10 Books That are Useful to Read for Every College Student

List of  Books That are Useful to Read for Every College Student

Every student knows that reading is the most effective self-education tool. However, most of the students admit that they have no time for reading.

They have too many classes and too many assignments, and they do not have even a couple of hours per day to spend with a book. However, each student has at least 30 minutes per day while getting to classes or before night sleep. Using these 30 minutes properly, a student may read enough and work on their self-education.

Of course, there is always a question of what books to read to get more benefits from self-education. It is always good to read some belles-lettres literature or some professional literature, but there are some books that have a better effect on every student.

These books help build proper attitude to the world and teach how to behave to become a more confident person. Some of these books are fiction, and some of these books are written by famous psychologists or entrepreneurs. 

All these books are aimed to reinforce student’s personality and prepare a student for the adult life.

Screw It, Let's Do It: Lessons In Life

Screw It, Let's Do It: Lessons In Life
(By: Richard Branson )

When you have built your own empire, you can give recommendations to other people. When you have lost several businesses and still made millions of dollars and created even more successful companies, you can write a book that will become a guideline for young people who still have not committed any mistakes but who also have not done anything to reach success.

In this book, Richard Branson tells what he learned from his life, how to do what you love and how to make profits from it. He not only gives the recommendations but also provides the examples from his own experience to show readers how different situations happen in real life.

Brave New World

Brave New World
(By: Aldous Huxley )

Disappointment in life is one of the most common problems for many students. They do not feel that this world is a proper place for them. After reading A Brave New World, one of the most famous dystopias, they start to understand that they should never give up.

This book helps in defining proper questions that a person should ask themselves. Besides, it helps understand that there are some things that you need to accept, and there are some things that you need to fight for as they will make you happy.


(By: George Orwell )

This is another perfect dystopia that explains how the world may be affected by people. In a world where no one has freedom and is constantly under control, a life becomes a survival.

This survival has nothing common with studentship, but it demonstrates how the world may change if people decide that they do not need to be educated.

A Farewell To Arms

A Farewell To Arms
(By: Ernest Hemingway )

Reading about war is always difficult but every student needs to get acquainted at least with the most prominent works of Ernest Hemingway.

A Farewell To Arms is an ode to the never ending war that happens in the soul and mind of every person.

Besides, this is a perfect piece of writing with the flawless style that may inspire you to write better and work on your papers harder to reach the same ease of language and style.

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird
(By: Harper Lee )

This is a number one book for everyone who visits English classes. If you have missed this book studying at school, read it while being a student. And even if you have read it before, do that again, as you will see everything from a totally new perspective.

Today, the problem of racism is not as critical as it was 100 years ago, but still, there are too many issues that appear when we are talking about Afro-Americans.

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men
(By: John Steinbeck )

This is one of the best books written on the problem of people with mental disabilities and friendship. Most of the students do not understand how to interact with people who are mentally weaker than they are. Of Mice and Men is about the need of support and chances that should be given equally to everyone.

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby
(By: F. Scott Fitzgerald )
Fitzgerald is the master of words. His every work makes you get back into the 30s and live a new life. If you ever lose your inspiration and do not understand why you should move forward, read The Great Gatsby book.

This is a story that will explain to you that everything is possible and the perfect opportunity always comes in time.

The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement

The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement
(By: David Brooks )

Reading fiction will never be enough to understand other people. However, this understanding is a must for every student who wants to be successful in their adult life.

This book gives you everything you need to know about sociology and understanding of human behavior.

The Art of Choosing

The Art of Choosing
(By: Sheena Iyengar )

None of the students should miss this book as it gives everything to build an understanding of what exactly you need in your life and how you need to act to make a proper choice.

Frequently, our choice does not actually belong to us, and it is needless to say that we always need to distinguish when we make this choice and when the choice is made for us.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to Win Friends and Influence People
(By: Dale Carnegie )

This is a must-read book for everyone. It explains that you can get whatever you want, and there is no need to make as many efforts as you have got used to.

You just need to know how to talk to people and how to influence them. Some of the best tricks are described and analyzed here, so what are you waiting for?

These 10 books will help you build proper relations with people, find your own voice in this world, and understand where exactly you are moving. Thus, you will take your life under control and will be able to define what you need to do while still being a student to become a successful adult.

Christina Battons is a freelance writer and blogger, who research and writes student-focused content on behalf Pro Writers Center. As a trained and published writer, I love discovering new ways to use my writing as a tool to further the education of others. You can find me on Twitter and Facebook.
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