8 Books Every Sassy Twenty Something Should Read



I've accepted that unless its Harry Potter or really short story my attention span just doesn't suit reading Fiction books. But what I am a custom to is autobiographical/self-helpy-inspirational books by strong sassy females. Over the last 3 years I've read quite a few that have inspired me and guide me through my early to mid and now approaching late twenties.

These are just a few that have helped me survive my twenties.

1. Girlboss- Sophia Amourso


Inspiring, motivating and empowering. This book has been such an influence on my attitude towards life and work. It's about how Sophia went from a high school dropout to founder and Executive Chairman of one the fastest growing retailers in the world. Also now has an accompanying Netflix series which I reviewed here.


2. Yes Please- Amy Poehler




A memoir by one of my favourite comedians. Full of anecdotes about family, love, friendships and personal hardships. What really inspires me is Amy's positive upbeat attitude to nearly all situations which shows throughout this book. After reading this I wanted to change how I looked at myself and my relationships and have a little more humour about certain situations.

3.  The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k- Sarah Knight




1 of 2 of Sarah Knight's books in this list. This frank honest insight into life and how we should give less f**k's about the unimportant things and more about the important things. I created my own F*** budget as advised by this book which you can read here.

4. How to Be a Bad Bitch- Amber Rose



Amber is an activist, model, mother, actress, muva and self proclaimed 'bad bitch'. Filled with advice and anecdotes and covers everything from finance to self acceptance. I aspire to even have an ounce of Amber's confidence and self assurance.

5. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo



Amy Schumer like myself is an introvert and I've never read anything more compelling than her chapter on that. It completely resonated with me that spending time with people can leave her feeling drained. Not that I don't love spending time with people, its just too much of a good thing can make me go a little crazy. There's a lot more to Amy that a funny gal who talks about her vagina too much and this book shows that. Although she does frequently talk about it throughout.


6. Get Your Sh*t Together- Sarah Knight




Kinda does what it says on the tin. The follow up book from 'The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F***'. Its a direct and honest account of the common mistakes and problems we all face in our lives. Comes with a few home truths that I think we all need to face up to. Again a great book from Sarah on how to live a better life.

7. Strong Looks Better Naked- Khloe Kardashian


Khloe was always my favourite Kardashian, way before everyone else jumped on the bandwagon. Straight talking and funny and always not giving an eff what anyone thinks. This books about discovering self love and owning up to your mistakes. 


Very self explanatory. A great little guide to help you kick bad habits, some you may not even have realised you have. A step by step guide on how to get through your twenties with honest and applicable advice. And a little humour along the way. 

What books would you recommend? 


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