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The Best Books For And About Solitude

“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



 

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(Books Appear On 1 List Each)
201984George OrwellThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
21A Book of SilenceSara MaitlandLone Wolf
22A Christmas CarolCharles DickensThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
23A Confederacy of DuncesJohn Kennedy TooleThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
24A Country Year: Living the QuestionsSue HubbellGoodreads
25A Fine BalanceRohinton MistryThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
26A Mediocre ManA.K. HillGoodreads 2
27A Moveable FeastErnest HemingwayThe Guardian
28A Prayer for Owen MeanyJohn IrvingThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
29A Room of One’s OwnVirginia WoolfGoodreads 2
30A Suitable BoyVikram SethThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
31A Tale Of Two CitiesCharles DickensThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
32A Town Like AliceNevil ShuteThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
33Adventures of Sherlock HolmesSir Arthur Conan DoyleThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
34Alice’s Adventures in WonderlandLewis CarrollThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
35All the King’s MenRobert Penn WarrenThe Guardian
36AloneRichard E. ByrdLone Wolf
37Alone: Finding Connection in a Lonely WorldAndy BranerAbout Great Books
38Aloneness in America: the Stories that MatterRobert A. FergusonLone Wolf
39AmericanahChimamanda Ngozi AdichieBustle
40Amy Falls DownJincy WillettNPR
41An Experiment in LoveHilary MantelThe Guardian
42An Unknown WomanAlice KollerGoodreads
43And She Lived Happily Ever After: Finding Fulfillment as a Single WomanSkip McDonaldOnline Psychology Degree
44Animal FarmGeorge OrwellThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
45Anna KareninaLeo TolstoyThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
46Anne of Green GablesL. M. MontgomeryThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
47AtonementIan McEwanThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
48Becoming HumanJean VanierOnline Psychology Degree
49BirdsongSebastian FaulksThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
50Bleak HouseCharles DickensThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
51Brave New WorldAldous HuxleyThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
52Brideshead RevisitedEvelyn WaughThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
53Bridget Jones’s DiaryHelen FieldingThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
54Captain Corelli’s MandolinLouis De BernieresThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
55Captain Rum: A Wondrous AdventureJohn PerrierGoodreads 2
56Catch-22Joseph HellerThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
57Catcher in the RyeJ. D. SalingerThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
58ChangingLiv UllmannThe Guardian
59Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryRoald DahlThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
60Charlotte’s WebE. B. WhiteThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
61Chronicles of NarniaCS LewisThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
62Cloud AtlasDavid MitchellThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
63Cold Comfort FarmStella GibbonsThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
64Cold SkinAlbert Sanchez PinolWhat Shoul I Read Next?
65Complete Works of ShakespeareThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
66Concrete IslandJ.G. BallardGoodreads 2
67Crime and PunishmentFyodor DostoyevskyThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
68David CopperfieldCharles DickensThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
69Death on the Installment PlanLouis-Ferdinand CélineGoodreads 2
70Desert Solitaire: A Season in the WildernessEdward AbbeyLone Wolf
71Desolation AngelsJack KerouacLone Wolf
72Distant ShoresKRISTIN HANNAHWhat Shoul I Read Next?
73DopplerErlend LoeGoodreads 2
74DraculaBram StokerThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
75DuneFrank HerbertThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
76EmmaJane AustenThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
77Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your LifeJudith OrloffOnline Psychology Degree
78Far From The Madding CrowdThomas HardyThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
79Fifty Days of SolitudeDoris GrumbachLone Wolf
80FrankensteinMary ShelleyPublishers Weekly
81Freedom From Loneliness: 52 Ways To Stop Feeling LonelyJennifer PageAbout Great Books
