Reading is one of life’s simple pleasures, reading brings joy to many people worldwide. It is something that helps to unite people and it is a great way to wind down and relax. When reading a novel you can lose yourself in the story and for a short period of time you don’t have to worry about your own responsibilities. Non-fiction books are also fantastic as they’re a great way to improve your general knowledge or to learn about a subject that you’re interested in. There are non-fiction books written about every topic from politics to biology, so whatever it is that you’re interested in there will be the perfect book out there for you. If you’re a big lover of books then in recent years more and more people have started to join book groups where you can socialize and discuss the book that you’re currently reading. A popular book genre is philosophy books, many people in their 20’s are starting to feel stressed about their future and philosophical books can be a great help to find your feet, these books are filled with knowledge and inspirational quotes, these quotes about life can be a great help to help you figure out your own life. We’ve found the best 5 philosophical books for you to read before you turn 30.

  • Adulthood is a Myth

This is a fantastic book written by Sarah Andersen, it is a must-read for anyone in their 20’s as the narrative in society is that in your 20’s you should have an idea of your future and be ready for adult life. This book challenges that narrative and helps people to realize that most people don’t have it figured out and a lot of adults who seem like they have it all together are just making it up as they go along.

  • Between the World and Me

This is an insightful book written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, whilst you’re young it’s fine to be oblivious to the things going on in the world around you but as you get older you have a responsibility to get involved but it can be had to figure out where to start. This book helps young people to realize what it means to be an active citizen and helps people to realize the importance of voting and holding the government to account.

  • A Little Life

This book is written by Hanya Yanagihara and it is a must read for anyone who has recently graduated from college. Post college life can feel lonely and confusing, it is a time when everyone needs to receive a little empathy. This book really delves into the importance of empathy and has some great life lessons in it about why you should always go out of your way to be kind as you don’t know what other people are struggling with.

  • Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life

This book was written by Henry Cloud and John Townsend and is a fantastic self-help book. When people are young, they always say yes and it can be hard to go from this to being able to say no. As you enter adulthood you have more responsibilities and if you continue to say yes to everything it is likely that you’ll burn out. Setting boundaries is an important thing to learn in your 20’s as if you don’t learn how to say no it will likely lead to emotional of physical stress during your adult life.

  • Letters From a Stoic

The collection of letters in this book were written by Seneca and they are filled with timeless wisdom. If you’re wanting to become a well-rounded adult then during your 20’s you should definitely give these a read. These letters deal with many of the common problems people still face in adulthood today from poverty to grief. His philosophy is very practical, after reading these you’ll be equipped to deal with any situation that life adult life throws at you and you’ll also be much better at communicating with other people which is an important life skill.