Two Books Everyone In Their 20’s Should Read

When it comes to life motivation, I find solace in books. I have always been a big reader, even when I was a kid I enjoyed reading about life’s biggest issues. Jacqueline Wilson’s books that address bullying, eating disorders, affairs and divorce were top of my list. I think I’ve always found comfort in an author that can write a story about some of life’s negativities. Recently, I visited a women’s book shop in Ponsonby and found so many amazing books about life.

That day, I bought Grit by Angela Duckworth. Grit is based on a collection of studies aiming to find out whether your measure of “grit” or persistence is worth more when it comes to going the distance in exams, jobs and relationships. Ignore the fact that this book is based on academic studies! It is honestly one of the most readable books I’ve ever come across. It’s pages are full of lists and tables that communicate the idea without leaving you feeling like you’ve read a university paper. It’s honestly so motivational and makes you really evaluate whether you have enough “grit” to see you through the hardest of journey’s. Check it out here!

“In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls Grit.” – Amazon

The second book I recommend is The Life Plan by Shannah Kennedy. Shannah’s book is full of beautiful images, easy-read lists and pages that you fill in yourself. When I first bought this book, I posted a picture of it on my Instagram and she commented (fan girl moment!). I told her I was scared of writing in it because it’s so beautiful haha! She said that I will find such clarity writing in it, so I trust her professional opinion! I have the Kikki K exclusive cover so mine looks a little different from the ones you’ll see online. Check it out here!

“Discover what you really want in life and how to get it! Do you want to live with purpose and achieve your life goals? In The Life Plan, leading life coach Shannah Kennedy sets out a step-by-step strategy to help you identify your true self and values, declutter and simplify your life, improve your time management and create structures that will help guide you towards your goals and visions. This hands-on workbook includes questionnaires, charts and exercises and will become a valuable record of your life goals.” – Amazon

What books do you go to for life advice?

Thanks for reading!

Love, Lydia xo


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  • Reply Reyna

    Thanks for sharing! I liked the Ted talk by the author who write GRIT. For books I like Born For This, Eat Pray Love, and Big Magic. I think that these books are important for people in their twenties because they talk about trying and failing and getting back up again after failure. Basically the messages are that life is a process and even when you feel that everything is falling apart you will always find a way. Big Magic is great for inspiring people to be creative and guide them on that path. I feel these messages are great for people in their twenties:)

    October 20, 2016 at 2:23 pm
    • Reply lydiamicha

      They sound so good! I’m definitely going to have a look at those x

      October 20, 2016 at 4:22 pm

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