Even More Books to Read in your Twenties
I’ve written quite a few ‘Books to read in your Twenties’ posts and I’ve no plans to stop anytime soon. So here is a post of Even More Books to Read in your Twenties.
I would be surprised if women in the UK, who are in their twenties, have not heard of this book. It was everywhere when it first came out a few months ago. The story is fantastic and follows a woman dealing with her father’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, whilst also entering into a relationship with a man who constantly ghosts her. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Holliday Grainger, and was addicted.
Last year I read both Animals and Adults by Emma Jane Unsworth. They’re fairly different. Animals focus’ on the life of two mid-life adults who party too much, take too many drugs, and don’t have aims in life. Adults is basically a sequel with different characters. Jenny Maclaine’s life is falling apart and then her mother shows up on her doorstep, an even bigger wreck than her.
Lucy Vine, author of Hot Mess is back with Bad Choices. A story about two best friends forever, who have an almighty falling out which has massive effects on both of their lives. Friendship isn’t as well covered in fiction as I would like it to be, so I can’t wait to see how Lucy Vine tackles this challenge.
I love a good multi-hyphen career book, and this one is great. No path into a career is like a ladder anymore, it’s more like a squiggly line. Helen Tupper and Sarah Ellis detail away into designing your own career by setting goals, building your skill base, and more.
I’m currently in the throes of reading this salacious read about the life of a twenty-something art lover who finds herself enthralled in the life of a wealthy couple, addicted to sex parties. It’s not one for those that find sex in fiction gratuitous, that’s for sure.
As a writer, this book has been on my to-be-read list for an age. The story follows Casey, a woman who has recently lost her relationship and her mother. She runs away from her life and becomes entangled in an unintentional love triangle with two men, and she has to write a book. What is she going to write about I wonder?
No friend gets left behind, that is the strapline for Asking for a Friend by Andi Osho. Three friends in various stages of life decide to ditch dating apps and only ask out people in the person, but the catch is they’re asking out people in person for their friends only! Could you trust your friends to pick out your One?
A book on burnout? Yes, please. A few years ago Anne Helen Petersen had an article on burnout and the millennial generation go viral on Buzzfeed. Now she has written a comprehensive book looking into why the millennial generation suffers and is so vocal about the burnout experience, compared to generations before us.
And finally, a book I’ve found that has been intriguing more and more the more I hear about it. Between the ages of 25 and 40, it is likely that women are going to consider their biological clock and the age-old decision of: do I want kids. This book shares women’s stories, experiences, and arguments for and against the question, to give everyone the chance to find themselves within the pages without judgment. An important read.
There we have. A selection of brilliant books by tour-de-force women with advice on female friendships, burnout, and romance. Have you read any of them? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below.