We’re living in an era where books written for young adults are adored by readers of every generation. Reading books can make you cleverer and open-minded in grasping new ideas. Perhaps you have heard of the famous quote:

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” ― Margaret Fuller

Every leader will tell you that they read a lot. Reading is fun to mental. With the likes of Harry Potter and Katniss Everdeen, there is a wide selection of books for any young adult who fancies reading. So, if you have got goals for your own successful future and you are wondering which books could give the knowledge you need to achieve your success, here is a quick list to choose from.

1. The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz

The Magic of Thinking Big is a book that contains the secrets to getting the best out of a job, your marriage and family life. In this book, you don’t have to be unique or very intelligent to get the success you want. All you need is to think in a way that can cultivate success. After reading the book, you will be motivated to improve your work life, earn more money and achieve what you want in life.

As long as there are people living in this world, there will be plenty of talent. In Talent Is Never Enough, John C. Maxwell, a leadership expert outlines 13 of the most important things that you need to do to maximize your talents and abilities. He explains that for you to stand out from the crowd you need to build your foundations of talents with passion, belief, focus, initiative, preparation, practice, courage, perseverance, character, teachability, responsibilities, relationships, and teamwork. These are the key choices you can become a talented person. 

As Brian Tracy says, “Communication is a skill that you can learn. It's like riding a bicycle or typing. If you're willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life.”   Human communication is an important book that helps students practice good communication skills, build self-confidence, and achieve greater success in their course. 
With the connect access card, students can separate what they know with what they think they know. As a reader, you will be able to know how to construct good speeches and deliver what they need, how they need it and when they need it.

If you want to communicate your ideas effectively, you need to have successful business writing skills. This book allows the reader to get an idea of how to plan, prepare and express their thoughts in a clear way. It also includes a guide on how to write good English and grammar. With this guide, you can be able to write emails, minutes, reports, business letters, and social media content. As Peter Wallis, a writing expert at EssayOnTime indicates that writing skills are crucial as they show the level of your proficiency of an individual.

If you want to captivate people and be respected, this is the book to read. Build Social Confidence is a collection about building up real and long-lasting charismatic personality and using it in your everyday life. It allows the reader to know “how to” and the “whys” with several real-life examples and research-proven techniques from a professional Communication and Social Development Coach.

The Start-up of You shows the reader how to accelerate their career in the current competitive world. The book illustrates the secrets of managing your career like a start-up business. This can be done by investing in yourself, building professional networks, taking the intelligent risks, and making using their uncertainty towards work to their advantage. It is a perfect guide to thriving in today’s fractured world.

If you are about to graduate or you are a young adult trying to choose the right career, The Career Playbook is a perfect choice. This book offers actionable advice to success to fresh graduates and aspiring professionals. As a young adult, you will get valuable tips on generating introductions, interview tips, how to get a good mentor, the benefits of relationships, and knowing the right time to change careers. Packed with first-hand advice for young graduates, this guide will be a perfect read this year.

Chris Ducker once said, “Your personal brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room.” Branding Yourself Edition uses a similar concept where two leading social media consultants demonstrate how social media platforms can be used to attract new business and job opportunities.  In this book, Erik Deckers and Kyle Lacy show you how to build a business using personal relationships, become a good leader, and translate your network into great projects and careers.

9. The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

The 48 Laws of Power is a perfect guide for anyone who wants to gain, observe or defend against ultimate control. This book has been summarized into 48 essential laws drawn from different authors including Sun Tzu, Machiavelli, and Carl Von Clausewitz. Some laws teach the value of confidence, others the need for prudence, and many advocates for absolute self-preservation. In the end, every law has an interest in total domination.

This book is all about how to be a leader, not a boss. Leaders are everywhere in the society and the truth is you don’t need a big title to become one. The reader will learn key virtues such as:
What leadership is?
  • How to approach the leadership role
  • Why you should take part in the leadership challenge
  • Leadership styles and so on.


Reading is important for knowledge and mental growth. All these books contain unique lessons that will help you climb the success ladder effectively. I  hope you will enjoy reading all of them and utilize the lesson learned.

Sophia Anderson is an enthusiastic language tutor and a freelance writer. She believes that learning something new every day is a must. Her inspiration comes from reading books and online blog posts that cover a wide range of her interests. Feel free to get in touch on Facebook or Twitter.

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