Three of these books were given to me by my father, one by my best friend, and the other I just stumbled upon. What all these books have in common is a purpose, some can argue that all books have “a purpose”, but these will help your career.
They’ll not only help with your people skills and how to ask for a raise, but they will help you excel in other aspects of your life as well.
Here are the five books I recommend that every girl (woman?) should read in her 20s:
We’ve all done it, stared out a car/ bus/ train window at people and made up a little story about their lives in our head. It’s a great way to pass the time, but for Rachel Watson it turned into an obsessive hobby.
The Girl on the Train was recommended by three of our book club members and was written up in theSkimm… aka it was the clear winner when we took it to a vote in last month’s book club.
The author of Gone Girl and Dark Places, Gillian Flynn, is at it again, writing an equally disturbing and amazing page-turner, Sharp Objects.
All of the characters in this book are twisted. Some of the things they do to each other made me feel sick, but for some reason I kept on reading. This book will keep you up reading way past your bedtime, then when you finally pull yourself away, it will keep you up because of your haunted dreams.
So, I read the book that has been trending lately… The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondō
This is now where I will upset a few (a lot of) people…. thank goodness this was a short book, or else I would be much more angry about the time wasted reading it! Maybe I wasn’t the right audience, but it didn’t speak to me at all.