It’s fair to say that college students have a lengthy enough list of books to buy every semester, but a good self-improvement book is like one of those minute long recipe videos circling Facebook: straightforward, effective and worth sharing. Here’s a list of self-help books for young adults and students that you and your friends would actually love to have as “required texts”.
1. For the one who still throws red socks into the white laundry load.
Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown
No more pink socks.
2. For the one who likes to keep her pinky up.
Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady by Derek Blasberg
Bonus: You’ll finally learn on which side of the plate to place the bread knife.
3. For the one who likes to keep her pinky up and more:
Very Classy: Even More Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady by Derek Blasberg
AKA: “You’re still ladylike even while you crack witty jokes,” the sequel.
52 Small Changes: One Year to a Happier, Healthier You by Brett Blumenthal
The more effective, less miserable diet-and-overall-health plan where small changes add up to big results.
5. For the one who’s artistic and always stressed:
Stress Relieving Patterns by Cherina Kohey
This. I’d personally recommend this book to everyone I know.
6. For the one who’d like to look like a million without spending a million:
How to Look Expensive: A Beauty Editor’s Secrets to Getting Gorgeous without Breaking the Bank by Andrea Pomerantz Lustig
“Paris, France… Not Paris Hilton.”
7. For the (not) hopeless romantic:
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman
Even if you’re not a romantic, this one can teach you a lot about yourself and your relationships with others.
8. For the one who no longer wants to let out workplace waterworks:
Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves and Patrick Lencioni
Did you know that building emotional intelligence is a key to success? #blessup
9. And for every incoming, current and fresh-out-of college student:
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey
More power to you.
10. For those who want to radiate positivity:
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
Watch the world change around you as you control it.