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21 Year Olds Should Read the Hell Out of These 15 Books

Young adults, come get your value out of these books.

Be it a twenty-one-year-old male or twenty-one-year-old females, the young ones that reach this age are bound to be struggling to adapt to the incoming responsibilities that besiege those transitioning from teenagers to adulthood, it is not an easy time for them by any measure.

The many trial and tribulations they are going to face at this hour is something of a situation where they’ll need something to relate to, to feel identified with, to give them the certainty they are not alone and there are people that already surpassed what they went through. Luckily for them, many former 21-year-olds have written relatable books that depict the struggles they are familiar with, and we present you with the best of them

#1 The Four Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris

The Four Hour Workweek by Tim FerrisGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

This book shows you how to leverage your talents to free yourself from the rat wheel and create and design your own life. It teaches you how to create goals, both short and long-term so you can be successful.

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#2 Ready, Fire, Aim by Michael Masterson

Ready, Fire, Aim by Michael MastersonGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Getting an idea going or a business venture requires action. Action more than analysis will yield better results. The principle is you create an idea or product that is good and launch it into the market and allow feedback from sales and customers to help you aim and make the product betters. This is what Apple does with their products – releases them and improves with updates and new releases.

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#3 Cash Flow Quadrant by Robert Kyosaki

Cash Flow Quadrant by Robert KyosakiGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

This book will teach you the four ways you can earn income: Employee, Self Employed, Business owner, or Investor. Everyone’s goal is to become a business owner and investor. It shows you how to think like an investor.

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#4 1984 (Signet Classics) by George Orwell

1984 (Signet Classics) by George Orwell Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

If you are 21 you were most likely not required to read the book 1984 in school, however, in today’s society with more and more government monitoring, and people calling for the rewriting of movies, books, and history that are not politically correct, the story of 1984 does not seem to be fictitious but possible mirrored in our near future.

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#5 The Siege of Mecca: The 1979 Uprising at Islam’s Holiest Shrine by Yaroslav Trofimov

The Siege of Mecca: The 1979 Uprising at Islam’s Holiest Shrine by Yaroslav TrofimovGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

The conflicts in the middle east are very complicated and diverse, the inception of ISIS into the region has brought a lot of headlines to the conflict in Syria. To understand how ISIS was able to attract over 60,000 foreign fighters to their ranks you have to understand where the Sunni Wahabi leadership got its power and influence. All of their power and influence stems from the Siege that occurred and went almost unreported because of the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979.

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#6 Badass Women Give the Best Advice by Becca Anderson

Badass Women Give the Best Advice by Becca AndersonGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Women’s Studies scholar Becca Anderson has gathered the wisdom from a chorus of fabulous femmes for this one-of-a-kind advice book. From housewives to Hollywood starlets, from standup comedians to startup entrepreneurs, from feminists to Facebook queens, these badass women offer unvarnished and unabashed opinions about love, life, word, men, and sex and share their very frank and forthright thinking on the wild world of relationships.

This delightfully dishy gathering of gal pals is like having a heart-to-heart with 200 of your closest friends. Garrulous girls and loquacious ladies of from every walk of life unleash their wicked wit in this humorous and enlightening compilation and tell it like it is.

Topics include What the World Needs Now, Love Hurts, Lost Love, and Are Men Really Necessary and cover sex, personal ads, blind dates, break ups, weddings, and the prerequisites for the perfect kiss. Sidebars include quizzes, love and sex bucket lists and topics like “Size Really Does Matter,” and “Cry Me a River, The Weepiest Romantic Movies Ever.” Wait, there’s more–true tales about wild women of yore that entertain as much as they enlighten. From Anais Nin to Lily Tomlin, from Amy Bloom to Dorothy Allison, from Drew Barrymore to Chrissy Teigan and beyond, there’s no shortage of sass, sarcasm, or sizzle and a few shocks along the way!

