10 Must Read Self-Help Books For Students

Reading books is a very good habit among all the good habits one can have. Because reading books help a person grow in several ways. It improves his knowledge, communication, concentration, imagination, comprehension, and keeps him away from boredom. Reading makes a person escape them from the real world.

Reading books builds one’s personality, it is a portion of brain food for one those aspires to grow. One must note that all great leaders are good readers. So, let’s see some important books that one has to complete before he/she comes out of college.

10 Must Read Books For Students

1.Rich Dad, Poor Dad  By Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter.

It was released in 1997 and it teaches you about the importance of money and its management in one’s life.  It teaches you how to grow your wealth. It talks about culture, society, people and various other money measures.

It was one of the most influential books that were sold more than 40 million copies across the world.

2. The Brief History Of Time by Stephen Hawking

It is an overview of Cosmo science with non-technical terms by British Physicist Stephen Hawking in the year 1988. The book is for all age groups to know about the origin of the universe, its development, space, time gravity, big bang, black holes, general relativity, and quantum mechanics.

It talks about certain complex topics such as the uncertainty principle, Elementary particles, and forces of nature, the fate of our universe in the coming years.

It sold more than 10 million copies and has been translated into more than 35 languages till now.

3. Robot Proof: Higher Education In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence By Joseph E Aoun

The book is by the 7th president of Boston University and former dean of the University of South California. The book talks about education to the current generation. He wants students not just to be robots with filling certain facts and figures but want them to be more creative, discover new things, invent something valuable to society.

He wants a better education for a student to keep up with the changing technology.

 4. The Seven Habits Of Highly Successful People – Stephen R.Covey

The book was published in 1989 and it has been one of the most popular self-help books since then. In his book, the writer talks about, how to approach to accomplish certain goals. How to design one’s character and behavior to balance life between various stages to get the desired results.

He gives huge no. of live & realistic examples to prove his point. The book has been sold more than 25 million copies till now. His principles are universal and are timeless. He talks about progressing through interdependence.

He gives different perspectives to see life. It also contains lots of soft-skills.  Such as being empathetic, being helpful, time management.

He added one more habit with the above 7 habits under the title ‘The 8th Habit’.

5. How To Win Friends And Influence People – Dale Carnegie

This is a self-help book published in the year 1936 by Dale Carnegie. It is one of the best-selling self-help books of all time and one of the most influential books of all time.

The book is actually a rip-off of the 14-week personality development course of Carnegie. The book influences to be positive and think in a new dimension and have new ambitions.

It teaches you to make friends and being nice to people. The book helps you to become influential, sell your ideas, become a better public speaker, understand the hidden psychology behind all sorts of human relationships.

It gives fundamental techniques of how to handle people.

6. Think & Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

It is again a personality development and self-help book by Napoleon Hill in the year 1937. The books talk about how to get inspired by other achievements. It talks helps come out of depression.

The book gives certain philosophical principles to clearly know what you want and how to get it with certain mind management techniques.

The book has been sold by more than 20 million copies and still trends in must-read book lists by various publications.

7. The Secret – Rhonda Byrne

It is again a self-help book that targets “law of attraction”. It says our thinking can change us completely. The book has been sold by more than 30 million copies and has been translated into more than 50 languages.

The book says if you strongly desire or think about something, it will happen to you in your lifetime, Byrne proves it with some historical examples. The book also talks about relationship rules, wealth and visualization.

8. The Power Of Now – Eckhart Tolle

The book talks about how to manage your day to day stress and other issues. It also says stop thinking about the past/future but this moment.

The book has been translated into more than 33 languages and was sold by more than 3 million copies in North America alone.

It talks about various spiritual traditions, belief systems. It says if you take care of this moment everything well set right. It will only lead to unnecessary mental pain if you try to control your past/future. It asks to stop multi-tasking and stop ego.

9. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus By John Gray, Ph.D. (1992)

This is a book from a relationship counselor, who wrote out of his understanding after completing courses in psychology and meditation. He says the differences between opposite sexes is due to psychological differences like two different planets.

The book has sold more than 15 million copies and was one of the best sellers ever since it hit the market. He states that men and women react differently to stress and other problems. They have a difference in attention, listening & understanding and expressing feelings.

10. The Power Positive Thinking – Norman Vincent Peale

This is yet another self-help book by Norman, he published it in 1952. The book talks about various methods to stay positive and lead life with a positive attitude. He tells how to stay satisfied. The book sold around 5 million copies and has been translated into more than 40 languages.

He states a few rules to stay positive at any step of life with various real-life examples.

Reading the above books will definitely make you strong and ready to face any sort of hurdle in life. It will also reduce your stress/fear and improve your mental ability, vocabulary going forward. So, try to read as many books as possible at least one in a month and be successful in both personal and professional life.

By E. Hemachandra Prasad