16 Best Books About Being Single

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This article showcases our top picks for the Books About Being Single. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

This product was recommended by Brooke Fitzpatrick from Mosaic Matchmaking

I recommend Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari as a book about being single. The book provides a humorous perspective on dating and how to utilize technology as a way to meet people while also reminding us that technology is not a replacement for human interactions. Ansari shares his own experience with being single as well as provides great tips to those wanting guidance on how to make their dating journey more effective. It reminds you to invest in getting to know someone for who they really are when dating, instead of being distracted by technology.

It’s Not You by Sara Eckel

This product was recommended by Stephen Curry from CocoSign

Reading so many books about being single and happy has changed my perspective on everyone’s two favorite questions: Are you dating anyone? and Are you happy? How come you’re still single? Sara Eckel’s love letter to the single life is one of the best parts because she emphasizes that there is nothing wrong with waiting for the right person (or not dating at all) and then backs up her point with excellent research.

Choosing Me before We by Christine Arlyo

This product was recommended by Stephen Curry from CocoSign

Christine Arlyo’s guide to loving life is completely accurate. She describes how everyone should make an effort to be happy on their own terms, rather than on the terms of society. The first step toward finding happiness is to discover who you are on the inside and what you truly desire.

A Year of Being Single by Fiona Collins

This product was recommended by Amy Davis from My Cat Needs This

It’s an upbeat, funny, and empowering take on not-very-single life. Fiona Collins was fed up with everyone seeming so opinionated about living the single lifestyle so she wrote this book to change people’s minds. This is a great read if you feel like you want to spice things up or just reclaim your independence. This book should be included in Books About Being Single because it has everything one could hope for when reading this type of content. The first thing that attracts readers is that its author seems to understand their thoughts and feelings surrounding this question (how big or small they may be). It also addresses all fears surrounding living alone by making them seem like not such a bad thing after all. After reading this book, the reader gets a sense of empowerment and conviction, something that would be lacking even in the best of stories about being single.

Single on Purpose by John Kim

This product was recommended by Rohan Kadam from Biking Know How

To be honest, I always saw singlehood to be vulnerable. I feared it to some extent. I had a failed relationship which affected me alot. This book is the one I took up and I am glad I did so. This book changed my view on singlehood. After reading this book I could actually relate to some factors that resulted in my relationship to fail. Also, I was able to accept singlehood without any fear and turn it into an experience of growth. This book for sure was one of the resource that helped me prepare to embrace healthy relationships.

How to Be Single by Discover Press

This product was recommended by Shannon Kempenich from WhatToGetMy

This book snaps you out of the societal idea of finding happiness in a relationship and teaches you how to find happiness in being you while being single. It has a lot of practical advice you would give any friend who is single.

How to Be Single and Happy by Jennifer Taitz

This product was recommended by Warren Dai from OurPCB Tech

If you’re tired of swiping through dating apps, ghosting, and hearing well-meaning questions about why you’re still single, it’s hard not to feel “less-than” because you haven’t found your soul mate. Until now. How to Be Single and Happy is an empowering, compassionate guide to stop overanalyzing romantic encounters, get over regrets or guilt about past relationships, and identify what you want and need in a partner. But this isn’t just another dating book. Drawing on her extensive expertise as a clinical psychologist, as well as the latest research, hundreds of patient interviews, and key principles in positive psychology, Dr. Jennifer Taitz challenges the most common myths about women and love (like the advice to play hard to get). And while she teaches how to skillfully date, she’ll also help you cultivate the mindset, values, and connections that ensure you’ll live your best, happiest life, whether single or coupled up.

The Invisible String by Patrice Karst

This product was recommended by Warren Dai from OurPCB Tech

With over a million copies sold, this accessible, bestselling picture book phenomenon about the unbreakable connections between loved ones has healed a generation of readers–children and adults alike–and has been updated with new illustrations and an afterword from the author. Also available: Spanish edition (El hilo invisible) and a companion workbook (The Invisible String Workbook). Parents, educators, therapists, and social workers alike have declared The Invisible String the perfect tool for coping with all kinds of separation anxiety, loss, and grief. In this relatable and reassuring contemporary classic, a mother tells her two children that they’re all connected by an invisible string. That’s impossible! the children insist, but still they want to know more: What kind of string? The answer is the simple truth that binds us all: An Invisible String made of love. Even though you can’t see it with your eyes, you can feel it deep in your heart, and know that you are always connected to the ones you love. Does everybody have an Invisible String? How far does it reach? Does it ever go away? This heartwarming picture book for all ages explores questions about the intangible yet unbreakable connections between us, and opens up deeper conversations about love. Recommended and adopted by parenting blogs, bereavement support groups, hospice centers, foster care and social service agencies, military library services, church groups, and educators, The Invisible String offers a very simple approach to overcoming loneliness, separation, or loss with an imaginative twist that children easily understand and embrace, and delivers a particularly compelling message in today’s uncertain times. This special paperback edition includes vibrant new illustrations and an introduction from the author. This book is a beautiful way to begin to try, as parents, to instill in children the impenetrable power of the heart, the energy of love, and the flow that can be felt from the grace in every moment. –Tony

