Okay, So guys we are back again with another mind-blowing article that is 11 must read books for students. So if you are a student and got frustrated with your daily routine work and study, need some motivation? want to stay positive all the time? Then you are in right place.
Today I am gonna tell you that super powerful 11 must read books for students you must read. See in my view every book gonna teach us something new and valuable. Reading can’t be waste of time in any way.
The best way to learn is by reading. And the best thing one can do to focus and create something is to read anything which is not related to your professional goals.
So if you are from a technical field, try reading some autobiographies, fictional books, spiritual books anything which allows you to explore a different world which you can not witness in your professional life.
If you are a student read something which is not related to your subjects. You can try some spiritual books and books that teach you life lessons. Anything which lets you gain knowledge about other subjects and fields is the best gift you can give to yourself.
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Must Read Books for Students. 📚
Every book says something and a good book not only says it also listens to us. Tries to know us. Tells us where we are and where we can be. So here are my top favorite list of must read books for students. So let’s start with books that every student must read once.
1. How to Win Friend and Influence People
This book has been written by Dale Carnegie. Even though this book was first published back in 1936, the principles taught in this book still remain relevant today. In his book, Carnegie teaches us techniques and strategies to handle people, how to win people over to your way of thinking, and how to be a great leader who others actually want to follow.
This is the best book for anyone, who is not good at socializing, and especially for someone, who runs a business or works in a corporate.
The author starts out by entrusting us with 8 rules for getting the best out of the book, which seems to me to be highly relevant and applicable to any number of non-fiction books:
Here is that 8 rules the author mentioned in the books for readers :
1. Have a great desire for learning and applying the principles that drive communications and relationships between human beings.
2. Read every chapter twice before going on to the next one.
3. Interrupt our readings frequently to ask ourselves about our personal possibilities for applying every principle.
4. Underline important ideas.
5. re-read the book every month.
6. Practice the principles whenever the opportunity presents itself.
7. Transform the book into a fun game: ask our friends to pay a penalty whenever they surprise us by breaking the rules.
8. Monitor the progress that we make each week. Ask ourselves what mistakes we have made, what progress we have made, what lessons we have learned.
2. Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life
This book has been written by Hector Garcia and Albert Liebermann. In Japan, millions of people have ikigai (pronounced Ick-ee-guy)— a reason to jump out of bed each morning.
In this book the author said you to find your ikigai by questioning yourself such as
✍ What do I love?
✍ What am I good at?
✍ What can I be paid for now or in the future?
✍What does the world need?
If you are a student and confused about your future that what should I do to live a happy life. I would highly recommend this book. It will surely help you to finalize your decision.
3. As a Man Thinketh
This book written many years ago by James Allen has fundamental concepts that help us understand the importance of our thought life as spoken about in the book of proverbs in the bible (As a man thinks in the heart so is he ) not just in his mind but in his heart the two are inseparable, this book is not particularly rooted much in the scriptures or of God, but the influence is there.
The good part is it was just a tiny book of 50 pages. You can read this in 1 and 2 hours. In just 50 pages, it manages to convey the most basic keys to happiness. Habits of the mind that determine the quality of our life take time and patience to build and maintain.
Especially when we are conditioned to thinking in a certain manner. The language in this book may be a little difficult to follow at first but the idea is crystal clear. You create your own happiness and suffering.
You are responsible for the person you are today. So take charge of your life. I have read many books that advocate this philosophy. And this surely delivers the message in a concise manner. Do give it a read!
4. The Rudest Book Ever
This book is written by Shwetabh Gangwar, a famous YouTuber from India. This book is a hard-hitting straight-faced book that helps you find your own identity in the middle of all this chaos. It will make you laugh and ponder over your own inner thoughts at the same time I especially like the section where he talks about dealing with rejection.
Shwetabh says that typically people have 1 out of 3 reactions to rejection.
1. They feel like they’re a loser too.
2. They feel like I’m going to do really well and prove to them that I’m better than what they thought.
3. Last is about negativity hate message the world is bad everyone’s bad.
He in fact goes on to tell us how all three of these reactions are in fact detrimental to us and in this book he suggests a very cute interesting and unique reaction that we should have to rejection read this book if you want to have your belief shaken.
5. Rich Dad Poor Dad
I am sure you already heard about this world-famous book by Robert Kiyosaki. This book was also available in the Hindi edition too. In this book, the author wrote about his two father one is a rich dad (his friend’s father) and another one is a poor dad(his own father).
One(poor dad) has a collection of degrees and diplomas and the other(rich dad) is a high school drop-out. When the overqualified father dies, he will leave next to nothing behind, and even a few unpaid bills here and there. The school drop-out father will become one of the richest men in Hawaii and will pass on an empire to his son.
Throughout his life, the former would say things like “I can’t afford to treat myself to this or that”, while the latter would say: “How can I treat myself?”
The rich father in this book teaches two small boys some invaluable lessons about money through their own experiences. The most important one is undoubtedly to understand how to best use your mind and your time to create your own wealth through business and investments.
Get out of the rat race. Learn how to seize opportunities, find solutions, take care of your business and investments and most especially, learn how to make money work for you and not be its slave!
If you are gonna do business after the study or planning for a startup I would say must read this book. It will surely help you in your life.
