These 12 Self Help Books Will Help Twenty-Somethings Figure It All Out

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The best self-help books for a woman in her twenties!

The Best Self Help Books For Women In Their Twenties

Self-help. The term is usually met with jokes and sad scenarios; a carton of ice cream on a Friday night, reading a self-help book. A distraught lady panicking up and down the aisle of a bookstore, looking for the right book to turn her life around. But most of that is outdated. Self-help books are prevalent in society thanks to the myriad of options granted to readers.

There are self-help books on love and relationships, aging and growing old, to career and finances. It isn't a sign of weakness, it's a guideline, an opportunity to reboot, restart, and rejuvenate your life through literature. If you're starting out in your career, don't know what move to make next in a relationship, or have suffered hardships, these 12 self help books will benefit any woman in her twenties, and beyond.

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1. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

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Elizabeth Gilbert knows a good comeback story. She wrote Eat Pray Love, a story of a woman who travels all over the world meeting new people, eating new foods, and finding love. Following the success of her first book, she dove into self-help. Big Magic discusses creativity, where we get it, and what to do with it when it's gone. A light read, it'll have you re-evaluating your creativity in many ways.

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2. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F#%k

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If self-help books aren't your thing, then this choice might be best for you. Mark Manson gives the best advice yet... not giving a F@^%. So if you don't want something sugar-coated, and maybe how you could be more straightforward with your feelings, this book will help you get through your twenties, and probably well into your long life.

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3. Women Who Love Too Much

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Dating is hard, there is no doubt about that. If you feel you're dating the wrong people, over and over again, this book will offer you techniques and exercises on changing the way you see yourself. When talking to your friends isn't cutting it, maybe this book will shine light into your love life.

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4. Lean In

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If you're starting out in your career or are on the path to something great, this book will do you well. Sheryl Sandberg dives into why women hold themselves back in their careers and the steps you can take to pursue your personal goals.

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5. 20-Something, 20-Everything: A Quarter-life Woman's Guide to Balance and Direction

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Directly made for a lady in her twenties, this book is a saving grace. From graduating college, to a mid-life crisis your twenties are in good hands with this self-help guide.

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6. You Are A Badass

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You'll read the 27 chapters of inspiring stories, hilarious antidotes, and sage advice with lightning speed. By the end of the book you'll have a better understanding of who you are, and who you want to be.

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7. I Am That Girl

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Do you ask yourself questions like, who do I want to be? What do I want out of life? But simply can't answer them for yourself? I Am That Girl will reinvigorate your passion, whatever that may be. With a forward by Sophia Bush, you'll be the best version of yourself.

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8. The Happiness Project

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Author Gretchen Rubin, uses "classical philosophy and real-world applicability" to discover what makes us feel true contentment. A year-long study can make you realize your true happiness.

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9. The Untethered Soul

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The Untethered Soul is one of the most popular books on self exploration and discovery. You'll find clarity and peace in each page and adopt a new perspective in life.

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10. The Talent Code

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"Journalist and New York Times bestselling author Daniel Coyle provides parents, teachers, coaches, businesspeople—and everyone else—with tools they can use to maximize potential in themselves and others. This revolutionary book shows you how to grow talent by tapping into a newly discovered brain mechanism".

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11. Start With Why

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"In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas, including more than 28 million who’ve watched his TED Talk based on START WITH WHY -- the third most popular TED video of all time.

Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over?".

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12. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

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Malcolm Gladwell makes us think in this novel about the power of thought.

"Blink reveals that great decision makers aren't those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of "thin-slicing"-filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables".

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