Top 15 Books to Read in your 20s

The twenties, an age group considered as responsible for our future and the time when we are going through so many changes. Some of those changes make our lives better while some of them completely destroy us. Hence, what is better to know about this time and these changes through the lens of experts. Here is a freshly brewed list of Top 15 Books that one should read in his/her Twenties.

Top 15 Books to Read in your 20s

1. The Defining Decade (by Meg Jay)

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The Defending Decade is a novel that argues about the changes that occur in our personality during this age (i.e. 20s). This novel tells us how we should take care of ourselves and think twice before taking any step because these steps will eventually lead us to our destination.

2. The Alchemist (by Paulo Coelho)

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This novel by Paulo Coelho is a must-read, irrespective of age. A reading of The Alchemist will give you life lessons like follow your dreams, listen to your heart, and grab the opportunity, through adventurous and mysterious traveling.

3. The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost (by Rachel Friedman)

The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost
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Rachel Friedman did a tremendous job in her novel. It is her story that gives us a message that sometimes it’s okay not to follow the regular route or it’s okay to have different expectations from life. The story is female-centered and is a must-read.

4. The Opposite of Loneliness (by Marina Keegan)

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“The Opposite of Loneliness” closely observes society and gives us a reality check. Marina Keegan in her novel talks about the life struggles, expectations, wants, and everything this young generation can think of. All these essays through the diary of a dead girl make this novel special.

5. The Myths of Happiness (by Sonja Lyubomirsky)

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We all are familiar with the phrase “Focus on your studies once you pass the School and College with good marks, your life is set”. The Myth of Happiness exactly focuses on the myths about adult life success and tells us how all of this is a game of mindset only.

6. A Single Man (by Christopher Isherwood)

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If put up in simple words, “A Single Man” by Christopher Isherwood is the story of a gay man struggling in life for almost everything and still, he loves to be alive. This novel gives a strong message of “never give up on yourself”.

7. Design Your Future (by Dominick Quartuccio)

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As the name suggests, “Design Your Future” gives you lessons on how to control your life and build your future on your own terms. In this novel, Author Dominick Quartuccio tells us that in your twenties believe in yourself. He also addresses issues like how to come over obstacles and break8 self-imposed-ceilings.

8. Very Good Lives  (by J.K. Rowling)

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We all know J.K. Rowling but only a few of us know her story. “Very Good Lives” is a story of failure and turning points we face during the twenties through the lens of J.K. Rowling. She focused on self embracement and how failure in life is important.

9. Yes Please (by Amy Poehler)

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“Yes Please” is Amy Poehler’s personal opinion and experience about thoughts we have in our twenties about life and career. She conveys her message to readers in a witty and funny way. Yes Please will lighten your mood and will inspire you for sure.

10. Transitions (by William Bridges)

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Twenties is full of Transitions and in his Bestseller Novel, author William Bridges talks about life’s important changes by dividing these transitions into three stages. This book is not a novel actually, it is a book that guides you throughout life and its transition.

11. Modern Loss  (by Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner)

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Modern Loss illustrates the impact of decisions that take the 20s for the rest of life. Modern loss is inspiring and brutally honest at the same time about contemporary times. This book also tells us how the 20s decade gave us the real experience of grief and loss for the first time.

12. Fates and Furies  (by Lauren Groff)

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Barack Obama’s favorite book of 2015, Fates and Furies shares the noisy journey of the new beginning of a couple’s marriage struggling through the 20s and 30s. The story gives a strong message of the existence of different perspectives on the same thing.

13. How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (by Toby Young)

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People
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The book I got from college in the first semester, a survival document, and a guide for all the young fellas, “How to Lose Friends and Alienate People” talks about how luck changes in the faction of the time in this self-obsessed culture.

14. Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions (by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths)

 Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions
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Algorithms to Live By is the solution given by Brian and Tom for Happiness by applying Computer Science algorithms to our everyday life. The question here is, is it possible to do so?

15. One Hour Investor (by Vishal Reddy)

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This book is on the list to remind you to stop thinking and start working right now. One Hour Investor by Vishal Reddy will solve the problem of many adults like how to save and invest during the twenties.

These 15 books provide inspiration, wisdom, and life experiences to help us get through the ups and downs of this troublemaker and chilling decade. Also, these books are a reminder to us that we are not alone here on this turbulent journey.

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