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Top 20 Books You Need to Read While at school

Recommended List of books

Losing yourself in a great book is one of life’s most enduring and dependable joys, we know that Job satisfaction comes and goes, it’s a fact that partners enrapture and abscond, however no matter the situation you can always fall back on the timeless ability of literature to transport you to a different world. 

From Jane Austen’s mannered drawing rooms to the airless tower blocks of 1984, novels and personal development, books do something unique. They simultaneously speak to the heart and mind while teaching you about the history of your world, the possibilities of our future and the fabric of our souls.

After all, books are meant to share with you experiences that you may never get to have while also developing you into the person you want to be. 

There’s no better time to start reading books than while still at school, the more reason we compiled a list of books every student should read. By reading only one book from the list, you learn a few lessons that could stay with you for the rest of your life.

So where do you start? It’s a fraught question because the obvious answer – “the literary canon” is no longer a reliable one, thus the need for an ever-growing and evolving list.

The books are listed in no particular order rather than alphabetical order, so feel free to choose any book:  

  1. 1984, by George Orwell
  2. Be a lion dare to dream by Rakesh Wahi
  3. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell.
  4. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  5. Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success by John C. Maxwell
  6. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
  7. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  8. Lord of the Flies by William Golding 
  9. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 
  10. Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki
  11. Small Move, Big Change by Caroline Arnold
  12. The 7 Habits of Highly effective people by Stephen Covey
  13. The Attention Revolution: Unlocking the Power of the Focused Mind by Alan Wallace
  14. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck 
  15. The Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka
  16. Think and grow rich by napoleon hill
  17. Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence by Ben Carson
  18. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald.   
  19. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
  20. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson


And that our list of books we believe one needs to read before they leave school but we must add that this list is in no way conclusive and exhaustive, however, a great starting point for those in search of knowledge and new experiences.


Is there any book that we have missed or you recommend, drop it in the comments sections and we shall surely add it to the list?


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