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“Some books are to be tasted, others are to be swallowed and some are to be chewed and digested.”- Francis Bacon
Just imagine a world without books! It would have been an empty world with no knowledge or basic etiquette in people. Books provide us with immense knowledge, information and aware us about our surrounding, the present and the past. Every person has his/her own preferences for the genre of books to read.
CollegeDekho helps you go through these 10 books that every college student must read!
1. The Kite Runner: Khaled Hosseini This is splendid story of Amir and Hassan based on differences in culture and status. This is written in the backdrop of Afghanistan and its state of war.
2. Jane Eyre: Charlotte Bronte This classic novel tells the tale of a young girl's struggle to achieve success in life. Amidst hardship and negligence, Jane struggles enough to stand out by herself.
3. Crime and Punishment: Fyodor Dostoyevsky A beautifully written story of a student Raskolnikov where he struggles to find a place in this life and understand who he really is. This story would make every college student rethink about their lives and place in society.
4. The Great Gatsby: F. Scott Fitzgerald This piece of book is well written which explains that our past can never be returned and so it is better to let things go.
5. The Art of Happiness: Dalai Lama This is book on interviews with The Dalai Lama which helps college students to learn and understand how to attain fulfillment in life and stay happy.
6. To Kill a Mocking Bird: Harper Lee This is a book about a young girl's growing up with fun and friends. With her growing up, she learns about social class, relationships among other things. And this book explains to us that kindness and sympathy depends on a man's soul instead of color or caste.
7. The Hamlet: William Shakespeare: This book explains to us to take decisions wisely on to be or not to be. This also helps us to take responsibilities on our actions and deeds.
8. One Hundred Years of Solitude: Gabriel Garcia Marquez This epic novel makes every college student understand the true meaning of loneliness and fatal love. This book helps them connect to their family and the closed ones.
9. The Bell Jar: Sylvia Plath This is a realistic novel which is based on the author's own life. Esther Greenwood starts working with a New York magazine as a summer intern where instead of enjoying the glamorous New York lifestyle, she finds life to be frightening. This book sheds light to the realities of mental illness.
10. The Catcher in the Rye: J.D. Salinger This book portrays the challenges and isolation of adolescence. The message in this book has caught undivided attention of readers since decades. Do you plan to engage into some reading habit? Yes, you can as every book carries you into a different world of its own where you are left strangled in between characters and places and ultimately strive to find out a place or theory of your own!