Top Motivational Books For College Students

By Anuj Mishra

'There is no friend as loyal as a book,' said the legendary writer Ernest Hemingway. Every avid reader in this world instantly agrees to this. Books are not just a pile of papers bound together but they are a source knowledge, transformation, liveliness and motivation, all of which are considered as true assets of a human being.


While we are in college, we already have so many books to read for the examinations that seldom we think of reading something else. No one blames you for that as the academic stress in college is immense. But, there has been one common trait of every legend and that is a diligent habit of reading books.

Top Motivational Books For College Students

No doubt, reading academic books is inevitable. But if you really wish to possess some exceptional qualities in the future, reading books is one of the proven ways to do that. In case you are wondering which books to read, here we have a list for you to start with.

1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change By Stephen R. Covey

A list of motivational books is incomplete without the name of this particular bible of success. The 7 Habits Of Highly Successful People, since 1990, has been guiding its readers towards success in both their personal and professional lives. Steven Covey, the author, elaborates the changes which a person needs to incorporate to flourish in life.

2. Winning By Jack Welch

This book comes handy for everyone pursuing business education as it emphasises the secrets of a successful business. Through Winning, Jack Welch describes the nitty-gritty of tackling the obstacles that ought to come in a business and how to face them strongly and smartly. Jack's wife, Suzy Welch, has also contributed to the powerful content of Winning.

Top Motivational Books For College Students

3. The Secret By Rhonda Byrne

If you want to know the power of positive thoughts, The Secret is the book for you. When it was first published 2006, its popularity grew like wildfire as it shattered all the stereotypes of success. The Secret describes the law of attraction backed by inspirational stories and experiences of renowned personalities.

4. My Beloved World By Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor, the author of My Beloved World, is the first Latin American woman appointed at the Supreme Court of United States. And, in this book, she describes her journey from the Bronx to the bench of the Supreme Court. A fable of struggle, this books is helpful to everyone seeking to come out as a winner even in worst of conditions.

5. The Happiness Project By Gretchen Rubin

At one point, even after having everything, people yearn for true happiness. Yet another inspirational woman, Gretchen Rubin has jotted down her journal of the path to finding true happiness in all the phases of life. The Happiness Project will change your definition and perception of true happiness of life.

Top Motivational Books For College Students

6. Steve Jobs By Walter Isaacson

For all the technology geeks in this world, Steve Jobs is the role model who changed the concept of technology and brought to world something never seen before. Apple is one of the leading technology giants today and this man has been the heart and soul of it.

Walter Isaacson did a thorough study of Steve Jobs' life and compiled his research into a book which is a true guide to every out-of-the-box thinker and future innovator.

7. Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook By Tony Robbins

No matter how much we deny it, money is one of most important parts of one's life. Tony Robbins understood this much better than most of us and wrote Unshakeable for everyone struggling for financial stability. This book talks about money, its importance and most effective and guaranteed ways to acquire it at any stage or situation of your life.

8. The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho

Even if you aren't convinced to read any of the aforementioned books, you should read The Alchemist at least once. This book is famous for making a life-changing impact on its readers. The highest sold book of legendary writer Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist makes you believe that everything is possible through the tale of a shepherd on a journey to find the treasure of his dreams.

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