Because you’re single, you always get to make the decision about what movie to watch or which new restaurant you want to try. With so many added perks, it’s hard to imagine why any woman wants to be tied down in a relationship. If you’re currently single and loving it, these 10 books will have you embracing your current dating status even more.
Single State of Mind by Andi Dorfman
The Bachelorette star Andi Dorfman writes how she has embraced singlehood after the end of her engagement in this tell-all book. She shares new dating mishaps, Bachelorettebehind-the-scenes, and adventures in New York City in this relatable and fun book.
Party of One: Truth, Longing, and the Subtle Art of Singleness by Joy Beth Smith
Party of One will calm any doubts you may have about being single. Exploring the insecurities of singleness, this book reassures readers that it’s okay to celebrate being single and that marriage isn’t the answer to everything.
Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close
In this national bestseller, three friends commiserate while everyone around them gets married. Tired of wearing pastel bridesmaid’s dresses and drinking too much champagne, these three friends will take on the single world together.
Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling
In her second tell-all book, Mindy Kaling offers up insight into leading a busy life and accepting the circumstances life throws at you. Open to love that may come her way, Mindy has a career to attend to – a task more important than dwelling on the fact that she’s single.
All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister
In this informative read, Rebecca Traister examines how the opinions of single women came to be. Covering topics of race, class and sexual orientation, this book gives interesting insight into why the most successful women are usually single and how that affects the world as a whole.
Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own by Kate Bolick
Kate Bolick only focuses on the positive of being single in her book, Spinster. Not having a man around means she gets to live life on her terms and argues that marriage may not be crucial to every woman’s life.
All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg
As Andrea Bern tries her best to navigate adulthood, she’ll realize she doesn’t have to live up to her friends’ standards of getting married and settling down. A story about self-discovery and making it on your own, this novel will resonate with those who are new to the world of adulting.
The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
The Feminine Mystique, while published in the ’60s, is still very much relevant for today’s single woman. This book will give you the confidence you need to move in the direction of your dreams without needing a man at your side.
It’s Not You: 27 (Wrong) Reasons You’re Single by Sara Eckel
Instead of focusing on all the things that make it impossible for you to find a man, this book encourages readers to examine what they need from a relationship instead. Backed by psychological and sociological research, Sara Eckel is here to tell readers that there’s not a specific reason why you’re single, you just are. And that’s nothing to be ashamed of.
Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date by Katie Heaney
In Katie Heaney’s memoir, she hilariously recounts her life without dating. Surrounded by a group of great friends and potential love interests Katie may have not met her Prince Charming yet but she’s enjoying the quest to find him, regardless.