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#7 The Book of Awesome Women by Becca Anderson

The Book of Awesome Women by Becca AndersonGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Women hold up half the sky and, most days, do even more of the heavy lifting including childbearing and child-rearing. All after a long day at the office. Women have always been strong, true heroes ─ sheroes, oftentimes unacknowledged. As we shake off the last traces of a major patriarchal hangover, women are coming into their own. In the 21st Century, all women can fully embrace their fiery fempower and celebrate their no-holds-barred individuality. It is time to acknowledge the successful women of the world.

From the foremothers who blazed trails and broke barriers, to today’s women warriors from sports, science, cyberspace, city hall, the lecture hall, and the silver screen, The Book of Awesome Women paints 200 portraits of powerful and inspiring role models for women and girls poised to become super women of the future.

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#8 Badass Affirmations: The Wit and Wisdom of Wild Women by Becca Anderson

Badass Affirmations: The Wit and Wisdom of Wild Women by Becca AndersonGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

If you affirm yourself every day, you can rule the world. More importantly, you can live a life filled with love, joy, fulfillment, and satisfaction thanks to your own positive self-regard. Badass Affirmations is the ultimate motivating, encouraging, and uplifting book to enjoy and share. Create your own ideal life and build your self-esteem with these positive daily affirmations. These very wise words have the power to touch our hearts, build confidence, make us laugh, and alleviate our stress―all while realizing the vast potential life has to offer.

Becca Anderson, bestselling author of The Book of Awesome Women, serves up a memorable and inspirational banquet of positive self-affirmations, delicious bon mots, quips, and unforgettable quotes from movie stars, musicians, politicians, and women writers. Everyone from Malala to Madonna to Michelle Obama weighs in on the meaning of life with badass wit and timeless wisdom.

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#9 Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism: Comics on Relationships, Life & Food by Produence Geerts

Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism: Comics on Relationships, Life & Food by Produence GeertsGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

A top online illustrator, Prudence Planet Prudence Geerts presents her take on the struggles of adulting and finding your own voice. Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism is the debut collection from Prudence Geerts. This book will make you laugh at the awkward moments we all go through as we learn to be functioning adults in society, in an effort to make the world a better place. We all think: “Am I the only one who acts like this? Am I the only one who goes through this moment in life?” Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism shows you that you’re not. It laughs with you at the struggles we’re going through as we fight for equal pay, respect and realistic role models. Filled with love, laughter and food, Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism helps us realize that we’re not so different after all.

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#10 The Booklovers’ Guide To Wine by Patrick Alexander

The Booklovers' Guide To Wine by Patrick AlexanderGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Under the careful guidance of his father, Patrick Alexander began drinking wine with his meals at the age of five. At the same age, encouraged by his mother, he began a lifelong love-affair with books. The twin pleasures of wine and writing remained his passion for the next sixty-five years. For the past six years, Patrick has been teaching a sold-out wine appreciation class at the nation’s No.1 independent bookstore, Books & Books in Coral Gables, Florida.

The Booklovers’ Guide to Wine is based on this very successful class and blends Patrick’s passion for the culture and history of wine and his love of literature for the world’s great writers. A literary twist on traditional food and wine pairings, this book explores how great wines and great writers can be combined to enhance the enjoyment of both. The book describes the history of wine from the time of Noah to the birth of two-buck Chuck. It explores the significance of terroir and varietal, the differences between Old World and New World wines, and much more.

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#11 The Cocktail Companion by Cheryl Charming

The Cocktail Companion by Cheryl CharmingGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

The Cocktail Companion is a compendium of all things cocktail. Cheryl has culled together well-known bartenders from around the country who offer up advice on everything cocktail related. The Cocktail Companion starts with a walk-through of the cocktail’s curious history―from its roots in beer-swilling 18th-century England through the illicit speakeasy culture of United States Prohibition to the explosive, dynamic industry it is today.

