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The Best Books For And About Solitude

March 27, 2017

“What are the best books for solitude?” We looked at 274 books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

Some of the best fiction and nonfiction books for and about solitude. The top 19 books, all appearing on 2 or more lists, are ranked below with images, description, and links. The remaining titles, as well as the sources we used, can be found at the bottom of the page.

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The Top Books For Quiet and Solitude



19 .) Celebrating Time Alone: Stories of Splendid Solitude by Lionel Fisher

Lists It Appears On:

  • Online Psychology Degree
  • Lone Wolf

“Choosing to enrich your life by yourself is very different from being “lonely.” In Celebrating Time Alone, Lionel Fisher shares his personal reflections on solitude, brought into sharp focus by living alone for six years on a remote Pacific Northwest beach.

He supplements his own reflections by interviewing men and women in sixteen states, in both rural and urban settings, who have stretched the envelope of their aloneness to Waldenesque proportions.

All the material is intended to offer counsel, inspiration, affirmation, insights, encouragement, and advice on living well alone, to help learn to use solitude and periods of aloneness for self-discovery and personal growth—whether they choose aloneness or have it thrust on them.”

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18 .) Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone by Eric Klinenberg

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Lone Wolf

“With eye-opening statistics, original data, and vivid portraits of people who live alone, renowned sociologist Eric Klinenberg upends conventional wisdom to deliver the definitive take on how the rise of going solo is transforming the American experience.
Klinenberg shows that most single dwellers—whether in their twenties or eighties—are deeply engaged in social and civic life. There’s even evidence that people who live alone enjoy better mental health and have more environmentally sustainable lifestyles. Drawing on more than three hundred in-depth interviews, Klinenberg presents a revelatory examination of the most significant demographic shift since the baby boom and offers surprising insights on the benefits of this epochal change.”

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17 .) I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Hungry Reader
  • Goodreads 2

“Robert Neville may well be the last living man on Earth . . . but he is not alone.

An incurable plague has mutated every other man, woman, and child into bloodthirsty, nocturnal creatures who are determined to destroy him.

By day, he is a hunter, stalking the infected monstrosities through the abandoned ruins of civilization. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for dawn…”

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16 .) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Bookshelf of Emily J.
  • The Guardian

Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead, subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield, falls in love with Mr. Rochester, and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman’s passionate search for a wider and richer life than Victorian society traditionally allowed.

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15 .) Journal of a Solitude by May Sarton

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Lone Wolf

“I am here alone for the first time in weeks,” May Sarton begins this book, “to take up my ‘real’ life again at last. That is what is strange―that friends, even passionate love,are not my real life, unless there is time alone in which to explore what is happening or what has happened.” In this journal, she says, “I hope to break through into the rough, rocky depths,to the matrix itself. There is violence there and anger never resolved. My need to be alone is balanced against my fear of what will happen when suddenly I enter the huge empty silence if I cannot find support there.”

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14 .) Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Bookshelf of Emily J.
  • Goodreads 2

The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days while lost at sea. When they finally reach the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, never to be seen again. The Japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to believe his story and press him to tell them “the truth.” After hours of coercion, Pi tells a second story, a story much less fantastical, much more conventional–but is it more true?

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13 .) Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection by John T. Cacioppo & William Patrick

Lists It Appears On:

  • About Great Books
  • Lone Wolf

University of Chicago social neuroscientist John T. Cacioppo unveils his pioneering research on the startling effects of loneliness: a sense of isolation or social rejection disrupts not only our thinking abilities and will power but also our immune systems, and can be as damaging as obesity or smoking. A blend of biological and social science, this book demonstrates that, as individuals and as a society, we have everything to gain, and everything to lose, in how well or how poorly we manage our need for social bonds.

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12 .) Notes From the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Lists It Appears On:

  • Lone Wolf
  • Goodreads 2

From the primitive peasant who kills without understanding that he is destroying a human life, to the anxious antihero of Notes From Underground—a man who both craves and despises affection—this volume and its often-tormented characters showcase Dostoyevsky’s evolving outlook on man’s fate. The compelling works presented here were written at distinct periods in the author’s life, at decisive moments in his groping for a political philosophy and a religious answer.

