5 books on loneliness that we recommend during self-isolation

Due to the new situation, we are forced to spend more time than usual in our four walls, and the ideal way to pass time faster are books that you will read in one breath, but not any book, but those that can help you start to feel lonely. in a completely different and much more positive way.

 

There aren’t many great things to look forward to during the quarantine period, especially when we all live in constant fear and stress caused by thoughts that plague us practically minute by minute: have we washed our hands well enough and what have we touched last?

However, even in dark times, light can be found, and even very easily – that is why it is important to open your eyes well in addition to impeccable hygiene.

Especially in this case, because they can give you a fairly significant feeling of satisfaction.

Thanks to the digital world and mutual understanding due to the ungrateful situation in which we all find ourselves, now, with a few clicks from you, numerous digital editions of book titles are available to you that have always interested you or that you would like right now.

Also, in a large number of bookstores, new discounts are current, and books are being delivered to your home address.

We help you with what you could choose, without making a mistake when choosing: 

1. Solitude, A Singular Life in a Crowded World – Michael Harris

Believe it or not, Michael Harris will prove to us that we can survive without the internet. Through a collection of essays that are a combination of personal anecdotes and research papers, the author gradually introduces the reader to the paradox of our time – we are all connected, and the feeling of alienation is never greater.

From the story of the creation of the Internet and the technological progress that awaits us, to the self-imposed isolations during which the author truly faces what it means to be alone, we believe that this book will seriously shake you up. 

2. Outline, Transit, Praise – Rachel Cusk

The author’s desire to create a form that will enable the transmission of personal stories without the shackles of traditional narration has led to a new type of prose that is perfected through this atypical trilogy.

While the narrator of these stories is rarely alone, the feeling of distance from her interlocutors is obvious, and we as readers actually know almost nothing about her and how much we will learn about her through her interaction with others. Embark on something completely different with Outline, Transit and Praise, translated and published in the Book edition.

3. A man named Uwe – Fredrik Backman

You’ve almost certainly read it before, but now is the ideal time to get back to it.

Elder Mrwe Uwe plans in detail how he will commit suicide, until the intrusive family that moved to the neighborhood starts interfering in his daily life.

The result is an extremely tender and immensely witty story about the importance of friendship in moments of great loneliness.

4. Wandering – History of walking – Rebecca Solnit

Through research on the history of walking, as a habit, therapy and protest, the author determines what is essential for our psyche and necessary for the well-being of society in the 21st century.

By looking at the act of walking in different periods of human existence, Solnit builds the thesis that walking is primarily a creative movement, which has the power to bring us back to ourselves and liberate us. It will not leave you indifferent.

5. Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng

The book after which the mini-series with Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington was filmed is another achievement by Celeste Ng who effectively plays with our prejudices about loneliness here.

The hasty and intriguing story of Mia Warren who moves to a perfectly arranged American town with her daughter leads to growing tension and mistrust on the part of other members of the neighborhood.

Mia, who lives in self-imposed isolation with her daughter Pearl, is the personification of a woman with a raised guard who uses her loneliness as a defense mechanism.