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5 Books Every Student Should Read

06 November 2019 | 0 comments | Posted by Joshua Robinson in Academia

Books every student should read

I know what your first thought was when you saw this headline. “I’m a student. I don’t have time for reading.” From the perspective of someone who already went through college and university, let me tell you: the best time to read it is while you’re still a student. You’ll have to choose the best books since you don’t have time for mainstream literature. Some books help you understand life to a deeper level and develop values to get you through hard times.

Let’s see what the best books for college students are with my list of "5 Must-Read Books for Students."

1. 1984 by George Orwell

Orwell was such a masterful writer that his novel criticises every political system that ever existed. People usually understand it as a critique of communism. However, you’ll recognise your country here, no matter where you live and what kind of system you’re facing.

We’re all characters in someone’s script. Governments are still dictating the information we receive and the way we get it. Orwell is not addressing a single society; he’s addressing humanity.

2. The Crucible by Arthur Miller

The Salem witch trials are part of our history that we like to neglect. Each nation takes pride in its most glorious moments and tends to put the rest under the carpet. Arthur Miller wrote a marvellous novel that depicts one of the darkest moments of humanity.

The movie with Winona Rider and Daniel Day-Lewis is good, but reading the play itself is a whole other experience. The characters will come to life in your imagination. If you read the play, you won’t need to find The Crucible essay for free online. You’ll be inspired to start writing right away.

3. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Dostoyevsky was not just a writer; he was a psychologist, too. He managed to convey the human soul like no other writer before or after him. The Brothers Karamazov is his masterpiece. But if you’re looking for something lighter as an evening read, go for Crime and Punishment first.

I guarantee that you’ll read all of his work after that. When you’re done with Dostoyevsky, you’ll feel like there’s no other author good enough to read. You may try Tolstoy and some of the best Latin American writers if you’re out of ideas.

4. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Reading Anne Frank’s writing hurts, but it’s something that everyone should read at least once during a lifetime. The hardest thing about this book is that it’s not a novel. It’s not a story. It’s real life, and it’s tragic. Let’s never forget what happened. Let’s honour the lives that were lost, and let’s start by praising Anne’s writing.

5. The Road Less Travelled by M. Scott Peck

This is a classic piece of modern psychology. It’s the kind of book that intellectuals tend to mock, but only before they read it. When you do read it, you’ll notice it makes a lot of sense. The Road Less Travelled has the power to change your mindset. It will make you set better goals and become more productive.

That’s your list!

Five books to read is not a lot. Sure; Crime and Punishment are rather long. But you’ll love it so much that you won’t even notice how you’re turning one page after another. All books on this list are brilliant. “Students don’t have time to read” is a cliché.

You have time to relax, and a good book can be part of that process. Don’t get so consumed in your studies and a social life that you have no activities in between! Pick up a new book today, and make it a good one. Reading inspires you to learn, change your point of view, and become a better person.

Everyone should find the time for that, even in college.

About the author

Joshua Robinson is a passionate reader. When he’s not working on his freelance writing and editing projects, you’ll find him with a Kindle in his hand. Joshua loves recommending books, and he has a reputation for picking the perfect book for everyone’s needs.

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