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11 .) One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Bookshelf of Emily J.
  • The Hungry Reader

One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad, and alive with unforgettable men and women—brimming with truth, compassion, and a lyrical magic that strikes the soul—this novel is a masterpiece in the art of fiction.

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10 .) Party of One: The Loners’ Manifesto by Anneli Rufus

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Lone Wolf

The Buddha. Rene Descartes. Emily Dickinson. Greta Garbo. Bobby Fischer. J. D. Salinger: Loners, all—along with as many as 25 percent of the world’s population. Loners keep to themselves, and like it that way. Yet in the press, in films, in folklore, and nearly everywhere one looks, loners are tagged as losers and psychopaths, perverts and pity cases, ogres and mad bombers, elitists and wicked witches. Too often, loners buy into those messages and strive to change, making themselves miserable in the process by hiding their true nature—and hiding from it. Loners as a group deserve to be reassessed—to claim their rightful place, rather than be perceived as damaged goods that need to be “fixed.” In Party of One Anneli Rufus — a prize-winning, critically acclaimed writer with talent to burn — has crafted a morally urgent, historically compelling tour de force—a long-overdue argument in defense of the loner, then and now. Marshalling a polymath’s easy erudition to make her case, assembling evidence from every conceivable arena of culture as well as interviews with experts and loners worldwide and her own acutely calibrated analysis, Rufus rebuts the prevailing notion that aloneness is indistinguishable from loneliness, the fallacy that all of those who are alone don’t want to be, and wouldn’t be, if only they knew how.

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9 .) Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 2
  • The Hungry Reader

Daniel Defoe relates the tale of an English sailor marooned on a desert island for nearly three decades. An ordinary man struggling to survive in extraordinary circumstances, Robinson Crusoe wrestles with fate and the nature of God.

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8 .) Solitude: Seeking Wisdom in Extremes: A Year Alone in the Patagonia Wilderness by Robert Kull

Lists It Appears On:

  • Lone Wolf
  • Goodreads

Years after losing his lower right leg in a motorcycle crash, Robert Kull traveled to a remote island in Patagonia’s coastal wilderness with equipment and supplies to live alone for a year. He sought to explore the effects of deep solitude on the body and mind and to find the spiritual answers he’d been seeking all his life. With only a cat and his thoughts as companions, he wrestled with inner storms while the wild forces of nature raged around him. The physical challenges were immense, but the struggles of mind and spirit pushed him even further.

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7 .) Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse

Lists It Appears On:

  • Lone Wolf
  • Goodreads 2

Harry Haller is a sad and lonely figure, a reclusive intellectual for whom life holds no joy. He struggles to reconcile the wild primeval wolf and the rational man within himself without surrendering to the bourgeois values he despises. His life changes dramatically when he meerts a woman who is his opposite, the carefree and elusive Hermine. The tale of the Steppenwolf culminates in the surreal Magic Theater for mad men only.

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6 .) The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bustle
  • Goodreads 2

Fernando Pessoa was many writers in one. He attributed his prolific writings to a wide range of alternate selves, each of which had a distinct biography, ideology. and horoscope. When he died in 935, Pessoa left behind a trunk filled with unfinished and unpublished writings, among which were the remarkable pages that make up his posthumous masterpiece, The Book of Disquiet, an astonishing work that, in George Steiner’s words, “gives to Lisbon the haunting spell of Joyce’s Dublin or Kafka’s Prague.”

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5 .) The Labyrinth of Solitude by Octavio Paz

Lists It Appears On:

  • Lone Wolf
  • Bustle

In this international classic, Paz has written one of the most enduring and powerful works ever created on Mexico and its people, character, and culture. Compared to Ortega y Gasset’s The Revolt of the Masses for its trenchant analysis, this collection contains his most famous work, “The Labyrinth of Solitude,” a beautifully written and deeply felt discourse on Mexico’s quest for identity that gives us an unequalled look at the country hidden behind “the mask.” Also included are “The Other Mexico,” “Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude,” “Mexico and the United States,” and “The Philanthropic Ogre,” all of which develop the themes of the title essay and extend his penetrating commentary to the United States and Latin America.

