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June 12, 2013

Books to read in your 30s

8766731By Karen Tay

A couple of weeks ago we discussed books to read in your 20s, that glittering decade of late nights followed by early-morning greasy kebabs and burgers by the footpath, massive hangovers, low-paying jobs and learning to sleep with earplugs in mildewed flats and backpacker “hostels” that are really more like “hovels”.

The kind of books you want or need to read in your 20s are different from those for your 30s, because you’ll be at a completely different life stage. That’s if you follow the normal path of society. If you are a daredevil who lives outside the margins of society, doing something funky and potentially illegal, then I salute you – and hey, you probably don’t need to read books, because you’re already living the fantasy.

This is not to say that the books I’ve listed should only be read while you’re in your 30s. People can read and love them at any age, and I’m sure they do. These are suggestions to get readers started. And perhaps if you’re at a certain stage of your life, to get you thinking about where you’re heading.

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