Crazy's Favorites: Break-Ups

This week's favorites are books that deal with or are about overcoming a bad break up!

-How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Elizabeth Fields
The main character just broke up with her boyfriend, but it's also a different kind of break up. Kind of like breaking up from someone that you never really with, but you had this idealistic thought of him when he just turns out to be a tool. 

-Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt
I haven't finished this one yet, but I already know it's going to be a break-up favorite for me. The main character discovers her boyfriend is cheating on her with a made-up wife in a made-up internet world so she swears off all technology and decides to life like they did in the 1960's using her grandmother as reference. 

-Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler 
An entire book about a relationship, the good and the bad. I love this book. There's pictures that correspond with what the narrator is saying. The book is a huge letter that she wrote to her ex boyfriend on why they broke up and it's filled with pictures of what's in the box she's giving back to him that remind her of their relationship. The main characters voice is incredible and raw, I love it!

-Why I Let My Hair Grow Out by Maryrose Wood
I've been raving about this book a lot, but it's seriously so great! After a horrible break up the main character is sent to Ireland and discovers her independence and some Irish folklore!

-Two Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt
Because every break-up has two sides. This book was a quick read, but definitely didn't lack depth. I loved that there were two point of views and that the two 'exes' were taking a road trip together. It was interesting to see them grow both individually and together. 

What are your break-up favorites?


  1. I've been meaning to try Why We Broke Up.

    1. You totally should! I really think you'll enjoy it :)
      Thanks Juju!

  2. I thought Going Vintage was so cute! It started with such drama and continued being very interesting. I never spend much time thinking about what books I've read with break-ups...trying to think if there are any others I'd add to this list.