9 Must Reads in Your Twenties
One of my goals for 2017 is to read seventeen books. As a self-proclaimed introvert, I have always loved reading. Unfortunately, with growing up and trying to balance a full-time job with numerous other responsibilities, it’s hard to find time to curl up with a good book anymore. Over the last couple of years, I’ve read numerous publications that really resonated with me and brought insight on some of the current situations I was in. When I was anxious about graduating college, upset after a messy break-up, and nervous to move out of my parent’s house, the words in these following books helped me find the confidence and insight I needed to move on.
Roxane Gay is my all-time favorite feminist author. In “Difficult Women”, Gay tells the tales of multiple women. “The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. From a pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children and must negotiate the elder sister’s marriage to a woman married to a twin pretending not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other.” Etc. (Grove Atlantic.) Gay gives a voice to the strangers living around us and reminds us that each person has an unforgettable story. Also, exhibiting just how strong and utterly amazing women are.
Sophia Amoruso, Founder, and CEO of NastyGal, is an inspiring and motivational woman. “#Girlboss” is the story of Amoruso’s upbringing and how she got to where she is today. Life isn’t always easy —but you can’t let that stop you. This book encourages young women to follow their dreams and to never give up. Amoruso is proof that “you can be a huge success without giving up your spirit of adventure or distinctive style.” In “#Girlboss”, Amoruso offers great advice, motivational words, and a bunch of laughs.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
Have you ever wondered how successful people get to where they are now? Mindy Kaling was once a timid, chubby child but after years of hard work, perseverance, and passion, she’s the Mindy Kaling we all know and love today. “Is Everyone Hanging Out With Me?” is a collection of Kaling’s thoughts. The one’s we all have. “Is Everyone Hanging Out With Me?” remind us… we’re not so crazy after all!
Nice is Just a Place in France
I was wandering around Barnes & Noble when I stumbled across this title. I have always been the nice girl, yet something about this book interested me. The Betches won over my heart. “Nice is Just a Place in France” is all about being confident, going after what you want, and finding happiness your own way.
Amy Poehler teaches young women that Yes please! are the words to live by. In Poehler’s first book, we learn more about her personal life, career path, and insecurities. Amy weighs in on sex, love, friendship, and parenthood (as well as many other things). Amy Poehler is a hysterically funny lady and “Yes Please!” was a joy to read.
Le Petit Prince
Being an adult is hard but “Le Petit Prince” reminds us there is a difference between growing up and getting old. “The Little Prince” was a childhood favorite of mine but has resonated with me more as I aged. The book is filled with exciting adventures, various characters, and numerous lessons. When you feel like life is getting a little too routine and serious, it’s time to open up “The Little Prince”.
You may have to deal with loss and confusion in your 20’s. “Wild” is a great book to help you get through. After the death of her mother and dissolution of her marriage, Cheryl decides to take the journey of a lifetime. “Wild” will spark the adventure and hope inside of you. Whatever you may need -resolution, peace, insight- you can find it in the wild. Take a hike.
He’s Just Not That Into You
You may have seen the movie, but Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo’s book is a miraculous and unique “self-help” guide. Are you getting tired of your strange aunt asking you why you’re still single every family dinner? “He’s Just Not That Into You” is aimed at single women who just aren’t getting it. The book is very straightforward and funny. Even if you’re happily taken, it’s still a great read! So check it out… or keep trying tinder.
“Sweetbitter” is a sort of coming-of-age story. We meet Tess, a young woman who has left her small town to move to New York. You’ll laugh at how much you identify with Tess. She can be quirky, brilliant, and sometimes a little lost. “Sweetbitter is a story of discovery, enchantment, and the power of what remains after disillusionment”. (Goodreads.)
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