5 Must Read Books for Transitioning into the Real World

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Here are some life changing books to read this summer!

Whether you are beginning a summer internship, just graduated school, or just in desperate need of some transitional advice, be sure to have these books handy!

1. Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown 

The back cover says it all: “If you graduated from college but still feel like a student… if you wear a business suit to job interviews but pajamas to the grocery store… if you have your own apartment but no idea how to cook or clean… it’s OK. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Just because you don’t feel like an adult doesn’t mean you can’t act like one.” This book has all the answers you are looking for about the real world!

2. Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life by Cheryl Strayed 

This book takes the best from Dear Sugar, the anonymous online advice columnist, and gives you amazing lessons on how to tackle life’s most challenging situations.

3. Welcome to the Real World by Lauren Berger

Lauren Burger on her blog provides you with the necessary steps into adulthood. The book focuses on understanding who you are and dives into finding your place, perfecting your work, and turning your job into your dream career.

4. What I Know Now by Ellyn Spragins 

This book consists of a collection of letters from extraordinary women sharing the wisdom they wish they’d had when they were younger. It is a great resource for anyone needing a mentor to transition them into the adult world.

5. Lean In for Graduates by Sheryl Sandberg 

Regardless of whether you graduated this year or are just entering college, this book provides great advice for women empowerment and fulfilling your dreams and career aspirations. The book includes chapters on owning who you are, finding your first job, and negotiating salaries.

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