21 Books for the Graduating Class of 2021

What’s better than the gift of knowledge? The graduates in your life are moving on to the next big thing so help them celebrate with these pearls of wisdom. Check out this list of inspirational and instructive books that will help guide your grad to whatever comes next. 

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

2. Dear Grad: Words of Wisdom and Encouragement for Your Next Journey by Potter Gift

3. How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie 

4. In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It by Lauren Graham

5. The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country by Amanda Gorman

6. Lean In for Graduates by Sheryl Sandberg

7. Make Trouble by John Waters 

8. The 5-Ingredient College Cookbook: Easy, Healthy Recipes for the Next Four Years & Beyond by Pamela Ellgen

9. Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone: Advice Your Mom Would Give if She Thought You Were Listening by Becky Blades

10. Becoming by Michelle Obama

11. Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

12. Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

13. Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life… and Maybe the World by William H. McRaven

14. Just Ask Mom: Everything She Told You When You Weren’t Listening Is in This Book by Nancy Malone

15. Whatever You Are, Be a Good One by Lisa Congdon

16. The Real Simple Guide to Real Life: Adulthood Made Easy by the editors of Real Simple

17. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

18. How to Cook Without a Book: Recipes and Techniques Every Cook Should Know by Heart by Pam Anderson

19. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan Peterson

20. The Financial Diet: A Total Beginner’s Guide to Getting Good With Money by Chelsea Fagan and Lauren Ver Hage

21. The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College by Harlan Cohen


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