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Book Riot's 50 Must-Read Books for 20-Somethings

"In my 20s, I've lost true loves, found better ones, unexpectedly lost a parent, realized how much my childhood has affected me, been confused about what kind of career I wanted, figured out how I've wanted to use my talents and skills doing something I like, and learned to appreciate my body (not necessarily in that order, and sometimes repeating certain stages more than onceā€¦or twice). This must-read book list covers a wide variety of topics that have helped me understand and develop my personal and professional life.
The books are grouped in sections for various aspects of your 20s: Intersectional Feminism, Love, Career, Social Life, Big Decisions, Loss and Grieving, Travel, Perspective, and Curveballs." - Linh Anh Cat/Book Riot
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We Should All Be Feminists (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
We Should All Be Feminists (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
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Bad Feminist (Roxane Gay)
Bad Feminist (Roxane Gay)
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Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
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So You Want to Talk About Race (Ijeoma Oluo)
So You Want to Talk About Race (Ijeoma Oluo)
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Milk and Honey (Rupi Kaur)
Milk and Honey (Rupi Kaur)
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The Japanese Lover (Isabel Allende)
The Japanese Lover (Isabel Allende)
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The Defining Decade Why Your Twenties Matter (Meg Jay)
The Defining Decade Why Your Twenties Matter (Meg Jay)
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Becoming (Michelle Obama)
Becoming (Michelle Obama)
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Outliers (Malcolm Gladwell)
Outliers (Malcolm Gladwell)
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Quiet (Susan Cain)
Quiet (Susan Cain)
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Very Good Lives (J.K. Rowling)
Very Good Lives (J.K. Rowling)
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Yes Please (Amy Poehler)
Yes Please (Amy Poehler)
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Educated (Tara Westover)
Educated (Tara Westover)
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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) (Mindy Kaling)
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) (Mindy Kaling)
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Why We Sleep (Matthew Walker)
Why We Sleep (Matthew Walker)
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Tiny Beautiful Things
Tiny Beautiful Things
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The Last Black Unicorn (Tiffany Haddish)
The Last Black Unicorn (Tiffany Haddish)
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The Doctor Is in (Ruth Westheimer)
The Doctor Is in (Ruth Westheimer)
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Algorithms to Live by (Brian Christian)
Algorithms to Live by (Brian Christian)
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How Will You Measure Your Life (Clayton Christensen)
How Will You Measure Your Life (Clayton Christensen)
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The Gift of Fear (Gavin De Becker)
The Gift of Fear (Gavin De Becker)
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Year of Yes (Shonda Rhimes)
Year of Yes (Shonda Rhimes)
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The Simple Path to Wealth (J.L.Collins)
The Simple Path to Wealth (J.L.Collins)
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The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Marie Kondo)
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Marie Kondo)
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Modern Loss (Rebecca Soffer & Gabrielle Birkner)
Modern Loss (Rebecca Soffer & Gabrielle Birkner)
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Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy (Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant)
Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy (Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant)
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When Breath Becomes Air (Paul Kalanithi)
When Breath Becomes Air (Paul Kalanithi)
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Furiously Happy (Jenny Lawson)
Furiously Happy (Jenny Lawson)
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Wild (Cheryl Strayed)
Wild (Cheryl Strayed)
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Eat, Pray, Love (Elizabeth Gilbert)
Eat, Pray, Love (Elizabeth Gilbert)
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What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding (Kristin Newman)
What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding (Kristin Newman)
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The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
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The Beach (Alex Garland)
The Beach (Alex Garland)
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Sapiens (Yuval Noah Harari)
Sapiens (Yuval Noah Harari)
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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (Yuval Noah Harari)
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (Yuval Noah Harari)
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Factfulness (Hans Rosling)
Factfulness (Hans Rosling)
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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined (Steven Pinker)
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined (Steven Pinker)
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Into the Wild (Jon Krakauer)
Into the Wild (Jon Krakauer)
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Into Thin Air (Jon Krakauer)
Into Thin Air (Jon Krakauer)
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All the Single Ladies (Rebecca Traister)
All the Single Ladies (Rebecca Traister)
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