11 Single Lady-Approved Books for Valentine’s Day
Spending Valentine’s Day solo is the perfect opportunity to celebrate your singledom rather than bemoan it. The day is supposed to be about love, and there’s no better love to acknowledge than the love you give yourself, right?! (Sappy? Sure, but so, so true!). We’re sharing 11 hilarious, touching, relatable, wise and original books that will leave you feeling proud of your single lady independence.
1. Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date by Katie Heaney ($10): At 25 years old, Heaney has never been on a second date. Her disarming and honest way of writing about her dating struggles in her memoir will make you want to give her a hug — and then share a bottle of wine.
<em> </em>by Samantha Irby ($15): A sharp, incisive extension of her wildly popular blog, bitchesgottaeat.com, Samantha Irby’s collection of short stories chronicles her time as a black woman with Crohn’s disease navigating the dating world. While that may sound uber-specific, Irby’s writing in Meaty is actually incredibly inclusive and totally relatable.
4. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling ($16): Mindy Kaling says what we’re all thinking (again) with her second book of essays. Even though she’s a wildly successful actress, writer, producer and general superstar, Kaling’s personal and honest way of writing about trying to find love, making friends and accepting yourself is super relatable. It’s almost like she’s our BFF (we wish).