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4 .) Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bustle
  • Goodreads

At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

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3 .) Drinking the Rain by Alix Kates Shulman

Lists It Appears On:

  • What Shoul I Read Next?
  • Lone Wolf
  • Goodreads 2

“At fifty, Alix Kates Shulman, author of the celebrated feminist novel, Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen, left a city life dense with political activism, family and literary community, and went to live alone on an island off the coast of Maine. On a windswept beach, in a cabin with no plumbing, power, or telephone, she found that she was learning to live all over again.

In this luminous, spirited book, she charts her subsequent path as she learned not simply the joys of meditative solitude, but to integrate her new awareness into a busy, committed, even hectic mainland life.”

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2 .) Solitude: A Return to the Self by Anthony Storr

Lists It Appears On:

  • What Shoul I Read Next?
  • Goodreads
  • Lone Wolf

A pre-eminent work in self-help and popular psychology literature, Solitude was seminal in challenging the psychological paradigm that “interpersonal relationships of an intimate kind are the chief, if not the only, source of human happiness.” Indeed, most self-help literature still places relationships at the center of human existence. Lucid and lyrical, Storr’s book argues that solitude ranks alongside relationships in its impact on an individual’s well-being and productivity, as well as on society’s progress and health. Citing numerous examples of brilliant scholars and artists—from Beethoven and Kant to Anne Sexton and Beatrix Potter—he argues that solitary activity is essential not only for geniuses, but often for the average person as well. For nearly three decades, readers have found inspiration and renewal in Storr’s erudite, compassionate vision of the human experience—and the benefits and joy of solitude.

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1 .) Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Bustle
  • Goodreads 2
  • What Should I Read Next?

In 1845, Henry David Thoreau moved into a cabin by Walden Pond. With the intention of immersing himself in nature and distancing himself from the distractions of social life, Thoreau sustained his retreat for just over two years. More popular than ever, “Walden” is a paean to the virtues of simplicity and self-sufficiency.

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The Remaining Best Books For Quiet & Solitude



 

