Eight Books to Read in Your Twenties

Eight Books to Read in Your Twenties

Eight Books to Read in Your Twenties

I enjoy sharing book recommendations for people in my current age bracket. I’m 26 years old and I read quite a lot, so here are eight books to read in your twenties that I haven’t previously mentioned.

You can find other books I’ve recommended for people in their twenties in my Books to Read in your Twenties, More Books to Read in Your Twentiesand Even More, Books to Read in your Twenties

Invisible Women by Caroline Criado-Perez

To start with, I must share a warning that this book is incredibly infuriating. The truth about how the world is made by men for men is frustrating as hell. But it’s still a useful and interesting read about feminism and women’s life.

Careering by Daisy Buchanan

I’ll admit, I’m yet to read this book but the storyline is one that will connect with many readers in their twenties working long hours for little pay and no company loyalty.

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

This tragic non-fiction book focuses on the famous Radium Girls from the 1910s-1930s who were knowingly poisoned by their employers and many of whom died in the most awful circumstances. It will get your blood boiling as you read, but it’s an extremely important read.

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Big Magic focuses heavily on creativity and the development of women’s creative careers. It’s well worth a read if you’re interested in adding more creativity to your career and everyday life.

Working Hard, Hardly Working by Grace Beverley

if you’re one of the many people that had to move to home-working during COVID and now work hybrid or still from home, then read this book. It helps you to make boundaries within your home and working life. As well as tips on how best to manage your time from the perspective of a young and successful entrepreneur.

The Making of a Manager by Julie Zhuo

Whether you are a manager or not, if you work with others and within a team then I still recommend reading this book. It’s useful to develop harmonious work habits, whilst also getting comfortable with uncomfortable conversations which we all have to have as managers, with managers, and simply with colleagues and stakeholders.

You’re the Business by Anna Codrea-Rado

Another careers book, but extremely handy if you’re currently freelance, or thinking of going freelance as so many people in their twenties are doing at the moment. This book explains how to manage your finances, create contracts, develop your brand and so much more. A very handy and fully-fledged guide to freelance life.

My Mess is a Bit of a Life by Georgia Pritchett

This non-fiction book is all about anxiety. From the childish worries we all experience to the everyday worries of generalized anxiety disorder. This memoir is still quite joyful and not heavy at all, so an easy read but full of insightful moments about anxiety and how to manage it in the modern day.

Those are my latest suggestions for books to read in your twenties. What books would you recommend? Let me know in the comments below.

Love Ellie x

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Eight Books to Read in Your Twenties

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