*Archive Guest Post*: This post was originally published on 3/8/16
Reading books is a great way to become a lifelong learner who soaks up knowledge for future use. A good book can bring positive, lasting changes to one’s life, I would know. I bought “The Defining Decade” by Dr. Meg Jay after seeing rave reviews on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, USA Today, and The New York Times. Let me say, this purchase was totally worth it and I made a promise to myself: I would live every day of my life with purpose from that day forward.
Books have shaped my twenties and I wanted to share with you some of my favorites:
You may have caught Meg Jay’s Ted Talk? If you haven’t, go watch now! You’re twenties matter, and contrary to popular belief, they are NOT the new 30.
A humorous and insightful take on navigating your twenties and the quarter life crisis.
Most of us want to make a positive impact on the world, but have no idea where to start. Jones’ book shows how we can make small effective changes to make a difference in life.
As a recent graduate myself, I often wonder how to get the job without experience and how to get the experience without the job? Pollak shares a step-by-step guide for transitioning from college to a career and why professionalism matters.
Blake gives you the steps and inspires you to take action. We only live one life, so dream big!
Introverts have and will always shape the world we live in.
“Is Google making us stupid?” Carr challenges our reliance on technology and the potential damage it’s having on our brains and lives.
A captivating and invigorating book on the intricacies of the brain and why we do certain things.
After 9/11 new security measures were put in place, Priest and Arkin explore this hidden “fourth branch” of the government.
Humans have forever shaped Earth. Kolbert explores the major extinctions and the impacts they’ve had on our planet.
A riveting and informative account on climate change and how our impact on Earth will continue.
Memory can be shaped for better. Foer shares about his yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of “mental athletes”.
Books are depositories where human thoughts and knowledge are stored for later generations to muse about. In our technology-driven society, it’s important to remember, reading is still important for our growth and stress relief. I hope that as a fellow Millennial you make it your goal to read a book each day for 20 minutes because the knowledge gained from reading will be yours forever.