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Best Quit Lit & Podcast List

This blog contains our personal recommendations of books and podcasts to help you along your journey of changing your relationship with alcohol.

Quit Lit is a genre of books dedicated to the subject of quitting alcohol and other drugs. There is nothing more helpful and heartwarming than learning from others who have either taken the same path that you are now starting on, or who are experts in this space.

Your toolkit for supporting yourself in sobriety will be added to with each book you read.

We’ve compiled a categorised list of our favourites here:

To help remove the desire for alcohol:

This Naked Mind, by Annie Grace

Alcohol Explained, by William Porter

Kick the Drink Easily, by Jason Vale

Alcohol Lied to Me, by Craig Beck

The Easy Way to Control Alcohol, by Allen Carr

Helpful & Relatable Memoirs:

The Sober Diaries, by Clare Pooley

Sober Curious, by Ruby Warrington

Mrs D is Going Without, by Lotta Dann

The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober, by Catherine Gray

High Sobriety, by Jill Stark

The Sober Revolution, by Sarah Turner and Lucy Rocca

Woman of Substances, by Jenny Valentish

Quit Like a Woman, by Holly Whitaker

We Are the Luckiest, by Laura McKowen

Blackout, by Sarah Hepola

Drunk Mom, by Jowita Bydlowska

A Happier Hour, by Rebecca Weller

Drink, by Ann Dowsett Johnston

Love Yourself Sober, by Kate Baily and Mandy Manners

Dry, by Augusten Burroughs

Recovery, by Russell Brand

Educational books

Drink?, by Professor David Nutt

Why You Drink and How to Stop, by Veronica Valli

Never Enough, by Judith Grisel

Integral Recovery, by John Dupuy

The Biology of Desire, by Marc Lewis

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, by Dr Gabor Maté

The Wine O’Clock Myth, Lotta Dann

How To Go Alcohol Free, by Kate Bee

The Sober Girl Society Handbook, by Millie Gooch


Sober Awkward

The Bubble Hour

Recovery Happy Hour

The Sober Therapist

Sober Curious

Recovery Elevator

Rise Revolution

This Naked Mind

Seltzer Squad

Love Sober

A Sober Girls Guide

The one you feed

Happy Place


Hooked: The Unexpected Addicts

Sober Sips

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