Advocacy and Practical/Logistical Guides
A Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death - BJ Miller, MD  and Shoshana Berger
Final Rights: Reclaiming the American Way of Death - Josh Slocum and Lisa Carlson
Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness - Joanne Lynn and Janice        Lynch Schuster

Hard Choices for Loving People - Hank Dunn
How to Get the Death You Want: A Practical and Moral Guide - John Abraham
The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life - Katy Butler
The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care - Angelo Volandes, MD

Life Everlasting: The Animal Way of Death - Bernd Heinrich
Mourning Animals: Rituals and Practices Surrounding Animal Death - Margo de Mello

Contemplative and Spiritual
Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End-of-Life Care - Koshin Paley Ellison, Matt Weingast, ed.
Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion & Fearlessness in the Presence of Death - Joan Halifax
Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul - Stephen Jenkins
The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully - Frank Ostaseski
The Tibetan Book of Living & Dying - Sogyal Rinpoche
Whole Hearted: Slow Down, Help Out, Wake Up - Koshin Paley Ellison

Purified by Fire: A History of Cremation in America - Stephen Prothero

Cross-Cultural & Historical
Death, Mourning & Burials: A Cross-Cultural Reader - Antonius C.G.M. Robben
From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death - Caitlin Doughty
The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains - Thomas W. Laqueur

Funeral Industry
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematorium - Caitlin Doughty
Rest in Peace: A Cultural History of Death and the Funeral Home in 20th Century America - Gary Laderman
The American Way of Death - Jessica Mitford

Advice for Future Corpses*: A Practical Perspective on Death and Dying *And Those Who Love Them - Sallie Tisdale
Dying Well: Peace and Possibilities at the End of Life - Ira Byock, MD
Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs & Communications of the Dying - Maggie Callahan & Patricia Kelley
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tin Mortal About Death - Caitlin Doughty

Comfort - Ann Hood
Continuing Bonds: New Understandings of Grief - Dennis Klass, Phyllis R Silverman, Steven L Nickman, ed.
Mourning Diary - Roland Barthes
The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief - Francis Weller

Home Funerals and Green Burial
Caring for Your Own Dead: Your Final Act of Love - Lisa Carlson
Changing Landscapes: Exploring the Growth of Ethical, Compassionate, & Environmentally Sustainable Green Funeral Service - Lee Webster
Grave Matters: A Journey Through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial - Mark Harris
Greening Death: Reclaiming Burial Practices and Restoring Our Ties to the Earth - Suzanne Kelly
Reimaging Death: Stories and Practical Wisdom for Home Funerals and Green Burials - Lucinda Herring


After - Jane Hirshfield
After the Eclipse - Sarah Perry
Grief is the Thing with Feathers - Max Porter
History of a Suicide - Jill Bialosky
Jane - Maggie Nelson
Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner City Funeral Home - Sheri Booker
Son of a Gun - Justin St. Germain
The Big Book of the Dead - Marian Winik
The Bright Hour - Nina Riggs
The Dead Bird - Margaret Wise Brown
The Ticking is the Bomb; Another Bullshit Night in Suck City; Reenactments - Nick Flynn
When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi

Medical and Scientific
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End - Atul Gawande, MD
At Peace: Choosing a Good Death After a Long Life - Samuael Harrington, MD

Gone From My Sight - Barbara Karnes, RN
Life After Life - Raymond A Moody Jr, MD
Signposts of Dying: What You Need to Know - Martha Jo Atkins, PhD
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers - Mary Roach