If I had to tell you what my superpower is, it would be reading. Not going to lie, I’m a pretty badass reader. Even in my 20’s, I read at least 5 books a year. Considering I’m a wife, teacher, and a Netflix binger… this is pretty good. I will read practically any book, but my favorite reads are romance, mystery, and dystopian fiction. I have been Nook user and lover since I was in high school. My Nook bookshelves get more and more full every month. Now, don’t hate. I still fall in love with a bookstore and the smell of a fresh book. Reading is not only my superpower, but it’s my getaway. Believe me, in your 20’s…you need a place to getaway.
Here is a list of my 5 favorite books from my 20’s:
“How to Be a Badass” by Jen Sincero. I have been obsessed with this book since I discovered it about 2 years ago. Not only is her voice as an author what I strive to sound like if I were ever to write a book like that, but she is also very funny. Her humor matches my own because she just keeps it real. I felt like a way more badass version of myself after reading her book. Next on my list is her How to Be a Badass With Money book. Every 20 year old needs to dive into some Jen Sincero.
“The Redemption of Callie & Kayden” by Jessica Sorensen. Now, this book goes back my Sarah Dessen and Nicholas Sparks days. I have always been a hopeless romantic. Any book that has a great back story and character development is always a go-to. Jessica Sorensen write multiple mini-series of books about tragic, but real love stories. Another reason I enjoy this book in particular is because the majority of this read falls during college years. In college and now my 20’s, it’s sometimes hard to find books with characters who are your age. I love Callie & Kayden’s story because it’s raw, real, and dramatic. You gotta check out some Jessica Sorensen.
“The Good Girl” by Mary Kubica. I bought this book after I read “Girl on the Train” because I quickly fell in love with mystery reads. I had never read mystery growing up. It was always romance and more romance. Now that I’m older, it’s pretty fun to read a book that raises a lot of questions and makes my mind think. This book truly has one of the biggest twists I have ever read in any book. I won’t dare to tell you. This book is about a women named Mia who is taken hostage by a man named Collin, but instead of following orders, Collin hides her in a secluded cabin rather than to her real hostages. You may think you know where this boom will go, but I can tell you that you are wrong.
“Tell Me Lies” by Carola Lovering. There is nothing like that moment when you walk into a cute mountain book store and fall in love with a random book that you had no idea existed. I stumbled upon a very bright, pink book with a cover that instantly caught my eye. I felt like just the title spoke to me and I felt an instant connection. This book is all about Lucy Albright and follows her story over years of her first love from college. Carola Lovering does one of my favorite things as an author. She switches perspective between Lucy and her love, Stephen. Their love is not perfect by a mile. Stephen doesn’t know how to treat Lucy right and Lucy can’t stop finding her way to him.
“The Red Queen” by Victoria Aveyard. This is actually a 4 book series and I have been obsessed with this read for months. I fell in love with books like “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent” because I love to read about dystopian adventures. The reason I really love the “Red Queen” series is because it is truly about girl power. Mare Borrow lives in a world where royals, or Silvers, and the poor, or Reds, are separated in the worst of ways. Reds are forced to fight in a war while the Silvers constantly kill or torcher those who are not in war. This book contains action through battles and different powers that characters possess. As well as, a love story between Mare and the want-to-be-king, Cal. Plus, the book has one of the best villains I have read about in a while. Reminds me of Game of Thrones sometimes too. I could go on and on about this series, but it is a wonderful and complex read. All 4 books kept my attention and I haven’t been able to put any of them down.
So, stop whatever you are doing and check out these books from my list. No matter who you are or what age you may be, these are some of the best books I have read lately. I already told you that reading is my superpower, so I know a good book when I see one.
Please share book suggestions in the comments! Always looking for new reads.
As always, thanks for reading!