8 Break-up Books Books to mend a broken heart Like the song says, breaking up is hard to do. Grab some chocolate or a pint of your favourite ice cream and find comfort within the pages of these sympathetic reads 1. Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert 2. It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken: The Smart Girl's Breakup Buddy Greg Behrendt 3. The Hell with Love: Poems to Mend a Broken Heart Mary D. Esselman and Elizabeth Ash Velez, eds 4. What Was I Thinking? 58 Bad Boyfriend Stories Barbara Davilman 5. Women Charles Bukowski 6. High Fidelity Nick Hornby 7. Bridget Jones's Diary Helen Fielding 8. Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen Tags: romance, break up, broken heart, relationships View the discussion thread.