Finding Your Way in a Wild New World
By Martha Beck
The world is your oyster—a daunting realization. Thankfully, you can rely on your very own paperback life coach, Martha Beck, for advice on next steps during your journey of self-discovery.
The 5 Love Languages
By Gary Chapman
Seeking a relationship or reveling in single life freedom, these lessons on leading a healthy love life amidst a busy schedule are sure to apply to you—or someone you know.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
By Marie Kondo
Star student or class clown, pay close attention to Marie Kondo’s advice on organization for any phase of life. Trust us, these are lessons worth learning.
The Gifts of Imperfection
By Brene Brown
Armed with Brene Brown’s knowledge on maintaining perspective and worthiness during this transitional time, you’ll find yourself prepared for any internal battles that charge in your direction.
On the Road
By Jack Kerouac
There’s no bigger ode to young adulthood, and the departure from adolescence, than Kerouac’s famed novel. If for no other reason, read this one to find common ground with your new elder colleagues.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
By Maya Angelou
A defining age-old classic, it’s the perfect time to (re)visit this notorious memoir. Angelou’s insightful and poetic prose will challenge you to approach every situation with unconditional compassion.
By S.E. Hinton
Whether you’ve read it once, twice, or not at all, Hinton’s novel is a not-so-gentle reminder that you’re never-so-alone in this great big world.
I Am Malala
By Malala Yousafzai
Guaranteed to make you feel fortunate for your education, Malala Yousafzai shares the story of her courageous fight for freedom to attend school as a female in Pakistan.
By Patti Smith
A candid memoir recalling her beginnings as a twenty-something in New York City, Patty Smith proves that determination and courage can induce a “big break” or, at the very least, a little bit of luck.
By Emma Straub
Jobs, friends, roommates and relationships will come and go, but family is forever. This uplifting tale of familial trials and tribulations is a reminder to cherish the bonds you have with your loved ones.