Books for the Twenty-Something Female

by Michele Manx 5 months ago in list

Thriving Twenties

Books for the Twenty-Something Female

"Nothing will ruin your twenties more than thinking you should have your life together already."

The thriving twenties. Some magazines point out how your twenties are a significant time, and there will be falls, speed bumps, mixed emotions, but eventually, you'll begin to thrive.

13. The Twenty-something Guide to Getting It Together

Guide to thrive the quarter life crisis: author Mary Traina teaches how to bust out of your rut with practical advice for kicking your bad habits, taking action toward your goals, and moving on to the next stage.

12. The Edible Woman

Margaret Atwood 1969 novel centers on the story of a young woman whose sane, structured, consumer-oriented world starts to slip out of focus: Marian feels her body and her self are becoming separated.

11. The Way I Used to Be

A New York Times bestseller. Poignant tale demonstrates one young woman’s strength as she navigates the disappointment and unbearable pain.

10. I Am That Girl: How to Speak Your Truth, Discover Your Purpose, and #bethatgirl

In a media-distracted world motivational speaker Alexis Jones helped females figure the questions in order to inspire them.

9. She Must Be Mad

This coming-of-age tale explores the pain, relief, the agony of turning a girl to a woman; the isolation of an untethered mind, the power, and the subjugation of the body.

8. Unworthy: How to Stop Hating Yourself|Paperback

Self-loathing is a land studded in booby traps. Fumbling through, we can’t see what our trouble actually is: that we are mistaken about ourselves. Unworthy explores how a lack of faith in ourselves can turn us into our own worst enemies.

7. The Beautiful Chaos of Growing Up

Humor into the world of young adulthood. Poems explores the thrills and anxieties of college friendships and graduation, internships, and job interviews, first dates and first apartments; here lies a warmhearted, powerful examination of what it means to grow up.

6. How to Stop Freaking the %#[email protected] Out

Who hasn’t felt anxious? Have those intense feelings ever made you want to crawl into a hole in the fetal position, or alternatively, punch someone in the face? If so, you're not alone. Laughter and calm: How to Stop Freaking the %#[email protected] Out offers twenty-four wacky, totally-rooted-in-neuroscience ways to stop freaking out.

5. Thirty As F***: 30 Things I Learned During My Quarter-Life Crisis

Some young women dread thirty like it's a death sentence. Cue the quarter-life crisis. Sarah Ordo shares hilarious, personal realizations, and a bunch of truth bombs.

4. Essential 20s Chronicle

First-year as a 20-year-old will feel daunting. Essential 20s Chronicle shares practical and thoughtful advice for the twenty-somethings who are thrilled about their new apartment.

3. The Girl's Guide: Getting the Hang of Your Whole Complicated, Unpredictable, Impossibly Amazing Life

A source of information for women striking out on their own, a colossal cheat sheet on everything from surviving a first real job to the delicate enterprise of friending. Shows the way forward for every young woman heading off to find her place in a big, exciting, uncertain world.

2. Twenty-Two: Letters to a Young Woman Searching for Meaning

Twenty-two. A Taylor Swift song titled. The age we begin to poke at certain questions. Allison Trowbridge harness the power of story in a series of letters to an imagined young woman wrestling with the questions that arise as she stands on the precipice of adulthood.

1. Your Twenties: No One Ever Teaches You How to Grow Up, You Know?

{Cue the dramatic sound effect} No one warned us that our twenties would feel like floating in outer space. Quirky, fun, and full of advice. You’re not alone.

Michele Manx
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Michele Manx

native New Yorker, Staten Island-born and Brooklyn-raised. Straightforward-being, with a sense of humor.

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