13 Books All Introverts Should Read

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Interactions with the world can be pretty exhausting. Work, socializing, and interacting with groups can drain us out completely. What we need are some quiet moments of solitude to recharge and be back in the game with renewed energy. And what better way to enrich our me-time than enjoy the company of a GREAT book?!

If you’re an introvert who has a passion for the written word, here are 13 mind-blowing and powerful books for you to enjoy, curled up on your couch.

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13 Books All Introverts Should Read

13 Best Books For Introverts

1. Quiet: The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking- By Susan Cain

13 Books All Introverts Should Read
13 Books All Introverts Should Read

This book is the holy grail for introverts. An absolute must-read for every person, introvert or not. Well-researched and passionately narrated by Susan Cain, the book will change the way the reader understands introverts, and more importantly, how introverts see themselves. It is enriched with stories of real people, like a witty public speaker who can’t do without some moments of solitude to recharge.

The author discusses the rise of the popularity of the ‘Extrovert‘ in the twentieth century and how introverts can thrive in this culture, where they often feel grossly misunderstood.

Favorite quote: “There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.”

Related: 17 Signs You Are An Introvert

2. Where’d You Go, Bernadette – By Maria Semple

13 Books All Introverts Should Read
13 Books All Introverts Should Read

A witty, juicy, and entirely entertaining read that will touch your heart. When Bernadette Fox, a genius and reclusive architect, disappears before a family trip, her daughter weaves a portrait of her mother using everything from old emails to invoices, revealing a different side of Bernadette hidden from the world. The story is a reminder to every introvert that it’s okay to not fit into society’s notions of a ‘perfect’ personality.

Favorite quote: “That’s right,’ she told the girls. ‘You are bored. And I’m going to let you in on a little secret about life. You think it’s boring now? Well, it only gets more boring. The sooner you learn it’s on you to make life interesting, the better off you’ll be.”

3. Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength- By Laurie Helgoe

13 Books All Introverts Should Read
13 Books All Introverts Should Read

If you’re an introvert, then this book will make you feel like there’s someone out there who gets you. That there’s no need to imitate the extroverted culture, rather believe in your own power of reflection and solitude. A psychologist and introvert herself, Laurie Helgoe, says that more than fifty percent of Americans are introverts and explains how introverts can harness their inner power to lead a more productive and satisfying life.

Favorite quote: “I am rarely bored alone; I am often bored in groups and crowds.”

4. Thinking, Fast And Slow- By Daniel Kahneman

13 Books All Introverts Should Read
13 Books All Introverts Should Read

Noble Memorial Prize-winning author and psychologist, Daniel Kahneman, takes readers on an engaging tour of the human mind and explains the scientific differences between the workings of an extrovert and introvert brain. An introvert is a slower thinker but also more deliberate and logical, whereas an extrovert is quicker and more intuitive, and emotional. The good news is that there are benefits to both types of thinking.

Favorite quote: “The easiest way to increase happiness is to control your use of time. Can you find more time to do the things you enjoy doing?”

Related: 25 Best Nonfiction Books That Will Change Your Perception Of Reality

5. The Highly Sensitive Person: How To Thrive When The World Overwhelms You- By Elaine N. Aron

13 Books All Introverts Should Read
13 Books All Introverts Should Read

If you identify as an introvert who is also a sensitive soul, then this book is going to be an eye-opening and powerful read for you. Backed by in-depth research and scores of interviews, Aron, a psychologist and HSP (Highly Sensitive Person), guides you to have a deeper understanding of yourself so you can create a richer life.

Favorite quote: “I am deeply moved by things. I’d hate to miss the intense joy of that.”

Related: The 8 Types of HSP: What Type Of A Highly Sensitive Person Are You?

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Reyna Charles

Hi there! This is Reyna Charles- a bookworm based in Alpharetta who is passionate about translating her ideas into words that help create more awareness. Besides my love for writing, I love capturing beautiful moments in my camera.View Author posts