3 Books Every 20 Year Old Should Read

Okay so I know I’m not actually 20 years old yet, but I will be in June, and I have really been reading some fab books recently as a way to escape from the heavy weight of my looming exams. Reading is something that has always been a bit of an escape for me and have if I find a good book you won’t see me until it’s finished! I definitely don’t get enough time to read BUT I’m really trying to increase the frequency in my life. When it comes to the types of books I read, I love a good crime thriller but also enjoy personal development books. I’ve never been one for romance novels, but that’s just me! So, I thought I would compile a list of 3 must reads for people my age, and, if you haven’t read them (regardless of your age) give them a try!

1. The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

the miracle morning

I read this book last September and it was one of the first personal development books I’d had a read of. For someone that is definitely not a morning person this book helped me to see things a bit better! I think it’s a great book to read if you’re looking for inspiration to get you going in the morning. I’ll admit it: I don’t do a full miracle morning every day but I do try and incorporate aspects most days. It’s given me a different perspective and motivation so definitely worth a read!

2. #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso

Now, despite Amoruso’s departure from Nasty Gal, this book is still a staple for inspiration to me. Filled with an autobiographical look on Amoruso’s journey to the top, I learnt so much about what it takes to get success. I’ve highlighted this book to pieces and took it to university with me so I can always revisit it. Definitely a good one for those of you aspiring to be your own successful #GirlBoss.

3. The Chimp Paradox by Professor Steve Peters

I have literally just finished this book and wow. This is a must read for anyone and everyone regardless of age. I learnt so much about myself in the first few pages and I continued on and on learning more and more about my mind and the way it works. This book was on my “Must Read” list for quite some time so I’m so glad I can finally cross it off! If people are interested in a full review let me know in the comments! This book talks all about the inner Chimp in your mind and how sometimes it can hijack your brain leading to different outcomes. It is how we manage this Chimp, which you learn in the book, that can really help enhance and develop out minds. Cannot rate this book enough!

More to add to my list…

There are soooo many books I still want to read. They’re slowly filling up my screenshots on my phone as I take a picture of the new I want to read. I thought I would share with you some of my “Must Read” books that I will be moving onto in hopefully the not too distant future…

  • The Life Plan by Shannah Kennedy
  • Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  • Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie

I’ve already found that a few of these are available in my university library so when I get back to Cardiff I know what I’ll be doing!


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