World Book Day 2023: Essential Books For Students To Read
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This year World Book Day 2023 lands on the 2nd March so, make sure to mark it on your calendar or in your diary so you don’t forget!
The purpose of World Book Day is to encourage and promote reading across all ages.
This year the theme is “you are a reader” in celebration of the global event’s 25th anniversary.
The aim is to promote reading for pleasure to encourage a love of reading in children and adults.
This day is a perfect excuse for you to get cosy in your student accommodation and grab a book to get stuck into.
With thousands of books to choose from, picking the books that are ideal for you can be quite the decision.
But don’t worry here at PSL, we are here to help.
We have found some fantastic books that are perfect for students – trust us, these are must reads!
1. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way To Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones By James Clear
Atomic Habits is a book which is all about how small changes can build into life-altering outcomes.
This is an amazing motivational read that will give you a handful of simple life hacks and explains why they matter.
It’s full of inspiring stories from the likes of Olympic gold medalists and leading CEOs who have used habits to stay productive and motivated.
This is definitely worth adding to your must read books in 2023, you never know how this just might brighten your future achievements!
“By far the most useful book I have ever read!”
“I’d give it 6 stars if it was an option”
2. Good Vibes, Good Life: How Self-Love Is The Key To Unlocking Your Greatness By Vex King
Good Vibes, Good Life is a motivational book aimed to inspire and guide you to help manifest positive vibes.
Vex draws from his personal experiences and intuitive wisdom to inspire you to overcome multiple obstacles, such as practising self love, creating positive lifestyle habits, manifesting goals, overcoming fear and finding your purpose.
This groundbreaking book by Vex King shows you how changing the way you think, feel, speak and act can change the world around you.
So don’t wait around add this to your reading list ASAP!
“Not just your average self help book!”
“Eye opening and life changing!”
3. Burn After Writing By Sharon Jones
Burn After Writing is a self help book aimed to encourage you to spend less time scrolling on your phone and more time self reflecting.
Through incisive questions and thought experiments this book helps you learn new things, let others go and overall improve your mental health.
This book by Sharon Jones encourages you to push your limits and reflect on your past, present and future for self improvement.
If you are someone who struggles with letting your emotions out, then expressing them in this book for just your eyes only is one of the best outlets to have.
If you haven’t already read it, be sure to check it out for World Book Day 2023.
4. The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach To Living A Good Life By Mark Manson
The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck is a self help book that aims to show you how not being “positive” all the time can help you become better and happier.
The book by Mark Manson brings the argument that improving our lives does not rely on our ability to turn negative things into positives but on learning to stomach the negatives better.
Suggesting that once we embrace our fears, faults and uncertainties and stop running and avoiding painful truths, we can start to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity and forgiveness we are looking for.
This is one to read for World Book Day 2023, let us know what you think of it @prestigestudentliving.
“The most important book I have ever read”
“An honest eye opener to life!!!”
5. Ultralearning: Accelerate Your Career, Master Hard Skills And Outsmart The Competition By Scott H. Young
Ultralearning is a book that includes research about the most effective learning methods and stories of other ultra learners.
This book by Scott H. Young will help you to become a better learner to improve your career prospects, studies and life through the documentation of the methods used that shows how ultra-learning is a powerful tool.
This is a super good read for those who wish to continue their learning to climb the ladder and progress onto better and greater things!
“Learn anything DEEPLY and QUICKLY and Future-Proof your Career”
“Beautifully Written, Brilliantly Researched, Immediately Useful”
6. Deep Work: Rules For Focused Success In A Distracted World By Cal Newport
Deep Work is a book that will help you be better at what you do, achieve more in less time and provide you with the sense of true fulfilment of learning a new skill.
Through memorable stories, Cal helps readers take steps to focus their mind and stop being distracted by outside sources.
One of the key distractions currently is your smartphone, social media is so easily accessible and that can interrupt your studying.
If this sounds like you, this book will help guide you into being more productive.
“A much needed work in an age of distraction and instant gratification.”
“A timely, necessary and complete book”
7. Indistractable: How To Control Your Attention And Choose Your Life By Nir Eyal
Indistratable is a great book by Nir Eyal explaining the psychology of distractions and ways to combat distractions to be more productive.
The book reveals why distraction is a symptom of system dysfunction, what drives human behaviour and why relationships depend on you becoming indistractable.
If you struggle to focus, this will help you by providing novel and practical techniques to control your time and attention – so no more procrastinating!
Haven’t checked it out yet? Give it a read this World Book Day 2023.
“Read this book if you want to reclaim your Focus and Attention”
“The book is full of practical suggestions, some of them easy to implement”.
8. Mindset: How You Can Fulfil Your Potential By Carol Dweck
Mindset is a book all about the power of your mind – it’s not just your ability and talent that determines success, it is how you approach them.
Carol Dweck discusses how with the right mindset we can reach our goals both personally and professionally.
Let this book help you change the way you approach things whilst at university…
“Want to recognise your hidden confidence and potential then must go through this book.”
“A great read.”
9. Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning By Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger & Mark A. Mcdaniel
Make It Stick is a book that gives insightful knowledge of techniques that will help students become more productive learners.
All based on how everyone learns differently and why memory is important.
This book speaks to students, teachers and trainers who are interested in challenging themselves and looking for self-improvement.
This will be a useful read for those who struggle to intake all the information and those who have exams coming up.
“What’s Most Important to know? The contents of this book!”
“Probably the best book on the subject”
10. The Only Study Guide You’ll Ever Need: Simple tips, tricks and techniques to help you ace your studies and pass your exams! By Jade Bowler
The Only Study Guide You’ll Ever Need is the go to book for all things studying.
So, there is no need to panic if you have upcoming exams or assignments, just read this guide to get you started.
Covering topics from how to get started and learning techniques that work to the do’s and don’ts of timetabling and combatting fear of failure, perfectionism and more.
This book is a must for anyone who is struggling with their study techniques.
Check it out for World Book Day 2023, we’re sure it will be insightful.
“Such an amazing toolkit”
“Best study guide I’ve read, for sure.”
There you have it, that is our list of 10 essential books for students to read this World Book Day 2023 complete.
We hope you enjoy whatever you choose to read and continue to read after World Book Day, maybe change it up a bit.
With still some time to go, you’re all sorted for the page-turning event with these reads, although there are plenty of other great books for students out there!
Speaking of studies check out our Hacks To Cope With University Deadline Stress blog to help you cope with your upcoming assignments and exams.