Book List

20 Books to Get You Through Every Stage of Your Recent Breakup

July 24, 2017
Isa Caban
Riveted Editorial Board

So you’re recently single. UGH, we know about that life :/

Getting over your ex takes time and there is no better way for a brokenhearted book nerd to pass the time than reading a book. Once you’re done unfollowing your ex across all social media platforms, start reading your heartbreak feels away with these handpicked books (courtesy of THE RIVETED TEAM) for every stage of your breakup.

You’re obsessed with trying to figure out what went wrong

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Read High Fidelity by Nick Hornby 

High Fidelity

You’re in need of a reminder that heartbreak is a universal experience and you are not alone

Read The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder,

Read the first 6 chapters ofThe Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder!

The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan,

The Lover's Dictionary

or The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi

The Night We Said Yes

 You’re disappointed things didn’t end up the way you thought they would

Read Up to this Pointe by Jennifer Longo

Up to this Pointe

You’re in desperate need of an escape from reality

Read the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling,

harry-potter-paperback-boxed-set Saga, Vol.1 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples,


or Joyland by Stephen King 


You’ve accepted that sometimes things don’t last forever

Read The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian

Last Boy and Girl in the World

or Starting from Here by Lisa Jenn Bigelow

Starting From Here

 You’re FINALLY ready to say ‘BOY BYE!’

Read Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler & Maira Kalman

Why We Broke Up

or The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman

 The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.

You’re determined to rebuild your confidence

Read Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen


You’re ready for the world to see you emerge again as the badass that you are!

Read The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

or Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Yes Please

You’re ready to mingle!

Read 26 Kisses by Anna Michels

26 Kisses

or Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

Modern Romance

You once again are open to the idea that great love will find you when you least expect it

Read Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman,


Twilight by Stephanie Meyer,


or Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares

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