Books to Read in Your 20’s

26 Aug 2015

This post is geared toward the ladies, although we certainly wont fault any guys for reading these fantastic works of fiction! If you’re a millenial (or just want to feel like one), check out our list of book to read in your 20’s.

Let’s face it, your twenties are an interesting time. Whether you go to college or not, it is a time when you are, absolutely, navigating what it means to be “adult”. You start to build your sense of self as a teen, and that process comes to an effulgent climax in your twenties. The media and stories that we consume during that time can introduce us to truths and concepts that help us decide what sort of person we will be. The following books to read in your 20s are full of thought provoking truths that just might crawl in through your eyes and make a home in your brain.

Books to Read in Your 20’s

How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran : New in paperback, How to Build a Girl is full of adventure, honesty, and, amongst all of the booze, cigarettes, music, and sex, puts forth poignant discoveries about self image, family, friends, and the importance of positivity. And Feminism. Lots of Feminism.

You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman : This is the most meta novel you will ever read: get ready to enter the millennial mind. With protagonists that remain nameless throughout the narrative, this salient debut waltzes through such topics as self image, body image, relationships, and belief with razor wit and intelligent self awareness.

The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips : Following a newly wed couple, The Beautiful Bureaucrat discusses the differences that major life changes, such as marriage and moving away from the support of family, can have on an individual and a relationship.

Barbara the Slut and Other People by Lauren Holmes : In a world of Minimalist Pixie Dream Girls, it’s male counterpart, the Lumbersexual, and impeccable Instagram feeds, it helps to read books that are simply, truly, unabashedly honest about the ups and downs of life. Barbara the Slut and Other People is one such collection of stories. 

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Chloe is a Professional Book Nerd. She loves big words, big books, big dogs, and big adventures.