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    29 Books To Get You Through Your Quarter-Life Crisis

    They will empower and inspire you. Books: They do a body good.

    1. Tiny Beautiful Things, by Cheryl Strayed

    2. Hyperbole and a Half, by Allie Brosh

    3. The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter — and How to Make the Most of Them Now, by Meg Jay

    4. Love Is a Mix Tape, by Rob Sheffield

    5. I Was Told There'd Be Cake, by Sloane Crosley

    6. Of Human Bondage, by W. Somerset Maugham

    This book, written in 1915, is loosely based on Maugham's life. As you read, you get to be inside the narrator's head, and watch him grow into a man, where his decisions come with consequences.

    7. Lost in the Cosmos, by Walker Percy

    8. Treasure Island!!!, by Sara Levine

    9. I Totally Meant to Do That, by Jane Borden

    10. The Monsters of Templeton, by Lauren Groff

    11. Dreams from Bunker Hill, by John Fante

    12. The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Michael Chabon

    13. Let's Pretend This Never Happened, by Jenny Lawson

    14. At The Bottom of Everything, by Ben Dolnick

    15. The Marriage Plot, by Jeffrey Eugenides

    16. Moby-Dick, by Herman Melville

    17. Tales of the City, by Armistead Maupin

    18. The Line of Beauty, by Alan Hollinghurst

    19. The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri

    20. The Magicians, by Lev Grossman

    21. The Journey Is The Destination, by Dan Eldon

    22. Letters To A Young Poet, by Rainer Maria Rilke

    23. In a Strange Room, by Damon Galgut

    24. Sputnik Sweetheart, by Haruki Murakami

    25. The War of Art, by Stephen Pressfield

    26. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn

    27. The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan

    28. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera

    29. The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake, by Breece D'J Pancake

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