10 Best Books To Read for Students in 2022
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10 Best Books To Read for Students in 2022

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Jan 4, 2023
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Mar 9, 2023
Uploaded on
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Last updated on
Mar 9, 2023
10 Best Books To Read For Students in 2022
Get your inner bookworm out!

When was the last time you flipped through a book other than your textbook? The majority of us may be unable to recall. Why? Because reading is not a habit anymore, it has become an excuse. For many students reading is off the table because of one culprit, i.e. mindless scrolling on social media. Our minds are so consumed with filling in content, memes, and reels that we get little to no time to think about developing our reading habits. To break this and start a reading revolution, we have a list of the best books to read for students, even if you are not a bookworm or an avid reader. We promise that these books will hook your senses and not be collecting dust on your bookshelves

Top 10 Best Books to Read For Students

1. Think like a Monk

  • Author: Jay Shetty 
  • Genre: Self-help 
  • Reading Time: 5 hours 36 minutes 

Jay Shetty, famously known for pushing motivational and spiritual content in the online space, has beautifully articulated and countered the spiritual pain points of every human being. 

What's Inside

  • Growing up, we tend to overthink things, have low self-esteem, dwell on bad thoughts, and struggle to deal with certain relationships. While all these circumstances are part and parcel of life, knowing and having the right tools to deal with them becomes important.
  • This book exactly does that; it provides tools to help you lead a better and spiritually healthy life. 

Throughout the book, Jay shares parts of his spiritual journey and gives insights he followed to become spiritually fulfilled. This is one of the best books to read for students who are looking to deepen their spiritual connection with themselves. 

A famous quote from Think Like a Monk : "When we tune in out opinions, expectations, and obligations of the world around us, we begin to hear ourselves" - Jay Shetty

2. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • Author: Mark Manson
  • Genre: Self-help
  • Reading Time: 3 hours 44 minutes 

We can bet you "free accommodation" if you have not seen this bestseller on any store's bookshelf. With so much buzz around this book, we want to give some good reasons on you should read this book. 

What's Inside

  • If you want to look at life through the lens of a realist, then this book can be your bible for living a good life. The author conveys a simple message of "life is not all colours and rainbows" through the book's chapters. 
  • While reading the book, you might notice that the author is trying to challenge the generic self-help book ideas of positivity by blatantly calling them out and urging readers to be comfortable with uncertainty and conflict. 
  • As students, we struggle with prioritizing our important tasks; this book helps us draw the line between important and unimportant, undoubtedly becoming one of the best books to read for students. This book was a hit on many shelves because of the author's ability to relate with the younger crowd.  

A famous quote from The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck : "Who you are is defined by what you're willing to struggle for"- Mark Manson 
Are you someone who loves reading self-help books? Check out our blog on the Top 10 self-help books to develop winning habits that will help you win in life!  

3. Born A Crime 

  • Author: Trevor Noah
  • Genre: Autobiography 
  • Reading Time: 5 hours 4 minutes 

Trevor Noah, often known as the "funniest man alive," has given a dopamine high to many of us through our screens, and now he is coming for the bookshelves through his biopic "Born A Crime". In this book, Noah takes the reader a glimpse of his life through the 300 pages. 

What's Inside

  • With a detailed view of his childhood and struggling days, Noah talks about how he transformed his life from living off cheap food stamps to living his best life. Throughout the book, each chapter of his life is taken as a lesson, which can be a source of inspiration or a survival guide for many individuals in a similar situation. 
  • He also bravely touches on topics such as colourism and societal racism towards people of colour, which is also bolded in the book's title. Give this book a read if you want to seek inspiration or are genuinely curious about Trevor's journey. 

A famous quote from Born A Crime : "We spend so much time being afraid of failure, afraid of rejection. But regret is the thing we should fear most. Failure is an answer. Rejection is an answer"- Trevor Noah

4. Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind 

  • Author: Yuval Noah Harari 
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Reading Time: 7 hours 44 minutes 

Don't be intimidated by the size of this book, Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind is one of the best books to read for students. With so many raving reviews and recommendations doesn't talk about life-altering experiences.

What's Inside

  • It simply narrates how humans have shaped themselves today through history with the help of evidence from biology, anthropology, economics, palaeontology, etc. 
  • The author's simplicity and less jargon catch the eye of many readers, along with his captivating writing style and storytelling method. It is a good and interesting read if you are curious about the origins of human evolution. 

A famous quote from Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind : "Happiness Begins Within.' Money, social status, plastic surgery, beautiful houses, powerful positions – none of these will bring you happiness."- Yuval Noah Harari

5. The Psychology of Money

  • Author: Morgan Housel
  • Genre: Non-Fiction 
  • Reading Time: 3 hours 4 minutes

All of us dream of having a big bank balance in our accounts. But we still tend to be on the verge of being broke. This is a major issue when we are students. One of the big reasons is that we don't know how to manage our money and finances efficiently. But this money worry ceases when you pick this book off the shelf.  

What's Inside

  • This book aims to study people's perspectives and behaviour regarding handling money, divided into 19 short stories. Through these stories, the writer attempts to help you have a healthy relationship with money by encouraging you to make smart financial decisions and goals. Hence, this book will make your dreams come true if you idolize being rich. 

