I love reading. So much so that I find myself reading 2-3 books at a time. Not the most effective but hey, that’s how I roll.
Let’s get into this post. Here are 20 books I highly recommend every 20-something year old read (in no particular order).
- “Who Moved My Cheese?” Adorable, short and to the point a must read if you are pondering life changes.
- “Lean In.” Check out my review on this book. One of the best books out there.
- “The Four Hour Workweek.” Game changing insights for those that question the 9-5 life. This book literally changed my perspective.
- “Smart Women Finish Rich.” Why it’s especially important for women to focus on their own financial life.
- “The Millionaire Next Door.” A bit of a data filled book, but very interesting none-the-less. You’ll be shocked at what the typical millionaire looks like.
- “Think and Grow Rich.” An oldie, but a goodie.
- “Mindset.” Fascinating book that discusses fixed and growth mindsets- very eye opening.
- “When Things Falls Apart.” This book helped me reframe my hard times in life to be positive learning experiences.
- “Jab Jab Jab, Right Hook.” Interesting book on how to effectively use social media- and in this day and age, it’s a given.
- “Vagabonding.” For your inner wanderluster. <3
- “Debt Free U.” I find myself quoting this book all the time. Such a good read!
- “Miracles Now.” I adore Gabby Bernstein and this book spoke to my “spirit junkie” side by teaching different meditation practices.
- “Predictably Irrational.” Taught me how we don’t really make our own decisions free of influence.
- “Getting to Yes.” All about negotiation and collaborating to get what you truly want in a win-win situation.
- “Contagious, How Things Catch On.” Just an good read with lots of examples, interesting stories and inside look on why things go viral. (A must if you like marketing).
- “Half the Sky.” Highlights women oppression in the world and how we can work together and be part of the solution.
- “The Five Love Languages.” Knowing how people feel loved is critical for all types of relationships. Also interesting to discover how we want to be loved.
- “The Compound Effect.” Small actions every day compound into massive successes.
- “Never Eat Alone.” Perspective on how to create and maintain relationships.
- “Rich Dad Poor Dad.” This book launched my interest in personal finance.
There you have it; twenty books to read in your 20’s. None of these are fictional books, because I truly believe that reading non-fiction is one of the best ways to self-educate.
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