Break up are never easy to go through, nevertheless everybody experienced it and almost all are devastated by it. There are alot of ways to deal with break up, and reading the right books are one of it. To curl up on your bed with a good book, a cup of tea, and a box of tissue might be the remedy you need to then go on continue your life as the sun will keep rising tomorrow. Here are twelve great books to help you get over breakup:

First Published: 2012

Plot Summary:
This book filled with collection of advice to self help about love and life from the author “Dear Sugar” advice column on The Rumpus online magazine. She is the best selling of “Wild” memoir adapated to film with Academy Award nomination for category of best actress, and best supporting actress. This book itself has debuted at no five on New York Times best seller list.

Reason for You to Read This:
This collection of advice were the best of Dear Sugar column which then were on anonymous writer. It will speak to your heart about relationship and life, packed with humor, compassion, and honesty. The best remedy to your broken heart or even anything life cause you.

Best Quote:
“Most things will be okay eventually, but not everything will be. Sometimes you’ll put up a good fight and lose. Sometimes you’ll hold on really hard and realize there is no choice but to let go. Acceptance is a small, quiet room.”

First Published: 2007

Plot Summary:
Irina McGovern life a peaceful life with her partner Lawrence Trainer in London, she works as children’s book illustrator. His partner is a smart, disciplined, intellectual, and loyal man, in their group of few friends their relationship is strong. Until one night she kiss their old friend Ramsey Acton, live in South London, stylish, passionate, extravagant, and a top snooker player. But their kiss have aftermatch affecting her career, relationship with family and friend, and her peaceful life.

Reason for You to Read this:
This book reveal Irina’s alternate future with two different characters of men but both are honorable. Her fate to choose which men is hanging on a single kiss, but it is not obviously written to which she is better to be with. For you the heartbroken, this book is a great read. You can use your own judgement to help her choose and imagine the result afterward in the game of what if?

Best Quote:
“Giving anyone anything takes courage, since so many presents backfire. A gift conspicuously at odds with your tastes serves only to betray that the benefactor has no earthly clue who you are.”

First Published: 2000

Plot Summary:
Alice Raikes board on a train from London to Scotland in order to visit her family, upon ariving she witnesses a shocking events and immediately return to London. Then she get in a n accident that cause her to lies in coma, but it is suspected she try to kill herself. Her family waiting at her bedside start to argue while she float through her consciousness reminiscing her past and love relationship.

Reason for You to Read This:
If you want to just distract yourself from your misery, you can try reading this book and delve in Alice story of absence. It grips on her choices which will slowly echo and affect not only people around you but until the generations ahead. A closer look of how a mind works apart from concious.

Best Quote:
“She has spent most of the day rading and is feeling rather out of touch with reality, as if her own life has become insubstantial in the face of the fiction she’s been absorbed in.”

9Dolores Claiborne: A Novel by Stephen King

First Published: 1992

Plot Summary:
Dolores Claiborne is being interrogated regarding the death of an elderly woman and her employer Vera Donovan. She talk about how she didn’t involved in Vera’s death, albeit Vera mental and physical declines of the years has make her a chalenging person to take care of. But she confess to organized her huband Joe St George’s death 30 years before, after she discover he sexually molested their teenager daughter Selena. She also uncover her unhappy marriage and her loyalty to her employer all this years.

Reason for You to Read This:
This book show the other side of a woman when she need to save herself and the people she loves. It delves on her abusive relationship with her husband and how she finally reach to the point she cannot tolerate anymore. It shows us the love of a mother for their child and to love yourself is more important than living in an illusion.

Best Quote:
“Sometimes you have to be a high riding bitch to survive, sometimes, being a bitch is all a woman has to hang on to.”

First Published: 2003

Plot Summary:
Bill Bryson literary wrote about every aspect of science he tried to understand, such as chemistry, astronomy, paleontology, and particle physics. Where he also explains about time from The Big Bang until discovery of quantum mechanics, via evolution and geology,

Reason for You to Read This:
If you’re looking for book of drama free this is the book you need, to understand more about the earth we live in makes our personal feeling is just so small and some of the mindblowing information in it is enough to make you mesmerized and took away your attention. And don’t worry the author has write it in such simple narration and understable language, so it was so easy to understand unlike other heavy and deep book of science. It even sold over 300,000 copies and one of the best selling science book of 2005 in United Kingdom.

Best Quote:
“It is a slightly arresting notion that if you were to pick yourself apart with tweezers, one atom at a time, you would produce a mound of fine atomic dust, none of which had ever been alive but all of which had once been you.”

7You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz

First Published: 2014

Plot Summary:
This novel follows on Grace Sachs and her strong belief she knows everyhting there is to know about women, especially how women don’t value their own hunch about how men are really like so they then have to face the problems arise. And when Grace thought she knew her husband enough, she just skip the step of getting to know each other well which then lead her husband to be missing, witness violent death, and others.

Reason for You to Read This:
This book will surely make you feel that your breakup is just small matter, compare to the events Grace goes through. With easy to read plot and witty narrative, this is a book you should get to make you entirely feel better.

