There is something about your 20’s that is different from any other moment in your life. It is often the first years of really adulting after college. You learn how to deal with life, discover yourself, and learn who your true friends are.
That is why we decided to curate a list of 7 books that you should read in your 20’s. Some of these books will hot close to home for many people. And others will offer advice and life lessons that the writers learned the hard way.
7 Books That You Should Read in Your 20’s
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
- Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies by Tara Schuster
- The Group by Mary McCarthy
- I Might Regret This by Abbi Jacobson
- The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
- F*ck! I’m in My Twenties by Emma Koenig
- Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
Books That We Recommend
The first novel we chose was the classic The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. It has a lot to offer and a novel that can help people find the push they need to pursue their dreams. This novel is great when you are trying to figure life out and a novel that you can revisit at different in your life.
Another novel that made the list is the recent bestseller The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. It came out in 2022 and made several end-of-year lists for good reason. It is about regrets and how small choices can have a big impact on your life. The protagonist gets to live various lives, trying to find the one that will truly make her happy.
Something about your 20’s makes you want to swear. Two novels that get straight to the point are Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies by Tara Schuster and F*ck! I’m in My Twenties by Emma Koenig. Those would make great greeting cards.
These are 7 books that you should read in your 20’s. What books do you think would fit right in on this list? Let us know in the comments below!