Top 15 books for beginners

Top 15 books for beginners

I vividly remember the first time I got my hands on a self-help or improvement book. I was astounded. I realized that could be the master of my destiny and steer it to where I want to get. But not all growth or self-improvement books are made equal. Some help you out to start your journey; others give you a boost when you’ve achieved some experience in your journey.

Top 15 books for beginners


Here are the best books for students or beginners which I recommend (Not in any particular order).



The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen. R. Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People | books for beginners

Goodreads rating – 4.1

The title of this book doesn’t capture all of its beauty. In this book, Covey shares with us seven habits everyone should adopt to truly be able to achieve whatever they want. It’s all not as easy as it sounds. He emphasizes the fact that we need to change - a fundamental change in how we perceive the world and ourselves. This book is packed with wisdom that makes a difference. And just as I said, don’t let the title of the book fool you, it is much more than just becoming more effective.


The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

The Power of Now | books for beginners

Goodreads rating – 4.1

The power of now probably doesn’t need any introduction. It is maybe the book that has had the biggest impact on our consciousness in recent years. It has inspired millions of people worldwide to live a more satisfying and benevolent life throughout the world with the help of the practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness is a kind of technique that helps people get over depression, increases emotional intelligence, and develops compassion.


Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad Poor Dad | books for beginners

Goodreads rating – 4.1

This book is a timeless legend that focuses on the mindset of instead of making money. Even after that, this is still the best finance book in the world for every teenager or young adult, and for good reasons. It addresses a lot of myths like that you need to have a high-salary job to make a living. That statement also now makes much more sense than ever thanks to the gig economy and a variety of other opportunities for people to make money. This book is filled with some of the best timeless quotes and lessons that are still relevant today even as people’s perspective towards money hasn’t changed much over the years. This book allows you to challenge your views about money in many unique ways that other finance books don’t.


How to Win Friends and Influence People By Dale Carnegie

How to Win Friends and Influence People | books for beginners

Goodreads rating – 4.2

This is one of the earliest self-improvement books I have read and it is most probably one of the oldest in this category. This book was written in 1937, primarily for the door-to-door salesman of that time, this book by Carnegie is truly a classic. It doesn’t matter what is your line of work or what your goals are. If you are in any kind of business, you need to make it about the customers. Being nice goes a long way. And even when I might not fully defend the content of this book because it doesn’t differentiate between real interest and faking it to get what you want; but it still is full of treasures of timeless wisdom.


Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill 

Think and Grow Rich | books for beginners

Goodreads rating – 4.2

This book is another masterpiece by Napoleon Hill from 1937. Don’t bother with the edited versions as they all omit important and controversial information: some about the goal of the book, some historical, which push people to think and grow rich. The word rich means that this book is all about money and material gains, and while it is a part of this but it is much more than that. This is maybe the first explicit mention of positive thinking on how to care not only about the cash in your pockets but also the thoughts in your head. This is not only a grow-rich book but also a timeless guide to find out what matters. As it mentions in the beginning ‘Riches can’t always be measured in money!’


What to Say When You Talk to Your Self by Dr. Shad Helmstettter

What to Say When You Talk to Your Self | best books for beginners

Goodreads rating – 4.1

This is a classic that is not often listed on the best self-help book lists, this book can completely transform your life by showing you how to master your inner self-talk. Our inner dialogues play a very important role in our life, influencing virtually every decision we make every day. But the problem is that our internal talk is mostly negative and self-destructive. So, what happens when you learn how to master and change this inner dialogue? Your whole life changes. If you believe that your inner dialogues are holding you back, this book will give you a chance to change your life forever.

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The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

The Power of Positive Thinking | books for beginners

Goodreads rating – 4.1

Dr. Peale’s classic is the ultimate self-help book, being one of just a handful of early books from around the 1950s that shaped the whole self-improvement space. That’s why there are many themes in the book that you’ll see echoed throughout many of the other books on this list. The value of positive thinking is such a basic part of self-improvement that it’s now almost overlooked. The Power of Positive thinking is great for everyone who is looking to get back to the basics and develop an optimistic mindset.


