Awesome anti-Valentine’s Day reads

For many people out there, the Hallmark holiday of Valentine’s Day is just the kind of norm-confirming, rude baloney that deserves to be relegated to the back of the calendar. Hence, we’re here to help! Here are some books that will get you through this irritating, “romance”-focused, is-it-over-yet ordeal of a day.

📚 Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

📚 Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History—without the Fairy-Tale Endings by Linda Rodríguez McRobbie

📚 Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

📚 All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister

📚 How to Be a Person in the World by Heather Havrilesky

📚 The Lonely City by Olivia Laing

📚 Everywhere I Look by Helen Garner

📚 The Breakup Monologues: The Unexpected Joy of Being Heartbreak by Rosie Wilby – check out episode 28 and our interview with the author.

📚 The Unexpected Joy of Being Single by Catherine Gray – check out the book club session on this read.

Are there any books you love to read when you are just living your life to the largest being single?

Published by suswatibasu

Suswati Basu is a writer, journalist, producer and feminist activist residing in London. She has written for the Guardian, Huffington Post and the F-Word blogs, and has worked for various media outlets such as the BBC, Channel 4 and for ITV News/ITN. She currently works as a senior intelligence expert.

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