Learn about famous cocktails from around the globe, how ice became one of the most important ingredients in mixed drink making, and how craft beers got so big. Cheryl then dives into the recipes. She teaches how to make classic cocktails along with their variations and accompanied with tips to make your drinks perfect. From the importance of finding artisanal bitters to creating perfect cubes of ice that will help create intriguing, balanced cocktails, The Cocktail Companion is a wealth of knowledge from every corner of cocktail culture.

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#12 The Feminist Financial Handbook: A Modern Women’s Guide to a Wealthy Life by Brynne Conroy

The Feminist Financial Handbook: A Modern Women's Guide to a Wealthy Life by Brynne ConroyGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Sometimes the best way to stick it to the man is by doing well for yourself. There’s just one problem: it’s hard to do well for yourself when systemic oppression has placed innumerable hurdles between you and your aspirations. The Feminist Financial Handbook provides real motivation and resources for real women who may be struggling―not only those who have already accumulated wealth. In this book, author Brynne Conroy provides actionable tips for women in business to overcome these obstacles without dulling the visceral experience of the real-life struggles women face as they try to master their money management and their lives.

Because women’s experiences don’t exist in a vacuum relegated to their gender, the handbook explores financial issues with anecdotes and perspectives of women of different races, sexual orientations and abilities. Whether you want to learn more about general financial planning principles, like saving or earning a higher income, or delve into issues that disproportionately affect women, like the wage gap or the long road to economic recovery after experiencing domestic violence, The Feminist Financial Handbook has stories and advice from women who have been there, worked through the struggle, and achieved personal success.

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#13 Geek Sweets: An Adventurer’s Guide to the World of Baking Wizardry by Jennifer Burgesse

Geek Sweets: An Adventurer's Guide to the World of Baking Wizardry by Jennifer BurgesseGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

A baking cookbook for the truly geeky, filled with recipes for cookies, cupcakes and cakepops in increasing difficulties, as well as party ideas with a fantasy / adventure theme. Big, beautiful photographs, recipes, printable templates and step-by-step how-to’s for every adventurer – from the squire just starting their journey, to a well-worn dragon slayer looking for a challenge. Quest through a tome of countless fandoms, including Minecraft, Dungeons & Dragons, The Legend of Zelda, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, and many more!

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#14 Guerrilla Kindness and Other Acts of Creative Resistance: Making A Better World Through Craftivism by Sayraphim Lothian

Guerrilla Kindness and Other Acts of Creative Resistance: Making A Better World Through Craftivism by Sayraphim LothianGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Craftivism is a non-violent form of activism that gives people a voice when they feel voiceless and power where they feel powerless. It is an international movement for our time, and noted Craftivism expert Sayraphim Lothian has put together the first-ever tutorial book on the subject. In Guerrilla Kindness, this master craftivist shows you how to make and use various crafts for political and protest purposes, including crafting methods like embroidery, cross stitch, knitting, stenciling, decoupage, stamping and much more.

Craftivism, a growing worldwide movement, uses hand-crafted works to highlight political issues, creatively engage in activism, and encourage change in the world. Craftivists employ their works to open a space for people to be introduced to issues and to broaden the discussion surrounding them. Creative resistance has been with us for centuries around the globe, and craftivism and makers stating their mind through the medium of art is here to stay.

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#15 Beer School by Jonny Garrett

Beer School by Jonny GarrettGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

An insider’s guide to craft beer, the world’s greatest drink! Since its invention 6,000 years ago, beer has come a long way. The legends of the craft beer industry have made sure everyone’s within reach of great beer. But, how do you make sure you get your hands on the right brew? Can you learn how to make beer?

Welcome to Beer School, brought to you by the heroes of the Craft Beer Channel, a guide to everything you need to know about the wide and wonderful beers of the world. In Beer School, we define and detail the finest artisan crafts, including ales, lagers, porters, stouts, and IPA beers. Plus, with the lowdown on everything from hop varieties and barrel aging, to serving temperatures and glassware, Beer School helps you learn how to make beer and get the best from every sip.

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Contributors to this article
Daniel Quindemil from I AM Builders

Nate Masterson from NateMasterson

Brenda Knight from Mango Publishing

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