6 Books For Adults-In-Training (Hello, Graduates!)


Hey, you! Yeah, you. You’re graduating, congratulations. Well, shucks, you say. What now? Welcome to the bright and confusing adult horizon of your post-grad life. Technically you never have to read another book again, but as the fabulous late great Oscar Wilde once said, “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”

So, post-grad reader, who do you want to be? What books will guide you into that void called the real world? Our list has the answers you seek.

Cravings: Recipes for What You Want to Eat by Chrissy Teigan

Whoever you are, you better learn how to cook if you want others to consider you an actual adult. Check out these tasty recipes and how-tos written by the social media model mogul say that three times fast) Chrissy Teigan!

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

An adult should be able to name at least one Supreme Court Justice. Bonus points if you can back it up with some knowledge about the justices. This book offers readers an in-depth look at the life and times of a badass woman who fought for equal rights and stood up for what she believed in.

The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body by Cameron Diaz

When you leave college you might look around and suddenly realize that the real world isn’t full of folks who scarf down Hot Cheetos at 3am after a night of drinking. Cameron Diaz gives you medical facts and charts to help you take care of your body now that it’s out of education hibernation.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Honestly, “The Alchemist” is good to read at any turning point in your life. It has twists and turns and more life advice than any astrology article in the back of Cosmo.

Chill The F*ck Out: A Swear Word Coloring Book by Hannah Caner

You might find yourself feeling frustrated after leaving the cushy home of your college apartment and moving back in with dear old Mom and Dad. Let this coloring book of colorful language help you release your anger in a colorful way.

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

Need to know how to balance a check book but you’re too afraid to ask your parents-slash-too lazy to Google? Kelly Williams Brown has the answers to even your dumbest questions. This book is perfect for figuring out how to do adult things like properly clean a shower head.

Featured image by Nazareth College via Flickr. 

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