8 Books That Helped Me Navigate My Life In My 20s 

Tap into literature for those lost moments.

So, you’re lost in your 20s? You might want to consider delving into the world of literature with these books to find purpose.

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Even in today’s digital world, indulging in a moment of reflection as we delve into the essence of books and the art of reading can still be a big thing to help us grow. Through every letter, word, paragraph, and page lies a journey of helping yourself grow into the person you want to be. For some, reading is a sanctuary that is unveiled as a coping mechanism. While for others, reading books is a captivating form of entertainment. But, beyond these perceptions, a universal truth emerges that books was, are, and will continue to be for learning and to elevate our perspectives to new heights. 

We can’t deny that being in our twenties is a chapter in our lives where we might get lost or find ourselves navigating through life without direction. As we live in an era where we are dominated by social media, it becomes increasingly crucial to find solace in the true wisdom and power, which can be sourced from self-help books. So, we listed down books that are easy to read and will help you navigate your life in your twenties. 

A Gentle Reminder by Bianca Sparacino

If you’re going through something or even questioning your worth, especially when it comes to life and love, A Gentle Reminder is a must-read. Within its pages you’ll discover different affirmations on finding your life’s purpose, through love, and passion, and as Bianca Sparacino said: ‘It is all I have Lost, that has set me free.’

Lost You, Found Me by Zara Carbonell 

If this is the end of your college journey and you don’t know where you are in life, Lost You, Found Me is for you. Written by Filipino author Zara Carbonell, the book explains what we most want in life; success, true love, and fulfillment. Filled with her passionate writing and her talent to inspire others through words and pages, this reads needs a spot by your bedside.  

Ego Is The Enemy by Ryan Holiday

In an era where we are dominated by social media, we can’t deny that our presence online puts pressure on us. Ego Is The Enemy is a must-read book when it comes to living your life and fighting your ego in this great new world. Ryan Holiday explained every bit of words while navigating how to fight the ego when it comes to studies, work, and most importantly life. 

The Mountain Is You: Transforming Self-Sabotage Into Self-Mastery by Brianna Wiest 

The specter of self-sabotage is real when it comes to finding our passions, goals, or even in relationships that we have, and thus, we feel lost sometimes. The Mountain Is You is the perfect book that will guide you through self-sabotaging. Within its vivid pages, Brianna Wiest told a narrative on how to conquer life’s problems, how to do it, when, and why.

The Obstacle Is The Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials Into Triumph by Ryan Holiday 

A lot of us experience life challenges especially when we’re in our twenties. But if you’re looking for guidance through pages, The Obstacle Is The Way is a great book for this. Holiday knows how to put together inspiring and thought-provoking words turning adversity into advantage even in the darkest places of your life. 

101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think by Brianna Wiest 

Writing merely a craft but a collection of essays that will help you when it comes to doubting yourself, 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think is the book to add to your must-reads. Wiest knows how to tell wonderful and inspiring stories in a setting that will surely help you navigate your life. 

Stillness Is The Key by Ryan Holiday 

Being in an age of finding your purpose and what you’re passionate about is truly a challenge that will make us feel lost. Stillness Is The Key is a literary work full of wisdom and inspiring anecdotes that will certainly help you push yourself to the limits to find yourself. Ryan Holiday’s book is profoundly helpful especially when you’re lost and need guidance through wisdom and words. 

The Strength In Our Scars by Bianca Sparacino 

Emerging with its narrative and affirmations about life, love, and fighting self-doubt, The Strength In Our Scars is a beacon of solace. Transforming mere words into a profound narrative of finding life’s purpose that has happened in the past, Bianca Sparacino explained and elaborated beautifully in written poetry, prose, and words of encouragement for the lost and broken. 

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