It’s no secret that I love a good book. This past year I have been really into motivational and personal growth type books. (Or as I like to call them, the get your sh*t together genre.) This post is directed towards college students, because a) my generation needs to read more and b) because these books really tie in to the “transition” phase of life that we are going through. Anyone can read these books, but as a college student you’re at a weird in-between age. You’re considered too young to dive in to the “real world”, but still viewed as an adult.
So sit down, pick up one of these books, and get your sh*t together 😉
Book 1: Broke Millennial
For the college student who wants to get their finances in order, I cannot recommend this book enough. I’m currently in the middle of this and I really like it. It is jam packed with tips and tricks! It touches on everything from student loans to setting up your future savings. It’s an easy read, especially when comparing your relationship to money to a Tinder date or marriage material. I absolutely recommend this one!!
Book 2: #GIRLBOSS
This is a great read about one of the most bad ass CEO’s in the world, Sophia Amoruso. She’s such a great example of what you can do when you put your mind to something and I really admire her. The book is not just filled with her amazing story, but also features tips about managing your money and applying for jobs. (One of the quotes that has stuck with me is that “Money looks better in the bank than it does on your feet.” Something I need to remind myself of more often!)
Book 3: You Are a Bad Ass
I haven’t read this yet, but I’ve heard great things about it. It’s supposed to be really motivating and encourages readers to take chances and go after their dreams. If you like books on personal growth and achieving your goals, then this is for you!
This book is really interesting, because it’s about self improvement and motivation, but talks about how to stop trying to be positive 100% of the time. The book argues/explains that truly not giving a f*ck will make you a happier and better person. I love that it’s no nonsense and really makes you stop and think.
Book 5: 52 Cups of Coffee
52 Cups of Coffee is about a post-grad student who couldn’t commit to a 9 to 5 job out of college. She felt unfulfilled and wanted more out of her post-grad life. The author writes about her own experience of getting out of her comfort zone, sitting down, and talking with a different person every week about their career over coffee. This book is perfect for anyone graduating soon or feeling lost in their career. A college student MUST READ!!
Book 6 & 7: Girl, Wash Your Face & Girl, Stop Apologizing
I made this a two for one type of deal, because it’s written by the same author. Both are about never compromising your goals, learning to stop being negative, and becoming confident. I’ve been recommended Girl, Wash Your Face by a couple of friends and I can’t wait to read it! At this time, Girl, Stop Apologizing is not out, but add it to your list!
Book 8: 100 Days of Being Brave
This is a faith driven book that I haven’t read yet, but if you’re looking for something more spiritual, this could be for you! It talks about not letting fear dictate decisions, and incorporates humor and life experiences to help you make that one really tough decision. It has a 5/5 star review on Target (where I linked it), so it’s safe to say that people really enjoyed this book!