10 books to read when going through a breakup

Breakup, the very word feels like someone stabbed you in your heart mercilessly. Breakup is one of the most dreaded things in anyone’s life, nobody wants to go through it and yet many of us find ourselves on that path where it becomes inevitable. But most hated thing is not actually the breakup, if you really think about it; it is that time which follows after that, where you need the positive motivation to move on in life and never to lose the hope. Books at this point always comes to rescue, a great book can actually help you to straighten out you whole thought process and to bring in the positive vibe in your life which you desperately need at such time. Books can easily answer your questions about love, hate, relationship its complexities and the ultimate redemption. Books can make you laugh, feel good, gain confidence and bring the very essence of your life, that is, Hope. It is hard to find such books though but we have selected some of the highly recommended books from the readers and the critics for you which can help you to get over your break up pretty easily. So let’s start the journey.

1. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened , by Jenny Lawson

Lets pretend Book

If you have forgotten laughing, then wait till you read this book, Jenny Lawson will fill your eyes with happy tears and an ache on your cheeks due to laughing by recounting her most embarrassing moments.

2. Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

Only two words for it, Laugh riot, it takes all your frustration out and it is one of those brilliant books which you visit again and again and laugh even harder than before.

3. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

This is an epic comedy where the protagonist Rob Fleming discusses his top five breakups and the painfully funny details related to them. Awesome read.

4. Game of Thrones by George RR Martin

Game of Thrones by George RR Martin

I know you may probably have seen the series, but believe the books will engross you completely and take you in altogether different world.

5. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

It is probably one of the loveliest books ever written which tells a very simple and universal truth, every girl is a Princess, it is their right.

6. The Princess Bride, by William Goldman

 The Princess Bride, by William Goldman

Just read this epic fantasy to regain hope in true love, it is also one of the funniest fantasies; it has all the essential components of a great fantasy novel.

7. The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown

You may think that it is a self help book but it is not, it is a book of revelation where you will find yourself in awe as each page will unfold all your problems in front of you with their simple solutions. A must read to empower yourself psychologically.

8. I Thought It Was Just Me by Brené Brown

I Thought It Was Just Me by Brené Brown

Another great book by Brene Brown which talks about the painful effects of shame and gives out some powerful strategies, and transforms women’s ability handle her life in a highly positive manner.

9. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

The book is a diary, where the girl named Anne Frank documents her two years life while experiencing the holocaust and keeping her hope alive to once again breath the air of freedom. Read it to know the importance of life and freedom.

10. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

To know what is outside this endless circle of life and for the redemption this is one of the best novels you can choose to read. It takes you beyond relationship, love, hate, greed and ego and leaves you with a heart full of love and compassion.


  1. Breaking up is slowly becoming an integral part of the Indian youth culture. Blame the westernization or the impact of internet and technology, relationships happen and so end too at the same rate!
    The above mentioned books seem to be apt to curb the feeling of a breakup. Apart from it, one of the good books, I remember is “Love happens, so does break up”
    In fact, other than reading, music and traveling also helps/

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