20 Best Motivational Books For Students

We have curated a list of Best Motivational Books For Students. Let’s get a look at titles.


Every student needs some motivation, but just getting motivation is not enough to reach the goals. You as a student should also have a perspective on the world, culture, about yourself at this age rather than diving into the conventional self-help books.

In this list, we will discuss some such books that will give you motivation and inspiration. Whether you guys are in school or going to college, you will relate to these books, that’s for sure.

List of Best Motivational Books For Students

Although we have recommended that these books motivate students to read more books and become successful, every age group should read these books once.

1. The Kite Runner 

By Khaled Hosseini

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The Kite Runner will change views on certain life aspects, mainly about life without embellishment. In the book, two boys have a heartbreaking friendship tragedy, which later turned out – brothers. According to the plot of the story, if a middle-class writer wrote the book, it would seem like an old Indian movie or Santa Barbara. But as Khaled Hosseini writes it, it is different; he smartly shakes each of your cells and emits all his fears and hidden thoughts and all the childhood injuries he would like to change. Also, there is neither strength nor possibility.

Amir, the protagonist of this story, turned out and confused about himself because of his cowardice and betrayal. Also, he managed to change his destiny as well as the fate of Sohrab.

Read More: The Kite Runner Quotes by Khaled Hosseini

2. The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It 

By Kelly McGonigal

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The main enemy on the road to success, health, and financial well-being is a lack of willpower. It is evident that we have tried to take control of ourselves many times, but after a while, we gave up. The willpower instinct is a perfect practical guide to improve our willpower. Each chapter has one key idea and describes how it can be used to achieve your goals. There is a description of how you can apply methods and strategies, and you’ll learn how to easily manage your attention, feelings, and desires.

If you want to improve your willpower for any particular thing, whether you want to quit smoking, want to lose weight, play sports, stop checking the mail every five minutes, open your business, or find a new job, the strategies in this book will give you the opportunity to permanently change yourself and your life.

3. You Can Win 

By Shiv Khera

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This maybe is sound like a typical self-help book, but it has the simplest yet most powerful ideas, and Shiv Khera managed to reach everyone with this book. The best part of this book is that it has been written in simple language and to the point, making which is easier to understand. This book helps the reader to focus on achieving success through personal growth and a positive attitude.

4. Life of Pi 

By Yann Martel

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Life of Pi is a story of a boy who survives a horrifying shipwreck and months in a lifeboat with a Royal Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. The plot is a bit tangled, but the author’s amazing simple language will not let you feel the confusion. The book has a subtle sense of humor graceful subversion of deviations, which is already enough to read. The book is really admirable according to psychological defense. 

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5. Getting to Yes with Yourself and Other Worthy Opponents 

By William Ury

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This book falls under the category of those contents you want to argue in the heated debate, and as a result, they will help you understand yourself. The book is mainly based on choosing the right approach to the main opponent in your life and yourself. It is essential that how you communicate with others and not only without others but also if you are in harmony with yourself.

If you want to change anything around you, you have to start with yourself, and that’s already half victory. This book has lots of these kinds of advice, and it will help you to understand yourself. It will give you many new questions to ask yourself and many new ideas to apply to yourself.

6. Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

By Brian Tracy

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This book is written by Canadian-American author Brian Tracy, a world expert in the field of psychology of success. He is also one of the most famous consultants in self-development and personal effectiveness. Eat the frog is enormously popular worldwide, and it has been translated into 40 languages. It contains the result of more than thirty years of research and study of time distribution.

The books tell several complex life problems, such as how to solve complex problems, leaving the comfort zone. The Practical advice provided in this book helps to discover reserves that you did not even suspect, also helps to prioritize your things, plan your timetable correctly, always work with maximum efficiency. 

7. Americanah 

By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


There are two types of novels; some tell a great story, and others which make you change the way you look at the world. But, there is a book that can do both, and that is Americanah which is written by Nigerian-American author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

The book is an amazingly thoughtful and finely provocative exploration of structural inequality. Also, there is a different kind of oppression and the idea of home and the discrimination against races.

8. Make Good Art 

By Neil Gaiman

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Make Good Art is written by an English author Neil Gaiman, a 55-year-old person, and he refused to receive higher education to learn journalism and writing. His artistic and journalistic material came out six years after starting his career, his oldest project. Gaiman writes comics as well, and his comics force teenagers to sit under the veil with a flashlight at night to read his comics. 

“Sandman” is one of his best and most renowned comics, and “Good Omen” is the novel that made him famous, successful, and a bestseller writer.

Okay, let’s talk about the book now; Make Good Art is about the magic of art. If you are a creative person such as a musician, writer, dancer, artist and you have lost your motivation, this book will cure your creativity and will revive the creative person inside you. 