Self-Love Workbook for Women by Megan Logan MSW LCSW

This product was recommended by Warren Dai from OurPCB Tech

Embrace who you are with this guided self-love workbook for women Discover how much there is to love about yourself using this practical workbook for women of all ages. You’ll embark on your journey of self-discovery by learning what self-love is and then immersing yourself in exercises to help you build your self-esteem and improve your relationships.. What sets this self-care journal and workbook apart from other self-love workbooks for women: Proven techniques—Fall in love with yourself using a variety of compassionate exercises rooted in mindfulness and positive psychology. Inspiring prompts and motivating activities—Explore all that you are with quizzes and journaling exercises that will help you tap into your emotions and let go of limiting beliefs. Includes writing space for reflection and introspection. Empowering affirmations—Boost your positivity and nurture yourself using the uplifting affirmations interspersed throughout the book. Create a life filled with purpose and greater self-love using the Self-Love Workbook for Women.

The Unexpected Joy of Being Single by Catherine Gray

This product was recommended by Natasza Klas from Keep It Klasy

The society we live in often makes us believe that to be happy we need to be attached to someone, to be in a relationship. This book made me realise that this is not the case. It has empowered me to see that the love I have for myself is the strongest of all loves. That this love is enough for me to never feel alone. You will laugh, you will cry, you will face your true self while reading this book. Whether you are single now or in a long-term relationship, this book is for you because we all need to learn to love ourselves a little bit more.

Spinster by Kate Bolick

This product was recommended by Eden Cheng from PeopleFinderFree

Spinster is a book that offers a refreshing take on what it means to be a single woman, as it has us question whether or not we truly want to be married, or if this is only something that society has programmed us to see as our greatest goal. In other words, the author makes it her mission to reject the conventional female trajectory and instead opts to go for something that feels more promising and expansive. And she does this by chronicling her research into five female authors that inspired her by diving into their non-traditional lives, as she aims to make peace with her own solo journey.

All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister

This product was recommended by Stephanie Cole from The Roundup

If you’re looking for a book on being an unattached female you will find this an interesting and empowering look at single life. It’s a well written liberating observation of the escapades of a life without a partner and their role in society today and throughout recent history. The book makes you feel proud to be independent and lead an adventurous life without the need for a husband or partner.

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

This product was recommended by Stephanie Cole from The Roundup

If you’ve just become single, have enjoyed being single for some time or are married this book is one to read. It chronicles the author’s trip around the world after her divorce and what she discovered during her travels. It gives you escapism, makes you feel stronger that you could come out the otherside of becoming single. It highlights all of the stages of grief you go through after a breakup. It may even inspire you to rest and plan your own travels to find yourself after a break up. If you’re single or have been single for any length of time in your life and love traveling it will resonate with you and remind you of the amazing adventures you had in your single years.

Never Have I Ever by Katie Heaney

This product was recommended by Hitesh Patel from RRP Jewellers

Katie Heaney is the only person who has ever accurately and hilariously conveyed the anxiety and misery of infatuation. Anybody who has ever been obsessed with an attractive stranger on the subway, on the sidewalk, in school, or at the workplace may relate to her dating experiences and enjoy and agonize with her. But it is Katie’s candid ability to analyze herself that is most appealing and wonderful about this work. She’s self-deprecating and contemplative, as well as delightfully cutting when characterizing the men targets of her affection. Furthermore, the novel attempts to highlight another (often missed) significant passion in a woman’s life: her girlfriends.

Quirkyalone by Sasha Cagen

This product was recommended by Hitesh Patel from RRP Jewellers

This work remains among the most inspiring declarations about the freedom, inspiration, delights, and obstacles of opting to be solo as a self-loving deed instead of a self-depriving one. Confirming the solitary life that several females were beginning to prefer over settling for a mediocre partnership It’s not so much about being with a partner as it is about maintaining a positive condition of bachelorhood. Quirky Alones will form a partnership with somebody who is just as eccentric as they are, and who can embrace and honor each other’s eccentric selves. When this occurs, Cagen confers the term quirky togethers on them to symbolize the choice between different quirkyalones to be with each other.

Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

This product was recommended by Shiv Gupta from Incrementors

A must-read for single people of all ages. Take this cup, flip to any chapter, and discover a new message each time. If you’re doubting yourself, Dolly’s voice is the one you need to hear. Reading her book is like having a genuine discussion with a friend, and her dating stories will always make you giggle. The notion of a solid connection with her female friends is what makes this book so charming. Some portions are funny, some are sad, and some are wise.

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