10 Women Empowerment Books to Read in Your 20’s

Your twenties often considered as “not that important” decade in your life. In the eyes of society, you may spend it on doing all the mistakes, on feeling lost and you know, trying to become a grown-up while feeling basically messed up. We’ve all been there.

“What Would A Forty Years Old Woman Do?”

If you ask a forty years old woman what she would do in a certain problem you have, she would probably cut straight to the point and handle it like a boss. Without thinking about other people’s opinions, and without apologizing.
Well, I am turning 40 very soon. The real 40. And you know what? I feel great about myself, I am confident, and I think I’m a better mother, too.

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I read empowering books, and I recommend you to do the same

Let me tell you a little bit about my self empowering habits.

I the past 5 years I read self-help books. I know it might sound cheesy but it helped me grow as a human being, and I don’t wont to cut this habit – ever. Furthermore, I want to hand you the torch of my best empowering, self-teaching, books I’ve read so you could enjoy them too.

No matter what age you are now, these women empowerment books will help you step out of your cocoon mode, and turn into that amazing butterfly you are!

10 Women Empowerment Books to Read In Your 20’s

1. The 4-Hour Workweek, by Timothy Ferriss

We, women, tend to work harder and show the world our efforts, perfectionism, and god, how time is wasted here! In this book, Ferriss shows you how to be super-efficient and focus ONLY on the things that really matter. Because hardworking should not be equivalent to time-wasting.

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2. Girl, Stop Apologizing, by Rachel Hollis

“A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals”, and this line describe what you’ll get in this book. Written like the words from your BFF you always needed (and never actually met), simple and clear. So read this, and go out there, shameless, and fulfill your dreams!


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3. Read Me First, by  Lisa Stephenson

Have you ever heard someone say, ‘If only life came with a set of instructions’? Well, Success coach, Lisa Stephenson has – hundreds of times. Almost every client utters this at some point in some form. Read Me First is the book she now gives them. It is also the book she wishes someone had given her when she found herself suddenly single with three young children and need a new plan.

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4. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, by Mark Manson

And a counterintuitive approach to living a good life. For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy and rich life. Is this a lie that holds us from evolving, and being happy? The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is the antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected American society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up. For me, it’s says “no pain, no gain” about everything. It says happiness lies in the achievements.

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5. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo

This book is about to change the way you think about clutter and about the feelings you hold to objects in your life. Do you keep the dress you never really liked to wear just because it cost you 200$? Well, this book is about materialism and spiritualism. It helped me declutter my wardrobe, my blog, my thoughts, and my life.

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6. Joyful, by Ingrid Fetell Lee

Ingrid Fetell Lee is a designer and the founder of the blog The Aesthetics of Joy. In this book, she explores how the seemingly mundane spaces and objects we interact with every day have surprising and powerful effects on our mood. Drawing on insights from neuroscience and psychology, she explains why one setting makes us feel anxious or competitive, while another fosters acceptance and delight — and, most importantly, she reveals how we can harness the power of our surroundings to live fuller, healthier, and truly joyful lives.

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7. #GIRLBOSS, by Sophia Amoruso

You must have seen this book on your IG feed like thousands of times. Sophia Amoruso is the Founder of Nasty Gal and the Founder and CEO of Girlboss. #GIRLBOSS proves that being successful isn’t about where you went to college or how popular you were in high school. It’s about trusting your instincts and following your gut; knowing which rules to follow and which to break; when to button up and when to let your freak flag fly.

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8. Get Rich, Lucky Bitch, by Denise Duffield Thomas

Denise Duffield-Thomas is the money mindset mentor for the new wave of online female entrepreneurs. She helps women release their fear of money and take back control over their finances. Denise is an award-winning speaker, author, and entrepreneur who helps women transform their Economy-Class money mindset into a First-Class life. In Get Rich, Lucky Bitch!, you’ll get the tools and inspiration you need to go to the next level of wealth – whether you’re starting from scratch or itching to break through the million-dollar mark.

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 9. Dare to Lead, by Brené Brown

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change-makers, and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead.

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10. Like She Owns the Place, by Cara Alwill Leyba

Cara Alwill Leyba is a best selling personal development author, master life coach, and creator of The Champagne Diet blog. “My goal with this book is to share with you how I have arrived here, how I’ve helped my clients arrive here, and hopefully save you years of pain, shame, and uncertainty. Because, girl, I know how rocky this road can be. I’m going to show you how to block out all the noise around you, and how to free yourself from the opinions and judgment of others. I’m going to teach you how to trust your gut, reclaim your life, and rock what you’ve got. ”

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