It was, well, inevitable. It was obvious that sooner or later my heart would break – whether it was by a friend or a boyfriend.
So who did I turn to? Books.
This is a list of five books to read after a heartbreak.
1. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
Finding Audrey is one of the most heartwarming stories I ever read in my life. It tells the story of a 14 years old girl who has a severe anxiety disorder. You follow Audrey is she meets a boy and learns how to handle her anxiety better. This book will distract you from your heartbreak but also will teach you how to handle it, all the while keeping you warm and happy.
2. Stand Off by Andrew Smith
Yes, I know this is a sequel. But let me tell you – this is my favorite sequel I ever read. I won’t tell you much about the plot because, well, this is as sequel, but I will tell you this: Ryan Dean deals with the biggest heartbreak of them all in this book, and he gets over it, while keeping his funny and buzzing personality. This book will make you so happy you will forget you were even heartbroken in the beginning of it.
3. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
This is a weird choice, I admit. But this book, following Jacob and his peculiar friends, kept me smiling through the worst heartbreaks I had.
4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Wait! Let me explain! While heartbroken, the hardest thing for me to do is laugh. But not laughing while reading this book is impossible. This book is so funny, your sad tears will turn into happy tears and you will not stop smiling.
5. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
I’m gonna be honest, this book will actually break your heart all over again. But it will do it with better reasons. I always think that when you’re sad you look for someone to feel for. Someone whose pain is so strong, you feel like you have to get over your pain just to help the them. And that’s the deal with this book. While you read it, you can’t help but feel for the main character, and want to help them. And you won’t notice yourself healing while reading it.