What are the best books to get over a break up?

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    #1Eat, Pray, Love

    Eat, Pray, Love

    Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert is a memoir-novel originally published in 2006. This book has a film adaptaion released in 2010 under Columbia Pictures.


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    Walter Carr
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Some women, and men go on a walkabout after a breakup. This book is about one womens quest for meaning and inner piece. Excellent book."
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    #2Out of The Box Awakening

    Out of The Box Awakening

    Out of the Box Awakening, the first book in Jennifer Theriot's young adult romance series, is about the love story between Olivia, a self-made woman who has had a rough marriage, and Ash, a man with a dark family secret.


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    Kelly Black
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Out of The Box Awakening by Jennifer Theriot is a Great Romance Read! Out of the Box Awakening is a refreshingly different take on your run of the mill romance read. I love how the main characters are older, yet still very young at heart – still enjoying a good romp in the hay. Ash Harper is quite the catch! The author has done a fine job with multiple characters and I could identify with each one of them. I became emotionally attached and found myself left wanting more. I also love the importance of family and friends the author stresses in the book. I’m now onto the second book, Out of the Box Regifted to see what’s in store for Ash & Olivia and the rest of this interesting bunch! 5 stars for this wonderful book and highly recommended!"
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    #3Bridget Jones's Diary

    Bridget Jones's Diary

    Bridget Jones's Diary is a best-selling chick-lit novel by British author Helen Fielding. It follows the life of Bridget Jones through the ups and downs. It is the basis of the movie of the same name starring Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth.


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    Helen Carlson
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Been through a rough break up but don't have nobody to talk to. This novel is the one you need to read because this will help you through it all."
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    #4Getting Back Out There

    Getting Back Out There

    Getting Back Out There: Secrets to Successful Dating and Finding Real Love after the Big Breakup by Susan J. Elliott is a book that will help you identify patterns from your previous failed relationships so you know what to avoid and how to build new healthy, loving relationships in your life.


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    Julia Green
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I needed the best books to get over a break up and found Getting Back out There by Susan Elliott. A great book to identify pattern from previous relationships and details what to avoid."
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    #5Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

    Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

    Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed is an autobiography of the author herself starting from her twenty-two years of age. This book tells a story terrors and pleasures of a strong independent woman.


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    Jessica Miller
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "It was a story of a woman going on a hike. The book took you through all the trials she went through. It was interesting and kept your attention."
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    #6New Moon (The Twilight Saga)

    New Moon (The Twilight Saga)

    Bella and Edward are separated because he thinks that his mere presence was putting her at risk. Devastated, Bella will find a great friend in Jacob Black, who can shape-shift into a wolf and will protect her from Victoria, a vampire seeking vengeance. 


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    Eric Silva
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "My daughter read this book when she was dealing with a breakup and she said she really enjoyed it. She even bought a copy for her friend's birthday so that she can read it too. It's a very good book "
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    #7Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga)

    Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga)

    Breaking Dawn is the 4th book in the series Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer that tells the story of Bella and Edward, and their journey in overcoming all the evils that set them apart. After finding out that she is pregnant, Bella decides to move back to her home town, but things won't get any better for her. 


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    Ronald Kennedy
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "If you have had a break up recently this book is for you. It is a romance story with some supernatural elements."
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    #8Eclipse (The Twilight Saga)

    Eclipse (The Twilight Saga)
    Eclipse is the third book in the Twilight Series. The story revolves around the new challenges Bella and Edward faces as vampire to human couple. In this book, Bella will struggle to choose between Edward and his best friend Jacob.

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    Joseph Estrada
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Sometimes, we all need a little kick in the rump to get over a particularly nasty breakup. Suspending our own lives while getting lost in an author's fantasy land is a powerful coping mechanism, but unfortunately, nothing in the Twilight saga helped me during my time of need. This isn't particularly geared toward the breakup crowd, so while it's not an awful media franchise, it's not really fitting under this topic."
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    #9Love is a Dog From Hell

    Love is a Dog From Hell

    Love is a Dog From Hell is a poetry book containing poems by noted poet and novelist Charles Bukowski about heartbreaks, the limits of love and desire. The poems echoed the feelings and emotions of the 1970s.


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    Dennis Carr
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Bukowski was ahead of his time, or perhaps we have always had reason to see the glass half empty. Which ever, he had the ability to capture the dark side of life and in doing so, force light upon it. I liken it to tearing down a house to put light and heat into a dank and dark basement, forgetting dehumidifiers, larger windows and heat ducts. Get to the heart of the problem. He inspires in his own his battle, if it can be called a battle, with the obsessions that claim many of us."
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    #10From Hurt to Happiness: Emotional Rescue from the Ground Up

    From Hurt to Happiness: Emotional Rescue from the Ground Up
    From Hurt to Happiness: Emotional Rescue from the Ground Up by Mike Van is a nonfiction book that tackles the ups and downs of a relationship, the secrets to building connections, and how to turn sadness to happiness.

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    Alexander Ferguson
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "From Hurt to Happiness: Emotional Rescue from the Ground Up by Mike Van it tackles the ups and downs of a relationship"
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    #11The Glass Menagerie

    The Glass Menagerie

    The Glass Menagerie is a play by Tennessee Williams which tells the story of a mother with her son and daughter, and her daughter's suitor who all cling to a dream world so fragile and easily shattered. It was published in 1999 by New Directions.


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    #12We Got Zombies On The Lawn Again, Ma

    We Got Zombies On The Lawn Again, Ma

    We Got Zombies On The Lawn Again, Ma is a horror zombie humorous fiction written by Donnie Smith as the first book in the Ax Handel's Special Zombie Notebooks. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2013.


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    Jesse Fox
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "When I broke up with my girl friend I had a ton of free time to myself. I decided to get this book in order to fill in that time and void. Boy was I in for an adventure. I was able to laugh out loud multiple times while reading this."


Best What are the best books to get over a break up
1Eat, Pray, LoveBooks 36 Paid
2Out of The Box AwakeningBooks 33 Paid
3Bridget Jones's DiaryBooks 30 Paid
4Getting Back Out ThereBooks 29 Paid
5Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest TrailBooks 29 Paid
6New Moon (The Twilight Saga)Books 26 Paid
7Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga)Books 24 Paid
8Eclipse (The Twilight Saga)Books 24 Paid
9Love is a Dog From HellBooks 21 Paid
10From Hurt to Happiness: Emotional Rescue from the Ground UpBooks 19 Paid

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