10 Best Motivational Books of all time

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In this article, I’ll discuss the 10 best motivational books of all time that will motivate you to achieve your goals.

There is a very famous quote that there is no friend as loyal as a book. It is very true. Reading the book is not only to read the book, it is a conversation in itself. Every book says something and the best book is not only saying but also listening to us. It tries to know us, and tell us where we are and where we can be. Either Warrant Buffet, Bill Gates, Martin Luther, Bhagat Singh, or Mark Zuckerberg, etc, reading has a very important role in everyone’s success.

You may feel demotivated in your career, in your life, or in your conflict.

Am I right?

The best way to defeat one’s demotivation is to read great men’s biography because they portrayed how they faced the odds situations of their lives without losing their confidence and belief in themselves through their books.

I have listed below the top 10 best motivational books of all time that you must read.

Let’s start our motivational book list-

List of Top 10 Motivational Books of all time

  1. You Can Win
  2. .The Kite Runner
  3. Life of Pi  
  4. Make Good Art  
  5. Thinking Fast and Slow  
  6. Fight Club  
  7. #GirlBoss  
  8. Naked
  9. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  10. Why Not Me?

1. You Can Win

AuthorShiv Khera
Rating4.6 out of 5

You Can Win is a very good and well-written book. The whole book is written in a very systematic way. It motivates people much.

It is very prudent and has motivating thoughts. All quotes and lines are similar to our practical life. It develops a positive attitude.

The author mainly focused on building a positive attitude. He wants to spread positivity all over the world through it. It helps in understanding what life is. Truly it is one of the best motivational books of all time.

2.The Kite Runner

AuthorKhaled Hosseini
Rating4.7 out of 5

Khaled Hosseini is an Afghan-American novelist and physician also. The Kite Runner was published in 2003. Some of the other his books are A Thousand Splendid Suns, And the Mountain, Sea Prayer, and so on.

This most inspiring book is about friendship, love, caring, sacrifice, tragedy, and pain. The first two-thirds of it seems almost autobiographical and the rest piece seemed to be a fiction story.

If you have a question “What is novel about?” then it is defined as “It is Government authority, religious tolerance, family tradition, individual freedom, social values, economic conditions, and the justice system.

3.Life of Pi

AuthorYann Martel
Rating4.4 out of 5

It is a comprehensive novel and a better way to engaged the author directly. This best self-help book is well written and creates a rhythm that is carried throughout.

It does not prove the existence of God. It focuses on spirituality more than religion.The Author Considered there is no God but there is an almighty present everywhere.

I am full of admiration for his depth of understanding of the human spirit in odd conditions.

It is the original story of survival and identity. In this story we will learn how a teenage boy Pie faces many problems during his journey and yet he does not lose his courage.

4. Make Good Art  

AuthorNeil Gaiman
Rating4.3 out of 5

 Neil Gaiman was an English author. He was interested in short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, and films also. He wrote many stories as American Gods (2001), Coraline (2002), Good Omens (1990), The Graveyard Book (2008), etc.

The language of this book is very natural. Mr. Neil expresses his thought to people through his book. It is a highly inspiring book. In it, we will learn how our mistakes can become art ourselves. This is completely and utterly amazing.

The main purpose of it is the motivation for ourselves. The typography is excellent. By this book, the author tells us that mistake is not bad things but it is the next step for learning.

5.Thinking Fast and Slow  

Author Daniel Kahneman
Rating4.6 out of 5

Daniel Kahneman is an Israeli psychologist. He wrote many books like Heuristics and Biases: The Psychology of Intuitive Judgement; Choice, Values, and Frames; Attention and Effort; On Negotiation, etc.

This book was originally published in 2011 and the genre of it is non-fiction. This book covers all three stages of the author’s career ie. his early days when he was struggling, his work on many theories, and his later work on happiness.

It is excellent for those who want to improve the habits related to their subconscious thinking. It will help in understanding some concepts of thinking and problem-solving.

6. Fight Club: A Novel

Author Chuck Palahniuk
PublicationMay 1, 2018(Reissue edition)
Rating4.7 out of 5

Chuck Palahniuk is an American novelist. He was born in 1962 in the US. Some of his famous works are –Choke; Invisible Monsters; Haunted; Lullaby; Survivor etc.

Fight Club: A Novel has become one of the most hugely influential novels. It is well written and has a unique typography feature. The author creates a visionary piece of work.

The genre of it is a satirical novel. It has awesome messages for normal people. The famous quote of this book is “The things you own end up owning you.”

7.  #Girlboss

AuthorSophia Amoruso
Publicationllustrated edition (May 6, 2014)
Rating4.6 out of 5

Sophia Amoruso is an American businesswoman and also an entrepreneur. She was born on April 20, 1984, in California, US. Her famous works are- Nasty Galaxy, The Girlboss Workbook: An Interactive Journal for Winning at Life.

Girlboss was originally published in May 2014 and has a well-written format with motivational quotes. This is a great inspirational book for millennials.

It provides more courage for odd situations of life. The essential characteristic of it is that it is fully based on practical life not on theoretical life.

It is one of the best motivational books of all time. Everyone should read at least once in their lives.

8. Naked

AuthorDavid Sedaris
Rating4.4 out of 5

David Sedaris is an American author, radio contributor, and comedian. He was born on December 26, 1956, in New York. His famous works are Me Talk Pretty One Day; Calypso; Holidays on Ice; When you are Engulfed in Flames.

Naked was published in 1997. The genre of it is an essay, anthology. It is a hilarious masterpiece by David Sedaris. He tells a wonderful story in a raw humorous fashion description of life and growing up is very entertaining of this book.

The story of it is so inspirational that it can be considered as the best motivational book to rise from depression.

9.The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

AuthorStephen R. Covey
Ratingout of 5

Stephen R. Covey was an American author, keynote speaker, educator, and businessman. He was born on October 24, 1932, in the United States. The 8th Habit; First Things First; The 3rd Alternative; The Leader in Me: How Schools Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time are some of his famous works. 

The book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” is the life-changing book that develops the best habits for the human. Its impact and cultural relevance are not imaginary but real. We will learn the essential guide to leadership through this book.

This book has simple, direct, and valuable guidelines for operating as a highly effective person. If you are a person like who wants to improve yourself then I highly recommended this book to read.

Famous quote Of this book-“Live out of your imagination, not your history.”

10.  Why Not Me?

AuthorMindy Kaling
Ratingout of 5

Mindy Kaling is an American writer, comedian, actress, producer, and model also. She was born on June 24, 1979, in the United States. Some of her famous works are Matt & Ben; Questions I Ask When I Want to Talk about Myself: 50 Topics to Share with Friends.

WHY NOT ME? is one of the most hilarious books by Mindy Kaling. In this book, the author described her experience in life. She mentioned almost all about herself that we will feel as if we know her more closely than many of our close friends.

Her readable tone is humorous and pretty. This book teaches us how positivity is important in our life. I highly recommend you read this book.


Motivation is very crucial in our life without it we can’t do anything for a long period. Many great men and women often motivated the audience. We think why not we motivate you by providing the best motivational books of all time.

So, now you should read these books at least once in your life, and believe me it will inspire you more than anyone.

Hope you like it.


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  1. I read The Kite Runner this year and loved it. There are a few books you mentioned are already in my tbr. I hope to read them asap.

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