“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
– Ernest Hemingway, American novelist
And I cannot agree more to the quote mentioned above. There are days when I would return home after a hectic day at work only to find out that there’s too little time left to hang out with friends, and I cannot sacrifice a good sleep after a busy day at work.
So what do I do? I grab a book, have my dinner and read through the pages until I fall asleep. Believe me, my friend, this is by far the best therapy and rejuvenation I have ever come across. There’s a sea of knowledge to gain and talk about when you have a good book to read. It’s the best form of conversation and a never-ending learning process.
So, here I am with an amazing list of good reads for you, make sure you have read them or make it a point to explore these fine pieces of art before finishing college. Happy reading!
Lord of the Flies – by William Golding
This is one of my personal favorites. It’s a tale of a group of schoolboys stranded on an island, as they try to forge their own society, failing in their attempt, in the face of evil, sin, and terror. I think this could be a perfect read for young and enthusiastic students.
It is interesting how the book has been labeled a myth, an allegory, political treatise, a parody and a vision of the apocalypse. Go grab one copy today to know more.
The Alchemist – by Paulo Coelho
Next up in my list is this one of a kind masterpiece by none other than the Paulo Coelho. It’s a mystical story about Santiago, a shepherd boy who travels in search of worldly treasure. What happens at the end and where the journey takes this shepherd boy is something to watch out for.
There are a lot of things to be learnt and consumed by this young boy’s journey. You gotta read this piece of excellence to know more. So, get your copy today and explore the Santiago in you.
Rich Dad Poor Dad – by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter
Now, this is yet another piece of excellent literary work by Robert. T. Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter. The story basically revolves around two fathers. One is the real father of Robert Kiyosaki and the other one is the father of his best friend.
While Robert’s dad is a well-educated man with enriched knowledge, his best friend’s dad is apparently an eighth-grade dropout, but a self-made millionaire.
This is one book that could teach you some crucial life lessons is probably the simplest and most effective way. Is it always the money that you need to be a rich person or is it also the other way round? You got to buy this amazing book to know more. Go add this to your cart today.
Into the Wild – by Jon Krakauer
This book, in my opinion, has the potential to change the mindset and perspectives of the college goers and how they look at their life. It’s a story of journey, revelations, realizations, catastrophe, and fortune. A young boy from an affluent family decides to walk into the wild and figure things out on his own.
He had even abandoned his car, burned all the money that he had and ventured out to find a new life away from the cacophonous world. Would you like to know what happens to him next? Go read this piece of sheer brilliance today.
Of Mice and Men – by John Steinbeck
Of Mice and Men revolves around two outsiders fighting against all odds of the world and aspiring to have some land of their own someday. Even though they managed to get a job on a ranch in the Salinas Valley of California, things didn’t turn out to be favorable due to several reasons and a twist of fate. This is a story with a nice message on dreams and accomplishment, strength and faith.
Now that you are a college student and about to graduate and step into this cruel and competitive world, reading this nice work by the famous John Steinbeck might just help you pursue all dreams, achieve great milestones in life and fight all odds despite obstacles and disabilities.
A Thousand Splendid Suns – by Khaled Hosseini
This is one remarkable work by the legendary author known for his masterpiece The Kite Runner. A Thousand Splendid Suns is undeniably an amazing read that revolves around the three decades of Afghan history, highlighting friendship and family, with well-knit emotion and a story of two generations along with the backdrop of war and violence, worth reading a thousand times.
So, if you haven’t read this book yet, it’s time to grab a copy and start with the piece right away. You’re going to love every bits and piece of it.
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body – by Roxane Gay
This is another amazing book to read and learn a lot from what it has in store for you. The author has shared her physical and emotional struggles to connect better with us. In this book, the author has basically talked about her past, and an act of violence that eventually turned out to be a crucial point in her life.
Moreover, Roxane, in this book, has explored the real meaning of taking care of yourself and how to satisfy your hunger for delicious foods. Talk about a perfect read for the college students? Here’s another one for you.
Pride and Prejudice – by Jane Austen
Talking of the best books for students to read before graduation in college, this is one remarkable piece of literature that I simply cannot miss out to mention. It is a humorous story of love and life, and Mr. Bennet’s five daughters; Elizabeth, Kitty, Lydia, Mary, and Jane.
This is undeniably one of those rarest of all books that would both give you the pleasure of reading and shall also send certain subtle messages to you in a simple yet interesting manner. Wish to explore and know more about it? Go get one copy for yourself, and I am sure you would love reading through it.
To Kill a Mockingbird – by Harper Lee
This is one dramatic, compassionate and emotional story which would introduce every human being to the roots of human behavior that includes cruelty, love, hatred, pathos and kindness and innocence. There is a reason why this American literature had won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize, back in the year 1961, and had also rolled out more than eighteen million copies in print.
If you haven’t read this masterpiece yet, you are missing out on a lot of things of great value in your life. Go get a copy of it today and introduce yourself to a life which you haven’t been through yet.
Making A’s in College: What Top College Students Know About Getting Straight A’s – by Sandra U. Gibson, James R. Gibson
In addition to reading good books, college students should also focus on improving their grades, overcoming all academic odds and shortcomings associated with projects, so that a last-minute hustle for assignment help and exam pressure doesn’t get the better of them.
This is the reason why I have shortlisted this book and considered sharing the same with you guys. Dr. Sandra Gibson had been a full-time professor of study skills and helped many students succeed in their academic field through classes, personal interaction, help, and workshops. So, you can expect to have the best assistance coming from someone who knows what works in college.
And before signing off, I would like to mention that there’s no perfect alternative to a good book and you shouldn’t look for one as long as you have pages to read, stories to discover, and facets to know.
Whenever you are reading a book, you’re actually allowing a part of your soul to grow and expand the horizon of your knowledge. Broader the perspective, better your life would appear to be. Cheers!