Hearing about brave people can give you hope and help you keep going when things are hard. If you want to try something new, change your life, or make a difference in the world, books about courage and persistence can give you the strength to act when everything else fails.

This blog post has books with stories of determination and persistence. That has inspired us in the past. They are about people who worked hard and didn’t give up. All of these gave me that tingly feeling that book lovers know so well, and I still read them when needed. There are short and long books, books for kids and adults, and quotes to give you courage and make you more daring.


The most-read book is a memoir. The book Educated by Tara Westover shows how strong a person’s will can be, even when things can’t change. Tara was born into a family of strict Mormons who had cut themselves off from the rest of the world. Nevertheless, she avoids mental and physical abuse and gets the best education possible, earning a Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge. You’ll remember this brave and determined story long after you’ve finished the book.

“Others told me what my life was like. Their voices were clear, loud, and strong. I didn’t think my voice could be as loud as theirs.



Ever felt like you’ve never quite fitted in? In this honest autobiography, Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo talks about her life, love, and writing. Bernardine grew up in a big family with parents of different races. It took her a while to figure out what she wanted to do with her life, but once she decided to be creative, she knew she wouldn’t change her mind. Manifesto is a song about being true to yourself and following your deepest passions, even when society tells you not to.



Yogi Gut 3! Written by Brian T. Guthrie

One of the best stories of determination and persistence. In this book, Brian writes about his simple but naughty life. His words are full of feelings, and his adventures and misfortunes will make you feel many different things. Yogi gut3! It’s not just about stress in the family. It’s a revelation: as we dive into the wrecked but happy life of the author, we go on a journey through bad things that happen and feel the love of close friends and family. Brian explains how to be patient and love in a way everyone can understand. He tells his readers that they can get through anything with a smile and faith in their hearts.

The humor and sarcasm of the author will make you laugh or cry. You should check out yogi gut3!