10 Leisure Reads for December Break

In the middle of all the required readings, papers, and studying you conquered during the Fall semester, it can be difficult to find relaxed, enjoyable reading time. You deserve some therapeutic leisure reading after a tough semester! Check these books out for women between the ages of 18-24! Each book deals with female characters either currently facing or reflecting back on some of the hardships all young women go through in this exciting, yet stressful time of life! 

 

1. Don't Worry, It Gets Worse: One TwentySomething's (Mostly Failed) Attempt at Adulthood 

This book is a collection of hilarious essays from women who elaborate on their transition from graduation into the real adult world. 

 

2. 30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She's 30

This one consists of valuable advice from famous, intelligent women like Katie Couric and Maya Angelou! 

 

3. Girls in White Dresses

This book is about a group of 20-something-year-old women, who take us through bridal shower after bridal shower, while dealing with conflicts in their own personal lives. 

 

4. Bitches on a Budget

If you love fashion and enjoy eperimenting with the latest styles, but aren't a millionaire, this book is an awesome read! It has also been described as the "fashion guru, travel agent, grooming consultant, therapist, sommelier, and life coach" for any young woman! 

 

5. Graduates in Wonderland

Two best friends write about their college and post-grad experiences, dealing with everything from excitement to dissappointment. Check this out if you need some quarter-life crisis therapy! 

 

6. Yes Please 

Obviously, you have to read this one. Amy's advice on self-esteem issues, facing hardships as a woman and everything around it is in this book! "I don't want to be around people that judge or talk about what people do; I want to be around people that dream and support and do things!" 

 

7. My Year With Eleanor 

Talk about good reads! Noelle Hancock experiences a life-changing event and decides to take Eleanor Roosevelt's advice to "do something each day that scares you." For a year Hancock expects to live in fear, but finds happiness, strength, and courage instead. 

 

8. The Art of Asking 

This book helps to explain that it is okay to ask for help and that asking for help does not deem you weak or unable. You are strong, but you can't make it through this life all alone! 

 

9. Not That Kind of Girl 

If you haven't read this book, you have to during your 20's! Dunham's own stories offer a clear lens of the important problems women face in today's society that deserve some awareness. 

 

10. Hyperbole and a Half 

Brosh reflects hilariously back on the crazy. unexpected, wild experiences from her young adulthood. It's a reminder of the importance of persepective on life. 

 

Enjoy your well-deserved break and these great lesiure reads, Bobcats!