If you are interested in reading about Childfree by choice, circumstance or Overpopulation, you have come to the right place!

Although childfree lifestyle is on the rise and it is slowly becoming more acceptable, is always helpful to know what other people think about it, their stories and experiences, researches, studies, interviews, professional point of view and words of encouragement to support our decision and make us feel we are not alone choosing this lifestyle. Therefore, I made a list of the most recommended Childfree books and I divided them into 4 different categories so you can find easier what fits your needs.

If you are undecided about having kids (aka “On The Fence”), let me tell you that there are specifics books to help you make that important decision.

If you are childless by life’s circumstances and want to find support and learn how to live a fulfilled life without kids, I have a special selection for you too.

Last but not least, I have some books about population. Although there are plenty out there, I’ve chosen the ones related to why not having kids helps the world and environment in general. Overpopulation is a vast topic with plenty sub-subjects and I want to approach it here from the Childfree side since that is one of my personal reasons (among many more) to remain Childfree.

If you have a suggestion for a book that is missing here, please comment below or email us at blog@childfreelove.com

If you have read one of these books and would like to join our ChildfreeLove Blog Team with a review or post about it, don’t hesitate to contact us here or at the email listed above.

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Childfree Books:

Families Of Two and The Baby Matrix by Laura Carrol.

Confessions of a Childfree Woman by Marcia Drut-Davis.

Complete Without Kids by Ellen L Walker.

Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids by Meghan Daum.

Childfree and Loving It! by Nicki Defago.

I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales From a Happy Life Without Kids by Jen Kirkman.

Two is enough by Laura S. Scott.

The Female Assumption: A Mother’s Story: Freeing Women from the View that Motherhood is a Mandate by Melanie Holmes.

Savvy Auntie: The Ultimate Guide for Cool Aunts, Great-Aunts, Godmothers, and All Women Who Love Kids and Otherhood: Modern Women Finding A New Kind of Happiness by Melanie Notkin.

The Last Taboo: Saying No to Motherhood by Rosemary Agonito.

Baby Not on Board: A Celebration of Life without Kids by Jennifer L. Shawne.

The Childless Revolution by Madelyn Cain.

Being Fruitful Without Multiplying: Stories and Essays from around the World by Patricia Yvette.

Why Have Kids?: A New Mom Explores the Truth About Parenting and Happiness by Jessica Valenti.

The Spinsterlicious Life: 20 Life Lessons for Living Happily Single and Childfree by Eleanore Wells.

Kid Me Not by Aralyn Hughes.

Kidfree And Lovin’ It by Kaye Walters.

No Children, No Guilt by Silvia D Lucas.

No Kidding: Women Writers on Bypassing Parenthood Edited by Henriette Mantel.

I’m Taking My Eggs and Going Home: How One Woman Dared to Say No to Motherhood by Lisa Manterfield.


Childless by circumstance books:

Living the Life Unexpected: 12 Weeks to Your Plan B for a Meaningful and Fulfilling Future Without Children by Jody Day.

What He Can Expect When She’s Not Expecting: How to Support Your Wife, Save Your Marriage, and Conquer Infertility! by Marc Sedaka.

Childfree After Infertility: Moving From Childlessness to a Joyous Life by Heather Wardell.

Honoring Missed Motherhood: Loss, Choice and Creativity by Kani Comstock and Barbara Comstock.

The Mother of Second Chances: The Struggle Bus of Rewriting My Story of Infertility and Loss and Ever Upward: Overcoming the Lifelong Losses of Infertility to Define Your Own Happy Ending By Justine Brooks Froelker.

Silent Sorority: A Barren Woman Gets Busy, Angry, Lost and Found and Finally Heard: A Silent Sorority Finds Its Voice by Pamela M Tsigdinos.


Books for those on the fence:

Maybe Baby: 28 Writers Tell the Truth About Skepticism, Infertility, Baby Lust, Childlessness, Ambivalence, and How They Made the Biggest Decision of Their Lives by Lory Leibovich.

Regretting Motherhood: A Study by Orna Donath.

The Pregnant Pause by Jane Doucet.

Baby? Maybe?: How You Can Decide Between Motherhood and a Childfree Life by Gayle Katz.

Motherhood – Is It For Me?: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Clarity by Denise L. Carlini & Ann Davidman.

The Baby Decision: How to Make The Most Important Choice of Your Life by Merle Bombardieri MSW LICSW.

Do I have to be a mother?: A childfree woman’s honest and unspoken thoughts and feelings by Karin Rahbek.

Life Without Baby: Surviving and Thriving When Motherhood Doesn’t Happen by Lisa Manterfield.


Overpopulation books:

Man Swarm: How Overpopulation is Killing the Wild World by Laura Carrol.

The Baby Boon: How Family-Friendly America Cheats the Childless by Elinor Burkett.

Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming into Existence by David Benatar.

Enough of Us: Why we should think twice before making children by Cheryl and Ellis Levinson.


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About AngieBlack

AngieBlack is the Founder and CEO of ChildfreeLove.com. She is a dreamer, traveler, independent, responsible, feminist and lovely person. She is also “Childfree” by choice and she founded ChildfreeLove as an answer for those who want to find a quality person or friends with the same lifestyle and interests. ChildfreeLove is a dating site and blog she created with love and passion and is a project she is been devoted to since 2015. AngieBlack is proudly activist of the Childfree movement and although she respects and accepts those who have chosen a different path in life, she believes that there is still a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding about choosing a life without children (especially for women) and she will continue working to help as much as she can. She firmly believes that: “They lived happily ever after” not necessary involves kids. AngieBlack is originally from Colombia and English is her second language, she apologizes in advance for any grammatical error you might find here.

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