Whether you're starting college or heading into the real world, nothing prepares you more for the next big step than a good book.
Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You
by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jonny Sun
From the brilliant mind that brought you the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, Miranda teams up with Sun to convey everyday wisdom in classic quirky fashion. This compilation of motivational snippets from the writer's Twitter feed is sure to make you smile as you head on up.
Freshman Year of Life: Essays That Tell the Truth About Work, Home, and Love After College
In this collection from the editors at MindSumo, recent college grads are given advice on navigating the roller-coaster first year of true adulthood. The essays cover experiences beyond college life, love, and careers.
by Tara Westover
Westover's memoir tells the story of how she came to understand what education meant to her after growing up in a survivalist family that didn't send her to school. This story is sure to give recent graduates a new perspective on the opportunities that lay before them and how to use them to their advantage.
by Michelle Obama
We all know Michelle Obama as the iconic First Lady who took on the role from 2008 to 2016 and showed the world she wasn't just a President's wife. Now, she tells the story of how she became Michelle Obama as we know and love her today, and maybe along the way, her story will inspire graduates to make their own story of becoming who they are.
Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships in a Hyper-Connected World
by J. Kelly Hoey
Learning to navigate the confusing world of professional relationship building is a task all graduates must tackle at some point. Hoey's book covers helpful tips and advice on how to do just that in the new digital age, from small steps that can be taken to make big impact.
The Beautiful Chaos of Growing Up
by Ari Satok
With humor and heart, Satok conveys the distinct trials and tribulations of growing up in this collection of poetry. It's the perfect book to gift your graduate and let them know they're not alone in their feelings.