It’s that time of year again when college students are getting their diplomas and gearing up for the next phase of their lives. For many, this will be the first time they’re living on their own and managing their own finances. If you’re feeling a little lost, don’t worry—these 11 self-help books will give you the guidance you need to make the transition from college to the real world!
1.THE SELF HELP BOOK: 6 PRACTICAL WAYS TO NEVER STOP GROWING
This may appear mysterious and hazy, but The Self Help Book will provide you with a clear framework on how to never stop growing.
The self-help book is a brief and insightful handbook that is full of encouragement and inspiration and may help you gain a fresh perspective on your life, regardless of your age or stage of life.
Confidence is one of six practical growth strategies described in the book. Competence. Clarity. Character. Connections. Commitment.
The great thing about this book is that you can open it and read any chapter you need straight away. Having trouble making friends in college? Read the chapter on connections.
2.12 RULES FOR LIFE: AN ANTIDOTE TO CHAOS
Jordan B. Peterson’s book is one that every college student should read.
It forces you to evaluate your own intelligence and views while also encouraging debate on freedom, discipline, and responsibilities.
The book will make you rethink yourself and your beliefs, as well as science, faith, and what we consider to be the standard for a decent existence.
3.How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question, by Michael Schur
This guide to living an ethical life, published by the humorous genius behind The Good Place, The Office, and Parks and Recreation, may be exactly the ticket for the graduate who is constantly striving to do the right thing. It addresses contemporary quandaries ranging from the small (Can I still appreciate excellent art if it was made by nasty people?) to the fundamental (Why bother being nice at all if there are no repercussions for being bad?).
4.How to Adult: Personal Finance in the Real World, by Jake Cousineau
With this engaging personal financial primer, which gives sensible guidance in an approachable way for teenagers and young adults, you can help your favorite new adult make sense of dollars and cents.
5.YOU ARE A BADASS-How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness And Start Living An Awesome Life
The book, written by bestselling author and success coach Jen Sincero, has 27 bite-sized chapters packed with guidance, simple exercises, motivating tales, and much more, all of which help you recognize and modify your self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors.
The book will empower and inspire you to live the life you desire, to be as successful as you want to be, and to discover happiness inside yourself.
You will be able to better understand yourself after reading the book, understand and love the aspects of yourself that you cannot change, and how to improve the parts of yourself that you can! You are the driving force behind your own success, and this book will assist you in that endeavor.
6.I Wish You More, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Oh, the Places You’ll Go If You’re Over! However, if you still want that inspiring children’s book atmosphere, this simple book offers genuine wishes with your graduation gift recipient—whether they’re graduating from kindergarten or medical school.
7.THINKING, FAST AND SLOW
Daniel Kahneman’s book, Thinking, Fast and Slow, tests the readers’ logic and intellect.
There is always a sense of prejudice, no matter how reasonable one perceives themselves to be.
This is typically a challenging obstacle for college students to overcome, and recognising one’s own prejudice can be difficult.
This book encourages you to evaluate your thought process.
The book discusses the two systems that drive our thinking: the first, which is rapid, intuitive, and emotive, and the second, which is more rational, deliberate, and slower.
Daniel Kahneman explains why we can’t always trust our intuition and how we might use slower thinking more effectively.
Slower thinking allows you to make better judgments in your work and personal life, as well as be a better student overall.
It is a book that every critical-thinking student should read in order to evaluate their own way of thinking and remove any prejudices that may be preventing them from making clear judgements and decisions, whether in their personal life or in their academic work.
8.Carpe Every Diem: The Best Graduation Advice from More Than 100 Commencement Speeches : A Graduation Book, by Robie Rogge
Why limit yourself to a single motivational graduation speech? This collection features the most outstanding portions from over 100 graduation speeches for your graduate. (Tip: If you’re giving this to a valedictorian, try sharing your graduation present with them early so they may receive some speech ideas.)
9.Your Turn: How to Be an Adult, by Julie Lythcott-Haims
The followup to author Julie Lythcott-Haims’ best seller, How to Raise an Adult, offers sage advice to graduates on how to become adults—and how some of the markers that used to signify adulthood, such as marriage, buying a house, and having children, no longer apply as this generation forges their own path toward their future.
10.The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times, by Jane Goodall
Environmentalist Jane Goodall discusses her reasons for hope, even in the face of problems, in this excellent gift for the student who is interested in climate change—or just the grad who has suffered with tough circumstances over the previous few years.
11.The Little Things in Life: Simple Reflections from the Hundred-Acre Wood, by Catherine Hopka
This brand-new book featuring the iconic Winnie the Pooh figure might be the ideal companion to a recent graduate’s travels in the real world.
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