16 must read books for girls in their thirties
Timeless lessons in life, love, and happiness.
Published Mar 20, 2015 12:00 AM
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Body of Truth
By Harriet Brown
On a mission to dismantle common health industry fallacies, this must-read aims to overthrow the nations new f-word: “fat.”
By Adina Grigore
We watch what we put in our bodies; let’s watch what we put on our bodies. Learn how to detox your skin and discover all-natural beauty products in unpredictable places.
The New Health Rules
By Frank Lipman M.D. and Danielle Claro
In this reparative recipe book for total body wellness, authors Lipman and Claro break down the ingredients for a stronger and longer life.
Great With Child
By Beth Ann Fennelly
A collection of candid letters from Fennelly to her pregnant friend—each one brimming with authentic and empathetic child bearing and rearing information.
Bringing Up Bébé
By Pamela Druckerman
Giving birth to her baby in Paris sparks the author’s realization that Parisian babies tend to be as refined as their city. In this modern parenting manual, Druckerman explores the art of rearing children who decline cheerios and opt for crudité.
THE NEW CLASSICS
Me Before You
By Jojo Moyes
A heart-wrenching story of unexpected adoration and the sacrifices that make life worth living.
By Nick Hornby
Hornby’s latest novel is a roaring ode to 1960’s London (and a muted ode to Lucille Ball) through the adventures of aspiring starlet and comedian, Sophie Straw.
By Donna Tartt
A timeless tale of love and loss, through the lens of a character tormented by the past and seeking solace in the present.
The Happiness Project
By Gretchen Rubin
A comedic chronicle of one woman’s yearlong journey to a happier life and the realization that a little bit of positive thinking goes a long way.
Tiny Beautiful Things
By Cheryl Strayed
Another winner from the author of Wild, Cheryl Strayed shares with us a compilation of un-sugar coated advice from her once anonymous column Dear Sugar.
A Short Guide to a Happy Life
By Anna Quindlen
Exactly what it sounds like—this fast read advises us to slow down.
DOWN TO BUSINESS
The Tipping Point
By Malcolm Gladwell
What makes a notion or concept spread like wildfire? There’s a scientific equation for idea dissemination and Gladwell illustrates it in layman’s terms.
Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!
By Nicholas Carlson
A behind the scenes look at the fall of Yahoo! and the rise of its latest CEO, former Google girl, Marissa Mayer.
French Women Don’t Get Fat
By Mireille Guiliano
As the CEO of French champagne house, Veuve Cliquot, author Mireille Guiliano knows a thing or two about embracing guilty pleasures, without feeling the guilt. Her secret? Make like a French woman and you too can enjoy both your food and your waistline.
The Lemonade Cookbook
By Alan Jackson
Much like the customers that frequent his LA restaurant, Jackson’s cookbook is colorful and sophisticated.
What the Fork Are You Eating?
By Stefanie Sacks
This how-to guide for eating clean starts at the grocery store.