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    48 Books You Need To Read In Your 30s

    Now that you've lived a little, it's time to reflect on what got you here, what's coming next, and how to live a more fulfilling life. In alphabetical order by title.

    1. Always in Vogue, by Edna Woolman Chase

    2. American Primitive, by Mary Oliver

    3. Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    4. Another Country, by James Baldwin

    5. The Argonauts, by Maggie Nelson

    6. Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

    7. The Black Notebooks: An Interior Journey, by Toi Derricote

    8. Black, White & Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self, by Rebecca Walker

    9. Blackout, by Sarah Hepola

    10. Bringing Up Bébé, by Pamela Druckerman

    11. Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui, by Karen Kingston

    12. The Collected Works of Anna Akhmatova, by Anna Akhmatova

    13. Dance Dance Revolution, by Cathy Hong Park

    14. Dept. of Speculation, by Jenny Offill

    15. Desperate Characters, by Paula Fox

    16. Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, by ZZ Packer

    17. The Empathy Exams, by Leslie Jamison

    18. The Ethical Slut, by Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy

    19. The Folded Clock, by Heidi Julavits

    20. Fun Home, Alison Bechdel

    21. A Gesture Life, by Chang-rae Lee

    22. Heartburn, by Nora Ephron

    23. How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, by Kiese Laymon

    24. I'll Give You the Sun, by Jandy Nelson

    25. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot

    26. It's Not You: 27 (Wrong) Reasons You're Single

    27. The Last Usable Hour, by Deborah Landau

    28. Legacy of Ashes, by Tim Weiner

    29. Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson

    30. Light Years, by James Salter

    31. A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara

    32. The Looming Tower, by Lawrence Wright

    33. A Manual for Cleaning Women, by Lucia Berlin

    34. Men We Reaped, by Jessamyn Ward

    35. My Struggle, Vol. 2, by Karl Ove Knausgård

    36. The Neapolitan Novels, by Elena Ferrante

    37. Plainwater, by Anne Carson

    38. Play It As It Lays, by Joan Didion

    39. Redefining Realness, by Janet Mock

    40. Running Doc's Guide to Healthy Running: How to Fix Injuries, Stay Active, and Run Pain-Free, by Lewis G. Maraham

    41. The Sellout, by Paul Beatty

    42. Sum: Forty Tales From the Afterlives, by David Eagleman

    43. Tiny Beautiful Things, by Cheryl Strayed

    44. We Are Not Ourselves, by Matthew Thomas

    45. What Is This Thing Called Love, by Kim Addonizio

    46. Where'd You Go Bernadette, by Maria Semple

    47. Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, by Julia Serano

    48. White Girls, by Hilton Als