Well done. Seems like you have inculcated the habit of reading books! So, if you want to know the best books to read for students, I can suggest a few. As the pillars of shaping the nation, you need to know about certain people, their inspirational stories, etc. Instead of living in the world of social media and false fantasy, let’s get to know some of the best books that can change your life.

10-Must Read Books to Read For Students

1. Ignited Minds

The name itself suggests the students are the people who have their minds ignited. To be precise, there must always be an urge to learn new things is what the author is trying to convey in this book. The book consists of 11 chapters each one portraying the importance of life.

In other chapters, he talks about the significance of teachers, Indian visionaries, the spiritual heritage of the country, and more. You will find the inspirational words of famous people like  Abraham Lincoln, Rabindranath Tagore, etc. that can greatly motivate you! This is why Ignited Minds is one of the best books to read for students like you!

  • Author: A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
  • Genre: Inspiration, Self-help.
  • Why Should One Read: It’s a call to the youth of India to unleash their potential and drive the nation forward.
  • Moral: Empowerment through knowledge and the awakening of one’s inner potential.

2. The 4-Hour Workweek

Would you believe that 2.1 million copies of this book were sold and translated into about 40 languages?! Yes. Timothy Ferriss has precisely portrayed the life of people who sacrifice most of their time to just work for a 9 to 5 job.

It is one of the best books to read for students, working professionals, and also for entrepreneurs. The author insists on being effective, not efficient, the importance of validating your business ideas, and fixing a premium price for your product in business.

  • Author: Timothy Ferriss
  • Genre: Business, Self-help
  • Why Should One Read: It challenges the traditional work ethic and offers unconventional wisdom on living life on your own terms.
  • Moral: Efficiency and selective focus can lead to a more fulfilling work-life balance.

3. The 5 AM Club

Have you ever woken up at 5 AM?! I guess many of us don’t. Because we think that getting early up in the morning gives us nothing. But, here is what the author tells you. Getting up and working at 5 AM has a positive effect when compared to doing it in the daytime. To be precise, the early hours are one of the most peaceful hours of the day that doesn’t let you distract.

Moreover, the author tells us how important it is to focus on our physical and mental health, and the spirituality to introspect one self and understand the strength of them. It is indeed one of the best books to read for students and other working people.

  • Author: Robin Sharma
  • Genre: Self-help, Personal Development
  • Why Should One Read: It encourages discipline and self-improvement through the transformative power of morning routines.
  • Moral: The early hours hold the key to unlocking personal growth and productivity.

4. Physics of the Impossible

I’m sure you would love this book if you have a specific interest in science. In the Physics of the Impossible book, Michio Kaku will make you explore the boundaries of science, talking about the technologies that seem unreal today but may become possible in the future.

He also categorizes these technologies into three classes based on when they might be achieved and uses science fiction to delve into the laws of physics. It is one of the best books to read for students who love to explore about physics and its nature.

  • Author: Michio Kaku
  • Genre: Science, Popular Science
  • Why Should One Read: It’s a fascinating exploration of science’s boundaries and the future of technological advancements.
  • Moral: Today’s impossibilities may become tomorrow’s miracles through scientific progress.

5. The Psychology of Money

In today’s world, money is what matters in everybody’s life. He explains how the greediness of a person can risk their lives, and envy emotions make unsuccessful decisions in your life. All the decisions regarding money must be wise and have to be thought well before proceeding.

Moreover, Morgan Housel has shared 19 short stories to illustrate the strange ways we think about money in his book. It is one of the best books to read for students who are interested in making money through various ways.

  • Author: Morgan Housel
  • Genre: Finance, Psychology
  • Why Should One Read: It offers insightful stories about how people think about money and the behaviors that lead to wealth.
  • Moral: Financial success is more about behavior and mindset than intelligence.

6. Think Like a Monk

Ever seen how a monk lives?!  Jay Shetty will make you virtually see how peaceful life looks like with his book.  He explains about living a more peaceful and purposeful life. Drawing from his time as a monk, Shetty shares lessons on overcoming negativity, finding purpose, and cultivating gratitude.

I suggest you this book because it is really difficult to find peace in today’s world. You don’t have to go up to the seashore to get peace, bring it to your space with this book.

  • Author: Jay Shetty
  • Genre: Self-help, Spirituality
  • Why Should One Read: It provides practical steps for living a life with greater purpose and less anxiety.
  • Moral: Inner peace and purpose are achieved through mindfulness and detachment from chaos.

7. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

Owning a Ferrari is still a dream for many. Right? Here is a person who sold his Ferrari to follow his dream! Yes, it tells the story of Julian Mantle, a successful lawyer whose high-flying lifestyle and relentless pursuit of success lead to a heart attack.

This wake-up call prompts Julian to sell his possessions, including his prized Ferrari, and embark on a spiritual journey to India. There, he encounters the Sages of Sivana, who impart ancient wisdom on living a life filled with passion, purpose, and peace.

  • Author: Robin Sharma
  • Genre: Self-help, Philosophy
  • Why Should One Read: It’s a motivational tale that teaches life lessons about living your dreams and reaching your destiny.
  • Moral: True success comes from self-discovery and living with purpose.

8. Tuesdays with Morrie

It is one of the best books to read for students who want to learn more about life and its lessons. A professor with a medical condition called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, where the muscles weaken, and lead to muscle twitching and weakness is the reason being this book. Yes, he is Morrie Schwartz whom, the author visited every Tuesday to hear life lessons.

During these visits, Schwartz shares his wisdom on various aspects of life, offering lessons on love, work, community, family, aging, forgiveness, and, ultimately, death.

  • Author: Mitch Albom
  • Genre: Memoir, Philosophy
  • Why Should One Read: It’s a touching story of life’s greatest lessons shared between a mentor and his student.
  • Moral: Life’s meaning is found in love, relationships, and giving to others.

9. Born A Crime

Born a Crime” is the biography of Trevor Noah, where he shares his experiences growing up in South Africa during the apartheid era. The story unfolds through a series of personal stories that portray the unusual and injustices of the apartheid system.

The author has voiced against racism, apartheid, and other undesirable life events in this system. He also has beautifully spoken about the will of his mother. It is one of the best books to read for students who doesn’t know about the apartheid era and its effects.

  • Author: Trevor Noah
  • Genre: Memoir, Non-fiction
  • Why Should One Read: It’s a powerful account of growing up in apartheid South Africa with humor and resilience.
  • Moral: Overcoming adversity is possible through humor, love, and determination.

10. How To Kill a Mockingbird

This story was set in the fictional town of Maycomb, during the Great Depression. It tells about the importance of justice and equality should be given to everyone without any discrimination. It is one of the best books to read for students who love court drama movies.

The story talks about the courage and efforts that Atticus made to prove the innocence of Tom Robinson, a black man who was framed for a false crime. He couldn’t win the case, despite having enough evidence, that could prove the innocence of Tom Robinson. The author raises his voice against prejudice and its harmful decisions.

  • Author: Harper Lee
  • Genre: Classic, Fiction
  • Why Should One Read: It’s a profound novel that addresses racial injustice and moral growth.
  • Moral: Empathy and understanding are crucial in the fight against prejudice.