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The Literary Loners Lists | Literary Loners Reading Challenge | #LiteraryLoners

Need some inspiration for the Literary Loners Reading Challenge ? Check out the list of lists and interesting posts below for book suggesti...

Need some inspiration for the Literary Loners Reading Challenge? Check out the list of lists and interesting posts below for book suggestions.

Know of a list that should be included? Please leave a link to it in the comments below.


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10 Remarkable Introverts from Literature That Might Remind You Of Yourself (In The Best Way) from Bustle: https://www.bustle.com/articles/102781-10-remarkable-introverts-from-literature-that-might-remind-you-of-yourself-in-the-best-way



An Introverts Guide to Literary Hermits from Bookstr: https://www.bookstr.com/an-introverts-guide-to-literary-hermits



Must-Read Books for Little Introverts: Celebrating the Quiet Kids from PBS: http://www.pbs.org/parents/expert-tips-advice/2018/08/must-read-books-for-little-introverts-celebrating-the-quiet-kids/



The Most Reclusive Authors Of All Time from Short List: https://www.shortlist.com/entertainment/books/the-most-reclusive-authors-of-all-time/96022


A Reading List for Introverts (by Bethany – Part I, I hope) from Postcards From Purgatory: https://postcardsfrompurgatory.com/2014/06/06/a-reading-list-for-introverts-by-bethany-part-i-i-hope/



12 Insightful Books That Capture What It’s Like To Be An Introvert from Huffington Post: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/23/introverts-books_n_5593122.html



23 of the Most Amazingly Successful Introverts in History from Inc.: https://www.inc.com/john-rampton/23-amazingly-successful-introverts-throughout-history.html



10 Great Books About Loners and Endearing Misfits from Mind Joggle: https://www.mindjoggle.com/10-great-books-featuring-endearing-misfits/


26 Books For Introverts That Will Totally Speak To Your Introverted Soul from #AmReading: http://www.amreading.com/2018/09/29/26-books-for-introverts-that-will-totally-speak-to-your-introverted-soul/


16 Books That Every Introvert Needs to Read from PopSugar: https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Books-Introverts-40384423?stream_view=1#photo-40384664



10 of the Best Young Adult Novels About Outcasts from Book Riot: https://bookriot.com/2017/10/03/young-adult-novels-outcasts/


11 Books About Outsiders, Weirdos, and Underdogs from Electric Literature: https://electricliterature.com/eleven-books-about-outsiders-73e49ee0300a


TOP 10: LITERARY LONERS AND OUTSIDERS from Wellington City Libraries: http://www.wcl.govt.nz/blogs/teens/index.php/2009/01/30/top-10-literary-loners-and-outsiders/



Top 10 books about being alone from The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jun/10/top-10-books-about-being-alone



Best Classic Books About Outsiders from Huffington Post: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/24/books-outsiders-_n_924499.html


17 Inspiring Introverts In Literature from Books Rock My World:
https://booksrockmyworld.com/2016/04/19/17-inspiring-introverts-in-literature/



Literary Loners and Outsiders to Read When You’re Feeling Misanthropic from Signature Readshttps://www.signature-reads.com/2018/03/literary-loners-outsiders-read-youre-feeling-misanthropic/



5 BOOKS ABOUT LONERS from Book Riot: https://bookriot.com/2015/07/29/5-books-about-loners/


10 Books About Loners and Outsiders from Scottish Book Trust: http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/reading/book-lists/10-books-about-loners-and-outsiders


Dissembling The Loner: 5 Books About Outsiders and Introverts from LitReactor: https://litreactor.com/columns/dissembling-the-loner-5-books-about-outsiders-and-introverts



12 Inspiring Books To Read When You're Feeling Lonely And Need Some Cheering Up from Bustlehttps://www.bustle.com/articles/150695-12-inspiring-books-to-read-when-youre-feeling-lonely-and-need-some-cheering-up


The Modern Loners from Omnivoracious, The Amazon Book Review logo: https://www.amazonbookreview.com/post/78ff46d7-51ae-4f8b-8cbc-75bff348c9c7/hermit-books-amazon-book-review


Introverts in Literature from Eclexiahttps://eclexia.wordpress.com/2007/07/04/introverts-in-literature/


Literary Introverts: Shy Characters in CanLit from 49th Shelf: https://49thshelf.com/Blog/2013/10/17/Literary-Introverts-Shy-Characters-in-CanLit



Loner Lists from Goodreadshttps://www.goodreads.com/search?q=loner&search%5Bsource%5D=goodreads&search_type=lists&tab=lists


Popular Oddball or Outcast Main Characters Books from Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/oddball-or-outcast-main-characters


35 Enlightening Books For Introverts On Silence, Solitude And Simplicity from Loner Wolfhttps://lonerwolf.com/books-for-introverts/



CATEGORY: INTROVERTS AND LITERATURE from The Life of An Introvert: https://oliviavanderploeg.wordpress.com/category/introverts-and-literature/


Introverts in literature from Quiet Connections: https://quietconnections.co.uk/blog/introverts-literature/



10 Self-Help Book Recommendations for Literary Outcasts from Bustle: https://www.bustle.com/articles/9145-10-self-help-book-recommendations-for-literary-outcasts



Outcasts and Underdogs: 8 More Young Adult Books that Teach Gratitude, Grit, and Growth Mindset from Rewarding Education: https://rewardingeducation.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/8-more-young-adult-books-that-teach-gratitude-grit-and-growth-mindset-edutopia/


A Look at Loners in Literature from Dave Astor on Literature: https://daveastoronliterature.com/2015/03/29/a-look-at-loners-in-literature/



Why We Don't Need Any More Loner Characters... Especially in YA: http://whatrachelwrote.blogspot.com/2015/12/why-we-dont-need-any-more-loner.html


TOP 40 INTROVERTED AND SHY FEMALE CHARACTERS IN FILM AND TELEVISION from The Silver Petticoat Reviewhttps://www.silverpetticoatreview.com/2014/04/30/top-40-shy-female-characters-in-film-and-television/2/


Limyaael's Rant #304: Loner Charactershttps://curiosityquills.com/limyaael/loner-characters/


10 Books About Loneliness from Publishers Weekly: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/tip-sheet/article/69506-10-books-about-loneliness.html


Novels with Lonely, Isolated, or Alienated Characters from Novel Recommendations: http://www.novelrecommendations.com/novels-loneliness-isolation-alienation/


2021 Literary Loners Reading Challenge 


The overall goal of the r
eading challenge is to read books connected with loners, outcasts, recluses, wallflowers, and introverts. The challenge will run from January 1 to December 31, 2021. There are no reading levels. You decide how many books to read.


There are three reading options for this challenge. You can choose any or all of them.

  • Read books featuring a character identified as a loner, outcast, recluse, wallflower, or introvert. This can be a main or secondary character.
  • Read works written by writers known to be outcasts, recluses, wallflowers, or introverts.
  • Read books about real people known to be outcasts, recluses, wallflowers, or introverts.






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