10 Books Every Person Should Read After Graduating College

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What if reading one book could mean you have $1,000,000 more at retirement just by making a few changes now? What if reading one book can help you find your dream career and earn more money than you could ever imagine? 

What if a book could completely transform the course of your life?

Reading these 10 books can make a heck of a difference in your life. The sooner you read them, the better. 

Here’s a list of 10 books you must read after graduating from high school or college. If you know someone who has recently graduated, send them this article!

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1. Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By And Get Your Financial Life Together

Are you a broke millennial? Are you a 20 or 30-something that is ready to make a change in their finances? Then this is the book to read.

Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By And Get Your Financial Life Together is a guide that will teach you how to go from flat-broke to financial badass. 

You not only learn how to manage credit card debt, investing, and how to create a budget, but you also learn how to:

  • Understand your relationship and mindset with money
  • How to manage student loans 
  • Managing finances with friends and family

This is the roadmap you need to go from clueless millennial to becoming an expert with your money. 

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2. Broke Millennial Takes On Investing: A Beginner’s Guide To Leveling Up Your Money

You want to have a comfortable retirement. You want to invest, but it feels like “gambling”. You’re not even totally sure what investing means.

Broke Millennial Takes On Investing will help you get started with investing and also help you manage concerns like:

  • Should I pay off student loans and invest at the same time?
  • How can I get started investing in a socially responsible way?
  • Are robo-advisors and apps any good?
  • Where can I look for investment advice?

This easy to understand guide will turn any investment newbie into a confident investor and get on track to building wealth.

The sooner you start investing, the better, which is why a high school or college graduate should read Broke Millennial Takes On Investing. 

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3. The Financial Diet: The Beginner’s Guide To Getting Good With Money

If you’re brand to the personal finance world and want to learn how to get better with your money, this book is the one to read.

The Financial Diet: The Beginner’s Guide To Getting Good With Money is such a fun, quick read filled with incredible graphics. If you’re a visual learner, this is a great read or gift to someone you know can benefit from reading this.

The Financial Diet teaches you how to:

  • create healthy money habits
  • what you need for a good budget and how to stick to it
  • how to talk about money with friends and loved ones
  • what investing is and how to get started

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4. You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

One of my favorite books is this one right here. It was the first-ever personal development book I’ve read and I’ve gone on to read it several times. It’s that good.

You Are A Badass is a hilarious and refreshing how-to guide that gives you incredible life advice. You learn how to identify and change self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want out of life. 

You learn how to create a life you love. 

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5. You Are A Badass At Making Money: Master The Mindset of Wealth

The second book in the You Are A Badass series, You Are A Badass At Making Money teaches you how to get past your fears and launch you into financial success. 

I grew up thinking I’d be living paycheck to paycheck. I didn’t think I’d have financial wealth. It’s crazy how much can change just from reading a book and cleaning up your mindset.

You learn how to:

  • Say goodbye to your doubts, fears, and excuses
  • Create a new (healthy) money mindset
  • Uncover what’s holding you back from making money
  • Become as wealthy as you want to be

After reading You Are A Badass At Making Money, my income increased, I hit a positive net worth, paid off all my debt, and feel abundance with money. You can, too.

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6. Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be

Girl, Wash Your Face is one of those books that every woman (and man!) can greatly benefit from reading. The author exposes 20 lies and misconceptions that often hold us back from living our lives to the fullest. She shares personal life experiences that many of us can relate to and how to overcome them.

This was such a fun read and is one of those books that just make you feel good once you finish reading it. 

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7. Plant-Based On A Budget: Delicious Vegan Recipes for Under $30 a Week, in Less Than 30 Minutes a Meal

Cooking is one of the most underrated skills. Learning and knowing how to cook healthy, delicious meals is a skill that will drastically improve your life. Knowing how to cook can you save you money, time, and help you create a healthier life.

In Plant-Based On A Budget, you learn how to create satisfying meals that use budget-friendly ingredients and only take 30 minutes or less to make.

I recently interviewed the author on my blog and it’s one of my favorite interviews yet! You can check out the interview here.

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8. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Stuff. It clutters our homes, minds, and tends to make life more difficult than it needs to be. It causes us stress, makes us spend more money, and clutters our lives.

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard of Marie Kondo by now. She created an entire movement around decluttering our homes and she’s become a household name. She’s changing lives one household at a time.

After reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, you’ll take tidying and decluttering to a whole new level. Simplifying and organizing your home using the KonMari Method will help make your life calm and peaceful in your home. 

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9. The Art of Happiness

Many may say happiness is the purpose of life. 

In The Art of Happiness, you’ll learn how to defeat day-to-day anxiety, insecurity, anger, and discouragement. You’ll explore your relationships, dealing with loss, and pursuit of wealth to find out how to go through challenges and come out with inner peace. 

This is one of those books that really puts life in perspective. 

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10. Harry Potter 

I could not create this list without listing the Harry Potter series. 

I purchased the Harry Potter series as seen below and it’s been a great addition to my house. I pop out the books during the holiday season and read them whenever I want to transport to a different world. 

The lessons and stories written in this series can relate to real-life and show us how to overcome obstacles and challenges. 

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Key Takeaways

Read any of these 10 books and you will see a major difference in your life. Read all ten of these books after you graduate, and you’re on track to create an incredible life. 

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  1. Stephanie

    YEEEESSSS to so many of these (especially harry potter and marie kondo 🙂 I would add ‘man’s search for meaning’ by viktor frankl. I read it freshman year in college and it literally changed how I viewed the world, its especially helpful as few of us can avoid a post-high school existential crisis! 🙂

    1. Alexis

      I’ve never heard of that book! Going to put it on my list. 🙂

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