82GerminalEmile ZolaThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
83God’s Outrageous Claims: Discover What They Mean for YouLee StrobelAbout Great Books
84GodricFrederick BuechnerGoodreads 2
85Gone With The WindMargaret MitchellThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
86Good Morning, MidnightJean RhysPublishers Weekly
87Graceful Simplicity: Toward a Philosophy and Politics of Simple LivingJerome M. SegalLone Wolf
88Great ExpectationsCharles DickensThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
89HamletWilliam ShakespeareThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
90Happy DaysSamuel BeckettPublishers Weekly
91Harry Potter seriesJ. K. RowlingThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
92Heart of DarknessJoseph ConradThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
93His Dark MaterialsPhilip PullmanThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
94Hopecasting: Finding, Keeping, and Sharing the Things UnseenMark OestreicherOnline Psychology Degree
95How to Be AloneTanya DavisGoodreads
96How to Be AloneSara MaitlandGoodreads
97I Love DickChris KrausPublishers Weekly
98IceAnna KavanPublishers Weekly
99In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of NoiseGeorge ProchnikLone Wolf
100In Search of Lost TimeMarcel ProustBustle
101Into the WildJon KrakauerGoodreads
102Invisible ManRalph EllisonLone Wolf
103Invitation to Solitude and Silence: Experiencing God’s Transforming PresenceRuth Haley Barton, R Ruth BartonWhat Shoul I Read Next?
104Journey to the End of the NightLouis-Ferdinand CélineGoodreads 2
105Jude the ObscureThomas HardyThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
106Keeping the World AwayMargaret ForsterWhat Shoul I Read Next?
107Kinder Than SolitudeYiyun LiGoodreads 2
108LA SOLITUDINE DEI NUMERI PRIMIPaolo GiordanoWhat Shoul I Read Next?
109Leaving Loneliness: A Workbook: Building Relationships with Yourself and OthersDavid Narang Ph.D.About Great Books
110Leaving the Atocha StationBen LernerThe Guardian
111Les MiserablesVictor HugoThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
112Listening Below the NoiseAnne D. LeClaireLone Wolf
113Little WomenLouisa M. AlcottThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
114Living Alone and Loving ItBarbara FeldonAbout Great Books
115LolitaVladimir NabokovThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
116Lonesome TravelerJack KerouacBustle
117Lord of the FliesWilliam GoldingThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
118Lost Trail: Nine Days Alone in the WildernessDonn FendlerGoodreads
119Love In The Time Of CholeraGabriel Garcia MarquezThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
120Madame BovaryGustave FlaubertThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
121Mar Sem FimAmyr KlinkGoodreads
122Married But LonelyDavid E. ClarkeAbout Great Books
123Memoirs of a GeishaArthur GoldenThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
124MiddlemarchGeorge EliotThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
125Midnight’s ChildrenSalman RushdieThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
126Migrations to SolitudeSue HalpernLone Wolf
127Moby DickHerman MelvilleThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
128Moderato cantabileMarguerite DurasGoodreads 2
129Monsieur TestePaul ValéryGoodreads 2
130More Readings From One Man’s Wilderness: The Journals of Richard L. Proenneke, 1974-1980Richard L. ProennekeGoodreads
131Mountains of the MindFive Books
132Mourning DiaryRoland BarthesPublishers Weekly
133Mrs. DallowayVirginia WoolfBustle
134My Happy LifeLydia MilletWhat Shoul I Read Next?
135My Name is JoeStefan BourqueGoodreads 2
136My Side of the Mountain (Mountain, #1)Jean Craighead GeorgeGoodreads
137NauseaJean-Paul SartreGoodreads 2
138Neon PilgrimLisa DempsterGoodreads
139Never Be Lonely Again: The Way Out of Emptiness, Isolation, and a Life UnfulfilledPat Love and Jon CarlsonOnline Psychology Degree
140Never Let Me GoKazuo IshiguroGoodreads 2
141New Seeds of Contemplation (Shambhala Classics Library)Thomas MertonWhat Shoul I Read Next?
142Norwegian WoodHaruki MurakamiGoodreads 2
143Notes From A Small IslandBill BrysonThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
144Of Mice and MenJohn SteinbeckThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
145Oliver TwistCharles DickensThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
146On My Own: The Art of Being a Woman AloneFlorence FalkGoodreads
147On The RoadJack KerouacThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
148One Man’s Wilderness: An Alaskan OdysseySam KeithGoodreads
149Open CityTeju ColeBustle
150Opp OridongoIngvar AmbjørnsenGoodreads 2
151Our Lady of the FlowersJean GenetGoodreads 2
152PanKnut HamsunThe Guardian
153PersuasionJane AustenThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
