When I turned twenty I just happened to find an article about the “ten books every girl should read in her 20s” and I decided to add to their list. So for the past year and a half I’ve been writing down books I think should be added to this list and while it continues to be a work in progress I want to share for all those 20-somethings that are looking for their next book.

*disclaimer: all the books I haven’t read are in italics and come for various other reading lists centered around the same topic*

  1. Girls in White Dresses, by Jennifer Close
  2. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
  3. Happily Ever After, by Harriet Evans
  4. One Day, by David Nicholls
  5. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert
  6. Magnified World, by Grace O’Connell
  7. MWF Seeking BFF, by Rachel Bertsche
  8. The Road of Lost Innocence, by Somaly Mam
  9. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green
  10. The Lost Girls, by Jennifer Baggett
  11. How They Met, and Other Stories, by David Levithan
  12. Maine, by J. Courtney Sullivan
  13. Words Get in the Way, by Nan Parson Rossiter
  14. Love with a Chance of Drowning, by Torree DeRoche
  15. 20-Something, 20-Everything, by Christine Hassler
  16. What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self, by Ellyn Spragins
  17. Glitter and Glue, by Kelly Corrigan
  18. Bitches on a Budget, by Rosalyn Hoffman
  19. How to be Parisian Where You Are: Love, Style, & Bad Habits, by Berest, Diwan, De Maigret, Mas