Being a 20-something woman these days can be overwhelming, to say the least. You’re navigating the anxieties of postgrad life as an “adult” (whatever that means), sorting through the ups and downs of dating, trying to hold onto friendships with your girlfriends who may be in different stages of life, and hunting for your dream career. Not to mention comparing yourself to all your Facebook friends who look like they have it all figured out, even though — let’s be honest — they don’t know what they’re doing either. If you’re on the verge of a quarter-life crisis, we’ve selected a collection of books with poignant advice, hilarious personal experiences, and worst-case scenarios to help you get over the my-life-is-hopeless hump — or at least laugh about it!
— Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes and Brenda Janowitz