# Book Author List
(Books Appear On 1 List Each)
20 1984 George Orwell The Bookshelf of Emily J.
21 A Book of Silence Sara Maitland Lone Wolf
22 A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens The Bookshelf of Emily J.
23 A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole The Bookshelf of Emily J.
24 A Country Year: Living the Questions Sue Hubbell Goodreads
25 A Fine Balance Rohinton Mistry The Bookshelf of Emily J.
26 A Mediocre Man A.K. Hill Goodreads 2
27 A Moveable Feast Ernest Hemingway The Guardian
28 A Prayer for Owen Meany John Irving The Bookshelf of Emily J.
29 A Room of One’s Own Virginia Woolf Goodreads 2
30 A Suitable Boy Vikram Seth The Bookshelf of Emily J.
31 A Tale Of Two Cities Charles Dickens The Bookshelf of Emily J.
32 A Town Like Alice Nevil Shute The Bookshelf of Emily J.
33 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Bookshelf of Emily J.
34 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll The Bookshelf of Emily J.
35 All the King’s Men Robert Penn Warren The Guardian
36 Alone Richard E. Byrd Lone Wolf
37 Alone: Finding Connection in a Lonely World Andy Braner About Great Books
38 Aloneness in America: the Stories that Matter Robert A. Ferguson Lone Wolf
39 Americanah Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Bustle
40 Amy Falls Down Jincy Willett NPR
41 An Experiment in Love Hilary Mantel The Guardian
42 An Unknown Woman Alice Koller Goodreads
43 And She Lived Happily Ever After: Finding Fulfillment as a Single Woman Skip McDonald Online Psychology Degree
44 Animal Farm George Orwell The Bookshelf of Emily J.
45 Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy The Bookshelf of Emily J.
46 Anne of Green Gables L. M. Montgomery The Bookshelf of Emily J.
47 Atonement Ian McEwan The Bookshelf of Emily J.
48 Becoming Human Jean Vanier Online Psychology Degree
49 Birdsong Sebastian Faulks The Bookshelf of Emily J.
50 Bleak House Charles Dickens The Bookshelf of Emily J.
51 Brave New World Aldous Huxley The Bookshelf of Emily J.
52 Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh The Bookshelf of Emily J.
53 Bridget Jones’s Diary Helen Fielding The Bookshelf of Emily J.
54 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin Louis De Bernieres The Bookshelf of Emily J.
55 Captain Rum: A Wondrous Adventure John Perrier Goodreads 2
56 Catch-22 Joseph Heller The Bookshelf of Emily J.
57 Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger The Bookshelf of Emily J.
58 Changing Liv Ullmann The Guardian
59 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl The Bookshelf of Emily J.
60 Charlotte’s Web E. B. White The Bookshelf of Emily J.
61 Chronicles of Narnia CS Lewis The Bookshelf of Emily J.
62 Cloud Atlas David Mitchell The Bookshelf of Emily J.
63 Cold Comfort Farm Stella Gibbons The Bookshelf of Emily J.
64 Cold Skin Albert Sanchez Pinol What Shoul I Read Next?
65 Complete Works of Shakespeare The Bookshelf of Emily J.
66 Concrete Island J.G. Ballard Goodreads 2
67 Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky The Bookshelf of Emily J.
68 David Copperfield Charles Dickens The Bookshelf of Emily J.
69 Death on the Installment Plan Louis-Ferdinand Céline Goodreads 2
70 Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness Edward Abbey Lone Wolf
71 Desolation Angels Jack Kerouac Lone Wolf
72 Distant Shores KRISTIN HANNAH What Shoul I Read Next?
73 Doppler Erlend Loe Goodreads 2
74 Dracula Bram Stoker The Bookshelf of Emily J.
75 Dune Frank Herbert The Bookshelf of Emily J.
76 Emma Jane Austen The Bookshelf of Emily J.
77 Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life Judith Orloff Online Psychology Degree
78 Far From The Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy The Bookshelf of Emily J.
79 Fifty Days of Solitude Doris Grumbach Lone Wolf
80 Frankenstein Mary Shelley Publishers Weekly
81 Freedom From Loneliness: 52 Ways To Stop Feeling Lonely Jennifer Page About Great Books
82 Germinal Emile Zola The Bookshelf of Emily J.
83 God’s Outrageous Claims: Discover What They Mean for You Lee Strobel About Great Books
84 Godric Frederick Buechner Goodreads 2
85 Gone With The Wind Margaret Mitchell The Bookshelf of Emily J.
