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12 Books to Read in Your 20s

  • Life After College: the Complete Guide to Getting What You Want – Jenny Blake: EBSCO eBooks
  • Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking – Susan Cain: BF698.35 .159 C35 2012
  • The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains – Nicholas G. Carr: QP360 .C3667 2010
  • Incognito: the Secret Lives of Brains – David Eagleman: BF315 .E25 2011
  • The Sixth Extinction: an Unnatural History – Elizabeth Kolbert: QE721.2 .E97 K65 2014
  • This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate – Naomi Klein: HC79.E5 K56 2014
  • Moonwalking with Einstein: the Art and Science of Remembering Everything – Joshua Foer: BF385 .F64 2011

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32 Books That Will Make You a More Well-Rounded Person

  • To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee: PS3562.E353 T6335 1999
  • 1984 – George Orwell: Paperbacks
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – J.K. Rowling: PZ7.R79835 Har 1998
  • The Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank: DS135.N6 F73313 1995
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies – Jared Diamond: HM206.D48 1999
  • Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln – Doris Kearns Goodwin: E457.45 .G66 2005
  • Game Change – John Heilemann & Mark Halperin: Audio Books
  • On the Origin of Species – Charles Darwin: AC1 .G7 v.49
  • A Brief History of Time – Stephen Hawking: QB981 . H3773 2005
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson: Q162 .B88 2003
  • The Elements of Style – William Strunk: PE1421 .S79 2006
  • Existentialism: from Dostoevsky to Sartre – Walter Kaufmann: B819 .E87 1980z
  • The Art of War- Sun-tzu: U101 .S93213 2002
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert M. Pirsig: CT275.P648 A33 1999
  • The Last Lecture – Randy Pausch & Jeffrey Zaslow: QA76.2 .P38 A3 2008b
  • Romeo & Juliet – William Shakespeare: PR2831.A2 H27 1995
  • Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson: QA76.2 .J63 1722 2011
  • Hyperbole and a Half – Allie Brosh: PN6727. B7568 H96 2013
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People – Dale Carnegie: BF637 .S8 C37 1998
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals – Michael Pollan: GT2850 .P65 2006
  • Gender Trouble Feminism and the Subversion of Identity – Judith Butler: Electronic Books on EBSCO
  • Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City – Matthew Desmond: HD7287.96 .U6 D47 2016

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20 Personal Growth Books to Read in 2018

  • Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence – and How You Can Too! – Gary Vaynerchuk: HB615 .V385 2018
  • Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking – Susan Cain: BF698.35 .159 C35 2012
  • The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph – Ryan Holiday: BF503 .H65 2014
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck: a Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life – Mark Manson: BJ1589 .M259 2016
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character Ethic – Stephen R. Covey: BF637 .S8 C68 1989b
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People – Dale Carnegie: BF637 .S8 C37 1998
  • 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage – Mel Robbins: BF575 .C8 R63 2017
  • Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life – William Burnett: HF5381 .B7785 2016ab
  • Essentialism: the Disciplined Pursuit of Less – Greg McKeown: BF611 .M455 2014
  • Grit: the Power of Passion and Perserverance – Angela Duckworth: BF637 .S8 D693 2016

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55 Books to Read When You're In a Rut

  • The Last Lecture – Randy Pausch: QA76.2 .P38 A3 2008b
  • Tuesdays with Morrie – Mitch Albom: LD571 .B418 S383 1997
  • The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up – Marie Kondo: TX321 .K6613 2014
  • Yes Please – Amy Poehler: PN2287. P565 A3 2014
  • Where’d You Go, Bernadette – Maria Semple: Paperbacks
  • The Princess Diarist – Carrie Fisher: PS3556.I8115 Z464 2016
  • Bossypants –Tina Fey: PN2287.F4255 A3 2011ab
  • Razor Girl – Carl Hiaasen: PS3558.I217 R39 2016
  • The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo – Amy Schumer: PN2287 .S3365 A3 2016
  • Scrappy Little Nobody – Anna Kendrick: PN2287. K6513 A3 2016
  • This is Just My Face – Gabourey Sibide: PN2287 .S377 A3 2017
  • No One Can My Pronounce My Name – Rakesh Satyal: PS361 .A8228 N6 2017
  • The Last Laugh – Lynn Freed: PR9369.3 .F68 L37 2017

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Ten Books for People Who Want to Make the Most of Life

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character Ethic – Stephen R. Covey: BF637 .S8 C68 1989b
  • The Power of Habit – Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business – Charles Duhigg: BF335 .D78 2012
  • You are a Bad Ass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life – Jen Sincero: BF632 .S53 2013
  • Essentialism: the Disciplined Pursuit of Less – Greg McKeown: BF611 .M455 2014

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In Case You Need Some Reading Inspiration

  • 500 Great Books for Teens – Anita Silvey: Ref Z 1037 .S577 2006
  • 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up – Julia Eccleshare: Ref Z 1037 .A252 2009
  • Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction – Lynda G. Adamson: Ref Z 1037 .A1 A285 2006
  • 120 Banned Books – Nicholas J. Karolides, Margaret Bald, and Dawn B. Sova: Ref Z 658 .U5 K35 2011
  • 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die – Peter Boxall: Ref Z 1035 .A1 A15 2006
  • The American Historical Association’s AHA Guide to Historical Literature: Ref D 20 .A55 1995 v. 1 & 2
  • The Book of Lost Books – Stuart Kelly: Z 1024 .K45 2005
  • The Leader’s Booksehlf – Adm. James Stavridis & R. Manning Ancell: Z 6724 .L4 S73 2017
  • Books for Living – Will Schwalbe: Z 1003.2 .S39 2017
  • The Book That Changed My Life – Roxanne J. Coady & Joy Johannessen: Z 1039 .A87 B65 2006
  • Book Lust To Go – Nancy Pearl: Z 6004 .T6 P39 2010
  • Rereadings – Anne Fadiman: Z 1039 . A87 R47 2005
  • The 100 Best Business Books of All Time – Jack Covert & Todd Sattersten: HF 1008 .C68 2011
  • 1000 Comic Books You Must Read – Tony Isabella: Ref PN 6725 .I75 O5 2009
  • Practical Classics – Kevin Smokler: Z 1035.9 .S636 2013
  • The Well-Educated Mind – Susan Wise Bauer: Z 1003 .B324 2016