Top 10 Motivational Books for Students

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“There is no friend as loyal as a book”. Reading books can always boost your mood.

Yet, some students don’t have a lot of enthusiasm to do that. When you’re overloaded, it’s easier to order an essay than read a whole novel and drag behind your classmates. Still, if you improve your time management, you will be able to keep up with them.

Reading books will not only enlighten you but also help you to know how to excel in undesired situations. And reading these best books will keep you motivated.

1. The Final Diagnosis – Arthur Hailey

This novel was published in 1959. And it mainly moves around a small town called, Burlington, or to the city hospital. The book very beautifully projects the complexities and challenges of the doctor apart from their life in an operation theatre.

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Joe Pearson, the pathologist is a brilliant doctor, but he ceased to modernize his knowledge. However, Joe gets insecure when the hospital got a new assistant pathologist with technologically sound. He refused to learn that a brand-new technology has been developed for Rh sensitivity.

This attitude worsened his situation and leads to the medical complications of the mother. Every book has a lesson to give, this novel portrays the basic essence. You can only be desired or to maintain your presence intact in the society you should keep your skills renewed and willingness to learn new things.

This novel is a must-read for students to perceive how challenging life could be if you do not update yourself with current skills.

2. 1984 – George Orwell

1984 is a dystopian social science fiction novel published on 8 June 1949. This futuristic novel digs through modern society. This novel revolves around the effect of totalitarianism, mass surveillance and oppressive and manipulation of persons and behaviours within society.

The novel digs into the truth and facts within politics and the ways in which they are manipulated. Each and everyone in some way or other is controlled by a machine and fewer emotions. It is true that machines kind of regulate our life.

Although the story is based on an imagined future, it is an eye-opener in what way power can lead to the computerization of human lives.

3. A Thousand Splendid Suns –Khaled Hosseini

This novel centres on the backdrop of war and how the Taliban controlled Afghanistan. This story portrays two female characters, Marian and Laila.

Mariam had a painful childhood because she was an illegitimate child, and suffers both the disgrace surrounding her birth along with the abuse she faces throughout her marriage. While Laila had an independent life, she was educated as her father was a professor.

But the world of Laila changed completely due to the war, she was separated from her boyfriend and was forced to marry Mariam’s husband Rasheed after seeking shelter in Mariam’s house as she lost her family in a rocket attack.

The novel highlights how strongly both women fight their vicious husband and the pathetic situation of women under the Taliban. You will get to know many faces of human personality and the struggle of women in a patriarchal society.

4. Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne

It is an adventure novel published in 1872. Phileas Fogg, a mathematical maniac get into an argument with his fellow companions at the reformer club.

He is challenged to complete the journey around the world in just 80 days with a fixed amount of money. All throughout the book, you will experience the local essence of every country that he crosses. The risks they take on to complete the challenge is worth reading.

This book is actually a journey description, gives a beautiful message that is to never give up, take risks and always be positive whatever circumstances you face.

5. Life of Pi – Yann Martel

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Life of Pi is a 2012 adventure drama film based on Martel’s 2001 novel. Most of us watched this Oscar-winning movie. But read the book as well.

It gives a through the description of a boy who manages to live in the measureless ocean. Pi, the protagonist of both the book and the film loses his family in a ship-wreck and is left with a companion, a royal Bengal tiger.

He struggles and finds ways to survive. Here the tiger symbolized fear. It is actually one’s war with his own fear. If you can master your fear, you can conquer the world. Keep yourself motivated, aware and creative to defeat your fears just like Pi did.

6. The Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank

Also known as The Dairy of Anne Frank. A girl who was hiding in her father’s friend’s place in a bunker. She gets into Nazi concentration camp.

She boosted her spirits in such a critical situation by maintaining a diary. The book is her memoir. While reading the book you will feel her desire to live a normal life, to breathe freely.

You will get to know how people suffered during the Nazi oppression. You will wonder how Anne kept her spirits high.

7. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot

The non-fiction book highlights Henrietta lacks who got admitted into the John Hopkins hospital suffering from cervical cancer. Being black, her cells were collected, researched and multiplied without her or her parents’ permission.

Also, they were kept in dark about the research for many years. The book focuses on the matter of ethics in the medical field. And throws light on racism, discrimination and compensation for such cases.

For the lacks’ children, it was very difficult and took many years to get justice for their mother. Even the non-technical people can understand the intricacies involved in medical action because of the simple language.

8. The Monk who sold His Ferrari – Robin Sharma

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This is a fiction book. The classic novel explores the story of Julian Mantle, a successful lawyer who reflects after he gets a heart-attack.

Full of stress and work pressure, he finally decides to give up his luxuries and baggage of the past. Coming to India makes him realize how much he has missed in his life. He then goes to the Himalayan Mountain in search of peace and to embrace simplicity.

Always keep a balance between your personal life and professional life is what the book teaches us. Your mind and soul should be at peace and learn to live in simplicity.

9. Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe

It was published in 1958. It portrays pre-colonial life in the south eastern part of Nigeria when the Europeans arrived in the late 19th century. Christianity was promoted by the colonials.

Nigerians are people with their own customs and rituals. This novel shows the conflicts between these two worlds. In this book you will see the lives of the African tribals who faced identity crisis. Their culture, rituals were questioned and ridiculed.

Reading this book will give a strong and important message to not impose your ideas on anyone else. Learn to synchronize, never hurt anyone’s belief.

10. Wings of Fire – APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam is himself a motivation. This autobiography tells about his childhood, hardships, journey to MIT, Chennai and later he moved to ISRO and helped establish the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre and introduced the first space launch vehicle program.

The missile man of India never lost hope and never gave up on his dreams. This book will definitely make you committed to your dream.

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