Best Books For College Students


How To Win Friends and Influence People

By Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie in his book “How To Win Friends and Influence People” present effective ways of meeting people, winning people to your way of thinking and getting people to change without causing any form of resentment. Dale gives the formula for making any situation work for you, going after and getting the job you want, and improving your current job.

This book is suitable for both business and personal life. It is evident that this book has stood the test of time being an all-time best seller. Dale Carnegie shares much more on how a person can achieve their maximum potential.

The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into In College

By Harlan Cohen

The Naked Roommate shares practical issues that many college students run into and some of the best yet methods of handling them. It captures the main theme that college students would encounter: Dating, Classes, Money, College living, The party scene, Making friends, Managing stress, etc. The book is loaded with experiences of students from over 100 college campuses. You get a look behind the scene of college and eliminate the majority of surprises you would encounter.

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

By David Allen

David Allen in his book “Getting Things Done” has been one of the best self-help books on managing the work-life balance in this century. It showcases the best way of handling personal and professional tasks. Although originally published 15 years ago, Dale had updated every aspect of his book, making it still fitting to our rapidly changing world. His book is a leading influence on the masses when it comes to personal organization.

The 4 Hour Work Week: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join The New Rich

By Timothy Ferris

Talk about escaping the rat race, Timothy Ferris in his book “The 4 Hour Work Week” discusses how one can seek to double their income, find more time to travel the world, and cut their work time to 4 hours per week. He also shares personal insights and strategies he uses such as outsourcing work for $5 per hour and providing free templates that are useful in negotiating and eliminating email. Ferris shares in his book the latest tricks for living like a millionaire without being one.

Living For Triumph: Climbing The Summit of Success

By Felix Cortes

“Living For Triumph provides principles that can guide one in all areas of their lives to reach the summit of success. It is great for the person who desires guidance in their career path as well as other aspects of their lives. It gives insights on how to best take care of your health, handling money, making decisions, etc.  Not only that, but Cortes has gone back in time to examine some of the most successful persons that have ever walked this earth and the strategies that they have used.

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

By Cal Newport

The issue of maintaining a good Grade Point Average (GPA) in college is a major factor for many students. Cal Newport in his book “How to Become a Straight-A Student” unmasks the most effective methods of achieving this. Students don’t have to study hard but smart. Cramming and pulling off all-nighters is not an attribute of a straight-A student. Cal provides the blueprint for having more time, more fun and at the same time have top-tier results in grades.

The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?

By Rick Warren

Rick Warren has sold over 34 million copies of his book “The Purpose Driven Life” in over 70 translations. This book not only guides in personal affairs but serves as a roadmap for one’s spiritual journey. In it, you’ll find the answers to soul searching questions such as what on earth am I  here for? Does my life matter? Why am I alive?

With this reading, you will be able to put direction and focus on your life, simplify your life and increase your motivation. Before you were born God had already planned your life. You will begin to discover the life he created you to live.

The Great Controversy: The Conflict Between Good and Evil

By Ellen White

The Great Controversy is the story of how God’s people lived and suffered for their faith and were willing to die for it- so that we could have the Bible today. This book will draw you closer to knowing God as you will see his care for his people and his doings over the past 2000 years. In it, you will find a series of historical events of what happened, why it happened and what it means for us today and the implications for our time.

7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

By Stephen R. Covey

Steven Covey encourages his readers to live a life of great and enduring purpose. He gives a sound talk on principles such as fairness, integrity, honesty and human dignity. He shares 7 habits that help people to solve both personal and professional problems. It has transformed the lives of CEOs, Presidents, Educators as well as millions of people with varying ages and occupations across the world.

It’s a Jungle In There: Inspiring Lessons, Hard-Won Insights and Other Acts of Entrepreneurial Daring

By Steven Schussler

Schussler, a businessman in the 1980s stopped at nothing to make his dream a reality- having an indoor tropical theme restaurant come to life. Pulling from his own life and business experiences, he offers entrepreneurs a new way of using their creativity to achieve their dreams. He shares how entrepreneurs can manage on a budget, use self-branding to develop strategic partnerships, giving recognition where it is due and much more.

Rich Dad Poor Dad

By Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad Poor Dad explodes the myth that one needs to earn a high income to become rich, teach your kids about money for their future financial success and shows parents that they cannot rely on the school system to teach their kids about handling money. Roberts shares advice on money, investing, and the global economy. His book has been a #1 Personal Finance best seller for over 20 years.

Smart Love: AField Guide For Single Adults

By Nancy Van Pelt

Nancy Van Pelt has explored some of the confusing issues affecting single adults who long to be in a relationship and find that perfect life partner. She shares how a couple can go about dating and courting the correct way. With this book, you can take more control of your love life and stop drifting in and out of relationships. Thousands have been helped by her book to achieve long-lasting love.

Prep: The Essential College Cookbook

By Katie Sullivan Morford

If you are new to the kitchen and living on your own for the first time, you don’t have to be intimated. Prep: The Essential College Cookbook” will guide you on cooking yourself real meals with real foods. In no time you will be whipping up satisfying snacks, nutritious meals and simple desserts for you and your friends. You also get additional notes on stocking your pantry, cooking tools to use and knife skills lessons.

Steps To Christ: How To Become and Remain a Christian

By Ellen White

Ellen White is the most translated female non-fiction author in the history of literature as well as the most translated non-fiction author in American religion. She shares how a Christian can get to know Christ and have a deeper personal relationship with him. For the unbeliever, this is a useful guide to meet the author of salvation. Those who have read it never remained the same.

Foods That Harm, Food That Heal: What to Eat to Beat Disease and Live Longer

By Reader’s Digest

With more than 7 million copies sold worldwide, “Food that Harm, Foods that Heals” provides a guide on how to best eat to gain nutritional values from food. It changes the way we view food and its impacts on our bodies. This book uncovers that connections between diet and chronic conditions such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other serious illnesses as well as the impact of food on stress, insomnia, and other complaints.

Included are tips on how to eat to prevent ailments, and simple ways to cook and store food to maximize healing properties. You get potential dangers of pesticides, food additives and genetically modified crops, the danger of mixing food and medicine and much more.

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