The Best Books For Figuring Out Your 20s

By Meg Jay

The Books I Picked & Why

Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps

By Kelly Williams Brown

Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps

Why this book?

Twentysomethings who are looking for a silver bullet will find it here in the form of 535 silver pellets. Without a doubt, one (or a hundred) of these pellets will change your relationship or your career or your mind or your potatoes, all of which matter in adulthood. Kelly Williams Brown makes growing up sound do-able and even fun.


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#ENTRYLEVELBOSS: How to Get Any Job You Want

By Alexa Shoen

#ENTRYLEVELBOSS: How to Get Any Job You Want

Why this book?

Three cheers for Entry Level Boss. I love Alexa's voice. I love her advice. And I love that she's broken down getting a job into the steps that every twentysomething wants and needs. Anyone who wants that first job--but is not sure how to get it--should read this book.


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Everything Will Be Okay: Life Lessons for Young Women

By Dana Perino

Everything Will Be Okay: Life Lessons for Young Women

Why this book?

The best way to reassure people is to give them good information. That’s what Dana Perino does for young women in this engaging guide to life and work. From clearing your inbox to clearing your mind, if you follow the advice in this book, you’ll be well on your way to much more than okay.


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An Ordinary Age: Finding Your Way in a World That Expects Exceptional

By Rainesford Stauffer

An Ordinary Age: Finding Your Way in a World That Expects Exceptional

Why this book?

An Ordinary Age is an antidote. It is for twentysomethings everywhere who are sick and tired of being sick and tired that the lives they wake up to everyday don't match the ones they see on Instagram. It is a book for real twentysomethings, that is, ones who deserve to know that their lives and their efforts aren't just good enough: They are well and truly good.


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Normal Sucks

By Jonathan Mooney

Normal Sucks

Why this book?

This book is for every twentysomething out there with a learning difference. After years of struggling in school, maybe by now you’re feeling a bit beat up and worn down. This book will help you shake it off with a good laugh and a good cry and remind you that adult life and work don't have to be like the classroom. I laughed out loud with every page, except for the ones that broke my heart.


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