Reading is one of the first skills that a child learns. Reading habit is a must for overall development of a child. It has been said that ‘Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend’. A book contains so much knowledge that the readers can find a different world in it.
Books are very powerful. The words of a good book can motivate a student to work hard. A book has the capacity to grab its reader’s wrist and take him/her into its own world. Almost all well known and successful personalities of the world love reading.
Developing a reading habit outside of the academics is must for student and every parent should encourage their kids to read some new books.
Here is the list of 10 most inspiring and encouraging books for students.
1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
This book is written by Stephen R. Covey. According to TIME’s magazine, he is one of the 25 Most Influential Americans. This self-improvement book is recommended by many people. In this book, the writer has described the 7 habits which his readers should adopt. Out of these 7 habits, first 3 are for self-development, the next 3 are about your relationship with others and the last one is to make improvement a never-ending habit. It’s a must-read book for self improvement.
2. The Last Lecture
Written by Randy Pausch its one of the best non-fiction book I have read so far. Randy Pausch, a computer science professor had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Then he decides to deliver the last lecture to his students on “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams”. This book teaches to enjoy every second of life. I found some parental tips from Pausch’s parents through this book. A wonderful book I must say. I recommended it not only for students but to their parents too.
3. Wings of Fire
This famous book is written by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. It’s an autobiography of a common child, who becomes the renowned scientist. This book has the struggle stories of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. It’s an awesome and inspiring book for students.
4. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
This is the bestselling book of Richard Carlson. This book tells us that how we get stressed over small issues. Our craving for perfection leads us to more stressed life. The author suggests to his readers to be more focused. If you will keep on thinking about what you lost, then how will you think about your destination? Read the book to get the answers.
5. Connecting the Dots
This book is written by Rashmi Bansal. It gives an insight of 20 entrepreneurs. The writer has compiled the success stories of these entrepreneurs. All of them took entrepreneurship as a challenge and achieved the success.
6. Awaken The Giant Within
Anthony Robbins is the writer of this book. This book gives you the blueprint for success. For example, to prepare any dish, you need all the required ingredients in your kitchen. In the same way, to get the success you need all the required qualities in your personality. This book talks about those ingredients.
7. A Tale of Three Kings
A Tale of Three Kings is written by Gene Edwards. With the help of stories of three different kings, here the writer has introduced the three leadership styles. I enjoyed reading this one. Although its a different one than the other books which I mentioned here but it’s a must-have in your bookshelf.
8. Eat That Frog
This book is written by Brian Tracy. This book basically introduces a technique to overcome the procrastination and enhance productivity. The language of the book is very simple. This book has 21 chapters and every chapter has a different technique.
9. Make Good Art
This book is written by Neil Gaiman. I don’t want to call ‘Make Good Art’ a book, I would love to call it a magic because It works like magic. You couldn’t put the book down until you finished it. If you have a creative mind then doesn’t think twice and grab this book.
10. Tuesdays with Morrie
Written by Mitch Alborn, this book is small in size but big in content. This book is about an old teacher and his student. This book is based on a true story. It gives the lesson about the life. It teaches to handle the losses.
So, it is my list of 10 inspirational books. What is yours?