7 Books on Adulting 20-Something Year Olds Need to Read

7 Best Books on Adulting 20-Something Year Olds Need to Read

My credit score increased by 38 points! #adulting

I splurged and bought a new vacuum today, I was too excited to use it. #adulting

#Adulting is hard.

Adulting? Is that even a word? According to the American Dialect Society, it is. When the word became popular in 2016, they nominated it as the “word of the year.” American Speech defines adulting as to behave in an adult manner; engage in activities associated with adulthood. Millennials in particular use “adulting” in a joking manner as they go through life stages. All fun and games aside, if you need help getting past the #adulting, these books will do the trick.

Body Love: Live in Balance, Weigh What You Want, and Free Yourself from Food Drama Forever

When getting your first apartment and having to cook for yourself, it can be easy to order in rather than hit up the grocery store once a week. It’s time to ditch the drive-through and invest in some pots and pans. Health and wellness consultant Kelly LeVeque’s book has healthy recipes that anyone can make. Plus, she shows you how to feel confident and conquer any body images issues you may have.





Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Comedian Mindy Kaling says, “One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three with whom you struggle to find things to talk about.” Something that may catch you off guard as you ease into your adult years is your social life and relationships. You’d be surprised how the frequency that you get together with friends decreases as friends start getting married and having kids. Kaling shares her unscientific observations about friendships, romance, and other random social situations that will have you rolling on the floor laughing.




The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store

When Cait Flanders was in her late twenties, she found out that she was in a load of trouble. Flanders was living a life of consumerism and was in $30,000 in debt because of her addiction to shopping. To change her habits, she set out a goal that for twelve months, she would not shop with the exception of buying basic necessities to live – groceries, toiletries, gas, etc. Along the way, she found out more about herself and why society gets caught in the same web of product obsession as she did. 




Selling Yourself Into A Job: A Systematic Approach to Getting Your Dream

Finding a job is tough #adulting. If you think about everything you have to do to get your foot in the door for an interview, it’s hard work. That’s why career advisor William Swansen says, “Finding a job is a job.” In his book, Selling Yourself Into A Job Swansen has a step-by-step guide that teaches you everything you need to know about job hunting. He shows you how to write a cover letter, format a resume, and shares his systematic way of finding your dream job. It’s an excellent book for anyone graduating from college.





Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Being off on your own and responsible for managing a checkbook deserves a #adulting no matter what you are talking about. Rich Dad, Poor Dad debunks the myth that you have to earn a large income to be wealthy. Instead, author Robert T. Kiyosaki explains ways of how to make your money work for you. It is possible to enjoy the finer things in life so as long as you are prepared.






A Random Walk Down Wall Street










What is more #adulting than investing in the stock market? In his newest edition of A Random Walk Down Wall Street, author Burton G. Malkiel shares his wisdom of investing. In his book, you’ll learn terminology, long-term investing advice, how to manage a 401k, and cryptocurrencies. Malkiel also writes about saving for retirement. It may seem early, but read up on it, and you’ll find out why you need to be thinking about it while you’re young.





You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

A boost of confidence never hurt anyone! #Adulting can come with mixed feelings and comparing yourself to others. Success coach Jen Sincero has come up with hilarious solutions to help you identify what you need to change. Follow her lead, and you’ll learn to stop self-sabotage feelings and achieve your goals whatever they may be.






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