Which books about loneliness do we recommend? It is an important topic to read about and discuss. In this overview, we have therefore listed the best books about loneliness for you.

The top 10 best books on loneliness

Loneliness is regularly in the news. Older people are becoming increasingly lonely and are sometimes not found until they have already died a few days (or weeks). How does loneliness arise and can something be done about it? You can read it in this list of toppers.

We start our recommendations with the top 10 best books about Loneliness of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Books About LonelinessAuthor
Completely  Gail Honeyman
The Lonely City Olivia Laing
Stop Being Lonely: Three Simple Steps to Developing Close Friendships and Deep RelationshipsAsatryan Kira
Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social ConnectionJohn T. Cacioppo
SolitudeAnthony Storr
A Biography of Loneliness: The History of an Emotion Fay Bound Alberti
SolitudeAnthony Storr
Braving the WildernessBrené Brown
The Well of LonelinessRadclyffe Hall
Unlonely Planet: How Healthy Congregations Can Change the WorldJillian Richardson

The updated top 10 list: the best books about loneliness

Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World

Loneliness is becoming a crisis more and more, so how can we turn the tide being the social creatures we are? We should be able to make the connection with other again. This book shares how.

Finding Joy in Loneliness: Experiencing True Joy in the Midst of Difficult Seasons

Loneliness is a feeling we can’t avoid, and Brittani Krebbs shares some of her most lonely moments in this book. Then God came on her path, and he showed her that her loneliness had a purpose.

The Loneliness Companion: A Practical Guide for Improving Your Self-Esteem and Finding Comfort in Yourself

If loneliness is a part of our life, how can be good at being alone? No matter the people that are around you, ‘you’ are the person that is always there. So get to know and like yourself with the help of this book.

The Path of Loneliness: Finding Your Way Through the Wilderness to God

Elisabeth Elliot describes how she handled the loss of two loved-ones. She found hope when she turned to God, and she will tell you all about how to accept loneliness as part of life.

Not so by Myself: A safe space where God doesn’t fix the loneliness, but sits with you instead

Peyton Garland believes in God and writes for several Christian websites. Her main thought is that when you believe in God, you are never truly alone, because he is always with you. This could solve some of the feelings of loneliness many people experience according to her.

The Friendship Formula: How to Say Goodbye to Loneliness and Discover Deeper Connection

Whether you are young or old, this book can help you make friends or further explore your relationship with other people. Look at yourself and your friends and family, and discover how you interacting with those around you will make you feel less lonely.

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered

The writer of this book, Lysa TerKeurst, lets us see through her eyes and learn about what we can do to overcome loneliness, and how to do this. Her faith in God also plays a key role in this story.

Forgiving What You Can’t Forget: Discover How to Move On, Make Peace with Painful Memories, and Create a Life That’s Beautiful Again

We put a second book by Lysa TerKeurst on our top ten list, and just like the previous one, she takes inspiration from God. She also takes you on a road of how letting go will eventually benefit you, even if it’s hard to forgive and forget.

Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely

When Lysa TerKeurst was rejected by the person she expected to protect her the most, this shapes her being. Then she studies the concept of rejection, and she will share with us the secrets of how to deal with it and overcome the feeling of loneliness.

You Are Never Alone: Trust in the Miracle of God’s Presence and Power

This book focuses heavily on the belief that there is a God, and that we are here on earth with a purpose. Will it always feel that way? No, but nevertheless your belief can give you courage.

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