Getting lost in a bookstore surrounded by thousands of titles can be a wonderful experience. However, it can be hard to choose what could be the right book for you. Sometimes we judge a book by its cover, sometimes we go with the flow and get the latest bestsellers, but there are seven books that should definitely be on every Career Girl’s Bookshelf!
#1 One Day by David Nicholls
This is not a classic love story. It’s a story about friendship, about life, about growing up and finding your true self. Emma and Dexter met for the first time in Edinburgh in 1988 the night they graduated and they couldn’t be any more different. Twenty years, two people, one day. David Nicholls will lead you through the life of these two people for twenty years, visiting their relationship and what they do every July 15. Touching, funny, brilliantly written. If you watched the movie you will be surprised by how much better the novel is.
#2 GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso
“I stopped feeling like I didn’t belong anywhere, and realised that I actually belong anywhere I wanted to be.” Sophia Amoruso isn’t a daddy’s girl. When she was seventeen she decided to leave high school to go hitchhiking and what awaited her was a life of dumpster diving and petty thievery. Now she is 31, she is the founder and owner of Nasty Gal, defined by Inc. Magazine in 2012 as one of the “fastest growing companies”. Definitely a great example of a Career Girl.
#3 A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf
It is a classic and a masterpiece. A critical essay on women and fiction. Highly recommended.
#4 It by Alexa Chung
Quite different from Woolf’s book but if you are a Chung devotee you will love it. If you are not, you will still like it as this window’s on Alexa’s life is easy to read and enriched by 161 photos –mainly of Chung’s famous friends or style crushes. This is an easy ride perfect for when you just want to relax a bit after a tiring day and learn some fashion and beauty tips along the way.
#5 The Shadow of the wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
If you are a Career Girl with a passion for mystery you will fall in love with this book and all the other author’s novels. This bestseller, that sold 15 million copies worldwide, tells the story of Daniele Sempere and what happens to him after his father takes him to the secret Cemetery of Forgotten Books. According to tradition, he is allowed to take one book home with him and guess what he chooses? The shadow of the wind by Julián Carax. This is a story within a story that will grasp you from the first page until the very last.
#6 Start something that matters by Blake Mycoskie
If you are ready to make a difference and you want to love your work, then finding out how someone who has never attended a fashion school or made a pair of shoes became the founder of one of the fastest growing footwear companies could be a really inspirational read. Every Career Girl can start something that matters.
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#7 20-Something, 20-Everything by Christine Hassler
Going through our 20s could be difficult, especially when the quarter life crisis kicks in. Is what I am doing making me happy? Am I choosing the right career path? Who really am I? But we are not alone and together with us there is a whole generation of young women out there asking themselves the same questions. Christine Hassler wrote a practical guide to help women and enable them to choose a new – and better- direction for their own life.