12. Allie Brosh • Hyperbole and a Half
Brosh—29-years-old—created this hysterical book based on her comic blog, which documents adventures and mishaps from her childhood and reflections on her many character flaws. A great read when you’re looking to laugh and enjoy a little self-deprecating humor.

13. Eleanor Catton • The Luminaries
Taking place in 1866 in New Zealand, The Luminaries follows the adventures of Walter Moody, a man who has come to find his fortune during the gold rush. Instead he finds mystery, tension and a series of unexplained events. Catton, only 29-years-old, received the 2013 Man Booker Prize, a huge literary honor, for her second novel.