86 Good Morning, Midnight Jean Rhys Publishers Weekly
87 Graceful Simplicity: Toward a Philosophy and Politics of Simple Living Jerome M. Segal Lone Wolf
88 Great Expectations Charles Dickens The Bookshelf of Emily J.
89 Hamlet William Shakespeare The Bookshelf of Emily J.
90 Happy Days Samuel Beckett Publishers Weekly
91 Harry Potter series J. K. Rowling The Bookshelf of Emily J.
92 Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad The Bookshelf of Emily J.
93 His Dark Materials Philip Pullman The Bookshelf of Emily J.
94 Hopecasting: Finding, Keeping, and Sharing the Things Unseen Mark Oestreicher Online Psychology Degree
95 How to Be Alone Tanya Davis Goodreads
96 How to Be Alone Sara Maitland Goodreads
97 I Love Dick Chris Kraus Publishers Weekly
98 Ice Anna Kavan Publishers Weekly
99 In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise George Prochnik Lone Wolf
100 In Search of Lost Time Marcel Proust Bustle
101 Into the Wild Jon Krakauer Goodreads
102 Invisible Man Ralph Ellison Lone Wolf
103 Invitation to Solitude and Silence: Experiencing God’s Transforming Presence Ruth Haley Barton, R Ruth Barton What Shoul I Read Next?
104 Journey to the End of the Night Louis-Ferdinand Céline Goodreads 2
105 Jude the Obscure Thomas Hardy The Bookshelf of Emily J.
106 Keeping the World Away Margaret Forster What Shoul I Read Next?
107 Kinder Than Solitude Yiyun Li Goodreads 2
108 LA SOLITUDINE DEI NUMERI PRIMI Paolo Giordano What Shoul I Read Next?
109 Leaving Loneliness: A Workbook: Building Relationships with Yourself and Others David Narang Ph.D. About Great Books
110 Leaving the Atocha Station Ben Lerner The Guardian
111 Les Miserables Victor Hugo The Bookshelf of Emily J.
112 Listening Below the Noise Anne D. LeClaire Lone Wolf
113 Little Women Louisa M. Alcott The Bookshelf of Emily J.
114 Living Alone and Loving It Barbara Feldon About Great Books
115 Lolita Vladimir Nabokov The Bookshelf of Emily J.
116 Lonesome Traveler Jack Kerouac Bustle
117 Lord of the Flies William Golding The Bookshelf of Emily J.
118 Lost Trail: Nine Days Alone in the Wilderness Donn Fendler Goodreads
119 Love In The Time Of Cholera Gabriel Garcia Marquez The Bookshelf of Emily J.
120 Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert The Bookshelf of Emily J.
121 Mar Sem Fim Amyr Klink Goodreads
122 Married But Lonely David E. Clarke About Great Books
123 Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden The Bookshelf of Emily J.
124 Middlemarch George Eliot The Bookshelf of Emily J.
125 Midnight’s Children Salman Rushdie The Bookshelf of Emily J.
126 Migrations to Solitude Sue Halpern Lone Wolf
127 Moby Dick Herman Melville The Bookshelf of Emily J.
128 Moderato cantabile Marguerite Duras Goodreads 2
129 Monsieur Teste Paul Valéry Goodreads 2
130 More Readings From One Man’s Wilderness: The Journals of Richard L. Proenneke, 1974-1980 Richard L. Proenneke Goodreads
131 Mountains of the Mind Five Books
132 Mourning Diary Roland Barthes Publishers Weekly
133 Mrs. Dalloway Virginia Woolf Bustle
134 My Happy Life Lydia Millet What Shoul I Read Next?
135 My Name is Joe Stefan Bourque Goodreads 2
136 My Side of the Mountain (Mountain, #1) Jean Craighead George Goodreads
137 Nausea Jean-Paul Sartre Goodreads 2
138 Neon Pilgrim Lisa Dempster Goodreads
139 Never Be Lonely Again: The Way Out of Emptiness, Isolation, and a Life Unfulfilled Pat Love and Jon Carlson Online Psychology Degree
140 Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro Goodreads 2
141 New Seeds of Contemplation (Shambhala Classics Library) Thomas Merton What Shoul I Read Next?
142 Norwegian Wood Haruki Murakami Goodreads 2
143 Notes From A Small Island Bill Bryson The Bookshelf of Emily J.
144 Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck The Bookshelf of Emily J.
145 Oliver Twist Charles Dickens The Bookshelf of Emily J.
146 On My Own: The Art of Being a Woman Alone Florence Falk Goodreads
147 On The Road Jack Kerouac The Bookshelf of Emily J.
148 One Man’s Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey Sam Keith Goodreads
149 Open City Teju Cole Bustle
150 Opp Oridongo Ingvar Ambjørnsen Goodreads 2
151 Our Lady of the Flowers Jean Genet Goodreads 2
152 Pan Knut Hamsun The Guardian
