Books. They are loyal companions and the truest of friends. They’re the only objects you can buy that make you richer, and your investment of time in them is often returned to you tenfold.
I love books, not just because of the kaleidoscope of colourful perspectives they provide, but also because they open up many doors in our lives. These doors allow us to access opportunities for greater insight and understanding about other people and the world, as well as allowing us to teach, guide and improve ourselves.
Books are perhaps the single most valuable and inspiring tools we can welcome into our lives, and it’s precisely because of this reason that I have compiled this list of unique and captivating books for easy reference.
If you’re looking for a variety of new and intriguing books to read, make sure you bookmark this page.
30+ Books For Introverts
Many of the books below I have read, but most of them are on my own personal “to read” list. I have organized these books according to subject, and I have provided direct links to Amazon for easy access.
If you do decide to purchase one of these books, you will be helping to support the work of Sol and I at LonerWolf.
I hope you find this list helpful, both now, and in the future!
Man and Solitude
- Desolation Angels, by Jack Kerouac
- Stillness: Daily Gifts of Solitude, by Richard Mahler
- Alone, by Richard E. Byrd
- Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness, by Edward Abbey
- Solitude: Seeking Wisdom in Extremes – A Year Alone in the Patagonia Wilderness, by Robert Kull
Woman and Solitude
- Drinking the Rain, by Alix Kates Shulman
- Fifty Days of Solitude, by Doris Grumbach
- Listening Below the Noise, by Anne D. LeClaire
- Journal of a Solitude, by May Sarton
- Where God Begins to Be, by Karen Karper
- Quiet Strength: Embracing, Empowering and Honoring Yourself as an Introvert, by Aletheia Luna (yes!)
- Celebrating Time Alone: Stories of Splendid Solitude, by Lionel Fisher
- The Call of Solitude: Alonetime in a World of Attachment, by Ester Schaler Buchholz
- Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection, by John T. Cacioppo & William Patrick
- Migrations to Solitude, by Sue Halpern
- Going Solo: the Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone, by Eric Klinenberg
- Aloneness in America: the Stories that Matter, by Robert A. Ferguson
- Poustinia: Encountering God in Silence, Solitude, and Prayer, by Catherine de Hueck Doherty
- Solitude: A Return to the Self, by Anthony Storr
- The Labyrinth of Solitude, by Octavio Paz
- The Greatest Escape: Adventures in the History of Solitude, by David Balcom
- Party of One: The Loners’ Manifesto, by Anneli Rufus
- Steppenwolf, by Hermann Hesse
- Notes From the Underground, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
- Savage Solitude, by Máighréad Medbh
- The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want: A Book About Noise, by Garret Keizer
- In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise, by George Prochnik
- A Book of Silence, by Sara Maitland
- Zero Decibels: The Quest for Absolute Silence, by George Michelsen Foy
- The Man Who Quit Money, by Mark Sundeen
- Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life That is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich, by Duane Elgin
- Your Money or Your Life, by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin
- The Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living, by Mark Boyle
- Graceful Simplicity: Toward a Philosophy and Politics of Simple Living, by Jerome M. Segal
- Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered, by E. F. Schumacher
If you have any book suggestions, please feel free to add to this list below!