Best Quote:
“If a woman chose the wrong person, he was always going to be the wrong person: that was all. The most capable therapist in the world wouldn’t be able to do much more than negotiate the treaty.”

First Published: 2006

Plot Summary:
The main female character meet and fall in love with Eugene, while he keeps coming and out of her life he remains oblivious to her feeling. Yet she keep goes on obsessing to be in love with him for almost ten years. Her fixation of Eugene is simply just make you frustrated and yet entertaining.

Reason for You to Read This:
This book signature writing is full of wit ,realistic, and typcial boy meet girl plot. By reading this you’ll feel like the main character is confessing her entire life to you, and the thought of someone could be so in love to another though he had moved in just refreshing. It will make you believe in love again, to just bravely love someone just because, and how it make you feel alive though you get less than you hope in return.

Best Quote:
“Dot is lonely. Are you surprised? It’s hard to find friends when you’re only Dot-sized.”

First Published: 2008

Plot Summary:
This book breaks down the complexity of human heart, a collection of hundreds of stories about romance, love, and separation. The window to the circle of passion from loving someone, being loved by someone, to the loss of love, and then back to falling in love again.

Reason for You to Read This:
This is the book for the meredy of broken heart, knowing from the stories that alot of other people in the world go through the same thing you do is a kind of best consolation. Knowing that you are not alone when you’re in a broken heart or to the fact that many other people experience it worse than you is surely going to make you feel better. This brilliant compilation of love and heartbreak story unmistakably is literary just like the title, a memoirs of six word yet would aim right through your heart.

Best Quote:
“Unrequited love is just another addiction.”

4High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

First Published: 1995

Plot Summary:
This novel focuses on Rob Fleming who own a record shop in London, in his mid thirties and his girlfriend Laura has just broke up with him. And then Rob sets out to re-examine his five most memorable break up by finding those five former girlfriends. At the end he rekindled his relationship with Laura and in a profoundly new path of of his occupation while relising his fear of commitment and declaring his commitment to Laura.

Reason for You to Read This:
This book will make you believe again in the power of music and love, sweep you to the way of love to break up and then reconciliation which will inspire you. Not only that this book will also remind you to the wonder of being in love and set on course to finding love again.

Best Quote:
“What came first – the music or the misery? Did I listen to the music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to the music? Do all those records turn you into a melancholy person?”

3This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz

First Published: 2012

Plot Summary:
This collection of stories revolving around passionate love, toxic love, and maternal love. Equiped with unlimited supply of energetic and passionate vibe, it shows everyone longing and need for love. The kind that will brings you to conclusion of passion over everything else.

Reason for You to Read This:
This book will transform you to the experiences you never know before, the intangible thread of love weaving around connecting with everybody. In essence everybody who reads it will be able to connect with the narration. The kind that is so intense will make you have a good cry and get the sense of it to move on with your life.

Best Quote:
“And that’s when I know it’s over. As soon as you start thinking about the beginning, it’s the end.”

First Published: 1996

Plot Summary:
This is a year account of Bridget, the single thirty something single working woman who lives in London and her career, family, friends, romantic relationship, her self image, and her bad habits. She writes extensively about her daily struggles with her weight loss plans, her bad habits of alcohol and cigarettes over indulgence, her career, and the support given by her circle of friends regarding her life, her visits to her parents and their drama, and mostly the constant of other people badgering to her love life, essentially the eccentricities of the British middle class society.

Reason for You to Read This:
This is a peek of single personal life in middle class of british society, filled with honesty and humor. This book will remind you of the perks and problems being single, yet it is written in such humor will make you forgot about your own breakup. This book even have been adapted to film with positive critical acclaim, if you ever watch it you would want to read the original version in the book.

Best Quote:
“Can officially confirm that the way to a man’s heart these days is not through beauty, food, sex, or alluringness of character, but merely the ability to seem not very interested in him.”

First Published: 2007

Plot Summary:
The story centered at Elizabeth Gilbert in her 32 years old who have it all, a marriage, a beautiful home, a successful career. Though she have it all, she is unhappy in her marriage and finally divorce with her husband. After a devastating rebound relationship she decide to go to year journey at Italy to eat and enjoy life, then India to find spirituality, and last to Bali Indonesia to find balance. All the while her journey leads her to a mind opening means of truly being alive and happy inside and out.

Reason for you to read this:
This book is actually Elizabeth Gilbert own experience, and it is fascinating and really open your minds to a different perspective of life. To follow her on her brave decision and journey to find what she really want in life. And it is even more enjoyable to just imagine her adventure in those three wonderful cities and countries with its own beauty, culture, and lessons learned from her experiences.

Best Quote:
“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.”

 

CONCLUSION
Love the universal language of everybody around the world, but sometimes it will brings us missery and heart break. But then after we deal with it and heal, we could move on and fall in love again. After all love is all we need, living in this world without love is like food without salt. Most of the times, to heal the broken heart we need times, good friends or family, and a heap of good book to give you the different perspective. These twelve books above will help you to it.

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