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Essential Books That Every College Student Should Read

Would you like to immerse yourself in some great books?
If you want to be inspired, entertained, get free advice, and even expand your knowledge by reading, books are perfect for you.
As a student, if you start reading these books today, by the time you're, graduating you'll not only have broadened your mind, but make your brain active, strong, and healthy.
In this post, I'm going to reveal my list of books that every college student should read now, and what you are going to learn from them.

1. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

One of the best books to be published in 1932. The Brave New World is a sci-fi book where you are taken into this future world. It looks into how people are conditioned and manipulated to be happy, and this is the 'utopia'. But the author explores more on individuality and why it's important. If you’re a student, make sure this is on your shelf.

2. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

This is a great, inspiring guide to living your life to the fullest. The book draws on the life and lessons learned by Professor Randy Pausch. The author or professor was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and according to his doctors had 3-6 months to live.
This part autobiography book tells the reader about all the wisdom and knowledge the author has gained in his time alive. You will get life advice and learn everything from success, goals and following or achieving your dreams. It’s inspirational, sad, and motivating.

3. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Legendary author Napoleon Hill provides real, tangible and proven advice to his readers' through a book that has been the best success book since 1937. In this book, you’ll find some of the best advice on success, mindset, habits, and principles of success and will be a worthy read.
The author researched the habits and lifestyles of successful people and put all his findings or observations into this book. As a college student wanting success, these principals or lessons from the book can be utilized in your studies and work.

4. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

This excellent biography is about World War 2 veteran Lt. Louis Zamperini, who went through tremendous hardship and challenges to survive the war. You will get to learn and read about his role as a bombardier in the war, being shot down, surviving in the Pacific Ocean, being captured and sent to war prisoner camps in Japan.
It's a great reflection of war and what it can do to men. As a student, you’ll also learn that the worries and challenges, you're facing might not be that bad. So, stressing about how to write college essay for me isn't such a big obstacle compared to the story of this US veteran.

5. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

This is a non-fiction book or story about a college student who after graduation, packed his bags, burned all his money and went into this adventure into Alaska. The student was Christopher McCandless from Emory University and how he left everything behind surviving on minimal resources. This is a great read for the adventure seekers and anyone interested in reading a great biography.
College is a time of discovery and learning, and you want to make the most of this time. This is where books come in handy because you'll learn actionable tips on life, education, and success. So, have these books in your personal library, and you are guaranteed to learn some new lessons.