6 Self-Help Books Every 20-Something Woman Should Read

I’ve always loved to read but always thought I never had the time to invest in actively doing it every day. This year, however, I decided to carve out at least 20 minutes every day for books. I’m all for murder mysteries and science fiction novels, but lately, I’ve been diving into the self-help genre.

While many “self-help” books can feel cheesy and unrealistic, I’ve discovered a few that are honest, relatable, and truly impactful. Check out six self-help books to add to your reading list below.

The Defining Decade by Meg Jay, PhD

Whether you just graduated from college or you’re well into your 20s, this book should be at the top of your reading list. It personally made a huge impact on me, as it lays out the importance of why your 20s are crucial to your future success and happiness with tools to make the most of them while you can.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

You’ve probably heard of this book, but if you have yet to read, the time to pick it up is now. Not only is the sarcastic tone of this book entertaining, but its content gives you the confidence to focus on what actually matters and rid yourself of what doesn’t serve you.

Why Men Love Bitches by Sherry Argov

Feel like you can never win with men? According to Argov, you may be too nice. With witty rhetoric and research-based advice, the book provides tools to hold your own in a relationship, which makes dating in your 20s just a little bit easier.

Vibrate Higher Daily by Lalah Delia

I’m all about good vibes and positive energy, and this book helps put these into perspective. Delia shares her emotionally treacherous journey to “vibrating higher daily” and provides tools on how you can achieve positive vibrations in your daily life.

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

This iconic author is where the “morning pages” style of journaling originated. In The Artist’s Way, she offers advice on how to channel your creativity by discovering and developing the artist within.

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown, PhD

We’re all our own worst critics, but our imperfections are what make us who we are. Legendary shame researcher BrenĂ© Brown shares her guide to wholehearted living and how to embrace what makes you, you.

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Xo, Chloe

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