10 Best books to heal a broken heart in 2018

 

“How strange it is, that after all that we are strangers again.” – Lang Leav

 

Going through a breakup is hard. Heartbreak can be devastating and leave us shattered like glass, but it doesn’t mean that life is over for us. Breaking up is simply life telling us that it’s time to take another path. Something new and unfamiliar can be extremely scary, but all we have to do is begin putting one foot in front of another. Before you know it, you’ll be out of the woods and on your new journey in no time.

 

One of the best ways to deal with a broken heart is to read. Get lost in fiction, dive into inspirational words, and come out the other side a little more healed. Here’s a list of our 10 best breakup books.

 

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Eat, Pray, Love is a classic read by men and women everywhere. There’s everything from love, to breakups, rebound relationships, and learning to enjoy life after a divorce. While living in Italy, Gilbert indulges in delicious cuisine before traveling to India. When she finally lands in Indonesia, she finds the most unexpected thing – love.

 

Why We Picked It

To remind you, first and foremost, not to fall right back into a rebound relationship. But secondly, it’s one of the most loved books of our time while teaching us to love ourselves, give love a little patience, and travel! You never know what’s around the next corner.

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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

 

It’s their fifth wedding anniversary. Nick and Amy are living a blissful life in Missouri when Amy suddenly disappears. Pressure quickly mounts and fingers start pointing, “is Nick the killer?” You’ll never believe the plot twist of this story we guarantee it.

 

Why We Picked It

Ever heard of distraction? Yep. This book is the perfect distraction from feeling all of those heartbreak feelings you’re going through. From the twists to the turns, Gone Girl will suck you in just like your ex did. Unlike your ex, this book will give you the relief you need and a little break from reality.

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If We Ever Break Up, This Is My Book by Jason Logan

 

Not too keen on actually reading a lot of words? This is the book for you. It holds wonderfully simple drawings, each accompanied by very poignant captions. We guarantee you’ll cry and laugh during this emotional, visual reading.

 

Why We Picked It

Going through a breakup means you’re dealing with a range of emotions. This book addresses them all. From how to pack your things when you’re leaving to how to negotiate the awkward post-breakup meeting, this book has it all.

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Emma by Jane Austen

 

A delightful book about a young girl who believes she’s naturally gifted to make love matches. When she tries to find a match for her friend Harriet, she finds herself in the most peculiar of situations- she falls in love herself.

 

Why We Picked It

When you’re newly single, it’s easy to convince yourself that you need to stay that way. However, sometimes life gives us new opportunities, and new loves. We must always remember to stay open to what life puts in front of us. Our past should never dictate our future.

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Good Grief by Lolly Winston

 

After her husband’s death, Sophie is inconsolable and depressed. She begins wearing slippers to work, wearing big clothes and surrounding herself with her husband’s things. She even quits her jobs and moves to a different city. Eventually, she gets control of her life and starts living again.

 

Why We Picked It

It’s easy to connect with Sophie’s grief when you’re going through a breakup, and it’s nice to know that you’re not alone in your devastation. You might even get a chuckle or two out of the bizarre things that Sophie does. Maybe you aren’t so crazy after all!

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If I Stay by Gayle Forman

 

In If I Stay, the main character Mia has everything: a wonderful boyfriend, family, and future full of music and possibilities. When all of that is taken away from her she’s caught between her happy past and an uncertain future.

 

Why We Picked It

If I Stay is both tragic and full of hope. It recounts the sadness of the past, but reminds us to stay optimistic about our futures. A story that touches on death, living, loving, music, and memories, it’s the perfect breakup story.

 

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The Underminer: The Best Friend Who Casually Destroys Your Life by Virginia Heffernan

 

The Underminer is a book about friends who remind you of every mistake you’ve made. They’re eternal pessimists. Throughout the book you’ll be drawn to hate that evil friend, but that’s the point!

 

Why We Picked It
Full of satire, Heffernan’s book is humorous and reminds us of small mistakes we’ve made in our life. If you’re feeling down, pick this good read up and snicker at yourself for a moment or two. We’ve all made mistakes. We’ve all had our ups and downs. Sometimes it’s easier to just laugh at them!If you’re feeling extra saucy, you could even send the book to your ex. We all know they’ve made plenty of mistakes.

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Impossible is Stupid by Osayi Oscar-Empkpae

 

Impossible is Stupid is an inspiring collection of situations explained to us in a very easy-to-understand manner. When we stop and think about the way we react in certain situations, it gives us pause to wonder if we could really be better in each of them.

 

Why We Picked It

Breaking up is the perfect time to do a little self-reflection. Are you sad, lonely, or depressed? This book is perfect for you. It asks the tough questions and truly makes us think about ourselves, as well as about our next moves.

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The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

For centuries man has uttered the words, “What is the secret of life?” Well, Rhonda Byrne has the answer. From money, health, relationships with others, to happiness, you’ll begin to understand that The Secret is within you. The vibrations that are in you reflect the vibrations that the universe will also return to you.

 

Why We Picked It

This best-selling book inspires us to stay positive. What’s happened in the past should stay in the past, because going through a breakup doesn’t mean that our lives are over. It simply means that it’s time to look at life through a fresh perspective and move on.

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Princess Bitch: The Sassy Guide to Relationships, Power, and Success by Nicci Leigh

You’ve probably already guessed it, but this book is a sassy little number. Through its 13 rules, you’ll learn how to reconnect with your feminine side and become successful, happy, and totally satisfied with your life.

 

Why We Picked It

It’s time to learn how to stand on your own two feet. Overcome your fears and take a step toward becoming the woman you’ve always wanted to be. You’re a strong independent woman that doesn’t need a man! You’ve got everything you need.

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