A famous quote from The Psychology of Money: "Doing well with money has a little to do with how smart you are and a lot to do with how you behave."- Morgan Housel

Best Books to Read for Students

6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower 

  • Author: Stephen Chbosky  
  • Genre: Young adult fiction 
  • Reading Time: 3 hours 22 minutes

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a book that can resonate with every teenager's mind and soul. 

What's Inside

  • The entire story brings out the message of acceptance and tolerance by highlighting the pains of life when faced with mistreatment and the joy of not being considered an outcast. 
  • The book's plot also includes real teenage angels like heartbreak, future anxiety, indecisiveness, friendship, and acceptance, making it one of the best books to read for students. 

The book chapters are written in the form of letters, making them more personal and giving the reader a thought of how these letters are written for them. If you are looking for a good laugh and cry out your heart simultaneously, this book should make it to your cart. 

A famous quote from The Perks of Being a Wallflower : "We accept the love we think we deserve:"-  Stephen Chbosky
Trying to figure out if reading books is your new resolution? Check out our blog on 20 unique new year's resolutions for students to see which more resolutions you can add to your list! 

7. Physics of the Impossible 

  • Author: Michio Kaku 
  • Genre:  Non-fiction 
  • Reading Time: 6 hours 3 minutes

This book is the definition of "Don't judge a book by its cover",; even though the word "Physics" exists in its title. This book is not going to be another revision of the laws of physics you studied at school, but rather is an interesting take on the overall concept of Physics.  

What's Inside

  •  The book combines all the unimaginable concepts like time travel, teleportation, mind reading, communicating with aliens, etc., becoming a possibility in the future. All these concepts are interestingly backed by present research and ideas. Furthermore, the book also tells us how close we are to achieving the impossible.
  • This book isn't as geeky as it sounds but is an interesting read if you want to delve deeper into the concept of a future technology exploration. 

A famous quote from Physics of the Impossible : "If at first an idea does not sound absurd, then there is no hope for it."- Michio Kaku

8. Tuesdays with Morrie 

  • Author: Mitch Alborn
  • Genre:  Biography
  • Reading Time:  3 hours 28 minutes 

If "Tuesdays with Morrie" had to be described in a word, it would simply be an "eyeopener". While reading the book, you will realize that the message of "ultimate source of happiness in your life is going to be by giving away love and compassion" is echoed throughout its pages. With this message in mind, the author unravels all the lessons he learned from his professor battling a life-threatening disease.

What's Inside

  • The book is filled with life lessons on forgiveness, living life to the fullest, stopping chasing things wrong for us,  having no regrets and expectations, etc. 
  •  We all have regrets in our lives, but the purpose of having regrets is not to hold onto them forever but to learn and move on from them.

A famous quote from Tuesdays with Morrie : "Be compassionate and take responsibility for each other. If we only learned those lessons, this world would be a much better place."- Mitch Alborn 

9. The 5 am Club 

  • Author: Robin Sharma
  • Genre: Self-help 
  • Reading Time: 5 hours 36 minutes 

The 5 am club is not even a book; it is a wake-up call for each of us! Robin Sharma, who has been a genius at making self-guide bibles for millions of youngsters across the globe, has proved right with his The 5 am club book! Through this book, he advocated everyone to "rise" early in the morning to see their life "shine" with success. 

What's inside

  • The book revolves around a storyline of a drained entrepreneur, billionaire, and frustrated artist with a moral that everyone can achieve anything with a strong mind and attitude. 
  • Robin Sharma puts all of his inputs and facts regarding how successful life is created with a simple change in your morning routine, like waking up in the morning.
  • He cleverly also empathizes with the readers about how waking up can be difficult and gives steps to tackle it to make it easier.
  • If you are not a morning person, this book should be on your nightstand! 

A famous quote from the 5 am club: "Take excellent care of the front end of your day, and the rest of your day will pretty much take care of itself"- Robin Sharma

10. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari 

  • Author: Robin Sharma
  • Genre:  Fiction
  • Reading Time: 1 hour 20 minutes 

This is another classic from Robin Sharma, The Monk, who sold his Ferrari one of the perfect and best books to read for students because of its inspirational message and interesting plot. Unlike other motivational reads for students, this book talks about how a lawyer leaves his hectic life behind to discover the wonders of the Himalayas. During his trip, he met with some gurus who enlightened him with life lessons that changed his outlook on life. 

What's Inside

  • As in the early years of adulthood, we are usually stuck, unable to figure out our life purpose and prioritize our time on the wrong things. Through the inspiring tale of a lawyer, the author gives us the life lessons of self-discipline, the value of time, balance, and finding life's purpose.
  • Through his words, he tries to convince people to abandon the idea of consumerism to live a peaceful, joyful, and happy life.
  • The author emphasizes taking life one day at a time rather than burdening yourself with unrealistic expectations.

A famous quote from The Monk, who sold his Ferrari "Life doesn't always give you what you ask for, but it always give you what you need."- Robin Sharma. 

Now, you have all your best book recommendations stacked up! It's time to start reading. Develop reading as a healthy way to cope with your everyday stressors and escape into the world of stories and literature in your daily life. These are the ten best books to read for students who want to bring some new changes to their reading habits.