Are you in your mid to late twenties or perhaps even in your thirties already and still struggling to be an ‘adult? Independence is something that can be difficult to achieve, whether it be from the time you graduate from college, moving away from family or even being newly single after a break up. It is never easy to seek full independence but do not worry because here is a selection of 5 books to get you covered and on the right track to excelling in being an independent adult. At least you can try to.
The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
Taking care of your finance can be the hardest part of adulting. Dave Ramsey, a renowned businessman is here to prepare you for finance 101. Instead of giving you quick fixes, Ramsey takes you on the whole process of planning your finances, and debunk the myths of cash advances and debt consolidation, to guarantee your financial health. It might be difficult for some of us to follow strictly with his no-debt theory, yet there is no denying this is the best way to avoid abusing credit cards, and the feeling of debt-free is carefree and relieving.
Reading duration: 3hrs 51mins
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Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-Up by Grace Helbig
Youtube star Grace Helbig shared her tips to becoming a grown-up, from surviving a breakup, going through job interviews, to surviving hangovers. The book is full of personal stories of Helbig, her struggles and misadventures, lessons she learnt from failing multiple times. This book is your on-the-go fun read with pictures and drawings of Helbig, worksheets to practice, and easy recipes you can try out.
Reading duration: 3hrs 19mins
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My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag . . . and Other Things You Can’t Ask Martha by Jolie Kerr
The cleaning expert Jolie Kerr offers you a practical guide to clean up emergencies in lives. Without the help of the greatest person in the world (aka your mom) for laundry and cleaning your white kicks, let’s face it, sometimes we struggle with odour, spills and stains coming out of nowhere. Kerr takes on questions ranging from the basic—how do I use a mop? to what should I do when bottles of home brewed ginger beer explode in my kitchen? Expect this to be your re-read again and again guidebook to help you through the struggling 20s when you start to care for your belongings.
Reading duration: 3hrs 37mins
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The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out by Angela Liddon
Having suffered from eating disorder and subsisting on diet, low-calorie processed foods, Angela Liddon swore to eat healthy once and for all, and went with the hard way – going vegan. She threw out her fat-free butter spray and low-calorie frozen dinners and embraced whole foods diet after learning how to properly cook (instead of microwaving the frozen pizza). This book contains more than 100 recipes covering breakfast, salads, smoothies, soups, sides, power snacks and the main dishes for a guaranteed healthy, nutritious meal at any time of the day. We all know that healthy eating is all part of being independent.
Reading duration: 4hrs 45mins
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Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed
Life can be hard, especially when it comes to relationships with others, your lover cheats on you; you lose a family member. Tiny Beautiful Things is filled with personal stories of Cheryl Strayed, the famous advice columnist. Strayed writes about different subjects: a gay son rejected by his parents, a woman who fears her sexual fetishes, a mother who has lost her child. And the message hidden throughout all her advice is always
– if you want a good life, you have to create it. If that involves creating boundaries or leaving a loving relationship, do it. If that involves seeking therapy, do it.
Reading duration: 5hrs 12mins
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