder, by Ed Hallowell and John Ratey

Different Minds: Gifted Children with AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome, and Other Learning Deficits, by Deirdre V. Lovecky

The Disorganized Mind: Coaching Your ADHD Brain to Take Control of Your Time, Tasks, and Talents, by Nancy Ratey

Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder, by Ed Hallowell and John Ratey

Fidget to Focus: Outwit Your Boredom: Sensory Strategies for Living with ADD, by Roland Rotz and Sarah D. Wright

Healing ADD: The Breakthrough Program That Allows You to See and Heal the 6 Types of ADD, by Daniel G. Amen

Here’s To Not Catching Our Hair on Fire, by Stacey Turis

Journeys Through ADDulthood, by Sari Solden

Learning Outside The Lines: Two Ivy League Students With Learning Disabilities And ADHD Give You The Tools For Academic Success and Educational Revolution, by Jonathan Mooney and David Cole

The Little Monster: Growing Up With ADHD, by Robert Jergen | Review by robot-bear

A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults, by Thomas Brown

Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD, 2nd Edition-Revised and Updated: Tips and Tools to Help You Take Charge of Your Life and Get Organized, by Susan C Pinsky

Survival Guide for College Students with ADD or LD, by Kathleen G. Nadeau | Short and to the point!—Elise

Understanding Women with AD/HD, by Kathleen G. Nadeau

What Does Everybody Else Know That I Don’t?: Social Skills Help for Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, by Michele Novotni PhD and Randy Petersen

Women with Attention Deficit Disorder, by Sari Solden

You Mean I’m not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!: the Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder, by Kate Kelly, Peggy Ramundo, and Edward M. M.D. Hallowell

Helpful but not ADHD-specific:

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, by Marie Kondo | Review by humphreyboagart

Organization from the Inside Out, by Julie Morgenstern

Time Management from the Inside Out, by Julie Morgenstern