College is one time period of life that lets you fly like a bird (no kidding). After college life really doesn’t give you a lot of chances; first of all, you don’t really get to make true and sincere friends (not usually). Secondly, you cannot free yourself from the pile of responsibilities, even if you want to and lastly you become a part of a never-ending race. There is, however, one small problem – college life doesn’t really show you the real colors of practical world. You do need to get yourself prepared for that; it is very important, otherwise, you will be kicked out soon. No college student is interested in books, especially when it comes to writing an essay on a book, everyone knows that, but these 10 books are just not scripts but some life hacks you need to learn in order not to flunk in exam of life!
Take a look:
1. To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee is just one book everyone should read once in their lifetime. The book shall broaden a student’s perspective regarding societal factors. Harper Lee has addressed the issue of class, gender roles, courage and compassion in her book excellently.
2. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is another brave attempt of identifying the deep-rooted colonial germs in Afghanistan. It also focuses on bonds between families, in particular a father and a son. It is the best way of looking at the world from a different perspective.
3. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid is a perfect interpretation of desires that arise as globalization flattens. It can turn out to be a great piece for students intending to chase literature in future.
4. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai is a story of a girl from Pakistan that fought for her right to education. It is a brave step against Talibanization that is so brutally evading human lives in contemporary times. Students will realize how important education is for people who don’t have an easy access to it.
5. Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee is the best read for students who have hard time making career choices. It is a story of a girl who battles between her parents’ choices for her future and her own choice for career. The moral is that it shall be you who decides what is best and not others’ expectations.
6. As the Crow Flies by Jeffrey Archer is an example of a boy who started his voyage empty-handed and with support of his friends and family reached to levels of success beyond imagination. It identifies how a common man can ignore Britain’s rigid class structure and still achieve goals and ambitions.
7. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte is a story of an orphaned girl who is a victim of the 19th century social evils. Being treated bad by her aunt and servants she finally gets mentally ill and is sent off to a religious boarding. There she finds her first friend. The story is a flux of emotions, hardships and sufferings.
8. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is basically the history of an isolate town called Macondo. A family finds it and starts living. For years the town comes in no contact with the rest of the world but then interaction begins and so do wars and politics. It is a story of births, deaths, love affairs and marriages, defining different phases of a shaping society.
9. The Stranger by Albert Camus is the story of a young man living in Algiers. He experiences different feelings, meets different people and comes across various events. It is a story that will allow students to look deep within them and look at life from a different perspective.
10. The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama is a splendid example of defining pursuit of happiness in life. It is a brilliant piece of writing, where people can easily learn to judge their actions in light of happiness. The writer has beautifully mentioned some rules and principles of happiness, compassion, love and kindness. He defines contentment as the ability to stop chasing what we don’t have and focus on what we have.
There are many other books that could win your heart. All that matters is one’s taste in literature. As the famous saying goes, “Books are your best friends.” They not only serve as the best company in times of solitude but also prove to be great teachers in times of hardships. People who spend more time with books have a level of understanding and maturity higher than the others. This is true to a major extent in case of youngsters too. Young people who read books make more logical decisions. Especially when a student graduates there is not much time for friends and fun, so it is better to cash time with these great books in future too.
Author bio: Dave is an academic college writer writing for various educational platforms, including www.solidessay.com. His article on is how to write a Humanities abstract helps students make their articles and dissertations look professional.