9. Thinking Fast and Slow

By Daniel Kahneman 

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Thinking Fast and Slow is written by Israeli writer Danial Kahneman, a noble prize winner. It is a fantastic book that tells you about the mysterious world of our conscious and unconscious thinking patterns. The book is filled with fascinating unknown facts and gives you a more profound and thorough understanding of how to make a decision and react to a specific thing in life.

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10. Fight Club 

By Chuck Palahniuk

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This book is recommended in many different categories. The main protagonist in this book tells about his emotions being wasted on a full spool, spilled over the edge of nervous exhaustion. Shows an invisible split of personality when the spice of life can be easily expressed through the delightful miracle of death and its chanting through ridicule. An impermeable night becomes an endless day, and endless fears are forever marked by freedom of choice, reason, and love. 

11. The 5 AM Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life

By Robin Sharma

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The 5 AM Club is written by Canadian writer Robin Sharma, famous for his books like The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari book series. The book is based on the morning routine and answers many questions like why we should get up early, how to start the day so early, how to wake up at 5 AM, and many more.

In this book, a very famous and rich philosopher teaches about the morning routine to a woman whose business is going very badly and is thinking of committing suicide there and a man who is a painter and lost all his creativity because of some apparent reason. That philosopher takes both of them with him to his home and gives them a new lesson every morning, which we can also learn and apply in our lives and make our life more beautiful.

12. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 

By Stephen R. Covey

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If you take yourself and a successful man, you’ll find no difference between you and the successful man. Then the question comes that why are you not successful? There’s only one reason stopping you from achieving your goals, and that’s your habits.

You should read this book, and you’ll find out about the secret habits of successful people that you must follow to get positive results. If you can learn the seven habits mentioned in this book in your life, then no one can stop you from being successful in life and achieving your goals.

13. The Alchemist

By Paulo Coelho

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The Alchemist was written by Paulo Coelho, a Brazilian author, and published in 1988. It says to pursue your dreams do what your heart desires. Also, about finding your destiny, and when you desire to achieve something or something to happen, the whole universe will conspire, so your wish comes true. It is a story of a young Andalusian shepherd. During his journey, he dreams of finding treasure and travels the pyramid of Egypt.

Read More: The Alchemist Quotes by Paulo Coelho

14. The Power of Positive Thinking

By Norman Vincent Peale

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An American minister and author Norman Vincent Peale has written this book. It is all about controlling our minds and thoughts. It says the roots of success lies in our mind. The only thing we have to do is understand and control our thoughts, believe in ourselves, and break the habit of worrying.

Some of the lessons of the book are:

  • Believe in yourself and visualize your goals to see how minor your problems are.
  • Your attitude determines your whole life.
  • Imagine your life free of worry to become less concerned about the future.

15. Think and Grow Rich

By Napoleon Hill

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Think and Grow Rich was written by Napolean hill. It is written after so much research about how a millionaire does things in their life and how they become successful, desire to achieve something, how they are the master of his journey. 

Hill said when a person desires to achieve something and in his entire journey work upon it so hard and ready to work until he gets success so he will surely achieve his goal.

Read More: Think and Grow Rich Quotes by Napoleon Hill

16. How To Win Friends And Influence People

By Dale Carnegie

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Dale Carnegie has written How to win friends and influence people. It tells about how to win people and handle people with gentle care like not criticizing them, being honest with them, and many other methods.

The author also told about the ways by which people may like you:

  • It would help if you showed interest in people.
  • Talk to them with a smile.
  • Always be a good listener.
  • Try to appreciate them.

The author said You should be a leader and always begin with praise, give an honest review, talk, and remove your mistakes before pointing out others’ mistakes.

17. The Power Of Habit

By Charles Duhigg

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The book is all about habits that can make a massive change in our lives, how habits discover in mind the neuroscience behind the habits in the brain. It tells how you can build habits, habits are made only with three things, and how you can change them.

Generally, the trick to change the habit is changing the routine and leaving everything intact. It gives this type of some rules of habit in this book.

18. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

By Robin Sharma

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Robin Sharma wrote it in 1997. It is a story of fiction lawyer Julian mantle, who sells his mansion and Ferrari to study the seven virtues of sages of sivana in the Himalayan mountains.

In this book, the author tells about the ten rituals of radiant living are simple morning routine that covers everything we should do. Like six hours of sleep, waking up early in the morning, doing some exercises, a ritual of Live Nourishment, and many more.

19. The Secret

By Rhonda Byrne

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The book encourages people to see their goals clearly for attracting whatever they want. In this book, the baseline secret is the Law of Attraction. It believes that whatever we think, desire, and dream for, will come into our lives. If you feel good so good things will happen to you always.

In simple words, the author says, ‘positive thoughts attract positive things in your life, and negative thoughts attract negative things.

20. Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World

By William H. McRaven

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If you want to change the world, first change yourself, and you can start it by making your bed.

Make Your Bed is a book with the learnings of a speech given by Admiral William H. McRaven. He shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome the various challenges throughout his career.

Wrapping up 

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