Inspiring Books for Women in their 20’s

Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and other lies) By Scarlett Curtis

I AM A FEMINIST AND I LOVE PINK.

I often find switching off and indulging in a little bit of ‘me’ time, rather a tricky thing to do. This means my reading is terribly slow and it takes me an age to read one book. With that said, THIS pink thang kept me awake for a whole evening whilst I read THE WHOLE BOOK. What a momentous occasion it was, this brilliant book is a hugely inspiring insight into the honest and open accounts of different women from different industries, and what the F word means to them.

It contains some hilarious and light hearted moments along with some more series encounters, which are all important ingredients in the big feminist cake, and what we understand it to be.  We hear from the likes of Kiera Knightly, Emma Watson and Dolly Alderton, amongst many other brilliant ladies. The book is attached to a podcast of the same name that is compiled by journalist Scarlett Curtis, where more brilliant women talk about all that it means to be female. I recently listened to the episode with Jameela Jamil which you can find here. She is a force and I LOVE HER.

The 4 Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere in The World and Join The New Rich

If you feel like you are selling your self out to a job that you detest, your stuck in a routine that is so far away from your dreams you have stomach cramps, or like me, you cannot understand why this world is designed so everyone works away like tiny ants, with only 25 days free for ourselves each year and to only have freedom after 65, please read this book.

Ferriss talks of his own experience running through the corporate rat race and busting a gut for that one holiday every year before the retirement bells come a ringing. The 4 Hour Work Week is a life style design that requires patience, dedication and a relaxed attitude to life. Create the life you have dreamed of without working those crazy hour weeks and make money, on your own terms. Ferris offers his knowledge on the power of negotiation, outsourcing, marketing, passive income and so much more, all of these things decrease your working life and increase your leisure time. Erm, YES HELLO I NEED IT NOW.

Work life balance is not such a brand new concept these days, but there are still a lot of people who hate their jobs and need a break. The book guides you through the essentials on how to break out of the mundane cog like lifestyle and have as many blummin retirements as you like, whenever you like em.

Living a Life of Awareness by Don Miguel Ruiz JR

“We can choose to live through the eyes of conditional love or through the eyes of unconditional love. Making this choice Is what allows you to create your life as an ever-evolving masterpiece of art.”

I live by this beautifully written, little pocket book. Every morning I have my ten minutes of alone time before the madness, coffee poured, jazz music on with this book in hand.

Living a Life of Awareness is filled with ancient Toltec meditations for you to practise, on a daily basis. The beauty of this magical book is that you only need to read one page per day to enhance your perspective in the best way. Each page has a new practise designed to inspire and enrich your journey. Don Miguel Ruiz JR reminds us that positive movement along the Toltec path is not measured in materialistic things, status or wealth. It is in fact, the opening of our minds to the perfection that already exists within us and around us, just as it is in that moment.

How to be a Grown Up by Daisy Buchanan

This bright and bubbly book is full of massive lolz and being the slow reader that I (shamefully) am, I shot through this at the speed of light, loving every chapter. If you think you are already winning at being a grown up then I salute you! But there is absolutely something everyone can learn from this book. A good friend of mine presented me with these pages of wisdom and motivation for millennials, in a time of my own need, that I didn’t even know I was in. (Thanks Robs)

Daisy Buchanan Is agony aunt to Grazia readers as well as being a columnist for the Guardian. Also, an author! Thank goodness, because her writing is brilliant. Daisy’s book is a hilarious and frank look at what life is actually like when transforming into into a real life adult once you hit the big two zero. She shares her experience when it comes to dating and one night stands, getting your dream job (that doesn’t always work out so dreamy), money struggles, body image and much more.

I really loved reading this book, it was like having a great mate read to you every night sharing their secrets and triumphs to cheer you up, and make sure you don’t feel like you’re on your own.

#Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso

I started this book assuming I wouldn’t have very much in common with author, Sophia Amoruso. Boy was I wrong and so glad I picked up the book in the first place.

Sophia Amoruso turned her Ebay fashion shop selling vintage clothing, into a multi million dollar business called Nasty Gal, which has employed hundreds of people in a short space of time. What I love about this refreshing story, is that it doesn’t follow the usual path to success, Amoruso was broke for years, dumpster diving all around and being fired from any job she did manage to get.

Her skills just hadn’t been discovered and manifested quite yet and this book is a perfect example of finding your passion, wiping out the conventional ‘rules’ of society and doing what you LOVE and succeeding at it. Here are some of Sophia’s words…

“The world loves to tell you how difficult things are, and the world’s not exaggerating. And that’s a real bummer. But, here’s the real shit: you can’t have it all, and nothing comes easy. You will make sacrifices and compromises, get let down and let other people down, fail and start over, break some hearts, take some names, and learn to pick up and continue when your own heart gets broken, but difficult doesn’t mean impossible, and out of the bajillions of things in this universe that you can’t control, what you can control is how hard you try, and if or when to pack it in.”

Thank you for reading! If you are in need of a little more inspo, you can read some of my other articles here

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