6. Think and Grow Rich
Napoleon Hill wrote this book as he was inspired by more than 500 business magnates of that time. This is my all-time favorite book since I connected to most of the contents of the book during my own journey to discover myself and achieve success in my life.
It has been suggested this should be taught as a textbook in high school and no children should be allowed to graduate before understanding the contents of this book and passing an exam.
If you ask 10 people around you what they want in their life. The answer will vary from Security, Financial freedom, New house, a Better job, Freedom, etc. These broad terms answers will have no definite plan to achieve what they want but many of us wouldn’t know how to do it. If you have the same wish and dream but don’t know how to do it, then this book is definitely for you.
The contents of this book are very easy to understand and breakdown the philosophy of self-help and success in 13 easy chapters. Many of the modern age Self Help Guru and Speaker have the contents applied in their own work and made millions in the process.
Therefore, if you are looking to learn about the science of success and accumulating riches or wealth, look no further and learn and apply principles in your life.
If you want to be Millionaire, then it’s much better to learn from a millionaire. You can apply the same concept to anything in your life. If you want to happy, positive, and successful, learn from somebody who has achieved that same level of success in his life already. You will be able to learn and copy the idea in your own life.
7. See you at the top
This book comes on the seventh number of the list of must read books for students. In this book, author Zig Ziglar who is a famous motivational speaker too wrote that we can be anything that we want to be.
If you are in college and it was your first year. This book can be a masterpiece for you. This is really amazing and helps you to know that what should you have to do in your life.
The author told us to take the baby steps. Don’t panic. He also told about to associate with positive people. Zig’s 6 steps to success and happiness are Self Image, Relationships with others, Goals, Attitude, Work, and Desire.
8. Thinking Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman who is a Nobel Prize winner, written this incredible book that dives into the mysterious world of our conscious and unconscious thinking patterns. This is one book that anybody, who has the slightest desire to understand the way our mind makes decisions and occasionally makes errors, should read.
Behavioral Economics students will especially find in the book a comprehensive handheld an introduction to the nuances of the subject. But even beyond the disciplines of psychology and economics, I strongly recommend this book to the layperson too.
If you find the beginning a bit too technical, I urge you to stay put. The overall experience by the end will be most enriching and rewarding.
This is one of the rare books which when I read it will make me stop and ponder for a while, is the idea expressed by the author sounds logical to me or not? By then, I already knew the human mind/mental framework comprises of System 1 and 2. We thought we are rational but all the time we are confounded with bias, anchor, and WYSIATI (What you see is all there is).
Through the book, you get to participate in so many experiments that always get you. Plus you are told about different researches performed by other psychologists. So complete worth to get this book.
9. The Alchemist
This book is written by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho in 1988. It was initially written and published in the Portuguese language. It is an international bestseller and has been translated into more than 70 languages till yet. The book is relatively short having around 167 pages only. The theme of this book is about finding one’s destiny or purpose in life.
The Alchemist is a fantastic book and the storytelling is really beautiful. The story is about a Shepherd boy from Spain whose name is Santiago. He keeps getting the same dream about treasures that are lying in the Pyramids of Egypt.
The choice of words is impeccable, full of wisdom and philosophy. I totally loved it. The story is very enchanting and bursts with optimism which I think is very important in our lives. The book shows that the journey to your destiny is as important as the destination itself.
10. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny
The monk who sold his Ferrari is one of the must-read books. Being in the fast-moving world It’s very important for all of us to understand how life is going. Despite the fact that many people realize about life in the 80s and regret that they have not done anything in life that makes there life valuable, why not take a break and understand what actually life is.
This book is highly recommended by my side. It really inspires me a lot. Here are a few most interesting quotes from these books that made this book in the list of must read books for students:
✪ Don’t live the same day 80 times and call it a life.
✪ You laugh not because you are happy, you are happy because you laugh.
✪ We live in an age when we have forgotten what life is all about.
✪ Success lies in being true to yourself and living life on your own terms.
✪ If you don’t even know where you are going, how will you ever know when you get there?
✪ I would say you must give it a try and let me know your experience with this book in comment section.
11. The 5 AM Club: Own Your Morning, Elevate Your Life
This book is a practical narration of things which could be followed by everyone who has a strong grit and attitude in life to achieve something which could help oneself and others.
This book of Robin Sharma does clear the way of waking up early in the morning with all the facts. And why it has been difficult to wake up early all these years and how to overcome it via various step by step guide to own your morning. All of them are easily implementable.
Yes, the book does test your patience till the 8th chapter because of the fictional storyline. I personally did not mind the fictional part. I felt it somehow worked as a light reading because of all the heavy content.
You know people who wake up early are mostly leaders. So If you are a student you also need to wake up early. Not just wake up at 5 am is quite enough. No in this book you will get the idea that what to do after wake up. Again highly recommend the book for students.
Success, ambition, dreams, money, luxuries nothing comes easy and everything has a price which you have to earn. There are no shortcuts to success so don’t bother wasting time considering that easy option. The tighter you sleep when you could burn the midnight oil the sleepless you will be in your future so wake up as the hard work you put in your 20’s is going to define you for the long run.
So Stay Positive all the time and do your best.
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