Reading lists

7 books exploring singlehood this Valentine’s Day

From a collection of essays on the glories and challenges of living ‘unattached’ to novels centring on the friendships that can bloom from shared independence, here are seven books exploring singlehood to read this Valentine’s Day.

Carmella Lowkis
Books on a shelf, showing spines, with Unattached standing upright to one side.

While Valentine’s Day is traditionally dedicated to couples, many of us spend the holiday reflecting on what it means to be single – and we’re not the only ones with thoughts on the subject, as the books on this reading list make clear. Some of these titles celebrate singlehood and some delve into the difficulties that can come with it, but all of them share a focus on life outside of long-term romantic relationships.

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