must read books for college students

I’m totally into Books, and since you’re here on this page, I’m guessing you like reading at least a little bit as well.

This Article is an ongoing log of books, I find to be awesome or useful.

Every college student is always in fashion as a rule and these days book reading is one of the fashion.

But there are other reasons of book reading for students, which are more essential than simple fashion following:

  1. books help students find new models for academic writing,
  2. widen your vocabulary,
  3. improve your cognitive skills,
  4. help students learn a subject better,
  5. expand your view of the world around,
  6. help you avoid a social exclusion.

Every college student has their own list of must-read, or at least must-check, books

Both fiction and non-fiction, from self-improvement to psychological thriller, Horror, we’ve got several awesome college book recommendations for your spare time. 

There are some writing masterpieces that worth your attention and are essential for college students to read.

Check the list below!

1. Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth by Matthew Inman


In Matthew Inman’s 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides).50-caliber machine guns commingle with a cracked out Tyrannosaur that is extremely hard to potty train.

Bacon is better than true love and you may awake in the middle of the night to find your nephew.

2. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami


This is a story about true friendship, when one college student has to change his life principles and attitude to everything that happens around with him and his friends.

It teaches us to appreciate friendship and people who love and care us, and be ready to accept the ugly truth of life.

3. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg


This book is absolutely amazing and I’d consider it essential reading for every student.

As it turns out, habits shape much more of our behavior than we realize. The habits we do have largely determine the progress (either good or bad) we make in life.

Fortunately, the way habits are formed can be understood and can be changed – and The Power of Habit is the best overview of how habits works.

4. Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by Eric Hagerman


I firmly believe that a solid foundation of nutrition, exercise, and sleep will help you succeed in college better than any study hack, which is why I recommend this book.

Reading it will educate you, how exercise affects your brain, which in turn will give you more mental ammunition. and you’ll be able to shoot down excuses when you’re feeling lazy or busy, and don’t want to work out.

By the way, how much exercise you did today?

5. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear by James Clear


Atomic Habits is a great book for students looking for an action plan on how to improve their lives, end bad habits, and form good habits.

James takes tough, hard-to-grasp concepts and problems and offers some simple ideas for turning them around.

Whether you’re suffering from low willpower or struggling to measure progress, this book is for you my friend!

6. 1984 by George Orwell


Orwell Book says- A world divided between three totalitarian states. A total control, elimination of all human values, and attempts to survive in this world full of hatred.

Will you be able to challenge the system?

Are you strong enough to remain for ever one and not to lose your individuality?!!

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7. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Its a story of a student Raskolnikov and his attempts to find his place in this life and understand who he really is.

After killing an old pawnbroker, this young man tries to justify his actions.

Raskolnikov’s story can make every modern college student rethink their views to moral laws and their place in society.

8. How to Win at College by Cal Newport


It’s a short read you can read it in about four hours How to Win at College is still one of the best primers for college success I’ve ever read.

Especially when it comes to things beyond your grades.

The book provides a great foundation for becoming a remarkable and successful student and doesn’t weigh you down with idle words.

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 9. Supernormal: The Untold Story of Adversity and Resilience by Meg Jay


According to Meg Jay’s research, she believes 5% of us experience adversity (a difficult or unpleasant situation) by the age of 20.

In this book, she gives us plenty of stories of regular people just like you, including artists, academics, students, entrepreneurs, and young professionals, and tells there stories about how they overcame adversity through courage, resilience, and strength.

10. Brain Rules by John Medina


If you know how the brain works, you’ll be better equipped to manage your own and understand the ones contained inside the heads of the people you know and meet.

In Brain Rules, John Medina cleverly shows us how the brain does things, and lays out 12 rules that form a basis for using The brain much more effectively.

It’s not just an excellent brain book – it’s an excellent college success book and an excellent business book as well.

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11. The Happiness Equation by Neil Pasricha


This book is a great reminder to prioritize happiness and it does a great job at serving as a practical manual for becoming a happy person while remaining productive.

When you have a lot of ambitious plans, it can be really easy to stay constantly future-minded and focused on goals. But as Neil Pasricha points out the goalposts of our goals often move the moment we achieve them and the constant pursuit of them can leave us unhappy.

12. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald


Its a classic and the first novel by American literary icon F. Scott Fitzgerald,

Amory Blaine is a college student enrolling into Princeton with big dreams and a love interest.

It’s a perfect book for college students to read, as most university students will be able to sympathize and may feel connected with the main character,

even if it was written 100 years ago.!