Staff Picks: Must-Read Books for Young Women


Let's be honest. Women writers have been killing it lately.  

Between Amy Poehler's new novel Yes Please and Lena Dunham's new collection of personal essay Not That Kind of Girl, young women have a great selection of books to choose from when it comes to looking for lifestyle and career advice. Since there are numerous great reads for young women, (and we assume you've already memorized every line from Lean In,) we've compiled a list of great reads, some of which you might not know already.

What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding by Kristin Newman

The title alone is enough to make this a must-read. Kristin Newman recounts her extraordinary adventures as a single woman traveling the world with the perfect mix of hilarious anecdotes and real-life lessons. Important notice: one-way plane ticket and breakup letter to your boyfriend are sold separately.

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay’s honestly portrays her journey of growing into the feminist and writer she is today. Her collection of essays touching on everything from social politics to living in the light of feminism will make you want to be a “bad feminist” but in a really good way.

Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office by Lois P. Frankel

This is the go-to book for navigating your way through corporate culture, without shrinking yourself or dimming your light in the presence of men. Lois matter-of-factly gives us the real deal about getting that corner office without compromising.

20 Something 20 Everything by Christine Hassler

Hassler illuminates the murky world of choices millennials are facing today by covering a variety of topics, from career to love life. There are a ton of journaling exercises as well, many of which help you realize that being a bit confused about life in your twenties is pretty darn normal.

#GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso

Whether you are starting a business or a blog, the original Nasty Gal will whip you into shape. With her straight-talk, no nonsense attitude, Sophia Amoruso tells her story of how she went from her dumpster diving days to becoming the CEO of one of the most popular online shopping brands. Amoruso gives tips on how to manage your money to snagging your dream job.

Did we miss one of your favorites? Let us know in the comments below.

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