5 Books Every Twenty Something Needs On Their Coffee Table


How do you keep guests entertained, make your coffee table look beautiful and have something to flick through on a rainy day when TV just won’t cut it? By building an impromptu mini-library of course! There’s a reason waiting rooms always have an abundance of magazines, they just catch your eye. These books are the kind you will read yourself and then want to leave out so you get compliments from friends on how cool you are.

Trust me, I’m building my own guest waiting area for those moments when I’m inevitably snacking in the kitchen instead of being a good host…

1. The Ultimate Blog Plan 

The Ultimate Blog Plan available here.

Described as a book you can’t put down, this book is packed with a mixture of juicy behind the scenes stories, strategies and workbook activities. We designed this to help you achieve the goals you’re going for, no matter what they are, and made sure it’ll look great on any coffee table or desk! If you want to be successful online, this is the book for you! Buy it here.

2. Bad Girls Throughout History 

Bad Girls Throughout History available here.

This book is packed with 100 revolutionary women. Illustrated beautifully and with a dose of serious girl motivation, this is the book you need. From pirates to artists, warriors, scientists, activists and spies, you might not have heard of these women but they truly are Bad Girls! Buy it here.

3. Read This If You Want To Be Instagram Famous

Read This If You Want To Be Instagram Famous available here.

This book contains the secrets of all the most popular Instagrammers in the world, so if you’re ready to take your Insta-game to the next level. This book has everything you need from photographic techniques the perfect caption formula, managing your account and how to fix your feed! Buy it here.

4. The Little Book Of Life Hacks

5. Almost Adulting 

Almost Adulting available here. 

Like us, did you wake up one morning and realize you were an adult? Did your heart start to beat fast when you realized you had to make your own doctors appointments and take yourself to the dentist? Urgh. Is there ever a time when we’ve just got this? Perfect for failing adults, budding adults, new graduates and eaters of microwave mug brownies. This book will teach you how to be an adult, travel alone, dress yourself, talk to strangers and more! Buy it here.


Which books are you putting on your coffee table?

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  • Emma Lenhart

    I really want that Bad Girls Throughout History book! So precious.

    Emma | http://www.emmalenhart.com

    • Lisa Collins

      Definitely worth the purchase Emma, make sure you tell us how you get on with it!

  • Caitlin

    Bad Girls Throughout History looks amazing! That’s definitely a book I want to get ASAP!


    • Jade Zavarella

      I have it and I can definitely confirm it lives up to its name!


      • Lisa Collins

        Yes Jade, big up the book! We totally agree here at CGD. It is definitely worth a purchase. I downloaded it on to my ibooks and read it on the way to work!

  • Sarah

    Love the sound of all of these!

    Sarah | More Than Adored

    • Lisa Collins

      Make sure you tell us if you read any of these fab books sarah and how you liked them

  • Fiona Bernal

    omg I love the books you suggested :D They sound very relatable and inspiring.


    • Lisa Collins

      If you do try out some of these books, let us know how you get on with them Fiona! Or if you have any recommendations let us know!

  • Jade Zavarella

    Books you suggested are perfect! I have some of these already actually so I trust your recommendations!

    I would also suggest ‘You are a badass’ by Jen Sincero just because its a book I always go back to to get remind myself to stay in the career focused, goal oriented and most importantly POSITIVE mindset!


    • Lisa Collins

      We’re super glad you like these books Jade. We always try to encourage others to read books that will help them to feel motivated! Thanks for the recommendation, we’ll have to make a purchase and get reading!

  • Ramona

    Definitely want to read ‘Bad Girls Throughout History’!! Love the women who have fought for the opportunities that we have today.


  • George Fairclough

    I’ll be making many purchases this summer! I started my blog 6 months ago and it’s given me so much pleasure and joy to write. I’m currently training in musical theatre and these books speak about topics I’m always talking about and need reminding of! So thankyou for a really engaging and resonant list!!! Have a great day ☺️