153 Persuasion Jane Austen The Bookshelf of Emily J.
154 Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Five Books
155 Positive Solitude: A Practical Program for Self-Fulfillment Rae Andre Online Psychology Degree
156 Possession AS Byatt The Bookshelf of Emily J.
157 Possum Perkins William Taylor What Shoul I Read Next?
158 Poustinia: Encountering God in Silence, Solitude, and Prayer Catherine de Hueck Doherty Lone Wolf
159 Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen The Bookshelf of Emily J.
160 Quicksand Nella Larsen Bustle
161 Quiet Strength: Embracing, Empowering and Honoring Yourself as an Introvert Aletheia Luna Lone Wolf
162 Rebecca Daphne Du Maurier The Bookshelf of Emily J.
163 Reflections on a Mountain Lake Five Books
164 Reveries of the Solitary Walker Jean-Jacques Rousseau Goodreads 2
165 Saturn Apartments, Vol. 1 (Saturn Apartments, #1) Hisae Iwaoka Goodreads 2
166 Savage Solitude Máighréad Medbh Lone Wolf
167 Sea Room Five Books
168 Self-Reliance Ralph Waldo Emerson Bustle
169 Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen The Bookshelf of Emily J.
170 Seymour, an Introduction JD Salinger The Guardian
171 Sherry and Narcotics Nina-Marie Gardner Goodreads 2
172 Siddhartha Hermann Hesse Goodreads 2
173 Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered E. F. Schumacher Lone Wolf
174 Sputnik Sweetheart Haruki Murakami The Hungry Reader
175 Stillness: Daily Gifts of Solitude Richard Mahler Lone Wolf
176 Stop Being Lonely: Three Simple Steps to Developing Close Friendships and Deep Relationships Kira Asatryan Online Psychology Degree
177 Swallows and Amazons Arthur Ransome The Bookshelf of Emily J.
178 Taken on Trust Terry Waite What Shoul I Read Next?
179 Tess of the D’Urbervilles Thomas Hardy The Bookshelf of Emily J.
180 The Affairs of Others Amy Grace Loyd NPR
181 The Bible The Bookshelf of Emily J.
182 The Call of Solitude: Alonetime in a World of Attachment Ester Schaler Buchholz Lone Wolf
183 The Color Purple Alice Walker The Bookshelf of Emily J.
184 The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas The Bookshelf of Emily J.
185 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Mark Haddon The Bookshelf of Emily J.
186 The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown The Bookshelf of Emily J.
187 The Desert Fathers Five Books
188 The Devil in Silver Victor LaValle Bustle
189 The Enigma of Arrival V.S. Naipaul The Hungry Reader
190 The Faraway Tree Collection Enid Blyton The Bookshelf of Emily J.
191 The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am Kjersti A. Skomsvold NPR
192 The Five People You Meet In Heaven Mitch Albom The Bookshelf of Emily J.
193 The Glass Bead Game Hermann Hesse Goodreads 2
194 The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck The Bookshelf of Emily J.
195 The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald The Bookshelf of Emily J.
196 The Greatest Escape: Adventures in the History of Solitude David Balcom Lone Wolf
197 The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood The Bookshelf of Emily J.
198 The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Carson McCullers Goodreads 2
199 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams The Bookshelf of Emily J.
200 The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien The Bookshelf of Emily J.
201 The Hunter Julia Leigh Goodreads 2
202 The Inferno Dante The Bookshelf of Emily J.
203 The Journals of John Cheever Publishers Weekly
204 The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini – The Bookshelf of Emily J.
205 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe CS Lewis The Bookshelf of Emily J.
206 The Little Prince Antoine De Saint-Exupery The Bookshelf of Emily J.
207 The Loneliness Cure: Six Strategies for Finding Real Connections in Your Life Kory Floyd Online Psychology Degree
208 The Lonely Crowd: A Study of the Changing American David Riesman, Todd Gitlin, Nathan Glazer About Great Books
209 The Lord of the Rings J. R. R. Tolkien The Bookshelf of Emily J.
210 The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold The Bookshelf of Emily J.
211 The Madman: His Poems & Parables Khalil Gibran Bustle
212 The Man Who Quit Money Mark Sundeen Lone Wolf