The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz

The Magic of Thinking Big | books for beginners

Goodreads rating – 4.2

The Magic of Thinking Big is another classic like Peale’s Positive Thinking, so the instances and speech that Schwartz uses are often entertaining in themselves. Apart from everything else, The Magic of Thinking Big will teach you not to short-change yourself. Don’t settle, Think Big, and watch as a simple shift in the way you think changes your results. The Magic of Thinking Big is recommended for anyone looking to learn more about how to use the mind to achieve higher levels of success.


Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robinson

Awaken the Giant Within | books for beginners

Goodreads rating – 4.2

Knowing our self and mastering our emotions - both good and bad is the key to a healthy self-sufficient system. Internationally known and famous motivational speaker and author Tony Robbins, in his book, Awaken the Giant Within, has presented some life-changing ways which can get us closer to knowing and accepting ourselves better. The book gets us through a step-by-step approach to becoming more self-dependent and in control of ourselves. For the people who are struggling to find meaning in their lives, this book can be an eye-opening self-guide for increased self-love and acceptance.


Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

Daring Greatly | books for beginners

Goodreads rating – 4.2

In between all the self-help books, researcher and author Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly strikes one at the heart of the most important issue of all: our lack of self-worth and struggles with shame. The main crux of Daring Greatly? You’re not alone in thinking that you’re not worthy. Most people feel the same way. It is the most universal challenge faced by everyone of all places and cultures. But you are worth it and you can find that self-worth if you are willing to open up and be vulnerable.



Eat That Frog! By Brian Tracy

Eat That Frog! | books for beginners

Goodreads rating – 3.9

All of us know how that destructive downward spiral feels. We have to do some big tasks thinking about which alone triggers resistance. We don’t even know where to start from and feel overwhelmed before we even start. We distract ourselves to get rid of that feeling, only to realize and repent that hours went by - precious hours- and we find ourselves in the same position as before, still clueless and but now, feel guilty on top of it which expresses itself in more craving for distraction. To save us from that infinite loop Tracy advises us to Eat that frog: to set our priorities straight, break large tasks into smaller ones, learn when to tackle the big frog first and when with something else.


Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor. E. Frankl

Man’s Search for Meaning | books for beginners

Goodreads rating – 4.4

In this book author, Victor has told about his experience and that of his fellow prisoners as he has labored in four different Nazi concentration camps, including Auschwitz. This book will give you both chills and upliftment, faced with the idea that they would be trapped there for the rest of their lives; he tells the tale of those who found meaning and those who succumbed to nihilism.


Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita  | books for beginners

Goodreads rating – 4.1

The Bhagavad Gita is an epic poem that reflects the conversation between Arjuna the warrior and his charioteer Lord Krishna, the manifestation of God. During the moments before the great battle, the dialogue sets out to impart the most important lesson Arjuna must learn to change the outcome of the war he was about to fight and winds up Krishna revealing to the warrior his true cosmic form, counseling him to search for the universal perfection of life. Ranging from intense moral discussions to yoga poses, the Gita is one of the most important Hindu texts, it also serves as a practical guide to living as well.

Ikigai by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles

Ikigai | books for beginners

Goodreads rating – 3.9

Everyone has an Ikigai or a reason for living. Japanese villages with the world’s longest-living people believe that having an Ikigai is necessary to live a happier and longer life because it makes every day meaningful. The author of Ikigai has interviewed a lot of these residents of this Japanese village and revealed their secrets to having a long and happy life, and sharing how to find your own personal Ikigai.

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind | books for beginners

Goodreads rating - 4.1

The title tells everything about it. Author Joseph Murphy has a doctorate in Psychology who has too much knowledge of the power of the subconscious mind. In this book, the author has a great belief that the subconscious mind has a powerful effect on everything we do and think. He says that, if we dreamt something and have clear goals about it then there is no obstacle to achieve that goal.

So, these are the 15 books for beginners to start your reading journey. These books help you develop your mindset and make you more productive.

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Author  -  Asad Ehsan


  1. This books can create a different personality of a person. This all are a must read books.

  2. Once a great philosopher visited in Swami Vivekanand's room and he saw that there was a bunch of some books in which there were some english inspiring books and at the bottom the Bhagwat Geeta was placed.He told Swamiji "Finally you have accepted that our books and we are superior".
    Swamiji pulled the Bhagwat Geeta and all the other books fell down.
    Swamiji then said the gentleman "This is the base of all of your knowledge and everything."


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