If you are a member of Solo Living’s private Facebook Group, Super Solos (Living Alone Community), you can join our new Book Club. To find out more, please visit our Group page. If you live alone and want to join Super Solos, you will need to answer three membership questions and wait for approval before posting and taking part in our Book Club. The Book Club is only available to Super Solo group members.
The Solo Living Book Club choices for April and May are based on the theme of Solitude. We read fiction last month and this month (May/June) we will be reading non-fiction titles exploring what it means to be alone – whether this is emotionally, physically or both.
How it works
1 This page gives Super Solos the chance to preview shortlisted books before deciding what book will be their preferred choice.
2 To find out more about each book, take a look at the Amazon description and/or the Goodreads reviews. * Please do not purchase a book until Step 4 is completed.
3 To express your preferred choice, please enter your choice in the Book Club poll written by Jessica Bowman in our Super Solos Group Page. Jessica is our Book Club Group Leader. The poll post will be found in The Announcements Section.
4 Jessica will review the poll, confirm the final book choice and will repost a link to this page, so you can purchase the book.
5 The date for May’s Book Club discussion will be confirmed via a post to the Group Page.
6 Information about the next Book Club will be published soon.
Solo Living will be grateful for a little support if you can purchase the Kindle version via the links below. If you decide to buy via one of the links below, Solo Living will receive a small commission.
Under the circumstances, we recommend purchasing Kindle versions at this time. In May, our book will be one of the three non-fiction choices on the theme of ‘Solitude’ listed below:
“True belonging doesn’t require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.” Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives–experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging.
This study challenges the widely-held view that success in personal relationships is the only key to happiness. It argues that we pay far too little attention to some of the other great satisfactions of life – work and creativity. In a series of biographical sketches it demonstrates how many of the creative geniuses of our civilization have been solitary, by temperament or circumstance, and how the capacity to be alone is, even for those who are not creative, a sign of maturity.
Henry David Thoreau
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”
Inspiring, brilliantly written, cantankerous and funny – Walden is both a very specific story about one man’s attempt to live the simple life in the wilderness and the great, founding text both for the environmental movement and the entire counter-culture.