213 The Martian Andy Weir Goodreads 2
214 The Metamorphosis Franz Kafka Goodreads 2
215 The Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living Mark Boyle Lone Wolf
216 The Mysteries of Pittsburgh Michael Chabon The Guardian
217 The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge Rainer Maria Rilke Goodreads 2
218 The Outermost House: A Year of Life On The Great Beach of Cape Cod Henry Beston Goodreads
219 The Path of Loneliness: Finding Your Way Through the Wilderness to God Elisabeth Eliot About Great Books
220 The Peregrine J.A. Baker Goodreads 2
221 The Poet of Tolstoy Park Sonny Brewer What Shoul I Read Next?
222 The Point of Vanishing: A Memoir of Two Years in Solitude Howard Axelrod Goodreads
223 The Portable Thoreau Henry David Thoreau What Shoul I Read Next?
224 The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment Ekhart Tolle Online Psychology Degree
225 The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro The Bookshelf of Emily J.
226 The Sea, the Sea Iris Murdoch What Shoul I Read Next?
227 The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett The Bookshelf of Emily J.
228 The Secret History Donna Tartt The Bookshelf of Emily J.
229 The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafon The Bookshelf of Emily J.
230 The Snow Goose Paul Gallico Goodreads 2
231 The Solitude of Prime Numbers Paolo Giordano What Shoul I Read Next?
232 The Solitude of Thomas Cave Georgina Harding What Shoul I Read Next?
233 The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating Elisabeth Tova Bailey Goodreads
234 The Spear in the Sand Raoul C. Faure Goodreads 2
235 The Stations of Solitude Alice Koller What Shoul I Read Next?
236 The Stranger Albert Camus Goodreads 2
237 The Strangest Michael J. Seidlinger Goodreads 2
238 The Three Musketeers Alexandre Dumas The Bookshelf of Emily J.
239 The Time Traveler’s Wife Audrey Niffenegger The Bookshelf of Emily J.
240 The Tombs of Atuan Ursula K. Le Guin Publishers Weekly
241 The Trial Franz Kafka Goodreads 2
242 The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want: A Book About Noise Garret Keizer Lone Wolf
243 The Wall Marlen Haushofer Publishers Weekly
244 The Wasp Factory Iain Banks The Bookshelf of Emily J.
245 The way of the heart Henri J M Nouwen What Shoul I Read Next?
246 The Well of Loneliness Radclyffe Hall About Great Books
247 The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame The Bookshelf of Emily J.
248 The Woman Destroyed Simone de Beauvoir Goodreads 2
249 The Woman in the Dunes Kōbō Abe Goodreads 2
250 The Woman in White Wilkie Collins The Bookshelf of Emily J.
251 Then We Came to the End Joshua Ferris Goodreads 2
252 This Side of Freedom: Life After Clemency Anthony Papa Goodreads
253 Thoughts in Solitude Thomas Merton What Shoul I Read Next?
254 Thus Spoke Zarathustra Friedrich Nietzsche Goodreads 2
255 Till Tomorrow Patrick Manzi Goodreads 2
256 To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee The Bookshelf of Emily J.
257 To the Lighthouse Virginia Woolf The Guardian
258 Too Loud a Solitude Bohumil Hrabal Goodreads 2
259 Towards Another Summer Janet Frame Publishers Weekly
260 Ulysses James Joyce The Bookshelf of Emily J.
261 Vanity Fair William Makepeace Thackeray The Bookshelf of Emily J.
262 Villette Charlotte Brontë Goodreads 2
263 Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life That is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich Duane Elgin Lone Wolf
264 War and Peace Leo Tolstoy The Bookshelf of Emily J.
265 Watership Down Richard Adams The Bookshelf of Emily J.
266 Where God Begins to Be Karen Karper Lone Wolf
267 Winnie the Pooh AA Milne The Bookshelf of Emily J.
268 Wittgenstein’s Mistress David Markson Goodreads 2
269 Woodswoman I: Living Alone in the Adirondack Wilderness Anne LaBastille Goodreads
270 Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte The Bookshelf of Emily J.
271 Yalnızlıklar Hasan Ali Toptaş Goodreads 2
272 Your Money or Your Life Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin Lone Wolf
273 Zero Decibels: The Quest for Absolute Silence George Michelsen Foy Lone Wolf
274 Zorba the Greek Nikos Kazantzakis Goodreads 2


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