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5 Books Every Woman Should Read In Her 20's

Getting through your 20's may just get a littler easier with the helpful voices of these ladies guiding the way.

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1. You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

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I mean, just read the title. You are a badass! This book is full of inspiring life stories, and teaches you how to love who you are and change what you don't. It's perfect for the struggling, college student who doesn't know what the hell to do to live the life she wants!

One of my favorite quotes from the book:

"It’s about having the cojones to show up as the brightest, happiest, badassiest version of yourself, whatever that looks like to you." - Jen Sincero

2. #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

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"A #GIRLBOSS is someone who's in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it." - Sophia Amoruso

If this sounds like you, then you will fall head over heels for this book. It's the story of how Sophia built online fashion retailer, Nasty Gal, from the ground up. She gives her readers a personal look into her story, but gives universal tips about how to be your own #GIRLBOSS. It tells you how to take your desires and hard work, and turn them into an awesome life.

3. I Am That Girl: How to Speak Your Truth, Discover Your Purpose, and #BeThatGirl by Alexis Jones

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If there's one question you hear a million times through college it is: "What do you want to do with your life?", and if only the universal *smile and nod* was suitable for this one. Alexis uses this book to help you find out how to answer that question, but in a tone that is like you're speaking to your best friend. She takes stories from women, and everything she's learned to help you become "That Girl", the best version of yourself.

A snippet from the "That Girl Manifesto:"

"I owe it to myself to be remarkable, so I am." - Alexis Jones

4. Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned" by Lena Dunham

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This book was repeatedly named one of the best books of the year for a reason. It is the story of Lena's life, and her struggle becoming an adult. It's great because it is truly honest; she pours her soul into the book by including all of the sometimes embarrassing details about growing up. It's inspirational. She shows that she has flaws, but is sure of her self regardless and makes her voice heard.

"No I am not a sexpert, a psychologist, or a dietician. I am not a mother of three or the owner of a successful franchise. But I am the girl with a keen interest in having it all, and what follows are hopeful dispatches from the frontline of that struggle" - Lena Dunham

5. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling

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If I had to pick an "It" girl right now, it would be Mindy Kaling. She gives such a unique, and honest voice to Hollywood that it is hard not to love her. This book will grab your attention before you even finish reading the Introduction. Her story is extremely different that any I have read, yet you find pieces of yourself in this book. Her voice makes her story and observations relatable, and in turn makes the book hard to put down.

When I knew we were kindred spirits:

"(1) There is no sunrise so beautiful that it is worth waking me up to see it.

(2) I would like to be friends with Beyonce Knowles." - Mindy Kaling

Sundaze Off

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