‍6 Essential Books For Students

Melike Sommer
Published on
September 22, 2022

There’s an inner bookworm in all of us, whether the books you enjoy are about fantasy, crime, or philosophy, they will forever spark an interest. Books can be, especially for students, very essential to the human mindset. 

As a book lover, I can confirm that books changed my life; they’ve helped in many aspects; for example some books have taught me to look differently at situations. But you may wonder, how else can books help me? 

Well, most books assist with… 

  • expanding your worldview 
  • widening your vocabulary (which is a very good skill to have especially if you are going to take the S.A.T or A.C.T!) 
  • expanding your mindset
  • better understanding of a subject or class
  • …and finally it can provide you motivation for college or future life experiences!

You may also wonder, what specific books should I read now? Here are 6 books that may be helpful and essential to you

1. How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real Students Use to Score High While Studying Less

This book was published in 2006 and written by Cal Newport; it’s a must that you read this book! Cal Newport writes about how getting good grades is more of a “studying smarter” and not harder. The book provides practical methods for taking notes, testing yourself, writing essays, and other tasks. It teaches you how you can become a Straight-A Student with less studying and is perfect for college and highschool students. 

2.  7 Habits of Highly Effective People 

The author of this book is Stephen R. Covey; published in 1989. This book can teach you methods for personal and professional effectiveness with his 7 habits and he writes about how he thinks society/the world works. 

3. You Can Win

Published 1998 and written by Shiv Khera. This is a great book that talks about how you can solve confusion in daily life and clarify your values. Shiv Khera also writes about personal growth and the different stages of being successful in life. It's full of a positive attitude! This book is especially for people who want to get motivated and who want to move forward to success in a positive manner. 

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

This Book was published in 2001 and written by Brian Tracy.

Procrastination is the biggest Time killer. This book shows you great ways to avoid it. The title, Eat That Frog!, symbolizes the fact that you should complete the biggest task you may have that same day. If you were able to do that in the morning, where you are usually the most energetic, everything else will seem easy in comparison. Brain Tracy also lists ways you can organize your day and how to complete your to-do list. 

5. Brain Rules

John Medina’s (a developmental molecular biologist and studies consultant) book includes principles that try to reveal how our brains work. Brain Rules gifts its readers 12 principles for your everyday life that apply to school, work, home life and more. John Medina published the book in 2008. 

6. So Good They Can’t Ignore You

Written by Cal Newport and published in 2012. This book will change the way you think about your whole life. It's a self help book that teaches people how to find their passions. The Author became obsessed with the question: Why do some people end up loving what they do, while so many others fail at this goal? He turns the idea of following your passions on its head.

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