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Singles Should Read This

Thrive Solo: 9 Must-Reads for Singles Seeking Self-Growth and Adventure
by The Blinkist Team | May 3 2024

Being single isn’t just about navigating the dating scene or managing moments of loneliness. It’s an incredible opportunity for personal growth, self-discovery, and adventure. If you’re ready to embrace the single life with enthusiasm and purpose, we’ve curated a list of transformative reads that proclaim “Singles Should Read This.”

Each of these books offers unique insights into making the most of this chapter in your life. Let’s dive in.

The 9 Books Every Single Should Read

1. The Art of Living Alone and Loving It

Jane Mathews serves as a beacon of independence with “The Art of Living Alone and Loving It.” She details how to tackle the challenges of living solo head-on, turning them into opportunities for growth and self-satisfaction. Whether it’s mastering the art of treating yourself, decluttering your space and mind, or simply enjoying your own company, this book is a powerful testament to the joys of being single. Get the key ideas on Blinkist in just 22 minutes.

2. Sex for One

Betty Dodson champions the idea that self-love is a vital aspect of personal happiness in “Sex for One.” This groundbreaking book encourages singles to explore and understand their own sexuality. It’s a liberating read that offers permission to celebrate your body and desires without shame or reliance on a partner—because self-exploration is a key part of self-growth. Get the key ideas on Blinkist in just 24 minutes.

3. The 5 Love Languages

Gary Chapman’s “The 5 Love Languages” isn’t just for couples. Understanding your love language can greatly improve self-awareness and how you interact with others. As a single, knowing what makes you feel appreciated and loved can help you build stronger relationships in every aspect of your life. It’s a valuable tool for anyone, single or not, to communicate love and care effectively. Get the key ideas on Blinkist in just 20 minutes.

4. Going Solo

Eric Klinenberg takes us on a journey through the societal shift in “Going Solo.” The book paints a comprehensive picture of why more people are choosing to live alone and how they’re thriving in this new reality. It’s a compelling read for singles who want to feel connected to a larger movement of independence and self-sufficiency.Get the key ideas on Blinkist in just 11 minutes.

5. Deeper Dating

Ken Page’s “Deeper Dating” shifts the focus from the hunt for a partner to the cultivation of self-love and authenticity. It’s about finding connections that resonate with your core being. For singles, this book is a roadmap to understanding that the most important relationship you have is with yourself. Get the key ideas on Blinkist in just 18 minutes.

6. Vagabonding

Rolf Potts’s “Vagabonding” is an ode to the freedom that comes with being single. It’s a transformative read that encourages you to take time off from your normal life to discover and experience the world on your own terms. This book is a must-read for singles who equate singleness with adventure and self-led exploration. Get the key ideas on Blinkist in just 17 minutes.

7.  30 Lessons for Loving

Karl Pillemer’s “30 Lessons for Loving” offers timeless wisdom from long-married couples. But for singles, it’s a treasure trove of insights on what truly matters in lasting relationships, including the one you have with yourself. This book encourages singles to cultivate qualities that lead to deep, meaningful connections. Get the key ideas on Blinkist in just 13 minutes.

8. A Return to Love

Marianne Williamson’s “A Return to Love” teaches us that love is the essential foundation of everything we do. For singles, this book is a call to embrace self-love and extend that love outward. It’s a spiritual guide that helps readers unlock a more fulfilling, love-filled life, starting from within.
Get the key ideas on Blinkist in just 17 minutes.

9. How to be an Adult in Relationships

David Richo’s book is a brilliant guide for singles looking to understand the mechanics of healthy relationships. “How to be an Adult in Relationships” helps you develop the skills to build a solid relationship with yourself and others, making it a crucial read for anyone navigating life solo. Get the key ideas on Blinkist in just 26 minutes.

As a single, you have a unique opportunity to reinvent your life on your own terms. These books are gateways to embracing your single status with pride and purpose.

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