A moral debate sparked by a graphic novel, a single parent imparting advice for battling the blues, and an author with a Buddhist approach to money are among the most-talked about news items online today.

Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic novel/memoir Fun Home is stirring controversy (again) after it was assigned as summer reading at Duke University. Some students, however, took offense “because its sexual images and themes conflicted with their personal and religious beliefs,” reports the Duke Chronicle.

Over at Huffington Post, “spiritual but not religious” seekers can find 26 books that can help their search. Books listed include The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Paulo Coehlo’s The Alchemist, and The Red Tent by Anita Diamant.

"What Buddhism Can Teach Us About Money" at Time features Ethan Nichtern, a Buddhist teacher and the author of The Road Home. On how self-awareness fits together with money, Nichtern said, “Money can also be spiritual or divine, by powering whatever positive activity you want to engage in.”

Christian author of The Church and the Single Mom Jennifer Maggio recently posted a blog to Crosswalk about the “dangers” of loneliness, writing, “It can assuredly lead to compromise.” In order to fend off loneliness, the author provides three tips, including having a relationship with God.