The Best Motivational Books for 20 Year Olds

I LOVE reading anything that motivates me. Being 20 years old, I have found anything that teaches me about life and adulting super interesting. Here are my two favorite books that can motivate any 20 year old to be excited about adulthood.


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

This is such a fun book. As the title implies, it is a list of super useful tips to become an adult. Each chapter is about different aspects of life; money, cooking, domesticity, love, maintenance, etc. The best thing about it is that even though it is all super useful, she makes it funny. She thought of everything, from the tiniest kitchen advice to advice about how to “Fake It Till You Make It.”

I strongly recommend this book to any young adult that enjoys reading and humor. It is one of my all time favorite books that I’m sure anyone will love.


If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?  – Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut is an extremely well known author who spoke at various College graduations, giving amazing advice that he had written out beautifully.  This book is a collection of some of his speeches, which all give important advice to people entering true adulthood.

Vonnegut’s speaking and writing style is beautiful. He makes you think deeply about things you have never thought about. His humor shines through his opinions, making it even more enjoyable to read.

I received book as a gift from my brother when I was about to graduate from High School. After reading it years ago I found myself much more motivated and excited to start adulthood. I reread it recently, and as I am getting closer to graduating college, I have found the advice far more useful.

This book is an excellent gift for anyone you know that is beginning adulthood. It helped me in so many ways and I know it will help anyone else like me greatly.

XOXO, Olive



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