154Pilgrim at Tinker CreekFive Books
155Positive Solitude: A Practical Program for Self-FulfillmentRae AndreOnline Psychology Degree
156PossessionAS ByattThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
157Possum PerkinsWilliam TaylorWhat Shoul I Read Next?
158Poustinia: Encountering God in Silence, Solitude, and PrayerCatherine de Hueck DohertyLone Wolf
159Pride and PrejudiceJane AustenThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
160QuicksandNella LarsenBustle
161Quiet Strength: Embracing, Empowering and Honoring Yourself as an IntrovertAletheia LunaLone Wolf
162RebeccaDaphne Du MaurierThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
163Reflections on a Mountain LakeFive Books
164Reveries of the Solitary WalkerJean-Jacques RousseauGoodreads 2
165Saturn Apartments, Vol. 1 (Saturn Apartments, #1)Hisae IwaokaGoodreads 2
166Savage SolitudeMáighréad MedbhLone Wolf
167Sea RoomFive Books
168Self-RelianceRalph Waldo EmersonBustle
169Sense and SensibilityJane AustenThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
170Seymour, an IntroductionJD SalingerThe Guardian
171Sherry and NarcoticsNina-Marie GardnerGoodreads 2
172SiddharthaHermann HesseGoodreads 2
173Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People MatteredE. F. SchumacherLone Wolf
174Sputnik SweetheartHaruki MurakamiThe Hungry Reader
175Stillness: Daily Gifts of SolitudeRichard MahlerLone Wolf
176Stop Being Lonely: Three Simple Steps to Developing Close Friendships and Deep RelationshipsKira AsatryanOnline Psychology Degree
177Swallows and AmazonsArthur RansomeThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
178Taken on TrustTerry WaiteWhat Shoul I Read Next?
179Tess of the D’UrbervillesThomas HardyThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
180The Affairs of OthersAmy Grace LoydNPR
181The BibleThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
182The Call of Solitude: Alonetime in a World of AttachmentEster Schaler BuchholzLone Wolf
183The Color PurpleAlice WalkerThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
184The Count of Monte CristoAlexandre DumasThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
185The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-timeMark HaddonThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
186The Da Vinci CodeDan BrownThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
187The Desert FathersFive Books
188The Devil in SilverVictor LaValleBustle
189The Enigma of ArrivalV.S. NaipaulThe Hungry Reader
190The Faraway Tree CollectionEnid BlytonThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
191The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I AmKjersti A. SkomsvoldNPR
192The Five People You Meet In HeavenMitch AlbomThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
193The Glass Bead GameHermann HesseGoodreads 2
194The Grapes of WrathJohn SteinbeckThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
195The Great GatsbyF. Scott FitzgeraldThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
196The Greatest Escape: Adventures in the History of SolitudeDavid BalcomLone Wolf
197The Handmaid’s TaleMargaret AtwoodThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
198The Heart is a Lonely HunterCarson McCullersGoodreads 2
199The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the GalaxyDouglas AdamsThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
200The HobbitJ. R. R. TolkienThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
201The HunterJulia LeighGoodreads 2
202The InfernoDanteThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
203The Journals of John CheeverPublishers Weekly
204The Kite RunnerKhaled Hosseini –The Bookshelf of Emily J.
205The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeCS LewisThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
206The Little PrinceAntoine De Saint-ExuperyThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
207The Loneliness Cure: Six Strategies for Finding Real Connections in Your LifeKory FloydOnline Psychology Degree
208The Lonely Crowd: A Study of the Changing AmericanDavid Riesman, Todd Gitlin, Nathan GlazerAbout Great Books
209The Lord of the RingsJ. R. R. TolkienThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
210The Lovely BonesAlice SeboldThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
211The Madman: His Poems & ParablesKhalil GibranBustle
212The Man Who Quit MoneyMark SundeenLone Wolf
213The MartianAndy WeirGoodreads 2
214The MetamorphosisFranz KafkaGoodreads 2
215The Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic LivingMark BoyleLone Wolf
216The Mysteries of PittsburghMichael ChabonThe Guardian
217The Notebooks of Malte Laurids BriggeRainer Maria RilkeGoodreads 2
