You’re probably wondering why this is important because everyone is so busy right now and there’s almost no time for anything, so reading is out of it. But you’ve got to understand that reading is absolutely fundamental to living and I can assure you that these 10 books are going to be worth your time!
I therefore, present to you, distinguished ladies, 10 books to read while in your 20’s.
1. White Teeth by Zadie Smith:
This debut novel was written by Smith when she was only 24! I’m sure that fact is more than enough proof that White Teeth is a book anyone in her 20’s will totally relate to. Following the lives of two World War II London immigrants, the book tackles everything from Sex to gender politics to parenthood and religion.
2. Americanah by Chimamanda Adichie:
Reading this book will give you a new perspective on one of the most underrated regions of the world, Africa! It would introduce you to a new way of thinking and help you develop a new perspective on Africa different from what Africa is actually said to be. This book has been recognized as one of the 15 most remarkable books that are shaping the way fiction is being written and read in the 21st century.
3. Blackout by Sarah Hepola:
Here’s a memoir in which Hepola tells us that working hard and playing harder isn’t always as great as it sounds. Yeah, yeah, your 20’s should be fun and wild, but you need to take some days or hours (depending on how fast you read of course), to read how the now-sober 30-something writer reflects back in a way to is super hilarious, insightful and helpful.
4. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho:
This amazing book is all about following your heart and listening to your guts. It teaches lessons on chasing your dreams and never giving up. You’ll agree with me that this is a must read for anybody within the age bracket of 18 and 28. Trust me when I say there are immeasurable lessons to learn from this book.
5. The Fall by Albert Camus:
Reading this book will leave you with an opaque vision on the basic foundation of life, and will push you to questioning your own morals, views and values on what is right and wrong.
6. Beloved by Toni Morrison:
This book tells a haunting story about life post-slavery as studied in schools across countries all over the world. Why is this a must-read in your 20’s? Well, the book will make you look deeper at your past, present and future.
7. Yes Please by Amy Poehler:
Here’s a collection of Poehler’s hilarious but inspirational and thought-provoking poems, mantras, essays, lists, advice and even photographs. This book is as humorous as her role in movies are. I’m sure you’ll pick a million things the book.
8. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari:
The humorous writer takes a look at why this day love and dating isn’t the way our parents described it to us. This book shares Ansari’s informative, scientific and universal opinion that is more than useful especially in this digital age.
9. Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes:
This will totally motivate you to live a little more (and this is what we all like to hear). Rhimes was a typical classic introvert but decided to turn things around by spicing up her life and dedicating a whole year to saying “YES” YES to reading this book 500 times!
10. The subtle art of not giving a F*ck by Mark Manson:
This list will not be complete without this book. The subtle art of NOT giving a fuck! C’mon guys do you really need a reason to read this? We’ve all been told that “Positivity is the key to happiness” right? Well, Manson in this book, is telling the world the opposite. You’ll get to realize through this book that there are so many fucks to give but what is important for your happiness and good for your health, is choosing which of the fucks you are interested in giving. This particular book is the most realistic book in the history of realistic books. You feel me?
I hope you have fun reading these books as much as I had fun letting you know why you should read them!