What are the best non-fiction books about solitude?

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    #1Into the Wild

    Into the Wild

    Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer is a non-fiction book about a young man named Christopher Johnson McCandless who left everything he had to start a new life. Months after, his body was found and his unforgettable death will be uncovered. This book was printed in 14 languages.

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    Christopher Fowler
    Written on May 9, 2018
    " Into the Wild is the best non-fiction books about solitude its about a young man named Christopher Johnson McCandless who left everything he had to start a new life. Months after, his body was found and his unforgettable death will be uncovered."
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    #2Wild: 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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    Terry Curtis
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This is a great book for those who are somewhat lost.. It tells of one woman's courage to hike an 1100 mile trail through trying circumstances. It gave her , confidence and happiness back."
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    #3Walden

    Walden
    Walden is a groundbreaking book about the love of nature, being open minded but also about how important is to learn how to be alone with ourselves and the world. If you feel broken or strange, this book will heal you.
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    Omar de la Torre
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Is being open minded interesting?"
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    #4Solitude: A Return to the Self

    Solitude: A Return to the Self

    Solitude: A Return to the Self is a non-fiction psychological spiritual self-help book written by Anthony Storr. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2005 by Free Press, after being first published in 1988.

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    Raymond Fowler
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I love reading non fiction. I think books that help you grow work well. Solitude: A Return To Self was great. It really helped with my self discovery and created an aura that worked well with how I saw myself. This helped me feel reinvigorated about life."
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    #5How to Be Alone

    How to Be Alone

    How to Be Alone is a psychological philosophical self-help non-fiction book written by Sara Maitland. This book aims to help find happiness and enjoy solitude. With over 100 pages, this book is published in 2014 by Macmillan.

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    Jordan Jacobs
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "A wonderful book that helps us understand ourselves, better. Good read and interesting, too."
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    #6The Invention of Solitude

    The Invention of Solitude

    The Invention of Solitude by Paul Auster is a memoir novel originally published in 1982. This book is composed of two parts which deal with the sudden death of Auster's father and the author's view about coincidence, life, and death. 

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    Sandra Hamilton
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "The part of this book that examines the Auster family history ad what may have made the author's father into the detached person he was is fascinating. The other part, which is about the nature of solitude itself, is not as accessible or interesting. It's navel-gazey and self-indulgent. For readers who like philosophy and can get past the author referring to himself in the third person, it may work. I did not enjoy that section of the book at all."
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    #7Self-Reliance and Other Essays

    Self-Reliance and Other Essays

    The Dover Thrift Edition of Self-Reliance and Other Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson includes six essays and one address regarding his views on moral idealism and the later skepticism that colored his thoughts.

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    Dan Li
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "If you're looking for a non-fiction book regarding the topic of solitude, there's a possibility this book might not be exactly what you're looking for. It talks about self-reliance and similar topics, but might not be the best option for someone looking for a true story about the experience of solitude."
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    #8All Creatures Great and Small

    All Creatures Great and Small

    All Creatures Great and Small is a non-fiction book written by James Herriot. The author narrates true stories about animals that touch the heart of readers. This book was originally published in 1972.

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    Hansika Balasubramanium
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I wish I could give this one 10 stars! I love this non-fiction book about a veterinarian who moves to a rural area at age 23. He begins to write at age 50 about his true experiences with animals. If you enjoy it be sure to check out his other works!"
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    #9The Botany of Desire

    The Botany of Desire
    The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan is an extraordinary tale of the relationship between human and plans. This full of humour book brings us a different perspective of nature.


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    Anika Sengupta
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This book isn't about solitude at all. It's about evolution and plants. It's interesting and it does talk about human nature to some degree but it isn't about solitude. "
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    #10Peace Is Every Step

    Peace Is Every Step

    Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life is a spiritual book written by Zen master and spiritual leader Thich Nhat Hanh. This Buddhism book was published in 1990 by Bantam. 

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    Jose Thompson
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This book helps the reader understand the role that mindfulness plays in modern everyday life. It helped me to understand the role that mindfulness plays in the pursuit of solitude and happiness."
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    #11Being Peace

    Being Peace

    Being Peace is a guidebook on meditation written by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. It was first published in 1987 and has been translated into more than 30 languages. It has an introduction from Jack Kornfield.

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    Harini Trivedi
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Being peace is a great book about solitude. Thich Nhat Hanh is a master at wisdom and guidance regarding practices like breathing, meditation, and mindfulness. Anyone seeking inner peace and happiness will get a lot out of this book. "

Summary

Best What are the best non-fiction books about solitude
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Into the WildBooks 41 Paid
2Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest TrailBooks 37 Paid
3WaldenBooks 37 Paid
4Solitude: A Return to the SelfBooks 20 Paid
5How to Be AloneBooks 19 Paid
6The Invention of SolitudeBooks 9 Paid
7Self-Reliance and Other EssaysBooks 7 Paid
8All Creatures Great and SmallBooks 6 Paid
9The Botany of DesireBooks 4 Paid
10Peace Is Every StepBooks 3 Paid
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