218The Outermost House: A Year of Life On The Great Beach of Cape CodHenry BestonGoodreads
219The Path of Loneliness: Finding Your Way Through the Wilderness to GodElisabeth EliotAbout Great Books
220The PeregrineJ.A. BakerGoodreads 2
221The Poet of Tolstoy ParkSonny BrewerWhat Shoul I Read Next?
222The Point of Vanishing: A Memoir of Two Years in SolitudeHoward AxelrodGoodreads
223The Portable ThoreauHenry David ThoreauWhat Shoul I Read Next?
224The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual EnlightenmentEkhart TolleOnline Psychology Degree
225The Remains of the DayKazuo IshiguroThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
226The Sea, the SeaIris MurdochWhat Shoul I Read Next?
227The Secret GardenFrances Hodgson BurnettThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
228The Secret HistoryDonna TarttThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
229The Shadow of the WindCarlos Ruiz ZafonThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
230The Snow GoosePaul GallicoGoodreads 2
231The Solitude of Prime NumbersPaolo GiordanoWhat Shoul I Read Next?
232The Solitude of Thomas CaveGeorgina HardingWhat Shoul I Read Next?
233The Sound of a Wild Snail EatingElisabeth Tova BaileyGoodreads
234The Spear in the SandRaoul C. FaureGoodreads 2
235The Stations of SolitudeAlice KollerWhat Shoul I Read Next?
236The StrangerAlbert CamusGoodreads 2
237The StrangestMichael J. SeidlingerGoodreads 2
238The Three MusketeersAlexandre DumasThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
239The Time Traveler’s WifeAudrey NiffeneggerThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
240The Tombs of AtuanUrsula K. Le GuinPublishers Weekly
241The TrialFranz KafkaGoodreads 2
242The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want: A Book About NoiseGarret KeizerLone Wolf
243The WallMarlen HaushoferPublishers Weekly
244The Wasp FactoryIain BanksThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
245The way of the heartHenri J M NouwenWhat Shoul I Read Next?
246The Well of LonelinessRadclyffe HallAbout Great Books
247The Wind in the WillowsKenneth GrahameThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
248The Woman DestroyedSimone de BeauvoirGoodreads 2
249The Woman in the DunesKōbō AbeGoodreads 2
250The Woman in WhiteWilkie CollinsThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
251Then We Came to the EndJoshua FerrisGoodreads 2
252This Side of Freedom: Life After ClemencyAnthony PapaGoodreads
253Thoughts in SolitudeThomas MertonWhat Shoul I Read Next?
254Thus Spoke ZarathustraFriedrich NietzscheGoodreads 2
255Till TomorrowPatrick ManziGoodreads 2
256To Kill a MockingbirdHarper LeeThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
257To the LighthouseVirginia WoolfThe Guardian
258Too Loud a SolitudeBohumil HrabalGoodreads 2
259Towards Another SummerJanet FramePublishers Weekly
260UlyssesJames JoyceThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
261Vanity FairWilliam Makepeace ThackerayThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
262VilletteCharlotte BrontëGoodreads 2
263Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life That is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly RichDuane ElginLone Wolf
264War and PeaceLeo TolstoyThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
265Watership DownRichard AdamsThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
266Where God Begins to BeKaren KarperLone Wolf
267Winnie the PoohAA MilneThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
268Wittgenstein’s MistressDavid MarksonGoodreads 2
269Woodswoman I: Living Alone in the Adirondack WildernessAnne LaBastilleGoodreads
270Wuthering HeightsEmily BronteThe Bookshelf of Emily J.
271YalnızlıklarHasan Ali ToptaşGoodreads 2
272Your Money or Your LifeJoe Dominguez and Vicki RobinLone Wolf
273Zero Decibels: The Quest for Absolute SilenceGeorge Michelsen FoyLone Wolf
274Zorba the GreekNikos KazantzakisGoodreads 2


The Top Solitude Book Lists



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About Great Books Top 10 Great Books About Loneliness: Self Help
Bustle 13 Books To Read When You Have A Lot of Alone Time
Five Books Sara Maitland recommends the best books on Silence
Goodreads Best books about Solitude (non-fiction)
Goodreads 2 Best books about Solitude (fiction)
Lone Wolf 35 ENLIGHTENING BOOKS FOR INTROVERTS ON SILENCE, SOLITUDE AND SIMPLICITY
NPR They Came From Inner Space: Three Books About Solitude
Online Psychology Degree Top 10 Self-Help Books About Loneliness
Publishers Weekly 10 Books About Loneliness
The Bookshelf of Emily J. 100 BOOKS OF SOLITUDE
The Guardian Top 10 books about being alone
The Hungry Reader Top 5 Books on Solitude
What Shoul I Read Next? Books with the subject: Solitude

 

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