At B & N Reads Somers tagged six books that’ll make you glad you’re single, including:
Gone Girl, by Gillian FlynnRead about the other books on the list.
Perhaps the obvious choice, but no less powerful for it, Flynn’s breakout novel isn’t so much a crime story as it is the story of what happens when you marry someone you don’t know as well as you think you do. We all start off as strangers, after all, and how well can you ever truly know someone? As explored in this incredible novel, the answer might not be to your liking. This Valentine’s Day, if you’re wondering why you never get a “meet cute” moment that leads to the perfect marriage, read Gone Girl again and be reminded your chances of marrying a crazy person are more than zero.
Gone Girl made Jeff Somers's list of five books with an outstanding standalone scene that can be read on its own, Lucie Whitehouse's ten top list of psychological suspense novels with marriages at their heart and Kathryn Williams's list of eight of fiction’s craziest unreliable narrators.
Also see: Eleven books for the happily unwed.