The internet is a great resource for college students. However, books present a more valuable and immersive reading experience than a screen. Ask most top students and billionaires and they will tell you exactly why they love reading books. If you want to spend some time at the library and sit in quiet to grasp the knowledge hidden within the pages, start by reading these books.
This Side of Paradise- F. Scott Fitzgerald
There is a reason why this novel is loved by college students around the world. The books present to you the journey of a Princeton student who becomes disenchanted with life after graduation. The novel is romantic as well as witty and will answer several question about young adulthood that you may have wanted to ask before.
Brave New World- Aldous Huxley
Whether you appreciate dark futuristic novels or not, Brave New World will definitely become one of your favorites. It isn’t easy to digest the concepts written in this book, nor is it easy to fathom the depths of the narrative. However, as you keep reading, you realize that the future could be more despotic than you imagine and that we are already living some parts of this future.
One Hundred Years of Solitude- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
At this age, earning money, becoming the best in your office, and seeing a million dollars in your bank account could be the only dream you have. However, the novel takes you on a journey of self-realization and helps you understand the value of friends as well as family.
Predictably Irrational- The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions- Dan Ariely
If you are a marketing or media grad, this book should be followed religiously. For others, it could be an eye-opener. Though the book is written by a man for a man, everyone will find deep insights in the writings of Ariely. The most important question it answers are related to rationalizing life’s decisions and having free will. It is all about making choices, thinking that we alone are responsible for our decisions. Your must read this brilliant book.
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking- Malcom Gladwell
This non-fiction title is on everyone’s reading list because of the striking concepts it presents to the world. It talks about making choices, thinking about things, rationalizing life and much more. The less said about the book, the better. It is a masterpiece that must be read by those who appreciate new ideas about human thoughts and how our brains work.
A Farewell to Arms- Ernest Hemingway
It is one of Hemingway’s greatest work but what makes it more enticing is that the acclaimed writer rewrote it 40 times before getting it perfect. It narrates the story of an American during World War I and has a gripping storyline that keeps you hooked until the last page.
Reading books could be a wonderful experience, specially if you have creative mind. Reading and creating characters, scenes and storylines in your mind which is not just interesting, but at times therapeutic.