Just got dumped? Here are five engaging books to perk you up and help you move on

Love is a Thief: If you enjoyed the Bridget Jones’ Diary and the Shopaholic series of novels, you’ll love this Claire Garber story too. This is a silly, sweet novel that, through its engaging and welldrawn characters, will tell you how to reclaim your love-stolen dreams.

The Lover’s Dictionary:

How does one talk about

love? Something that has the power to consume our lives completely, while making us feel part of s o m e t h i n g infinitely larger than ourselves? David Levithan constructs the story of a relationship as a dictionary. Through his sharp entries, he provides an intimate window into the great events of coupledom, giving us an indelible and deeply moving portrait of love.

Agonizing Love: Compiled with witty, informative commentary, this Michael Barson comic is an irresistible treasure trove, sure to please comic book lovers, soap opera fans, and die-hard romantics. Throughout the colourful pages, you’ll find a diverse selection of stories enhanced by engaging quizzes, confessional letters from readers, informative articles, and tips on getting rid of a wrong partner!

MWF (Married White Female) Seeking BFF: In her thought-provoking, fun memoir, Rachel Bertsche talks about how women happily announce they need a man but are embarrassed to admit they need a BFF (best friend forever). She was thrilled to share an apartment with her boyfriend. But shortly after getting married, she realised that her new life is missing one thing – friends.

Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak: This one’s a collection of simple sagas exploring the complexities of the human heart. It contains hundreds of personal stories about the pinnacles and pitfalls of romance. They capture every shade of love and loss – six words at time.